Ranked: How Competitive Is Competition?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: How Competitive Is Competition?


Below is a list of books that discuss competition.  The way individuals and firm compete, the intensity of competition, and what it means for the economy and people's lives. 


  1. Against Intellectual Monopoly by Michele Boldrin, and David K. Levine
  2. The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good by Robert H. Frank
  3. The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics by Eric D. Beinhocker
  4. The Lessons of History by Will Durant, Ariel Durant
  5. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
  6. Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises by Anwar Shaikh
  7. Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller
  8. Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  9. From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew
  10. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoğlu, James A. Robinson
  11. The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith
  12. Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World by Tim Marshall
  13. The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics by Eric D. Beinhocker
  14. Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy edited by Jamee K Moudud, Cyrus Bina, Patrick L Mason
  15. Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age by Amy Klobuchar
  16. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel-Rolph Trouillot
  17. Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
  18. The Myth of Left and Right: How the Political Spectrum Misleads and Harms America by Verlan Lewis, Hyrum Lewis
  19. When Women Ruled The World by Maureen Quilligan
  20. Science Fictions: The Epidemic of Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science by Stuart Ritchie
  21. The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams
  22. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  23. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin
  24. October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville
  25. Monopsony in Motion: Imperfect Competition in Labor Markets by Alan Manning