The Best of Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt - How to make it, why we steal it , how to bet with it, and how it motivates us. A selection of the best articles from NYT column that became an international sensation.
To Have is To Owe by David Graeber - A lot of people have little understanding of what money really is - if you want to find out, this classic article is the place to start.
Three great articles about the financial crisis by Michael Lewis - The world’s top financial reporter heads to Greece, Iceland and Ireland to find out how the credit crisis changed the world.
Jonathan Lebed’s Extracurricular Activities by Michael Lewis - Another classic Lewis piece about how a 15-year-old became the first ever minor to face prosecution for stock market fraud.
The Great American Bubble Machine by Matt Taibbi - “The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”
The $20 Theory of the Universe by Tom Chiarella - A beginner’s guide to bribery. Find out just how far greasing people’s palms with a $20 bill can get you.
Why the Poor Pay More by DeNeen L. Brown - “The poorer you are, the more things cost. More in money, time, hassle, exhaustion, menace. A primer on the economics of poverty.”
Inconspicuous Consumption by Virgina Postrel - What do the things you spend your money on say about you?
Is Free the Future by Malcolm Gladwell - The author asks whether the internet will make paying money for stuff a thing of the past.