The in-pile is suddenly teeteringly large – thanks to Bookshelf Porn, I now have the japanese word tsundoku:
Thank goodness for a lot of travel coming up.
One that just arrived and is very tantalising is [amazon_link id=”0262019736″ target=”_blank” ]Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A non-technical view[/amazon_link], by Kartik Athreay, flagged up to me by a comment on this blog. Regular readers will know that I’m a macro-sceptic, so it will do me good to read what looks like a sympathetic account of modern macro. Noah Smith has blogged about the book already, and my prior is that I’ll agree with him, although Herb Gintis has a friendly quote on the back cover. Naturally I’ll keep an open mind!
[amazon_image id=”0262019736″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View[/amazon_image]
For what it is worth, Chris Dillow’s blog on 19 Feb had a good entry outlining five challenges for macro-economics. Well worth reading. Here is a link http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2014/02/the-macroeconomic-challenge.html
Thank you Ian – I’ve not caught up yet with this week’s blogs.