A final installment – econ books in 2022

There are certainly books I’ll have missed in my somewhat haphazard look through the catalogues. Previous days’ posts have looked at the offerings from some university presses. Today, here is a brief round up of economics books (and any others that appeal to me) from general publishers – again, it will be less than comprehensive. But there’s still going to be plenty to read this spring & summer. Happy New Year to all!

So, in no particular order, except for the first and last:

Digital Republic is by our Bennett Institute affiliate Jamie Susskind – digital tech and politics.

A few from the Penguin stable especially Allen Lane:

The Price of Time – Edward Chancellor -a history of interest rates

The Power Law – Sebastian Mallaby – about the venture capital business

A Pipeline Runs Through It – Keith Fisher – a history of oil

British Rail by Christian Wolmar – who surely knows all there is to know about railways

Bill Gates on How To Prevent the Next Pandemic (no microchips involved)

The World for Sale by Javier Blas & Jack Farchy, about commodity trading

And a reissue of a 1944 classic, Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams

And some others:

The BBC: A People’s History – David Hendy (it is the BBC’s centenary year after all)

Money in One Lesson – Gavin Jackson

The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy by Christopher Leonard, about QE, will appeal to some readers.

Also on my list, The Hong Kong Diaries – Chris Patten – because I worked with him for some time at the BBC Trust.

Last but not least, a fantastic upcoming offering from my Perspectives series with London Publishing Partnership is Stephanie Hare on tech ethics: Technology is Not Neutral.

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