Richard H. Tawney

Robert L. Heilbroner

Good Reading began puplication in 1947 and in 1990 issued the 23rd edition of the work. The purpose of Good Reading: is "to lead an increasing number of people to savor the great or significant books, both those that strive to light the dark places in our understanding of our complex world and our equally complex selves, and those that aim simply to delight." The following list of books in economics is from Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers (22nd ed., 1985) and was compiled by Thomas Prapas of the College of Staten Island.


Paul Baran & Paul M. Sweezy Monopoly Capital. 1966
Richard Barnet & Ronald E. Muller Global Reach. 1975
P.T. Bauer Equality: The Third World and Economic Delusion. 1982
Adolf A. Berle & Gardiner C. Means The Modern Corporation and Private Property. 1933
Samuel Bowles & Gordon Weisskopf Beyond the Waste Land: A Democratic Alternative to Economic Decline. 1983
Lester R. Brown Building a Sustainable Society. 1981
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. 1977
Alexander Eckstein China's Economic Revolution. 1977
Economic Report of the President Issued in January Each Year
Alfred S. Eichner A Guide to Post Keynesian Economics. 1978
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Supply-Side Economics in the 1980s. 1982
Milton Freedman & Rose Freedman Free to Choose. 1980
John Kenneth Galbraith Economics and the Public Purpose. 1973
Marshall I. Goldman USSR in Crisis. 1983
Frederich A. Hayek The Road to Serfdom. 1944
Robert L. Heilbroner The Making of Economic Society. 7th ed. 1985
Robert L. Heilbroner The Worldly Philosophers. 5th ed. 1980
Robert L. Heilbroner & Lester Thurow Five Economic Challenges. 1981
Walter W. Heller The Economy: Old Myths and New Realities. 1976
Edward S. Herman Corporate Control, Corporate Power. 1982
Chalmers Johnson MITI and the Japanese Miracle. 1982
John Maynard Keynes The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. 1936
Robert Lekachman Economists at Bay: Why the Experts Will Never Solve Your Problems. 1976
V.I. Lenin Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism. 1917
Ira Magaziner & Robert Reich Minding America's Business. 1982
Thomas Robert Malthus Essay on the Principle of Population. 1798
Ernest Mandel The Formation of the Thought of Karl Marx. 1971
Alfred Marshall Principles of Economics. 1890
Karl Marx Capital. Vol. 1 1867
John Stuart Mill Principles of Political Economy. 1848
Gunnar Myrdal Against the Stream: Critical Essays in Economics. 1972
Michael Novak The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. 1982
Artur M. Okum Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff. 1975
James O'Toole, et al Work in America. 1973
Joseph G. Rayback A History of American Labor. 1966
Joan Robinson Economic Philosophy. 1961
Sidney E. Rolfe & James L. Burtle The Great Wheel: The World Monetary System. 1973
Emma Rotschild Paradise Lost: The Decline of the Auto-Industrial Age. 1974
Paul Samuelson Economics: An Introductory Analysis. 12th ed. 1985
E.F. Schumacher Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered. 1973
Joseph Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. 3rd ed. 1950
Leonard Silk The Economists. 1976
Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations. 1776
Thomas Sowell Race and Economics. 1975
William K. Tabb The Political Economy of the Black Ghetto. 1971
Richard H. Tawney The Acquisitive Society. 1920
Lester Thurow Dangerous Currents: The State of Economics. 1983
Thorstein Veblen The Theory of the Leisure Class. 1899
Walter Weisskopf Alienation and Economics. 1971
Juanita Kreps, ed. Women and the American Economy. 1976