The best 86 Wealth books

Baby Steps Millionaires

Baby Steps Millionaires

Dave Ramsey
How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth-and how You Can Too
3.9 (299 ratings)

What's Baby Steps Millionaires about?

Baby Steps Millionaires (2022) is a straightforward, practical guide to how anyone can become a millionaire. It lays out seven simple steps that you can follow to get yourself out of debt, grow your net worth, and improve your life. 

Who should read Baby Steps Millionaires?

  • Anyone who wants to make money
  • People struggling with mounting debts
  • Generous souls who want to be able to give more

The Millionaire Fastlane

The Millionaire Fastlane

MJ DeMarco
Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!
3.8 (244 ratings)

What's The Millionaire Fastlane about?

The Millionaire Fastlane (2011) is an international best-selling guide that reveals the quickest path to wealth in order to retire early and actually enjoy the benefits of financial freedom while you’re still young. The method teaches how to overcome flawed beliefs about building wealth and presents mathematical evidence for why traditional routes rarely produce results and how the “fastlane” dramatically improves your odds.

Who should read The Millionaire Fastlane?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to get rich quickly
  • People who can’t understand why wealth seems elusive
  • Anyone disappointed in the time it takes to accumulate wealth through traditional methods

The Psychology of Money

The Psychology of Money

Morgan Housel
Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness
4.4 (972 ratings)

What's The Psychology of Money about?

The Psychology of Money (2020) looks at the way money works in the real world. Financial decisions are rarely driven by the theories of economists and the neat spreadsheets of accountants. Instead, a myriad of factors, from personal history to pride and even envy, shape our decision-making. The results are often surprising – and always fascinating.

Who should read The Psychology of Money?

  • Investors and savers
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • History buffs

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing

Robert T. Kiyosaki
What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
4.3 (616 ratings)

What's Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing about?

In Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing (1998), Robert Kiyosaki lays out how rich people make investments. Drawing on the advice of his “rich dad,” a family friend who amassed great wealth, he shows that wealthy people make fundamentally different decisions to poor and middle-class people. Kiyosaki explains how you can change the way you approach financial decision making and find the path to riches.

Who should read Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing?

  • People who want to grow rich through investment and business
  • Students and employees considering starting a business
  • Fans of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness

7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness

Jim Rohn
Power Ideas from America's Foremost Business Philosopher
4.4 (985 ratings)

What's 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness about?

7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness (1985) lays out an inspiring approach to developing your full potential through discipline and action. Instead of offering get-rich-quick schemes, it reminds us that success is a direct result of our own efforts to improve ourselves. More than that, it shows that a fulfilling lifestyle is not just about wealth – it’s about getting rid of old ways of thinking and adopting a positive mindset.

Who should read 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness?

  • Employees who feel stuck in a rut
  • Goal-setters having a hard time making progress  
  • Anyone seeking ways to achieve success and improve their lives

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith
The most influential economic book of all time
4.3 (753 ratings)

What's The Wealth of Nations about?

The Wealth of Nations is a profoundly influential work in the study of economics and examines exactly how nations become wealthy. Adam Smith advocates that by allowing individuals to freely pursue their own self-interest in a free market, without government regulation, nations will prosper.

Who should read The Wealth of Nations?

  • Anyone who wants to understand the foundations of capitalism and the free market
  • Anyone curious about the core tenets of a fundamental work of economic theory

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

T. Harv Eker
Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
4.3 (319 ratings)

What's Secrets of the Millionaire Mind about?

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (2005) explains how people unconsciously develop rigid attitudes and behavioral patterns in their relationship to money that they learned from their parents – and that will determine their future wealth. It presents the key guiding principles and thought patterns that millionaires live by and anybody who wants to get rich should adopt.


Who should read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind?

  • Anyone interested in the secrets to accruing wealth
  • Anyone who wants to see a steady rise in their fortune in the long term


Everyday Millionaires

Everyday Millionaires

Chris Hogan
How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth – and How You Can Too
4.3 (233 ratings)

What's Everyday Millionaires about?

Everyday Millionaires (2019) draws on the biggest study on millionaires ever conducted in the US to reveal an essential truth – becoming a millionaire is something anyone can do. It doesn’t matter what your background is, how much money you make now or how lucky you happen to be – it just takes practical knowledge and a commitment to following a plan.

Who should read Everyday Millionaires?

  • Whoever believes they can’t get ahead
  • Those who think all millionaires come from money
  • Aspiring millionaires

Millionaire Success Habits

Millionaire Success Habits

Dean Graziosi
The Gateway to Wealth and Prosperity
4.5 (682 ratings)

What's Millionaire Success Habits about?

Millionaire Success Habits (2016) condenses the wisdom of Dean Graziosi’s world-renowned success courses, which teach that successful people have a more positive attitude to life and employ more productive habits than average people. But you too can achieve success, by incorporating the habits that have carried others to prosperity before you! In these blinks, you’ll find insights and exercises that you can implement right now to help you seize your full potential and achieve greater levels of wealth, freedom, and fulfillment than you ever dreamed were possible.

Who should read Millionaire Success Habits?

  • Employees who need encouragement to take the next step in their career
  • Entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level
  • Anybody who wants to carve out a better life for themselves and their family

Smart Women Finish Rich

Smart Women Finish Rich

David Bach
A Proven Roadmap to Financial Security & Living the Life You Want
3.7 (48 ratings)

What's Smart Women Finish Rich about?

Smart Women Finish Rich (1998) is a guide to financial empowerment. The personal finance classic walks readers through everything from saving to investing to – ultimately – building a values-based life and funding your dreams. 

Who should read Smart Women Finish Rich?

  • Anyone intimidated by personal finance
  • Young women starting out in their careers
  • Individuals approaching retirement

The Latte Factor

The Latte Factor

David Bach and John David Mann
Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich
4.3 (460 ratings)

What's The Latte Factor about?

The Latte Factor (2019) tells the story of Zoey, a fictional young woman in her late 20s living in Brooklyn. While she has a solid job in Manhattan, she can’t figure out how to save money. Luckily, she meets a wise old man named Henry, who reveals to her the three secrets to financial freedom and, in so doing, changes her life.

Who should read The Latte Factor?

  • Millennials looking for financial advice
  • Baby boomers hoping to boost their 401(k)
  • Anyone who wants to learn the secrets to financial freedom

Die with Zero

Die with Zero

Bill Perkins
Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life
4.5 (314 ratings)

What's Die with Zero about?

Die with Zero (2020) explores the benefits of spending more and saving less. These blinks bust the myths that surround the concept of delayed gratification and comfortable retirement. They also explain how everyone can squeeze out more enjoyment from their money.

Who should read Die with Zero?

  • Workaholics searching for balance
  • Financial advisors looking for fresh insights
  • Young professionals wanting a new perspective

Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?

Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?

Robert T. Kiyosaki
Why Slow Investors Lose and Fast Money Wins!
4.4 (330 ratings)

What's Rich Dad's Who Took My Money? about?

Rich Dad’s Who Took My Money? (2004) explains why the time-honored strategy of saving money, investing in mutual funds, and holding on to paper assets for the long term is all wrong. Instead, if you want to get rich quick, you need to become a power investor who combines different asset types – like real estate, businesses, and stocks – to generate a continuous cash flow. 

Who should read Rich Dad's Who Took My Money??

  • Anyone worried about their financial future
  • Investors and real estate professionals
  • People looking to escape the daily grind

Capitalism and Freedom

Capitalism and Freedom

Milton Friedman
The definitive statement of Friedman's immensely influential economic philosophy
4.4 (454 ratings)

What's Capitalism and Freedom about?

Capitalism and Freedom (1962) is one of the most influential discussions of the relationship between economic and political freedom to have ever been put to paper. Written at the height of the Cold War between Soviet socialism and Western capitalism, Milton Friedman argues that only free markets can guarantee liberty. His theory remains every bit as relevant and thought-provoking today as when it was first published.

Who should read Capitalism and Freedom?

  • Economics buffs fascinated by the intellectual history of the last century
  • Free-marketeers, classical liberals and libertarians
  • Opponents of free-market capitalism interested in the other side of the argument

You Are a Badass at Making Money

You Are a Badass at Making Money

Jen Sincero
Master the Mindset of Wealth
3.7 (198 ratings)

What's You Are a Badass at Making Money about?

You Are a Badass at Making Money (2017) offers a fresh and exciting perspective on what it takes to bring home the big bucks. Yes, you too can be a money-making maestro once you improve your mind-set and understand the energy of money. So stop making excuses and fooling yourself that only evil people are rich. Unlock your inner badass and open the door to success!

Who should read You Are a Badass at Making Money?

  • The unemployed and underpaid
  • Readers who want more badassery in their lives
  • Anyone looking for motivation and inspiration

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Eric Jorgenson
A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
4.6 (613 ratings)

What's The Almanack of Naval Ravikant about?

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (2020) condenses the wisdom of philosopher and entrepreneur Naval Ravikant into actionable, bite-sized chunks. Although he covers many topics, this collection of insights circles around two profound questions – how do you build wealth, and how do you find happiness? Ravikant’s answer? Both are skills that need to be practiced.

Who should read The Almanack of Naval Ravikant?

  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters
  • Practical philosophers
  • Hard workers tired of the rat race

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason
Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
4.4 (551 ratings)

What's The Richest Man in Babylon about?

The Richest Man In Babylon – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century is a series of parables set in ancient Babylon concerning financial wisdom. In these blinks you’ll find these parables distilled into modern day advice that can help you accumulate wealth.

Who should read The Richest Man in Babylon?

  • Students of finance and business
  • Anyone interested in getting back to the essentials of financial planning and investing profitably
  • Anyone who wants to find out about the secrets of the ages – or common sense that has never become common knowledge

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett

Mary Buffett with Sean Seah
Buffett’s techniques of Value Investing and his proven strategies for long-term success
4.7 (363 ratings)

What's 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett about?

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett (2019) offers a handy breakdown of the most fundamental secrets of investing like a pro. Many of the tips it provides delve into the basic principles of value investing. This approach has long been Warren Buffett’s go-to methodology for determining which businesses to invest in.

Who should read 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett?

  • Anyone interested in making sound investment decisions
  • Investors looking for tips
  • Those looking to break into the investment game

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Mark Minervini
How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market
4.2 (199 ratings)

What's Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard about?

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard (2013) is a guide to the SEPA (Specific Entry Point Analysis) investment methodology. It navigates you through managing risk, maximizing profits, and, most importantly, having faith in your own ability. You don’t have to be a professional to get started in the stock market – in fact, your status as a lay investor might actually be your biggest strength. 

Who should read Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard?

  • Anyone curious about how to get started in trading
  • Stock market geeks
  • Seasoned wealth managers 

Second Chance

Second Chance

Robert T. Kiyosaki
For Your Money, Your Life and Our World
4.4 (191 ratings)

What's Second Chance about?

Second Chance (2015) outlines the reasons for the growing wealth gap in the United States and offers advice on working your way up the economic ladder. It explains how you can leverage assets and debt to enjoy more financial success in your future, while lifting your nose from the daily grindstone.

Who should read Second Chance?

  • Hard workers who never seem to get ahead
  • Anyone interested in working less and earning more
  • People who want to beat the financial system

The AI Economy

The AI Economy

Roger Bootle
Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age
4.0 (168 ratings)

What's The AI Economy about?

The AI Economy tackles the most pressing economic questions surrounding the rise of Artificial Intelligence. How will the development and spread of smart machines’ age affect our jobs, wages and work hours? How will it impact investment, interest rates and inequality? Acclaimed economist Roger Bootle applies his knowledge of history, technology and macroeconomics to investigate how the fourth industrial revolution will transform the global economy. 

Who should read The AI Economy?

  • Business owners and investors who want to make the most of the new economy
  • Government officials and policymakers who want to help people thrive in the robot age
  • Individuals who wish to prepare themselves for the AI revolution

Get Good with Money

Get Good with Money

Tiffany Aliche
Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole
4.3 (268 ratings)

What's Get Good with Money about?

Get Good With Money (2021) is a ten-step guide to developing a healthy, happy relationship with your money. It focuses on building wealth through the concept of financial wholeness, which embodies constructive spending and saving habits – leading to financial security and peace of mind.

Who should read Get Good with Money?

  • Women who want to take charge of their finances
  • Ambitious earners looking to boost their wealth
  • Anyone who wants to budget better or slash debt

The Last Safe Investment

The Last Safe Investment

Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin
Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever
4.2 (221 ratings)

What's The Last Safe Investment about?

The Last Safe Investment (2016) flips financial planning on its head by focusing on the one thing you have full control of: yourself. Its model will teach you three disciplines that support three areas of wealth, to shore-up your earning potential and increase your daily happiness.

Who should read The Last Safe Investment?

  • Anxious savers seeking greater financial security
  • Professionals wanting to expand their earning potential
  • Investors looking for new ways to build assets

Choose Yourself

Choose Yourself

James Altucher
Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
4.1 (215 ratings)

What's Choose Yourself about?

Author James Altucher explains that after the 2008 global economic crisis, you can’t wait to be chosen; you have to Choose Yourself. This means you have to take full responsibility for your own success and happiness by reclaiming control of your aspirations and dreams. To do this, the book gives you both tools and effective practices to stay physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy.

Who should read Choose Yourself?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to become rich in today’s economy
  • Anyone who wants better understand the state of the economy since 2008
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship

Just Keep Buying

Just Keep Buying

Nick Maggiulli
Proven ways to save money and build your wealth
4.2 (457 ratings)

What's Just Keep Buying about?

Just Keep Buying (2022) is a no-nonsense guide to personal finance that delights in busting myths and dispelling old clichés. Tackling all-important questions like saving and investing, it digs into the psychology behind money and provides a realistic guide to making sound financial decisions. 

Who should read Just Keep Buying?

  • Would-be savers 
  • Guilty spenders
  • Future investors

Buy This, Not That

Buy This, Not That

Sam Dogen
How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Freedom
4.1 (338 ratings)

What's Buy This, Not That about?

Buy This, Not That (2022) is your ultimate guide to achieving financial independence and freedom. It tells you what to buy, how much to spend, and how to make the most of your money.

Who should read Buy This, Not That?

  • Financial freedom seekers
  • Recession-wary worriers looking for security
  • Couples craving financial wisdom for a prosperous future

Economic Facts and Fallacies

Economic Facts and Fallacies

Thomas Sowell
Uncovering popular fallacies in economics
3.4 (612 ratings)

What's Economic Facts and Fallacies about?

Economic Facts and Fallacies (2008) takes some common assumptions about economics and politics and reveals them as fallacies. It’s only by facing uncomfortable truths, the book argues, that we can begin to solve the problems in front of us.

Who should read Economic Facts and Fallacies?

  • Those interested in politics and economics
  • Anyone looking for a contrary perspective
  • Libertarians and conservatives

The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich

Wallace D. Wattles
Your Master Key to Success
3.8 (194 ratings)

What's The Science of Getting Rich about?

The Science of Getting Rich (1910) is a self-help classic, where the author presents his guide for attaining a life of abundance. These blinks explain how to use directed thinking to attract opportunity and opulence while accomplishing anything you want.

Who should read The Science of Getting Rich?

  • Readers interested in an early self-help classic
  • People who think becoming rich is morally wrong

The One-Page Financial Plan

The One-Page Financial Plan

Carl Richards
A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money
4.1 (169 ratings)

What's The One-Page Financial Plan about?

The One-Page Financial Plan (2015) makes budgeting easy: once you know why money matters to you, it’s just a matter of making sure you’ve got enough to do what you want with it, whether it’s creating a stable income or saving for the future. This simple planning solution will give you all the tools, tips and tricks you need to realize your financial dreams.

Who should read The One-Page Financial Plan?

  • Anybody who needs help planning for their financial future
  • Anyone who wants to save money
  • People who think budgeting is dull and boring

Tax-Free Wealth

Tax-Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright
How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes
4.3 (313 ratings)

What's Tax-Free Wealth about?

Tax-Free Wealth (2012) takes the mystery out of taxes. It offers priceless insights on taxes and tax planning that you can use to ultimately build your wealth. Drawing from professional experience and a deep understanding of tax law, it breaks down the principles and rules underlying the best financial planning, and shows you how the laws are there to help you save your money.

Who should read Tax-Free Wealth?

  • Business owners and investors who are frustrated to see their income lost to taxes
  • Tax haters who find themselves dreading tax season every year
  • The financially ambitious who want to earn a lot – and save a lot more

Economics: The User’s Guide

Economics: The User’s Guide

Ha-Joon Chang
Everything you need to know about economics.
4.3 (138 ratings)

What's Economics: The User’s Guide about?

Economics: The User’s Guide lays out the foundational concepts of economics in an easily relatable and compelling way. Examining the history of economics as well as some critical changes to global economic institutions, this book will teach you everything you need to know about how economics works today.

Who should read Economics: The User’s Guide?

  • Anyone interested in the history of economics
  • Anyone interested in the intersection of politics and economics
  • Anyone who dozed through Economics 101 in college

Success and Luck

Success and Luck

Robert H. Frank
Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
3.5 (138 ratings)

What's Success and Luck about?

Success and Luck (2016) presents an unconventional look at the role chance plays in our economy. This manifesto argues that a little luck matters a lot more than we think and that ignoring this reality is what keeps us from thriving.

Who should read Success and Luck?

  • (Aspiring) business leaders
  • Government officials
  • People interested in the irrationality of human behavior

Make Money Trading Options

Make Money Trading Options

Michael Sincere
Short-Term Strategies for Beginners
3.9 (236 ratings)

What's Make Money Trading Options about?

Make Money Trading Options: Short-Term Strategies for Beginners (2021) guides readers through the common pitfalls of trading stock options and arms beginner day traders with some easy-to-use tools to start trading call and put options on the stock market today. At its heart is the Test Trading Strategy, which uses virtual trading tools to single out profitable stocks each day.

Who should read Make Money Trading Options?

  • Aspiring stock traders looking to increase their wealth
  • Investment newcomers curious about options
  • Economics enthusiasts

The Value of Debt in Building Wealth

The Value of Debt in Building Wealth

Thomas J. Anderson
Creating Your Glide Path to a Healthy Financial L.I.F.E
4.4 (168 ratings)

What's The Value of Debt in Building Wealth about?

The Value of Debt in Building Wealth (2017) is a practical guide to managing your personal finances. Rather than condemning spending, this handbook presents strategies to make debt its own asset.

Who should read The Value of Debt in Building Wealth?

  • Penny-pinchers looking for a reason to spend
  • Young savers looking to maximize their wealth
  • Anyone curious to learn more about personal finance

Mind Over Money

Mind Over Money

Claudia Hammond
The Psychology of Money and How To Use It Better
4.2 (222 ratings)

What's Mind Over Money about?

Mind Over Money (2016) reveals just how much our psychological baggage and irrational associations affect the decisions we make about money. From our nostalgic affinity for bank notes to how much we save to what we spend our money on, our behavior is influenced by years of “financial socialization” that we’re often completely unaware of. By acknowledging that this behavior is usually irrational, we can create strategies to help us rewire our brains and make money work for – rather than against – us.

Who should read Mind Over Money?

  • Psychology buffs looking for insights into how our minds rule our wallets
  • Would-be savers who want to get a grip on irrational spending habits
  • Anyone who’s wondered if winning the lottery really would make them happy



Mary Buffett
The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The World's Most Famous Investor
4.5 (175 ratings)

What's Buffettology about?

Buffettology (1997) gives an insider’s perspective on Warren Buffett’s investment techniques, revealing certain strategies for the very first time. From learning when to purchase a stock to pinpointing the most profitable businesses, Buffettology offers detailed tips and methods from the most famous investor in the world.

Who should read Buffettology?

  • Budding Buffettologists
  • Investors and speculators of any kind
  • Anyone interested in getting their finances in order

Redefine Wealth for Yourself

Redefine Wealth for Yourself

Patrice Washington with Candice L Davis
How to Stop Chasing Money, Finally Live Your Life's Purpose and Find Fulfillment
4.4 (338 ratings)

What's Redefine Wealth for Yourself about?

Redefine Wealth for Yourself (2020) takes a faith-based, holistic approach to what it means to be wealthy. It asserts that while wealth is a much bigger concept than personal finance, that aspect comes with ease once you’ve effectively addressed the five other “Pillars of Wealth.”

Who should read Redefine Wealth for Yourself?

  • People who want to live more abundantly in all areas of their lives
  • Self-improvement seekers looking for a faith-based approach
  • Anyone looking to refocus and “reset” after a life setback or financial failure

Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics

Kate Raworth
Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
4.1 (147 ratings)

What's Doughnut Economics about?

Doughnut Economics (2017) is a call to arms for a fresh approach to economics. As inequality soars and environmental crisis looms, the book’s central question has never seemed more relevant. How can we build a just economic system that allows us to thrive while preserving the planet? A good place to start, Kate Raworth suggests, is to do away with the old myths that have shaped economic thinking for so long. Zeroing in on the doughnut-shaped “sweet spot” in which our needs can be sustainably met, this is a thought-provoking read which might just help save the world.

Who should read Doughnut Economics?

  • Anyone losing sleep over the Earth’s future as climate change kicks in
  • Economic innovators in search of new models for a new century
  • Fans of fresh thinking on big topics

Millionaire Teacher

Millionaire Teacher

Andrew Hallam
The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
4.4 (182 ratings)

What's Millionaire Teacher about?

Millionaire Teacher (2011) explains how people with middling incomes can grow rich through clever money management. From the importance of frugality to the value of government bonds, this is a simple guide to growing wealthy on modest means.

Who should read Millionaire Teacher?

  • Middle-income workers looking to grow wealthy
  • Financial novices who want a simple guide to investing
  • Anyone who needs to start saving for retirement

The New Trading for a Living

The New Trading for a Living

Dr. Alexander Elder
Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management
4.3 (136 ratings)

What's The New Trading for a Living about?

The New Trading for a Living (2014) is your complete guide to getting started in trading. These blinks provide a detailed overview of a range of trading methods that will allow you to approach the market with minimum risk.

Who should read The New Trading for a Living?

  • Those interested in alternative investment opportunities
  • People studying finance or working in the financial sector
  • Anyone who wants to start trading and earn a living doing it

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography

Tim Marshall
Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
4.5 (244 ratings)

What's Prisoners of Geography about?

Prisoners of Geography (2015) explains how, all over the world, political decision making is greatly influenced by geography. Even choices that may appear arbitrary are in fact driven by the Earth’s mountains, valleys, rivers and seas.

Who should read Prisoners of Geography?

  • Political junkies interested in international relations
  • Students curious about how geography informs foreign policy
  • Readers interested in world history



Oliver Bullough
Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back
4.4 (241 ratings)

What's Moneyland about?

Moneyland (2018) is a revealing – and worrying – examination of the lengths to which the rich and corrupt will go in order to keep their money safe. From Nevadan trusts and Angolan oil fields to Russian assassins and tropical islands, this book tracks dirty money, no matter where it goes.

Who should read Moneyland?

  • Current affairs addicts
  • Billionaires trying to protect their assets
  • Anyone working in finance

We Should All Be Millionaires

We Should All Be Millionaires

Rachel Rodgers
Change Your Thinking, Build Bank, and Claim Your Independence
4.0 (476 ratings)

What's We Should All Be Millionaires about?

We Should All Be Millionaires (2021) shows how women can attain financial success by casting off impostor syndrome and demanding that they be paid what they’re really worth. Here, you’ll learn how the ability to earn, save, and manage money has been denied to women – and why that’s a bad thing for the world as a whole.

Who should read We Should All Be Millionaires?

  • Women looking to empower themselves with wealth
  • Those looking to found companies of their own
  • Any woman who has been underpaid and overworked

We Were Liars

We Were Liars

E. Lockhart
A Suspense Novel About Family, Lies, and the Mistakes That Haunt Us
4.3 (12 ratings)

What's We Were Liars about?

We Were Liars (2014) is the suspenseful story of the wealthy, carefree Sinclair family and the tragic event that exposes the cracks in their perfect facade – as told by an unreliable narrator, Cadence Sinclair.

Who should read We Were Liars?

  • Lovers of suspenseful fiction and well-crafted romance
  • Anyone keen for a glimpse into the lives of the 1 percent
  • Avid readers who want the scoop on one of the best-loved young adult contemporary novels



Roger Lowenstein
The Making of an American Capitalist
4.5 (133 ratings)

What's Buffett about?

Buffett (1995) tells the tale of Warren Buffett, from his humble beginnings as a boy with a paper route for the Washington Post to his success as one of the newspaper’s largest shareholder. But of course, that’s not all. Today, Warren Buffett is one of the world’s wealthiest people and one of its biggest philanthropists. Find out how he got there, and how he applies his unique mix of hard work, consistency and frugality.

Who should read Buffett?

  • Investors and traders looking for a role model
  • Stock market junkies
  • Students of business or management

The House of Rothschild

The House of Rothschild

Niall Ferguson
Money’s Prophets 1798–1848
4.3 (82 ratings)

What's The House of Rothschild about?

The House of Rothschild (1998) offers a detailed, insider look into the famed Rothschild family’s multinational partnership. By examining the relationships and strategies that launched the Rothschilds to success, the book demystifies this historic family, making their meteoric rise to tremendous wealth and fame much easier to understand.

Who should read The House of Rothschild?

  • Anyone with an interest in European history
  • Anyone curious about the world of banking in the nineteenth century
  • Anyone fascinated by the enduring Rothschild myth



Rob Moore
Know More, Make More, Give More
4.2 (265 ratings)

What's Money about?

Money (2019) is for everyone who spends their life working hard for money instead of having money work hard for them. These blinks provide a blueprint for financial independence and enduring wealth. They explore how your ingrained attitudes toward money may be holding you back and set out simple formulas to help you master your finances. 

Who should read Money?

  • Entrepreneurs in need of a financial pep talk 
  • People who believe that money comes from hard work
  • Savers and investors who need a framework for decision-making

Utopia for Realists

Utopia for Realists

Rutger Bregman
And How We Can Get There
4.4 (223 ratings)

What's Utopia for Realists about?

Utopia for Realists (2016) is a call to arms for a radical rethinking of life, work and how society functions. It argues that the world enjoys unprecedented wealth and material comfort but is still full of problems, from soul-destroying jobs to inequality and poverty. We have the power to solve these problems and build a better future if we embrace utopian thinking.

Who should read Utopia for Realists?

  • Blue-sky thinkers
  • Socially engaged people who want to eradicate poverty 
  • Frustrated citizens who feel there must be a better way to organize our society and economy

21st Century Investing

21st Century Investing

William Burckart and Steven D. Lydenberg
Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change
3.4 (185 ratings)

What's 21st Century Investing about?

21st Century Investing (2021) is a guide to ethical and responsible investment strategies. Instead of making money at the expense of our fragile social and environmental systems, you can invest in ways that will actually strengthen them – ensuring societal stability and long-term returns. 

Who should read 21st Century Investing?

  • Investors wondering how to square profitability with social justice 
  • Anyone curious about the future of investment strategy
  • Savers hoping to future-proof their investments in an increasingly uncertain world

Goals-based Investing

Goals-based Investing

Tony Davidow
A Visionary Framework for Wealth Management
4.0 (132 ratings)

What's Goals-based Investing about?

Goals-Based Investing (2022) explains how the wealth management industry is transforming, how modern portfolio theory is no longer considered modern, and how product evolution and regulatory changes are making it easier for investors and advisors to access market segments that were once the exclusive domain of large institutes.

Who should read Goals-based Investing?

  • Financial advisors who are lifelong learners
  • High- and Ultra-high-net-worth investors and families
  • Anyone interested in how goals-based investing works

Nothing But Net

Nothing But Net

Mark Mahaney
10 Timeless Lessons for Picking Tech Stocks
4.2 (138 ratings)

What's Nothing But Net about?

Nothing But Net (2021) is a practical guide to tech stock-picking for investors. Based on his years of experience as a Wall Street tech analyst, Mahaney outlines the dos and don’ts of choosing companies to invest in. Although the world of stocks is unpredictable, there are proven methods that any investor can use to become more successful.

Who should read Nothing But Net?

  • New investors who want to start investing in tech stocks
  • Experienced investors keen to improve their stock-picking strategy
  • Anyone curious about successful tech companies like Amazon and Netflix

Real Life Money

Real Life Money

Clare Seal
An Honest Guide to Taking Control of Your Finances
3.6 (94 ratings)

What's Real Life Money about?

Real Life Money (2020) is part memoir, part financial guide. Through describing her own painful struggle with debt, author Clare Seal sets out a path for anyone wanting to get a handle on their finances. She examines the complex personal relationships that many of us have with money, as well as the social and economic factors that determine our circumstances.

Who should read Real Life Money?

  • Anyone struggling with debt
  • Millennials with their finances in disarray
  • Renters worried they’ll never get a foot on the property ladder

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang
Why capitalism is not what you think it is.
4.0 (139 ratings)

What's 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism about?

In 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our current economic approach. He explains how, despite what most economists believe, there are many things wrong with free market capitalism. As well as explaining the problems, Chang also offers possible solutions which could help us build a better, fairer world.

Who should read 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism?

  • Students of economics who are fed up with mainstream teaching
  • Anyone who takes an interest in the financial crisis and why nobody saw it coming
  • Anyone wondering why levels of inequality are so high

Two and Twenty

Two and Twenty

Sachin Khajuria
How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win
4.5 (365 ratings)

What's Two and Twenty about?

Two and Twenty (2022) provides an up-close-and-personal account of the mysterious world of private equity. It gives insights into this unique branch of the finance sector and explains what sets it apart from other investment models.

Who should read Two and Twenty?

  • Newly minted finance professionals with million-dollar aspirations
  • Cynics wondering whether private equity partners deserve their wealth
  • Anyone curious about the role private equity plays in their retirement funds

Scaling Down

Scaling Down

Judi Culbertson
Living Large in a Smaller Place
4.2 (50 ratings)

What's Scaling Down about?

Scaling Down (2005) will help you understand the impulse to accumulate more things than you actually need, and why, once you’ve acquired those things, you don’t want to let them go. With a helpful step-by-step guide, it provides effective strategies for scaling down and learning to live with less.

Who should read Scaling Down?

  • Anyone who owns too much stuff
  • Collectors whose belongings have taken over their lives
  • Couples who are moving into a smaller home

Winners Take All

Winners Take All

Anand Giridharadas
The Elite Charade of Changing the World
4.1 (191 ratings)

What's Winners Take All about?

Winners Take All (2019) reveals the tricks and strategies used by global elites to justify preserving the status quo. It explores the ways that their endeavors to make the world a better place in fact serve to keep existing injustices and inequalities in place. And it shows how the language of change hides the role of the rich and powerful in causing the very problems they’re aiming to solve.  

Who should read Winners Take All?

  • Global citizens concerned about social justice
  • Everyone who wants to understand how the rich and powerful run the world
  • Plutocrats ready to do a little soul searching

Saving Capitalism

Saving Capitalism

Robert B. Reich
For the Many, Not the Few
4.0 (63 ratings)

What's Saving Capitalism about?

Saving Capitalism (2015) is a biting critique of the world’s economic order but also an optimistic look into how capitalism could support the common good. These blinks will teach you how and why capitalism is failing most people, and where it needs to go to do right by the majority.

Who should read Saving Capitalism?

  • Economists and students of capitalistic systems
  • Anyone living and working in a capitalistic society
  • Activists and people fighting for social justice

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Jim Paul
The story of a man who lost it all
4.4 (91 ratings)

What's What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars about?

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars (1994) is the story of a trader’s rise to the top and the bad decisions that cost him a fortune. It examines the psychological and behavioral dimensions of market trading and asks why traders sometimes abandon all reason and allow losses to keep mounting until they become unmanageable. It explains not only how losses can be avoided but also why avoiding them is far more important than making money if you want to succeed.

Who should read What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars?

  • Traders who want to understand how psychology might affect their decision-making
  • People who want to understand how we rationalize and justify loss
  • Anyone interested in getting rich by trading

The Origin of Wealth

The Origin of Wealth

Eric D. Beinhocker
The Radical Remaking of Economics and What It Means for Business And Society
4.0 (55 ratings)

What's The Origin of Wealth about?

The Origin of Wealth shows us the inadequacies of the economic theories that underpin our understanding of economics. The book argues that economic actors shouldn’t be seen as rational consumers that act on their self-interest. Rather, economics is best understood as a complex system of adaptation, similar to evolution, where products, ideas, and ideology compete for survival.

Who should read The Origin of Wealth?

  • Students and scholars of economic science
  • Anyone interested in economics, social sciences or business   
  • Business leaders, economists and politicians

The Education of a Value Investor

The Education of a Value Investor

Guy Spier
My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment
4.3 (127 ratings)

What's The Education of a Value Investor about?

In The Education of a Value Investor (2014), Guy Spier recounts his transformation from greedy hedge-fund manager on Wall Street to a successful value investor. Sharing the incredible story of his career and the wisdom he acquired along the way, Spier has some surprising insights concerning, what he sees as a false choice between leading an ethical life and a financially successful one. With great admiration, Spier also names the people who were most influential to his professional life, explaining the specific effect each of them had on his mindset and career.

Who should read The Education of a Value Investor?

  • Anyone working as a hedge fund manager and frustrated with traditional business practices
  • Anyone interested in the value-investing philosophy
  • Anyone interested in the personal transformation of Guy Spier



Janet Gleeson
The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance
4.4 (35 ratings)

What's Millionaire about?

Millionaire (1999) tells the story of the late seventeenth-century gambler and economist John Law. While he spent his early life as a dandy in England, he went on to become a fabled financial authority and economist in continental Europe. Although Law’s ideas about economics and money briefly brought both him and the nation of France incredible wealth, it also showed the inherent danger of speculation and boom and bust economics. Despite failing in his day, several of his ideas gained currency over time and remain intrinsic parts of the modern economic system.

Who should read Millionaire?

  • Students of economics
  • People curious about the complex history of money
  • History buffs fascinated by renowned historical figures and their influential ideas

The Value of Everything

The Value of Everything

Mariana Mazzucato
Making and Taking in the Global Economy
4.4 (123 ratings)

What's The Value of Everything about?

The Value of Everything (2018) presents an argument for redefining value in the economy so that we can better understand who really creates value, and who extracts it.

Who should read The Value of Everything?

  • Economists eager for new ideas
  • Fans of politics in search of change
  • Lovers of radical ideas and ambitious visions

The Rational Optimist

The Rational Optimist

Matt Ridley
How Prosperity Evolves
4.2 (69 ratings)

What's The Rational Optimist about?

The Rational Optimist addresses the major problems that have faced human beings since the dawn of civilization, and describes how methods of exchange and specialization created innovative solutions to deal with each new obstacle. Through science, economics and historical examples, the author reveals many reasons to be optimistic about the adversities we are facing today or might encounter in the future.

Who should read The Rational Optimist?

  • Those who are fed up with the prevailing pessimism about the dangers facing human society
  • Anyone who wishes to tackle the world’s problems with optimism
  • Those with the sneaking suspicion that everything is going to be alright

The Millionaire Dropout

The Millionaire Dropout

Vince Stanzione
Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love, Reclaim Your Life!
4.2 (59 ratings)

What's The Millionaire Dropout about?

The Millionaire Dropout (2013) is an inspirational how-to manual for anyone ready to increase their income and their standard of living. Based on self-made multimillionaire Vince Stanzione’s first-hand experience of bootstrapping himself to success, these blinks will guide you through the difficult but ultimately rewarding journey of turning your life around and making the most of your potential.

Who should read The Millionaire Dropout?

  • Entrepreneurial self-starters
  • Anyone in a rut looking for a jumpstart
  • Would-be internet moguls

On Saudi Arabia

On Saudi Arabia

Karen Elliott House
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future
3.9 (54 ratings)

What's On Saudi Arabia about?

On Saudi Arabia (2012) gives a fascinating overview of a country rife with contradictions. Despite being immensely wealthy, Saudi Arabia is filled with people who live in abject poverty. And although on its way to being counted among the world’s most powerful countries, it has an education system that’s received execrable rankings. Add to this a liberal dose of religious fanaticism and a complex royal family and you’ll begin to see why Saudi Arabia has struggled to come to terms with itself.

Who should read On Saudi Arabia?

  • Readers wanting to know more about life in Saudi Arabia
  • Economists interested in a rich yet struggling nation
  • Travelers considering a visit to Saudi Arabia

Investing With Impact

Investing With Impact

Jeremy K. Balkin
Why Finance is a Force for Good
3.9 (58 ratings)

What's Investing With Impact about?

Investing With Impact (2015) explores how people have harnessed the power of capitalism to do good and improve society at large. As a number of ethical and philanthropic investors have shown, finance needn’t be a system of pure greed. Find out why the frequently demonized capitalist system may well be the secret to saving the world.

Who should read Investing With Impact?

  • Investors and entrepreneurs seeking to improve the world
  • People looking for answers after the 2008 financial crisis
  • Bankers who want to make money ethically

Start-up Wealth

Start-up Wealth

Josh Maher
How The Best Angel Investors Make Money in Start-ups
4.1 (27 ratings)

What's Start-up Wealth about?

Start-up Wealth (2015) is your guide to better investing. From momentum investors to value investors and alternative investors, the range of angel investment strategies is broad. These blinks will help you better determine which of today’s start-ups are worth your time and cash.

Who should read Start-up Wealth?

  • Current and aspiring investors
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up founders

Treasure Islands

Treasure Islands

Nicholas Shaxson
Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World
4.5 (28 ratings)

What's Treasure Islands about?

Treasure Islands offers insight into one of the darkest parts of the financial world: tax havens. It explains how wealthy people and corporations are able to avoid paying taxes by relocating their assets offshore. Tax havens are highly damaging to all but the tiny percentage of people who can afford to use them, and they contribute to the growing gap between rich and poor.

Who should read Treasure Islands?

  • Anyone interested in tax havens
  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Anyone interested in global power dynamics

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Angus Deaton
Health, Wealth and the Origin of Inequality
3.8 (25 ratings)

What's The Great Escape about?

The Great Escape (2013) clearly explains that humanity is doing better than ever before. But not everyone has benefited from the technological and political developments that have made our prosperity possible. By examining both historical and modern inequality, this book offers solid advice on how to close the gap.

Who should read The Great Escape?

  • Anyone interested in global inequality
  • Anyone interested in economics and health

Happy Money

Happy Money

Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton
The New Science of Smarter Spending
4.2 (125 ratings)

What's Happy Money about?

Happy Money (2013) explains how you can and should spend your money to maximize your happiness, through five simple principles that can be applied to your everyday life.

Who should read Happy Money?

  • Anyone seeking ways to spend money in ways that will make them happier
  • Anyone curious how charitable giving can make you feel good about yourself

Broke Millennial

Broke Millennial

Erin Lowry
Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
4.0 (135 ratings)

What's Broke Millennial about?

Broke Millennial (2017) is a smart guide to personal finance, designed to help cash-strapped twenty- and thirty-somethings set themselves up for the future. Packed with simple yet effective tips and tricks, these blinks will help you stop scraping by and start thriving – financially and personally. 

Who should read Broke Millennial?

  • Millennials mystified by money 
  • Would-be savers struggling to make ends meet 
  • Short-termists living paycheck to paycheck

Thou Shall Prosper

Thou Shall Prosper

Daniel Lapin
Ten Commandments for Making Money
4.4 (40 ratings)

What's Thou Shall Prosper about?

Thou Shall Prosper (2009) offers a revealing look at what Jewish principles can teach us about building wealth and finding success. By adhering to these principles, one can survive and thrive in today’s volatile economy.

Who should read Thou Shall Prosper?

  • Business owners looking for the keys to success
  • Students and employees considering starting their own business
  • Readers nearing retirement

On His Own Terms

On His Own Terms

Richard Norton Smith
A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
4.1 (16 ratings)

What's On His Own Terms about?

On His Own Terms (2014) tells the remarkable life story of Nelson Rockefeller, who used his family’s notoriety and wealth to change the world for the better. These blinks walk you through Nelson’s life, from his involvement in the family oil business to his extended career in politics.

Who should read On His Own Terms?

  • Students of history and politics
  • Readers who love a good biography

The Hidden Wealth of Nations

The Hidden Wealth of Nations

Gabriel Zucman
The Scourge of Tax Havens
3.8 (26 ratings)

What's The Hidden Wealth of Nations about?

The Hidden Wealth of Nations (2015) reveals the truth about the decades of deceitful business practices that have added to today’s economic turmoil. Trillions of dollars worldwide go untaxed, and nations put the burden on innocent citizens, which only increases economic tensions. So what can be done to stop tax evasion and get corporations to start paying their dues?

Who should read The Hidden Wealth of Nations?

  • People curious about the Panama Papers leak
  • Students and professionals interested in global finance and economics
  • Anyone interested in the politics of money

The Broken Ladder

The Broken Ladder

Keith Payne
How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
4.2 (57 ratings)

What's The Broken Ladder about?

The Broken Ladder (2017) explores the psychological, physical, and social ramifications of rising inequality. As the rich get richer, it powerfully demonstrates, everyone else feels poorer, regardless of material circumstances – with devastating consequences for all.

Who should read The Broken Ladder?

  • Social psychology
  • Anyone who wants to better understand inequality

Poor Economics

Poor Economics

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
4.2 (73 ratings)

What's Poor Economics about?

Poor Economics (2012) is investigating some of the biggest challenges poor people face. This book provides the reader with an understanding of why there still is so much poverty in the world, and why many of the measures usually implemented do not help. Based on these insights, the authors offer a number of concrete suggestions to demonstrate how global poverty might be overcome.

Who should read Poor Economics?

  • Anyone who wants to know why global poverty is so persistent and how we can reduce it
  • Anyone interested in development economics
  • Anyone interested in development politics

This Could Be Our Future

This Could Be Our Future

Yancey Strickler
A Manifesto for a More Generous World
4.5 (67 ratings)

What's This Could Be Our Future about?

This Could Be Our Future (2019) is a manifesto for a better tomorrow – a future world that isn’t ruled solely by money, but by all forms of value that humanity produces. Former Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler explains how our modern obsession with “financial maximization” has led society astray – bankrupting institutions, stifling innovation, and starving creativity – and what we can do to adjust our course. 

Who should read This Could Be Our Future?

  • Critical capitalists and suspicious socialists 
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners ready to make a difference
  • Anyone who suspects that there is more to life than money

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

Douglas Rushkoff
How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity
4.0 (25 ratings)

What's Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus about?

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus (2013) explores society’s unhealthy relationship with money, as it transformed from a means to facilitate trade to a goal in itself. The rise of digital markets has done little to improve the situation. These blinks explore the history of money and offer practical solutions to help local communities make money work again for everyone.

Who should read Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus?

  • Workers concerned about losing a job to a machine
  • Students exploring sociology, history, economics or politics
  • Entrepreneurs

Job U

Job U

Nicholas Wyman
How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need
4.2 (13 ratings)

What's Job U about?

Job U (2015) reveals how the idea that college is for everyone will disadvantage both the individual and the workforce as a whole – and even the economy itself. These blinks explore alternative approaches to education that will help us find fulfilling and well-paying careers, proving that college isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Who should read Job U?

  • High school leavers
  • Parents thinking about starting college funds for their children
  • Anyone wondering what they should do next in their education or career

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

David Harvey
The dangers of capitalism
4.0 (23 ratings)

What's Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism about?

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (2014) reveals the inherent and sometimes dangerous contradictions of capital. Through explaining the inner workings of capital, the book explores why the economic engine of capitalism might stutter, and why it sometimes appears on the verge of collapse.

Who should read Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism?

  • Anyone interested in the movement and inner workings of capital
  • Capitalists and anti-capitalists
  • Economists and social scientists



Christopher Leonard
The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
4.2 (41 ratings)

What's Kochland about?

Kochland (2019) is a biography of Koch Industries. Once a relatively small and disorganized conglomeration of private holdings, Koch Industries is now the second-largest privately held corporation in the United States, with a sprawling network of assets that includes everything from oil refineries to chemical plants and oil pipelines to paper mills. These blinks tell the story of Koch’s massive growth and shine sidelights on the life of Charles Koch, Koch’s CEO for more than 50 years and the man who made it all possible. 

Who should read Kochland?

  • People who’ve heard the name, but don’t know Koch’s history
  • Citizens concerned about corporate power in the United States
  • Anyone wondering why Koch Industries is so secretive

The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level

Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
4.2 (17 ratings)

What's The Spirit Level about?

This book provides a detailed explanation of how inequality is responsible for many of our present-day problems, including violence and mental illness. It provides detailed explanations and studies to support this and shows how inequality not only hurts the poor but everybody in a society.

Who should read The Spirit Level?

  • Anyone interested in sociology, politics or ethics
  • Anyone interested in the topics of equality and the distribution of wealth
  • Anyone who wants to learn about a new approach to solving worldwide problems

Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage

Robert B. Reich
What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It
4.3 (20 ratings)

What's Beyond Outrage about?

Beyond Outrage provides a sobering analysis of what has gone wrong in American politics and economics. Looking at the distribution of wealth and income imbalance, it convincingly argues that we must wrest government from the hands of the regressive right.

Who should read Beyond Outrage?

  • Anyone who is interested in US politics
  • Anyone who worries about growing wealth inequality
  • Anyone who wants to improve American economic policy and democracy

How Much is Enough?

How Much is Enough?

Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky
Money and the Good Life
4.2 (26 ratings)

What's How Much is Enough? about?

How Much is Enough sets out to critically inform the reader about the moral, historical and economical backgrounds of modern day capitalism, its obsession with accumulating more and more, and its consequences. It also vigorously outlines an ethical alternative to this lifestyle, in which our obsession with “more” is replaced with “the good life.”

Who should read How Much is Enough??

  • Anyone interested in philosophy, ethics or economics
  • Anyone who wants a better understanding of the competitive culture of capitalist societies
  • Anyone who wants to know how to get out of the rat race

The Bottom Billion

The Bottom Billion

Paul Collier
Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
4.2 (32 ratings)

What's The Bottom Billion about?

The Bottom Billion (2007) focuses on the specific problems of the 50 poorest states in the world and the traps that keep them impoverished. These states are drastically behind even developing nations and are in serious need of help from wealthier nations if they are to ever achieve economic self-determination. Drawing on his original research, Collier points out the pitfalls of the conventional methods for dealing with this extreme poverty and offers unique policy recommendations that cater to the unique struggles faced by the world’s poorest nations.

Who should read The Bottom Billion?

  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Anyone interested in history
  • Anyone interested in social justice

Junkyard Planet

Junkyard Planet

Adam Minter
Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

What's Junkyard Planet about?

Full of visceral details and fascinating personal narratives, Junkyard Planet digs into the history and current state of the waste management industry. Through a riveting tour of the sites that take care of our trash, Minter argues that the recycling and reclamation industry, despite its well-publicized environmental hazards, represents the most logical and sustainable solution to offset the insatiable consumption of the developed world.

Who should read Junkyard Planet?

  • Anyone who’s ever wondered what goes on in recycling plants and junkyards
  • Anyone striving to lead a more sustainable life
  • People who want to know where their trash ends up

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