On occasions I am asked which books are worth reading or are my favourites.
These questions are of course impossible to answer and any attempts are extremely subjective; but that said I think the ones below are fascinating and open up lots of ideas and thoughts.
For some Christmas & New Year reading they are all well worth considering.
John Allen Paulos Innumeracy – Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences. Penguin. 1997
Paul Ormerod Butterfly Economics. Faber & Faber. London 1998
George Cooper The Origin of Financial Crises – Central Banks, Credit Bubbles & the Efficient Market Fallacy. Harriman House 2008
Eric D Beinhocker The Origin of Wealth. Random House 2006
Philip Ball Critical Mass – How One Thing Leads to Another. Arrow Books 2005
John Kenneth Galbraith A Short History of Financial Euphoria. Penguin 1990.
Paul Ormerod Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction & Economics Faber & Faber 2005