Ten of our favorite political economy books published in 2023.

1. “Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity,” by Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson.

2. “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology,” by Anu Bradford

3. “Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative,” by Jennifer Burns

4. “The Problem of Twelve: When a Few Financial Institutions Control Everything,” by John Coates

5. “Lessons from the Covid War: An Investigative Report,” The Covid Crisis Group

6. “The Economic Government of the World: 1933-2023,” by Martin Daunton

7. “The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism,” by Sebastian Edwards

8. “Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall,” by Zeke Faux

9. “Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech,” by Brian Merchant

10. “The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism,” by Martin Wolf

Bonus: “The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Protects and Who It Leaves Behind,: by Joe Nocera and (Capitalisn’t host) Bethany McLean