As I may have mentioned, mrchien used to be something called an economic historian and used to teach american history and such. But got booted from academia because he was sick of top ramen for breakfast. Anyways, i asked him for a post on it, but he's too depressed and is binge watching the West Wing. So with some prodding, he finally conceded with a reading list.

SO, if you're a bored, government worker or frustrated student or just want to read something dense, here's the list of books for you!

*Locked in the Cabinet by Robert Reich
*The New Public Governance?: Emerging Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Public Governance by Osborne and Gaebler

*Globalization and Its Discontents Joseph E. Stiglitz
*The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
*What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
*Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
*The Bonus Army: An American Epic: Paul Dickson, Thomas B. Allen
*The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John M. Keynes
*Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles P. Kindleberger