参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2012；2013；2014；2015；2016。 Wise words: Books of the Year 2017 Politics and current affairs The Retreat of Western Liberalism. By Edward Luce. Grove Atlantic; 234 pages; $24. Little Brown; £16.99 Few doubt that something big has happened in Western politics over the past two years, but nobody is sure what. Turmoil in Washington and London contrasts with centrist stability in Paris and (mostly) in Berlin. In this grim diagnosis Edward Luce, a Washington-based commentator, argues that the liberal order cannot be fixed without a clear view of what has gone wrong.
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2012；2013；2014；2015；2017。 High fliers: Books of the Year 2016 The best books of 2016 are about China, language, microbes, hereditary power, inequality and medieval manuscripts Politics and current affairs China’s Future. By David Shambaugh. Polity; 195 pages; $19.95 and £14.99 No country has modernised its economy without also becoming a democracy. A respected American political scientist asks whether China can break the mould.
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2012；2013；2014；2016；2017。 Shelf life The best books this year are about North Korea, Detroit, Nagasaki and being a pilot Politics and current affairs Near and Distant Neighbours: A New History of Soviet Intelligence. By Jonathan Haslam. Oxford University Press; 400 pages; £20 A detailed appraisal of how the Soviet Union handled undercover operations from the communist revolution in 1917 until the end of the cold war. The most gripping chapters focus on the chaos that was unleashed by Josef Stalin.
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2012；2014；2015；2016；2017。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、小说七类： Politics and current affairs My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau; 464 pages; $28. To be published in Britain by Scribe in February; £20. Drawing on interviews, historical documents, diaries and letters, as well as his own family story, Ari Shavit, a Tel Aviv newspaper columnist mines four generations of history to tease out the conflicts and contradictions in his controversial homeland. A passionate elegy.
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2013；2014；2015；2016；2017。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、文学七类： The best books of 2012 were about Richard Burton, Titian, Rin Tin Tin, the revolution in Iran, the great famine in China, secret houses in London, good oil companies, bad pharma and management in ten words Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages. The most interesting book so far about the first Obama administration and what the president’s $787 billion stimulus package was actually spent on, by an award-winning author and journalist. Even Republicans should read it. The Immigrant Exodus:…
经济危机与经济学的危机：从波斯纳的研究切入 Economic Crisis and Economics’s Crisis: A Critique Inspired by Richard Posner’s Studies 内容提要：作为一九三〇年代经济大萧条之后的最严重经济衰退，始于二〇〇八年的经济危机事实上已经成为另一场经济萧条。这场灾难的根本原因在于资本主义经济制度内在的系统风险，因此它标志着以自由市场竞争为基本特征的资本主义制度遭遇了一次重大失败。除了担负经济监管职能的政府之外，经济学职业界对这场危机负有不可推卸的责任。过去三十年间的主流经济学特别是宏观经济学和金融理论研究在方法论上存在重大缺陷，有用的理论建树乏善可陈。经济学职业界在经济危机爆发前后的表现均令公众大失所望，凸显了这一学术领域所面临的危机。当下的经济危机和经济学危机为中国经济发展和经济学研究提供了教训与启示。中国经济学界尤其应当警惕市场原教旨主义在认识论上的谬误和实践中的危害。经济学等社会科学研究者必须约束意识形态前见，以实用主义的态度面对并致力于解决真实世界中的问题，并不断寻求新知，追求自我超越。 Abstract: As the most severe economic recession after the Great Depression, 2008 economic crisis has turned out to be another depression. The fundamental reason of the calamity is the internal systematic risks of capitalist economy; the crisis therefore symbolizes a remarkable failure of capitalism whose key feature is free market. In addition to governments in charge of economic regulation, economics profession must claim an inescapable responsibility for the bust. In past three or so decades, mainstream economics, particularly macroeconomics and financial theories, have demonstrated serious methodological…
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2012；2013；2014；2015；2016；2017。 分为政治、传记、经济、历史、科技、文化、小说、诗歌八类（封面图片链接至 Amazon）： The best books of 2011 were about China, Congo, Afghanistan, Charles Dickens, Vincent van Gogh, the “Flora Delanica”, Jerusalem, Mumbai’s dance bars, quantum physics, sugar, orgasms, blue nights, two moons and other people’s money Politics and current affairs Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future. By Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan. Princeton University Press; 352 pages; $35 and ￡24.95 Few things will affect our future more than migration. By calculating the how, where and why of future labour shortages, the authors analyse the costs and benefits of human migration.
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