Holiday reading for the beach

We are very fortunate in New Zealand to have a semblance of normality when compared to the rest of world. Whilst at the beach for a couple of weeks here are some books (reviews from Amazon) that I will endeavour to get through. I should be back on the blog around 11th January – have a good Christmas and New Year wherever you are and stay safe.

The Narrow Corridor – By the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms – and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats.

The Economics of Belonging – argues that we should step back and take a fresh look at the root causes of our current challenges. In this original, engaging book, Martin Sandbu argues that economics remains at the heart of our widening inequality and it is only by focusing on the right policies that we can address it. He proposes a detailed, radical plan for creating a just economy where everyone can belong.

The Ostrich Paradox – Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction?

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