The Irreverent Economist

What We Are Reading

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single book. Here you can find a sampling of the many sources on which we rely to learn about our ever-changing world. Our scope is broad and our interests eclectic. Feel free to check the archives, for we often refer back to these materials for fresh insights. Happy reading!

Spring 2016


Economics in One Lesson
Henry Hazlitt

150 Strong: A Pathway to a Different Future
Rob O’Grady

The Long Emergency
James Howard Kunstler

The Zero Marginal Cost Society
Jeremy Rifkin

Your Money or Your Life
Vicki Robin

Money Harmony
Olivia Mellan

The Survivor Personality
Al Siebert


Transcript: Zhou Xiaochuan Interview
Caixin Online

Q1 GDP Per Capita Advance Estimate Goes Negative at -0.3%
Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives

The Crisis Bigger Than Global Warming
Bruce Greenwald

Inflation, Lies and OMG More Lies
Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform

The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans
Neal Gabler

The Psychology of Human Misjudgment
Charlie Munger

Ray Dalio, Bridgewater


Google Tells Customers “Ownership” is Now an Illusion
Wolf Street

Hobson’s Choice
Epsilon Theory

No Bull: The Evidence
Northman Trader

Inside the Jobs Report: The Boomer Retirement Meme is a Big Lie
David Stockman’s Contra Corner

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