Category Archives: Books


I’m on vacation—a family vacation. So there won’t be any posts till the new year. In the meantime, I’ve been doing some reading, and I’ll do some reviewing when I get back. These three books are on the list:

Menzie Chinn & Jeffrey Frieden, Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2011).

Robert Frank, The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good (2011).

Michael Lewis, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (a gift from my daughter Anne).

All three are very good reads, and often immensely perceptive.