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20 books to Make You More Thoughtful

2018-03-17 17:36:03

1. Fault Lines by Raghuram Rajan, economist at the University of Chicago. 2. Too Big to Fall by Andrew Ross Sorkin, a reporter for The New York Times. 3. The Plundered Planet by Paul Collier, Oxford University economist Paul Collier explains that economics is about the environment; 4. The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley, a famous British science writer and former journalist for The Economist who is a cheerful optimist about why everything is going to be fine, including Africa and global warming; 5. The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Leigh, Professor of psychology and Economics at Duke University, USA 6. This Time Is Different Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart, economists at Harvard University and the University of Maryland, respectively, look back at 800 years of human history followed by financial crises, the authors are rare financial crisis prognoses; 7. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, recently named the Greatest American Novelist, explores the transformation of the American spirit. 8. "Cyber War" by Richard Clarke and Robert Knack, the political and economic consultant and international affairs researcher who warned about 9/11, again: The United States is unprepared to deal with cyberterrorism; 9. "Washington Rules" by Andrew Bacevich, a scholar of war who dissects how popular perceptions impede national development. 10. "The Invisible Gorilla" by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simmons, psychologists unravel the mysteries of everyday delusions. 11. "Ill Fares the Land" by Tony Hutt, British historian, the late historian indignant questions collective values. 12. On Compromise and Rotten Compromises by Avishai Magalit, Professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the conflict between justice is at the heart of this book. 13. Switch by Chip and Dan Heath, columnists for Fast magazine, a book to help you change things from the personal to the political, from the perspective of behavioral psychology. 14. "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis, Wall Street historian 15. "Human Accomplishment" by Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute sociologist The co-author of the book "Bell Curve", who once made a sensation in the United States by saying that "IQ determines social status", this is his unique view of "knowledge". 16. "Energy Myths and Realities" by Vaclav Smil, an environmental book recommended by environmental scientist Bill Gates of the University of Manitoba, Canada. 17. Imaging India by Nanni Nilekani, an Indian entrepreneur who reflects on India's booming growth. 18. "Animal Spirits" by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller, social economists and Yale University economists respectively, the authors argue that human irrationality drives markets. 19. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gavand, an American surgeon and contributor to The New Yorker, calls for a better tool for synthesizing information - the Checklist, which has been adopted by the World Health Organization; 20. "The Future Is Wet: The Power of UnOrganized Organization" (Here Comes Everybody) Note: collated from the web, then edited and supplemented