Books


Economics —

  • Henry Hazlitt — Economics in One Lesson
    • Broad study of economic ideas

Investments —

  • Niall Ferguson — The Ascent of Money
    • Details the origins of investments (loans, insurance, stocks, derivatives, etc.) and their consequences for society (both positive and negative)
    • An abridged video series is also available
  • Charles Kindleberger — Manias, Panics, and Crashes
    • Although it relies on complicated, disjointed, stream-of-consciousness-type writing, it’s an extremely thorough and knowledgeable study of financial crises

History —

  • H. G. Wells — The Outline of History (Volume 1 & 2)
    • Broad outline of recorded history

Physics —

  • Michio Kaku — Parallel Worlds
    • Focuses on the fringe — and unknowns — of modern physics

 




 

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