Interesting New Books

15 November 2010 at 4:39 pm 5 comments

| Peter Klein |

In place of the “What I’ve Been Reading Lately” posts that show up regularly on certain blogs, I hereby offer something slightly less egocentric, the “What I’ve Been Receiving Lately” post. It contains a list of books I’ve recently received by mail, some by choice, others because publishers sent them (perhaps hoping I’d blog about them — Mission Accomplished!). Not the most scientific sample selection process, but there you go.

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  • 1. Rafe  |  16 November 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Pete, if you decide to read a book this year you could do worse than Nicholas Phillipson’s bio of Adam Smith which shows how Smith was obsessed with the implications of tax laws, the laws of inheritance and property, and tariff rules, in addition to the nature of value and the overwhelming importance of good manners. It is strange that the usual take-home message about Smith is the division of labour and the hidden hand. He was a great student of organizations and markets and a pioneer in institutional (rules of the game) analysis. Another obsession was the national debt, especially debt incurred by foreign wars, and the need to control public debt before the politicians ruin the nation. So much for learning the lessons of history.

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  16 November 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Good suggestion, thanks!

  • 3. Rafe  |  16 November 2010 at 7:23 pm


  • 4. Rafe  |  16 November 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks to Roger Sandall who lent me the Adam Smith book.

  • 5. liberty  |  18 November 2010 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the shout-out! I hope you enjoy my book.

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