AEIOpeners: Stan Veuger's reading list

An economist by training, Stan A. Veuger specializes in the intersection of economic and political behavior, public finance, banking and macroeconomic policy. In particular, he has researched voter behavior, political activism, banking supervision and the impact of economic policy uncertainty. At AEI, Veuger is concentrating on the political and policy impact of the Tea Party movement, on the relationship between job losses and economic policy uncertainty and on online financial transaction fraud.

"The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature," C.S. Lewis, 1964

An excellent introduction to both medieval thought and to medieval literature that presents the synthesis of the ideas of classical antiquity and newly arrived Christianity that formed the core of the medieval worldview.

"What It Takes," Richard Ben Cramer, 1992

A fascinating account of the 1988 presidential campaign, featuring a highly entertaining appearance by Joe Biden, homeowner.

"El Pozo (The Well)," Juan Carlos Onetti, 1939

Coined the first modern Latin American novel by Maria Vargas Llosa, this metafictive portrayal of isolation and misery presents the struggle its protagonist faces in narrating his story and embracing his narrative. It serves as a good stand-alone first taste of Onetti’s work, most of the rest of which is heavily and intricately interconnected and, as a consequence, somewhat less readily accessible (yet awesome!).

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
From anarchy to Augustus: Lessons on dealing with disorder, from Rome’s first emperor

We invite you to join us for two panel discussions on how Augustus created order from chaos 2,000 years ago, and what makes for durable domestic and international political systems in the 21st century.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Multiple choice: Expanding opportunity through innovation in K–12 education

Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion about how a marketplace of education options can help today's students succeed in tomorrow's economy. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
How conservatives can save the safety net

Please join us for a luncheon event in which our panel will discuss what conservatives can learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty.

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