New Books; Politics. Economics. 2.

God Save Texas; A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright. Knopf, 2018.  The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities.

Squeezed; The High Price of the American Family by Alissa Quart. Ecco Press, 2018. The economic prospects of middle-class Americans, who are finding family life too costly.

Is Entrepreneurship Dead? The Truth About Startups in America by Scott Shane. Yale University Press, 2018.  An evolving market is changing the nature of startups, American entrepreneurship is alive and doing well.

To End a Presidency; The Power of Impeachment by Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz. How the power of impeachment should be exercised – sparingly, let us hope.

Fascisms; A Warning by Madeleine Albright. Harper, 2018. This former Secretary of State and UN ambassador offers her personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism.

China’s Great Wall of Debt; Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, and the End of the Chinse Miracle by Dinny McMahon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. China’s debt is hanging over international economics; it is to be feared and regretted.

Invisible Countries; Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood by Joshua Keating. Yale University Press, 2018. Before we begin to construct walls, perhaps we should question the validity of borders.

A Foreign Policy for the Left by Michael Walzer. Yale University Press, 2018. At least a beginning framework for a discussion of foreign policy by the Left.

The Divide; Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets by Jason Hickel. W.W.Noton, 2018. Our offering of global aid to developing countries as well as loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund has resulted in a control regime not too unlike the old days of European imperialism. 

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