The best business books we read in 2021: Yahoo Finance

The second year of the coronavirus pandemic showed that the world isn’t slowing down any time soon, and neither is creativity.

From biographies of famous economic leaders to a retrospective of our nation’s response to the pandemic and a deep dive into the scandals of Nixon’s VP Spiro Agnew, there was no shortage of books that captured the attention of the Yahoo Finance staff in 2021.

Here are the top nine books the Yahoo Finance staff read and loved this year. 

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“This historical biography of economist John Maynard Keynes delves into the life and work of one of the most influential economists over the last century. Economies across the world — the U.S. most of all — have been built on Keynesian economics. The book explains why Keynes’ views on money and democracy play such an important role in how most of society works today.” — David Hollerith, Yahoo Finance cryptocurrency reporter

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“It was Milton Friedman, and later Richard Nixon, who said in times of financial turmoil, ‘We’re all Keynesians now.’ After falling out of favor for some time, the ideas of John Maynard Keynes are experiencing something of a resurgence amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, making this canny biography of one of the most influential economists all the more compelling.

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