Monday, February 3, 2014

Charles Kenny's six favorite books

Charles Kenny, previously a senior economist at the World Bank, is now a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek and Foreign Policy magazines.

Kenny's new book is The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Happiness: A History by Darrin M. McMahon

Before asking whether humanity is "doing better" today, it's best to ask, "better at what?" McMahon tackles that question through a beautiful, accessible history of thought about the life well-lived — what it is that people through the ages have said they're striving for.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Happiness: A History.

--Marshal Zeringue