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Understanding What Makes the Medicine Go Down

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Steven Brill’s America’s Bitter Pill does something remarkable. It makes sense of the US healthcare system.

 

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WWFD? (What Would a Freakonomist Do?)

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Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner want to help you look at the world like they do in Think Like a Freak. The problem? They abandon the things that make Freakonomics special to do it.

 

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Blood Capitalism

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In Edward Baptist’s book The Half Has Never Been Told, he makes the case that 19th Century capitalism isn’t as removed from American slavery as one would think.

 

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Fast, Faster, Fastest

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Michael Lewis’ book Flash Boys draws a line in the sand regarding high-frequency trading in the financial system.  

 

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A Second Gilded Age?

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Is Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital: In the Twenty-First Century, right? Is economic inequality just a feature of capitalism?

 

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