Reading List

Occasionally, I am asked for a list of books that I would recommend reading.  Below are the titles of books that I have read and that have helped shaped my understanding of the business world we live in.  This is just a partial list, but these have had a major impact on me.


CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM AND INFLATION

Karl Marx, Das Capital (read the first half about the tendencies of capitalism)

Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Thorstein Veblin, The Theory of the Leisure Class

Steve Webb, Hyperinflation and Stabilization in Weimar Germany

Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence

John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money


THE 2008 FINANCIAL APOCALYPSE

Michael Lewis, The Big Short

Sheila Bair, Bull by the Horns

Ben Bernanke, The Courage to Act

Henry Paulson, On the Brink


HOW WOODROW WILSON COMMANDEERED THE WW1 ECONOMY

Bernard Baruch, The Public Years


MECHANICS OF THE 1986 TAX REFORM ACT

Jeffrey Birnbaum, Showdown at Gucci Gulch


DEALING WITH OTHER PEOPLE

Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People


THE MARKET COLLAPSE AND DIS-INFLATION IN JAPAN IN THE 80’S

Mark Clifford, Meltdown: Asian Boom and Bust

Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten, Changing Fortunes


DEMOGRAPHY

Harry Dent, The Demographic Cliff

Steve Murdock, The New Texas Challenge


HOW THE US FED WORKS

Daniele DiMartino, Fed Up

Martin Mayer, The Fed

Robert Bremner, Chairman of the Fed


GEOPOLITICAL RELATIONSHIPS FROM U.S. BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

George Friedman, The Next Decade


AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY

John Kenneth Galbraith,  A Journey Through Economic Time

John Kenneth Galbraith, A Short History of Financial Euphoria


WALL STREET PSYCHOLOGY

Andy Kessler, Wall Street Meat

Charles Kindleberger, Manias, Panics and Crashes

Roger Lowenstein, When Genius Failed

Robert Shiller, Irrational Exuberance

Dana Thomas, The Plungers and the Peacocks

Tim Metz, Black Monday

Paul Sarnoff, The Silver Bulls


THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Studs Terkel, Hard Times

Ben Bernanke, Essays on The Great Depression

Amity Shales, The Forgotten Man

Milton Friedman/Anna Schwartz, The Great Contraction 1929-1933

John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash 1929