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Good Economics for Hard Times

Two prize-winning economists show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day

The experience of the last decade has not been kind to the image of economists: asleep at the wheel (perhaps with the foot on the gas pedal) in the run-up to the great recession, squabbling about how to get out of it, tone-deaf in discussions of the plight of Greece or the Euro area; they seem to have lost the ability to provide reliable guidance on the great problems of the day.

In this ambitious, provocative book Abhijit V....
Recommended by Chiki Sarkar, John Quiggin, and 2 others.

Chiki SarkarJust in and Looking good - the new book by the best selling and super brilliant authors of poor economics. ⁦@juggernautbooks⁩ (Source)

John QuigginIt very much reflects the positive direction of economics over the past decade or two. It’s focused on data and randomized control tests. It’s about developing policy improvements that will make life better for people and working out which kinds of policy interventions actually work and which don’t—without an excessively dogmatic starting point. So the general spirit is to say, ‘Let’s look at... (Source)

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From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global...

Peter Attia@SamHarrisOrg Thank you Sam! And thank you for pointing me in the direction of @KatherineEban's amazing book. (Source)

R. BalakrishnanRead this book. If you buy generic medicines, a must read. Hope the Government of India reads this. (Source)

Chiki Sarkar@swapanseth Absolutely brilliant book (Source)

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