Here is a recommended reading list from Mish's Global Economic Blog. Read more. Mish is a self taught economic commentator and his blog has made more sense to me than most over the past three year ride. Any business owner needs to understand the true state of the American economy, not the one that politicians are trying to sell to the media and public. It will affect all of us over the next ten years. The US economy is going to be weak for a decade thanks in part to refusal of politicians to address fiscal issues, union salaries, and union pensions now. Mish's book choice explains why in practical and readable terms.