Not the Hogarth I was looking for! Anyway, some seriously intense sci-fi/fantasy.
A fairly interesting basketball book co-authored (in alternating chapters) by Phil Jackson and Charlie Rosen. Jackson’s prose is kind of wooden but they both have some interesting stories from basketball history. The centerpiece is Jackson’s account of the Laker’s first championship under his coaching.
The quick rise and fall of an enormous hedge fund, staffed by smart guys and Nobel economists. It had to be rescued to prevent a possible global financial meltdown and its fall demonstrated the fallacy of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis. And it all turned out to be just a sampler of what was to come in 2008. Hooray!
San Diego surf culture noir. Yes.
A marvelous and profound history of debt, money, and markets and their relationship to the rest of human society. Highly recommended.
A fairly humorous account of my favorite sport.
Rodrik presents economic globalization as a trilemma: amongst democracy, high-levels of globalization, and nation states, you can pick any two. And since we’re unlikely to see the end of the last, and we don’t want to give up the first, globalization in its more extreme forms will have to go.
Great story, expertly told.
My current pattern is crime novel, economics book, crime novel, economics book. This is working pretty well. Beth says that is because it’s all just crime.
A history of the US dollar’s role in international finance and a bit of speculation about its potential futures.
Great, fast-paced organized crime novel set in San Diego.