Thursday, April 10, 2014

On my reading list

Well considering how effusively the Mighty Krug-Man praised "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" it looks like I will have to read it.
...let me say right away that Piketty has written a truly superb book. It’s a work that melds grand historical sweep—when was the last time you heard an economist invoke Jane Austen and Balzac?—with painstaking data analysis. And even though Piketty mocks the economics profession for its “childish passion for mathematics,” underlying his discussion is a tour de force of economic modeling, an approach that integrates the analysis of economic growth with that of the distribution of income and wealth. This is a book that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics.
Although I am embarrassed to admit that I still haven't finished Krugman's own "End This Depression Now." Maybe after this LADIES MEN show.