Having slightly daunted myself yesterday with the in-pile of books here at Enlightenment Towers, I picked up the Autumn 2017 catalogue from Princeton University Press. As they have the good judgment to have me as one of their authors, it’s no surprise that the list is full of what look like terrific new books :-). I’ve read in proof both Capitalism Without Capital by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake – an overview of the importance of intangibles – and Eloi Laurent’s Measuring Tomorrow – about the practicalitles of measurement ‘beyond GDP’.
There are so many other tempting titles it’s hard to pick out just a few. But how about The Infidel and The Professor by Dennis Rasmussen (about the friendship between David Hume and Adam Smith), Janet Browne’s The Quotable Darwin (I loved, loved, loved her Darwin biography), Scott Page’s The Diversity Bonus (he wrote the excellent The Difference), and Reputation: What it is and Why it Matters by Gloria Origgi (she’s appearing at the Festival of Economics in November, in another excellent line-up, which we’ll be announcing in July).