Ranked: To Cooperate Or To Defect?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: To Cooperate Or To Defect?

The Basic Premise

  1. The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
  2. Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua
  3. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: Tight and Loose Cultures and the Secret Signals that Direct Our Lives by Michele Gelfand
  4. Race And Culture: A World View by Thomas Sowell
  5. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  6. The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
  7. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom
  8. Individualism and Economic Order by Friedrich A. Hayek
  9. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  10. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua D. Greene
  11. Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship Is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives by Juliet Eilperin
  12. Inquisition by Edward Peters
  13. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

The How

  1. Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us by Brian Klaas
  2. The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter by Joseph Henrich
  3. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  4. From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew
  5. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier
  6. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  7. Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics by Joseph S. Nye
  8. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
  9. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
  10. Hot Buttons: How to Resolve Conflict and Cool Everyone Down by Sybil Evans, Sherry Suib Cohen
  11. Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World by Nicholas Ostler
  12. On Obligations by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  13. The Politics by Aristotle
  14. The Gulag Archipelago [Volume 1]: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  15. The Gulag Archipelago [Volume 2]: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  16. The Gulag Archipelago [Volume 3]: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  17. Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation by Elizabeth Pisani

  1. In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Jeanne Nemeth
  2. Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum
  3. Tibet on Fire: Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule by Tsering Woeser
  4. Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
  5. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
  6. Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  7. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  8. October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville

A Choice