Interesting books:

• Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Thomas Piketty) [Reviews of the book]

• Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (Joseph Stiglitz)

• Economic Fables (Ariel Rubinstein)

• Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson)

• Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Find Global Poverty (Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo)

• Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (Ha-Joon Chang)

• 23 Things They Don’t Tell you About Capitalism (Ha-Joon Chang)

• Predictably Irrational (Dan Ariely)

Weblogs and Websites I follow:

Noahpinion

Ariel RubinStein’s Website

Dan Ariely’s Website

Greg Mankiw’s Weblog

Paul Krugman

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

Coursera (free online courses)

Video:

Yale Online Courses

Justice by Michael Sandel (Harvard)

Rick Roderick (Self Under Siege)

Chomsky and Foucault debate human nature

Chomsky and Dershowitz debate Israel and Palestine

Noam Chomsky - Interview with Israeli News

Terry Eagleton - Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

Chris Hedges - SFU Vancouver Speaker Series

Favorite Music:

• Pink Floyd, Elend, Tool, Tenhi, Eleni Karaindrou, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, Franz Listz, Nils Frahm, Mohsen Namjoo, Shahram Nazeri, Mohammad Reza Shajarian.