Some of my favorite Economics books include:


Steven Landsburg, Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Experience, (New York: Free Press, 1995) ISBN 0029177766
       This book provides vignettes of everyday life with explanations of causes using ideas commonly used by economists.

Diane Coyle, Sex, Drugs and Economics: An Unconventional Introduction to Economics, (New York, Texere Publishing Ltd, 2002)
       With humor and irony, the author shows how economics can help to make decisions about the most basic of issues—whether to invest tax money in new roads or schools or how to combat world hunger and illegal drugs

Paul Krugman, The Great Unraveling (New York: Norton, 2003) ISBN 0393058506
       Krugman offers a critique of the Bush administration.

Jagdish Bagwati, In Defense of Globalization (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2004) ISBN 0195170253
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents (New York: Norton, 2003) ISBN 0393324397
       Bagwati and Stiglitz give contrasting views of globalization.

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work (New York: W. W. Norton, 2006) ISBN 0393061221
       An imaginative and, above all, practical vision for a successful and equitable world, Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz's Making Globalization Work draws equally from his academic expertise and his time spent on the ground in dozens of countries around the world.