My new book may not be on your top 10, or 20 for that matter but it is the most significant for understanding in numerical terms how our social system works as a whole. No other book has achieved that simple goal. David Chester “Consequential Macroeconomics–Rationalizing About How Our Social System Works”.
I won’t comment on the ones I would put on the list😉 But I would certainly have Sraffa’s Production of Commodities and Polanyi’s Great Transformation. My favorite post-Keynesian book would be Hicks’ The Crisis in Keynesian Economics (which might likely make the list too). It would be interesting to see your list of the books you think have been more influential rather than the ones which you prefer (which I assume is what the list reflects)
Sraffa, Polanyi and Hicks are all well worth reading, but to ME the books on the list have played a larger role in forming my views on economics and social sciences.
Re Sraffa and the neo-Ricardian tradition I have always thought (being a ‘Kapitallogiker’ myself in the tradition of Rubin, Krahl, Schmidt, Schanz, et al in the 70s) that if you want to go down that more ‘philosophical’ value-tradition lane, why stop half-ways and not become a Marxian …
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