Category: Money

The Creature from Jekyl Island

How bankers created the Federal Reserve Bank for the benefit of bankers, not you. This book predicted the 2008 financial crisis and bailout decades in advance, and reads like an alternative history of the United States.

End This Depression Now!

Paul Krugman is one of the most dangerous men alive. Why? Because he is both a brilliant writer – and – wrong about everything. I read this book as opposition research.

The Money Men

A fascinating story of the men who sought to define and control money in American history. I have it on audio and probably listened to it 10 times.

The Big Short

The story of the misfits who saw the 2008 financial crisis coming and set out to profit from it. Amazing people and an amazing book. The movie is pretty good too.

Liar’s Poker

Lewis is a great writer, and his experiences as a new Wall Street trader are both educational and entertaining.

The 4-Hour Work Week

A new way of earning a living emerged with the advent of the Internet, this guy figured it out. You might too.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Although I can’t say that I followed Kiyosaki’s advice to the letter, this book was both an inspiration and an eye-opener to thinking about money in a different way. It also inspired me to begin keeping a personal balance sheet, which turned out to be one of the best things I ever did.

The Ascent of Money

An entertaining romp through the origins of many basic money functions such as lending, insurance, interest rates and so on. Sound boring? It isn’t.

Free to Choose

Pretty good book, but the TV mini-series is fantastic for an overview of how economic freedom is the most effective force yet found for improving the life of the every day man. Watch that instead!


Dispels so many popular notions about big government like they are lint. Woods is a great writer and this is a great book. No idea why Obama is on the cover.