Ranked: How To Allocate Resources?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: How To Allocate Resources?

What to do with the resources that we have?  How does using them impact the world?  What are the resources anyway? 


  1. Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet: A Report to the Club of Rome by Ugo Bardi
  2. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World by Charles C. Mann
  3. The Secret Network of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things-- Stories from Science and Observation by Peter Wohlleben
  4. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  5. The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson

  1. The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality by Katharina Pistor
  2. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom
  3. From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew
  4. The Challenge Of Africa by Wangari Maathai
  5. Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth
  6. Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller
  7. The Lessons of History by Will Durant, Ariel Durant
  8. The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good by Robert H. Frank
  9. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein
  10. The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World by Marie Favereau
  11. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  12. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  13. Capitalism: A Short History by Jürgen Kocka
  14. A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell
  15. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
  16. Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze
  17. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  18. Class Struggle Unionism by Joe Burns
  19. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin
  20. When Women Ruled The World by Maureen Quilligan
  21. Guide to Profitability by Hetal Shah
  22. The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams

Allocation | Fiction
  1. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Climate Change
Climate Change | Fiction
  1. The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson