The Man Who Knew

The Man Who Knew

Recommended by Declan Hunt A masterful biography of former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan, written by Sebastian Mallaby as the product of five years research and unparalleled access to his subject and close associates. The story of Greenspan is also the story of modern...
The Man Who Knew

Why Nations Fail

Recommended by Daniel Walton A study into the economic and political successes of nations across the globe, as well as the mistakes that less successful nations have made. The argument, above all, is that inclusive political structures motivate economic development,...
The Man Who Knew

The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Recommended by Declan Hunt Robert J. Gordon argues the high rates of economic growth seen in the US during the “special century” of 1870-1970 were a one time event, and that there is no reason to expect these rates to ever return. His thesis can be distilled into five...
The Man Who Knew

One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger

Recommended by Daniel Walton A case for rapidly growing the population of America, yet by proxy and cultural/political association the arguments can extend to Australia. As the right side of politics retreats into nativism and the left largely pushes back against...
The Man Who Knew

The Signal and the Noise

Recommended by Daniel Walton The book is glance into the world of forecast modelling highlighting the common mistakes that amateur pundits make. Of particular interest is the idea that people only seek information to confirm their priors, a phenomenon that is largely...

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