. . . apparently because I blog. (I didn't go into blogging for free books; who knew?) They all look interesting and I'd like to--and hope--to read all of them, but at the rate they're arriving that might require an extra decade or two of life. (All links are to Amazon.)
All the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information Into News by James T. Hamilton.
Stealing From Each Other: How the Welfare State Robs Americans of Money and Spirit by Edgar K. Browning. Thanks again to Professor Browning for sending it.
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer.
Heroes & Cowards: The Social Face of War by Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn.
Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski.
A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World by Gregory Clark.
Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History by Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast.
And most recently two from Crown Publishing--thanks to Meredith McGinnis--both reviewed here:
In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic by David Wessel.
A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers by Lawrence G. McDonald with Patrick Robinson.