Reading List

here’s a list of 50 books to understand the principles, values, and goals of the Workers First Party:

  1. “The Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith
  2. “Das Kapital” by Karl Marx
  3. “The Road to Serfdom” by Friedrich Hayek
  4. “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money” by John Maynard Keynes
  5. “The Conscience of a Conservative” by Barry Goldwater
  6. “A Theory of Justice” by John Rawls
  7. “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir
  8. “The End of History and the Last Man” by Francis Fukuyama
  9. “The Shock Doctrine” by Naomi Klein
  10. “The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
  11. “The Affluent Society” by John Kenneth Galbraith
  12. “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  13. “The Theory of Communicative Action” by Jürgen Habermas
  14. “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” by Robert Nozick
  15. “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness” by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
  16. “The Road to Wigan Pier” by George Orwell
  17. “The Tragedy of the Commons” by Garrett Hardin
  18. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries
  19. “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
  20. “The Human Condition” by Hannah Arendt
  21. “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” by Adam Smith
  22. “The Dynamics of Political Communication” by Richard M. Perloff
  23. “The Antifederalist Papers” edited by Ralph Ketcham
  24. “The Federalist Papers” by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
  25. “The End of Poverty” by Jeffrey D. Sachs
  26. “The Theory of Economic Development” by Joseph A. Schumpeter
  27. “The Ideas of Karl Marx” by Alan Ryan
  28. “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas S. Kuhn
  29. “The Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis” by Graham T. Allison
  30. “The Capitalist Manifesto” by Andrew Bernstein
  31. “The Public and Its Problems” by John Dewey
  32. “The Social Contract” by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  33. “The Prince” by Niccolò Machiavelli
  34. “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu
  35. “The Governance of China” by Xi Jinping
  36. “The Rise and Fall of Nations” by Ruchir Sharma
  37. “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations” by David S. Landes
  38. “The Deficit Myth” by Stephanie Kelton
  39. “A History of Economic Theory and Method” by Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert F. Hébert
  40. “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” by Richard D. Wolff
  41. “The Communist Hypothesis” by Alain Badiou
  42. “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” by Shoshana Zuboff
  43. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty
  44. “The Great Transformation” by Karl Polanyi
  45. “The Open Society and Its Enemies” by Karl Popper
  46. “The Coming of Post-Industrial Society” by Daniel Bell
  47. “The Political Economy of Human Happiness” by Benjamin Radcliff
  48. “The Theory of Political Coalitions” by William H. Riker
  49. “The End of Work” by Jeremy Rifkin
  50. “Democracy and Political Theory” by C.B. Macpherson

This list focuses on essential works in political and economic theory, which are relevant to the Workers First Party’s ideology and mission.