Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Books I've Been Reading Lately

John Milton Cooper, Jr., Woodrow Wilson (Knopf 2009).
A mostly interesting bio of a not-particularly exciting subject.

Anthony Scott, The Evolution of Resource Property Rights (Oxford 2008).
Professor Scott, who did seminal work in fisheries economics in the 1950s, has now published a magnum opus, which is amazing for the depth of legal, as well as economic, analysis.

Herbert A. Simon, The Sciences of the Artificial (MIT Press 1969).
Okay, I'm re-reading this book - a lingering part of my summer 2009 commitment to read or re-read all of Simon's major works. All economists should read Chapter 2 (at least) of this book.

Winston S. Churchill, The New World, Volume II of A History of the English Speaking Peoples (Barnes & Nobel 1956).
Fun and beautifully written.

Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (Random House 2010).
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

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