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:


Ariel RubinStein’s Website

Dan Ariely’s Website

Greg Mankiw’s Weblog

Paul Krugman

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

Coursera (free online courses)


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.