Books (2015)

Golden Benana Winner – The Great Beanie Baby Bubble, by Zac Bissonnette

Beanie monkeys

The monkey on the left is named “Bananas”, so no trophy required!

Silver Benana – Doing Good Better, by William MacAskill

Bronze Benana – The Digital Doctor, by Robert Wachter

Everyone’s been laughing at you for years because you lost your job, spent tens of thousands of dollars, and ruined your marriage collecting and hoarding piles of children’s toys. But next time you see them, any of them, you just look them square in the eye and tell them that those “silly” “toys” just won a Golden Benana, and the look on their faces will make it all worthwhile.

The rest of the top 10:
4. Superforecasting, by Daniel Gardner and Philip E. Tetlock
5. Filthy Lucre, by Joseph Heath
6. Metal Gear Solid, by Ashly and Anthony Burch
7. Economics Rules, by Dani Rodrik
8. How Music Got Free, by Stephen Witt
9. One More Thing, by B.J. Novak
10. Redeployment, by Phil Klay