Top political philosophy books of the noughties

by Chris Bertram on December 17, 2009

Jacob Levy is asking his Facebook friends to nominate their tips for the best political philosophy books (best, most enduring, most interesting) of the decade that Brits are now referring to as “the noughties”. Global justice has obviously been the defining topic, but, whist there have been some good books on the issue, I can’t bring myself to think that any of them will be thought of as essential reading in 20 years or so, in the way that some of the offerings of the 1970s and 1980s still are today. I can’t really think beyond _If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich?_ (2000) and _Rescuing Justice and Equality_ (2008). But then, as a former Jerry Cohen pupil, I’m biased. Nominations?

Bookblogging: The failure of trickle down

by John Quiggin on December 17, 2009

Another section of my book-in-progress, looking at the failure of the trickle-down hypothesis. Comments and criticism welcome as always.

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