This quote from FA Hayek on the Cafe Hayek blog reminds me of a book that I recommend highly.
Hayek quote from 1954 essay “History and Politics”:
"The complexity of social events in particular is such that, without the tools of analysis which a systematic theory provides, one is almost bound to misinterpret them; and those who eschew the conscious use of an explicit and tested logical argument usually merely become the victims of the popular beliefs of their time."
The book I recommend is Complexity and the Economy by W. Brian Arthur. Insightful examination of economics in a way that I have not seen before. Amongst other interesting observations, he advocates that technology precedes the need(s) that it satisfies. The discussion of just the concept of "formation" within economics makes the book worthwhile.
Found the book through a friend's FB post about meeting Arthur at Santa Fe Institute.