The field guide to tyranny Adam Gopnik The New Yorker December 23, 2019
Dictators tend to share the same ugly manner because all seek the same effect: not charm but intimidation.
Cover of How to Be a Dictator Credit: Bloomsbury
Two histories of financiers profiting from real estate while homeowners go belly up Jennifer Szalai New York Times October 31, 2019
Big business is overcharging you $5000 a year. Consolidation is great for corporations — and bad for almost everyone else. David Leonhardt New York Times November 10, 2019 (Book review)
Image: Cover of the Great Reversal by Thomas Philippon Credit: Harvard University Press
Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits by James D. Zirin Reviewed by David Fahrenthold in If you can’t beat the case, beat the system Washington Post November 22, 2019
Law is usually viewed as a method of settling conflicts, but it can also be used as a weapon. President Trump is doing this now as he faces an impeachment inquiry and many lawsuits. This book shows how Trump has employed this strategy throughout his career.
Also see Law as a Weapon in Social Conflict Austin T. Turk Social Problems February 1976
A history of the labor movement — and how to reinvent it in the new economy Sarah Carr Washington Post August 11, 2019 (Book review)