My Bookcase

To give a sense of where my beliefs come from, this is a list of the titles on my bookcase. Excludes math texts, and books that I haven’t read and/or don’t plan to soon.

Update (Jan. 11, 2012): pretty much all of these books are for sale, with few exceptions. Make me an offer! If it's at least 75% of Amazon's price + shipping, I'll probably say yes. I'm trying to move my library digital, which means you can get a good deal.

Core Economic Theory:
  • Alchian, Armen and Allen, William R. Exchange and Production: Competition, Coordination & Control. (1983)
  • Baye, Michael R. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. (2006)
  • Gerber, James. International Economics. (2002)
  • Gordon, Robert J. Macroeconomics. (2009)
  • Hirschleifer, Jack; Glazer, Amihai; Hirschleifer, David. Price Theory and Applications: Decisions, Markets and Information. (2007)
  • Kaufman, Bruce E. and Hotchkiss, Julie L. The Economics of Labor Markets. (2006)
  • Krugman, Paul R. and Obstfeld, Maurice. International Economics: Theory and Policy. (2000)
  • Romer, David. Advanced Macroeconomics. (2006)
  • Smith, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. (1790)
  • Smith, Adam.  An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations. (1776)

Political Economy:
  • Bennett, W. Lance. News: The Politics of Illusion. (2003)
  • Bhagwati, Jagdish. In Defense of Globalization. (2004)
  • Friedman, Milton. Free to Choose: a Personal Statement. (1980)
  • Lee, Dwight R. and McKenzie, Richard B. Failure and Progress: the Bright Side of the Dismal Science. (1993)
  • Lowi, Theodore J. The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States. (1979)
  • O’Rourke, P.J. Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards. (2010)
  • O’Rourke, P.J. Parliament of Whores. (1992)
  • Parenti, Michael. Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media. (1993)
  • Sowell, Thomas. The Quest for Cosmic Justice. (1999)
  • Sowell, Thomas. The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy. (1995)
Economic History:
  • Bernstein, Peter L. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk. (1998)
  • Coontz, Stephanie. Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage. (2005)
  • Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. (2005)
  • Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies. (1999)
  • Engels, Frederick. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific. (1880)
  • Friedman, Milton and Schwartz, Anna J. Monetary Trends in the United States and the United Kingdom: Their Relation to Income, Prices and Interest Rates, 1867-1975. (1982)
  • Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat. (2007)
  • Landes, David S. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are So Rich and Some So Poor. (1999)
  • Marx, Karl. Wage-Labour and Capital: Value, Price and Profit. (1847)
  • O’Rourke, P.J. Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics. (1998)
  • Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. (2006)
  • Sowell, Thomas. The Housing Boom and Bust. (2009)
  • Wilson, Edward O. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. (1998)
Applied Economics:
  • Becker, Gary S. and Posner, Richard A. Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism. (2009)
  • Hadar, Leon. Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East. (2005)
  • Harford, Tim. The Undercover Economist. (2007)
  • Landsburg, Steven E. Fair Play: What Your Child Can Teach You About Economics, Values and the Meaning of Life. (1997)
  • Landsburg, Steven E. The Armchair Economics: Economics and Everyday Life. (1995)
  • Levitt, Steven and Dubner, Stephen J. Super-Freakonomics. (2009)
  • Malkiel, Burton G. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: the Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing. (2007)
  • Sowell, Thomas. Economic Facts and Fallacies. (2008)
  • Thaler, Richard H. The Winner’s Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life. (1992)
Psychology and Behavioral Economics:
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life. (1997)
  • Gilbert, Daniel. Stumbling on Happiness. (2006)
  • Shermer, Michael. The Mind of the Market: How Biology and Psychology Shape our Economic Lives. (2008)
  • Surowiecki, James. The Wisdom of Crowds. (2005)
  • Vanderbilt, Tom. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do. (2008)
  • Butler, Judith. Undoing Gender. (2004)
  • Edelman, Murray. Constructing the Political Spectacle. (1988)
  • Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. (1965)
  • Foucault, Michel. The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception. (1973)
  • Lavoie, Don and Chamlee-Wright, Emily. Culture and Enterprise: the development, representation and morality of business. (2000)
  • Schlag, Pierre. Laying Down the Law: Mysticism, Fetishism and the American Legal Mind. (1996)
  • Schlag, Pierre. The Enchantment of Reason. (1998)
Novels, Humor and Short Story Collections:
  • Adams, Scott. The Dilbert Principle. (1996)
  • Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. (1965)
  • Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. (1926)
  • McManus, Patrick F. A Fine and Pleasant Misery. (1978)
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. Complete Stories and Poems. (1966)
  • Quincy, Keith. Samuel. (1990)
  • Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. (1992)
  • Stephenson, Neal. Zodiac. (1995)
  • Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Strange Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. (1971)
  • Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. (1980)
  • Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray.(1890)