Capitalisn’t hosts Luigi Zingales and Bethany McLean offer their recommended books from 2022 for ProMarket readers.

Economist Luigi Zingales and journalist Bethany McLean read a lot of books throughout the year, often featuring authors on their podcast, Capitalisn’t. Both have also written books themselves. Of the books they read that came out this year, these are the four that they would recommend to the readers of ProMarket.

Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology

By Chris Miller

Bethany’s pick: “This book is really important reading given the upheaval in the semiconductor industry. Who would have guessed that after decades of outsourcing, you’d have the United States handing out massive subsidies to try to bring semiconductor manufacturing back into the country?”

The End of the World is Just Beginning

By Peter Zeihan

Luigi’s pick: “A depressing book about the future in front of us.”

Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order

By Gary Gerstle

Bethany’s pick: “This book is worthwhile reading for anyone who wants to understand what the word neoliberal means, and why it’s become so broadly condemned.”

The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War

By Nicholas Mulder

Luigi’s pick: “A very timely book that helps us navigate the challenges of economic sanctions.”