A review of The Constant Economy: How to Create a Stable Society by Zac Goldsmith (and more and more). From Esquire, what makes a nation rich? Daron Acemoglu's big answer: Start with free elections. A review of Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet by Tim Jackson. A review of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy (and more). From First Things, Reuven Brenner (McGill): The Rule of Law and the Wealth of Nations. From The Atlantic Monthly, did Christianity cause the crash? For millions of followers, the prosperity gospel encouraged financial risk in the name of God; and Lead Us Not Into Debt: Finance guru Dave Ramsey wins followers with a simple message — find God and lose your credit cards. An excerpt from Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity by Brian Domitrovic. Supply-side economics, RIP: An interview with Bruce Bartlett, author of The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward (and more and more and more). Simon Johnson on America's economic "doom loop". The Lost Decade: Daniel Gross on why the last 10 years have been an economic disappointment for most Americans. A review of Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy by Peter S. Goodman. A review of Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty by David Brady. More on Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. The economics of trust: A review of The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life by Paul Seabright.