Books for Econowonks
The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America’s Economic Future (Paperback)
By Kotlikoff and Burns
This book shows how underfunded entitlement programs alone represent the complete insolvency of the US government. A great book with plenty of data that will leave you fully aware of the demographic and financial issues surrounding our collective promises to ourselves. The authors raise the moral issues involved, and lay out a set of (unpalatable) policy solutions that no living politician would ever publicly consider. Probably no dead ones, either.