Leftovers eaten, Christmas over, so It’s the time of year to start looking forward to the books due out in the first part of 2022. This time I’ll take this publisher by publisher, starting with my own, Princeton University Press.
The headliner for economists is Restarting the Future: How to Fix the Intangible Economy, by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake, a follow-up to their bestseller Capitalism without Capital. There’s also – for history of money afficionados – The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes by Stefan Eich.
Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets by Kimberly Kay Hoang looks interesting – it’s based on interviews with the super-rich and their facilitators. In similar vein, Quinn Slobodian and Dieter Plehwe have edited Market Civilizations: Neoliberals East and South.
Out in the UK in January is The Economist’s Craft: An Introduction to Research, Publishing and Professional Development by Michael Weisbach, a really useful how-to guide for early career people.
I’ll be interested to read some not-exactly economics titles: Lorraine Daston’s Rules: A Short History of What We Live By, Justin Smith’s The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: a History, a Philosophy, a Warning, and Waterloo Sunrise: London from the Sixties to Thatcher by John Davis.