I frequently write about new books for newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. Here is a selection of my reviews.

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire, Washington Post, May 7, 2021

Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West, The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2021

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America, The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2021

Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe, The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2020

Does America Need More Innovators?, Business History Review, Spring 2020

Wanamaker’s Temple, by Nicole C. Kirk, The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2018

Carol Highsmith Collection, Library of Congress

Crashed, by Adam Tooze, The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2018

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store, and American Agriculture, by David Delbert Kruger, The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2017

Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860, by Gergely Baics, Business History Review, Summer 2017

Basic Income, by Philippe van Parijs and Yannick Venderborght, The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2017

Ray & Joan, by Lisa Napoli, The Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2016

How the Post Office Created America, by Winifred Gallagher, The Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2016

How the Internet Became Commercial, by Shane Greenstein, The Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2015

The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, Strategy+Business, Spring 2015

Citizen Coke, by Bartow J. Elmore, The Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2014

Mass Flourishing, by Edmund Phelps, Strategy+Business, Spring 2014

Stealth of Nations, by Robert Neuwirth, The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2011

Uncommon Sense, by Gary S. Becker and Richard A. Posner, Journal of Economic Literature, March 2010