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All articles by Mike Jakeman

Plumbing the depths

April 6, 2020
In their comprehensive new book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton explain why mortality rates in the U.S. are rising.
by Mike Jakeman

The long history of the con

March 10, 2020
In Don’t Fall for It, Ben Carlson delves into the psychology of why some people commit fraud — and why others become victims of it.
by Mike Jakeman

The upside of slow growth

February 10, 2020
In the new book Fully Grown, economist Dietrich Vollrath argues that the recent spell of moderate growth in the U.S. is a sign of success.
by Mike Jakeman

A brave new workless world

January 20, 2020
In his new book, Oxford University economist Daniel Susskind sketches out the perils and promise of automation’s displacement of labor.
by Mike Jakeman

Pressure points

September 20, 2019
In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
by Mike Jakeman