In the Money

The Rich and the Super-Rich

by Ferdinand Lundberg

Permanent Poverty: An American Syndrome

by Ben B. Seligman
The discovery of what we have known all the time is always among the more agreeable mental exercises. The books which are the excuse for this review are good examples of this genre. They both are what may be called without derogation good economic journalism. They are both well documented, …

Fortune Telling

The Limits of American Capitalism

by Robert L. Heilbroner
Robert Heilbroner has a well-deserved reputation for being the most readable economist writing. This might be interpreted as rather faint praise in view of the character of most writing in the field, but I would be prepared to go even further and nominate Heilbroner for the position of most readable …