Making Money – Gary Hamilton and Cheng-Shu Kao

Western retailers and merchandisers ship their production overseas, primarily to Asia. Hamilton and Kao trace the rise and fall of Taiwan as the main OEM destination for these retailers. Drawing on the stories of hundreds of interviews with Taiwanese businesspeople, they show how intermediate-demand driven supply chains structure production according to the logic of making money.

Capitalism, Alone – Branko Milanovic

Milanovic divides capitalism into two administrative regimes – the liberal meritocratic and the political, one represented by the US, the other by China. He analyzes features and forces that generate inequalities within them and tries to address the question of where capitalism itself is headed.