Books I've read about economics and related topics, plus some links.


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Anderson, Perry, Lineages of the Absolute State, Verso, 1974.

Axelrod, Robert, The Evolution of Cooperation, Basic Books, 1984.

Badcock, C. R. The Problem of Altruism, Blackwell, 1986.

Balogh, Thomas, The Irrelevance of Conventional Economics, Liveright, 1982.

Baran, Paul, and Sweezy, Paul, Monopoly Capital, Modern Reader, 1966.

Berg, Maxine, Political Economy in the Twentieth Century, Barnes and Noble, 1992.

Black-Michaud, Jacob, Cohesive Force, Blackwell, 1975.

Boulding, Kenneth, Beyond Economics, Ann Arbor, 1970.

Boulding, Kenneth, Collected papers, vol. 4, Colorado, 1974.

Brockway, George, The End of Economic Man, Norton, 1993.

Colander, David, Holt, Richard, and Barkley Rosser eds., The Changing Face of Economics, Michigan 2004.

Cowen, Tyler, How do economists think about rationality?

Cowen praises Lazear

Daly, Herman, and Cobb, John, For the Common Good, Beacon, 1989.

Daly, Herman, Steady-State Economics, Island Press, 1991.

Brad Delong

Douglas, Mary, How Institutions Think, Syracuse, 1986.

Douglas, Mary and Isherwood, Baron, The World of Goods, Norton, 1979.

Durlauf dismisses Mirowski

Folbre, Nancy, The Invisible Heart, New Press, 2001.

Fried, Morton, The Evolution of Political Society, Random House, 1967.

Friedman, Milton. "The Methodology of Positive Economics", in Essays in Positive Economics, Chicago, 1953, pp. 3-43.

Fullbrook, Edward, What's Wrong With Economics, Anthem, 2004.

Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas, The Entropy Law and the Economic Process, Harvard,

Gintis, Bowles, Boyd, Fehr, eds., Moral Sentiments and Material Interests, MIT, 2005.

General Glut

Gouldner, Alvin, The Hellenic World, Harper, 1965.

Gouldner, Alvin W. 1960. The Norm of Reciprocity: A Preliminary Statement.", American Sociological Review 25: 161-178.

Gregory, C. A. Gifts and Commodities ,Academic Press, l982

Harcourt, G.C., The Social Science Imperialists, Routledge Kegan Paul, 1982.

Hardin, Garret, Filters Against Folly, Penguin, 1985.

Christopher Hayes on economics as ideology

Huizinga, Johan, Homo Ludens, Beacon, 1950.

Hyde, Lewis, The Gift, Vintage, 1983.

Kapp, K. William, The Social Costs of Private Enterprise, Schocken, 1950.

Keen, Steve, Debunking Economics, Zed Books, 2004.

Klamer, Arjo, Conversations with Economists, Rowman and Littlefield, 1984.

Ezra Klein on economics as ideology

Knight, F. H., On the History and Method of Economics, Chicago, 1956.

Knight, F. H., "The Ethics of Competition" in The Ethics of Competition, Augustus Kelley, 1935.

Lazear, Edward, Economic Imperialism.

Lux, Kenneth, Adam Smith's Mistake, Shambhala, 1990.

Mauss, Marcel, The Gift, Norton, 1967.

Macpherson, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism, Oxford, 1962.

McCumber, John, Time in the Ditch, Northwestern, 2001.

Mirowski, Philip, Machine Dreams, Cambridge, 2002.

Mirowski, Philip, The Effortless Economy of Science, Duke, 2004.

Nelson, Megill, McCloskey (eds.), The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences, Wisconsin, 1985.

Ormorod, Paul, The Death of Economics, Wiley, 1994.

Polanyi, Karl, Trade and Market in the Early Empires, Gateway, 1957.

Polanyi, Karl, The Great Transformation, Beacon, 1957

Redman, Deborah, Economics and the Philosophy of Science, Oxford, 1993.

reisch, George, How the Cold war Transformed Philosophy of Science, Cambridge, 2005.

Robinson, Joan, Economic Heresies, Basic Books, 1973.

Robinson, Joan, What are the Questions?, Sharpe, 1980.

Sahlins, Marshall, Stone Age Economics, Aldine, 1972.

Max Sawicky, Barkley Rosser, Tom Walker

Schwartz, Jesse, The Subtle Anatomy of Capitalism, Goodyear, 1977.

Sen, Amartya, Rationality and Freedom, Harvard, 2004.

Sennett, Richard, and Cobb, Jonathan, The Hidden Injuries of Class, Norton, 1972.

Therborn, Goran, Why Some Peoples are More Unemployed Than Others, Verso, 1986.

Mark Thoma

Tillman, Rick, Thorstein Veblen and His Critics, Princeton, 1992.

Wilber, Charles, and Jameson Kenneth, Beyond Reagonomics, Notre Dame, 1990.

Williams, Joan, Unbending Gender, Oxford, 2000.




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