• & the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    & the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    ISBN: 9781784704117
    Title: & the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER


    The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe's economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, 'the emerging rock star of Europe's anti-austerity uprising' (Telegraph), shows that the origins of the collapse go far deeper than our leaders are prepared to admit - and that we have done nothing so far to fix them.


    In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded and several more came close. But the storm is far from over...


    From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt with countries such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain at its bottom. Its woeful design ensured that collapse would be inevitable and catastrophic. But since the hurricane landed Europe's leaders have chosen a cocktail of more debt and harsh austerity rather than reform, ensuring that the weakest citizens of the weakest nations pay the price for the bankers' mistakes, while doing nothing to prevent the next collapse. Instead, the principle of the greatest austerity for those suffering the greatest recessions has led to a resurgence of racist extremism. Once more, Europe is a potent threat to global stability.


    Drawing on the personal experience of his own negotiations with the eurozone's financiers and offering concrete policies and alternatives, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess and how we can get out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history in order to save European capitalism from itself.



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  • 17 Contradictions & the End of Capitalism
    17 Contradictions & the End of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781781251614
    Title: 17 Contradictions & the End of Capitalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

    "What I am seeking here is a better understanding of the contradictions of capital, not of capitalism. I want to know how the economic engine of capitalism works the way it does, and why it might stutter and stall and sometimes appear to be on the verge of collapse. I also want to show whythis economic engine should be replaced, and with what." --from the Introduction To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill. But knowing what makes capitalism work--and what makes it fail--is crucial to understanding its long-term health, and the vast implications for the global economy that go along with it. In Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, the eminent scholar David Harvey, author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism, examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. He contends that while the contradictions have made capitalism flexible and resilient, they also contain the seeds of systemic catastrophe. Many of the contradictions are manageable, but some are fatal: the stress on endless compound growth, the necessity to exploit nature to its limits, and tendency toward universal alienation. Capitalism has always managed to extend the outer limits through "spatial fixes," expanding the geography of the system to cover nations and people formerly outside of its range. Whether it can continue to expand is an open question, but Harvey thinks it unlikely in the medium term future: the limits cannot extend much further, and the recent financial crisis is a harbinger of this. David Harvey has long been recognized as one of the world's most acute critical analysts of the global capitalist system and the injustices that flow from it. In this book, he returns to the foundations of all of his work, dissecting and interrogating the fundamental illogic of our economic system, as well as giving us a look at how human societies are likely to evolve in a post-capitalist world.

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  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780141047973
    Title: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    In 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism one of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in.There's no such thing as a "free" market. Globalization isn't making the world richer. We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich onesHigher paid managers don't produce better results. This galvanizing, fact-packed book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn't just bad for people - it's an inefficient way of running economies too. Here Chang lays out the alternatives, and shows there's a better way.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • 30-Second Money: 50 Key Notions, Factors, & Concepts of Finance Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Money: 50 Key Notions, Factors, & Concepts of Finance Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782408857
    Title: 30-Second Money: 50 Key Notions, Factors, & Concepts of Finance Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: MARRON DONALD

    Stock-market crashes show how the world of high finance can negatively impact our daily life, but smart money reveals a two-way street where those savvy to the science of finance can take their personal wealth up a gear. What is a hedge fund? How best to understand private equity? What are the principles of investment? 30 Second Money balances key features of personal finance with those of the financial markets and economic concepts, explaining how mass monetary systems relate to one's own money management choices. From basic concepts like risk and return to types of borrowing, investment, and risk management, everything is explained without jargon or complexity. This is the handbook that gives the reader an edge in any business conversation.


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    Price: $33.00
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  • 50 Economics Classics
    50 Economics Classics
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 Economics Classics
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM


    From Karl Marx to Naomi Klein, from The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital, here are the 50 most important titles on finance and world economy distilled. 50 Economics Classics considers the legacy of some of the great names including Ricardo, Keynes, Malthus and Friedman, and highlights the work of newer writers including Piketty, Luigi Zingales and Enrico Moretti. It presents the most influential titles on finance and work economy, from JL Galbraith's and Ben Bernanke's explanations of the Great Depression, to Robert Shiller's spotlight on the tech bubble, to Michael Lewis's insights into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. These are the great reads, novel ideas and famous texts in international political economy - illuminated and clarified for all.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Adam Smith: What He Thought, & Why It Matters
    Adam Smith: What He Thought, & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9780141987118
    Title: Adam Smith: What He Thought, & Why It Matters
    Author: NORMAN JESSE

    A dazzlingly original account of the life and thought of Adam Smith, the greatest economist of all time

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) is now widely regarded as the greatest economist of all time. But what he really thought, and the implications of his ideas, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and individual freedom? A prime mover of "market fundamentalism"? An apologist for human selfishness? Or something else entirely?

    In Adam Smith, political philosopher Jesse Norman dispels the myths and caricatures, and provides a far more complex portrait of the man. Offering a highly engaging account of Smith's life and times, Norman explores his work as a whole and traces his influence over two centuries to the present day. Finally, he shows how a proper understanding of Smith can help us address the problems of modern capitalism. The Smith who emerges from this book is not only the greatest of all economists but a pioneering theorist of moral philosophy, culture, and society.



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  • Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    ISBN: 9781784705763
    Title: Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    A Number One Sunday Times Bestseller


    What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth.


    After being swept into power with the left-wing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece's relationship with the EU--and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis's new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, D.C. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Lagarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others, as he struggles to resolve Greece's debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis's arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe's elite.


    Varoufakis's unvarnished memoir is an urgent warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed--and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. Adults in the Room is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations.



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  • Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos
    Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos
    ISBN: 9780241304082
    Title: Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos
    Author: RICKARDS JAMES

    In his most prescriptive book to date, financial expert and investment advisor James Rickards shows how and why our financial markets are being artificially inflated--and what smart investors can do to protect their assets

    What goes up, must come down. As any student of financial history knows, the dizzying heights of the stock market can't continue indefinitely--especially since asset prices have been artificially inflated by investor optimism around the Trump administration, ruinously low interest rates, and the infiltration of behavioral economics into our financial lives. The elites are prepared, but what's the average investor to do?

    James Rickards, the author of the prescient books Currency Wars, The Death of Money, and The Road to Ruin, lays out the true risks to our financial system, and offers invaluable advice on how best to weather the storm. You'll learn, for instance:

    * How behavioral economists prop up the market: Funds that administer 401(k)s use all kinds of tricks to make you invest more, inflating asset prices to unsustainable levels.
    * Why digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are best avoided.
    * Why passive investing has been overhyped: The average investor has been scolded into passively managed index funds. But active investors will soon have a big advantage.
    * What the financial landscape will look like after the next crisis: it will not be an apocalypse, but it will be radically different. Those who forsee this landscape can prepare now to preserve wealth.

    Provocative, stirring, and full of counterintuitive advice, Aftermath is the book every smart investor will want to get their hands on--as soon as possible.

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  • Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, & Institutions
    Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, & Institutions
    ISBN: 9780231193740
    Title: Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, & Institutions
    Author: SACHS JEFFREY D.

    Today's most urgent problems are fundamentally global. They require nothing less than concerted, planetwide action if we are to secure a long-term future. But humanity's story has always been on a global scale. In this book, Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned economist and expert on sustainable development, turns to world history to shed light on how we can meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

    Sachs takes readers through a series of seven distinct waves of technological and institutional change, starting with the original settling of the planet by early modern humans through long-distance migration and ending with reflections on today's globalization. Along the way, he considers how the interplay of geography, technology, and institutions influenced the Neolithic revolution; the role of the horse in the emergence of empires; the spread of large land-based empires in the classical age; the rise of global empires after the opening of sea routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas; and the industrial age. The dynamics of these past waves, Sachs demonstrates, offer fresh perspective on the ongoing processes taking place in our own time--a globalization based on digital technologies. Sachs emphasizes the need for new methods of international governance and cooperation to prevent conflicts and to achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives aligned with sustainable development. The Ages of Globalization is a vital book for all readers aiming to make sense of our rapidly changing world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

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  • American Trap
    American Trap
    ISBN: 9781529353617
    Title: American Trap
    Author: PIERUCCI FEDERICO

    In 2014, France lost part of the control of its nuclear power plants to the United States. Frédéric Pierucci, former senior executive of one of Alstom's subsidiaries, found himself at the heart of this state scandal. His story goes to the very heart of a $12 billion thriller that illustrates the secret economic war that the United States is waging in Europe. And after being silenced for a long time, he has decided, with the help of journalist Matthieu Aron, to reveal all.

    In April 2013, Frédéric was arrested in New York by the FBI and prosecuted for a bribery case, despite not being involved at all. The US authorities locked him up for more than two years - including fourteen months in a very high security prison. In doing so, they forced Alstom to pay the biggest penalty ever imposed by the United States. In the end, Alstom also gave up areas of control to General Electric, its biggest American competitor.

    Frédéric's story unpacks how the United States is diverting the law and morality and using corporate law as an economic weapon against its own allies. One after the other, some of the world's largest companies are being actively destabilised to the benefit of the US Treasury, in acts of sabotage that seem only to be the beginning of what's to come...

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  • Angrynomics
    Angrynomics
    ISBN: 9781788212793
    Title: Angrynomics
    Author: LONERGAN ERIC , BLYTH MARK

    Why are measures of stress and anxiety on the rise when economists and politicians tell us we have never had it so good? While statistics tell us that the vast majority of people are getting steadily richer, the world most of us experience day in and day out feels increasingly uncertain, unfair, and ever more expensive. In Angrynomics, Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan explore the rising tide of anger, sometimes righteous and useful, sometimes destructive and ill-targeted, and propose radical new solutions for an increasingly polarized and confusing world. Angrynomics is for anyone wondering, where the hell do we go from here?

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    Price: $45.00
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  • Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, & the Fight for a Better Future
    Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, & the Fight for a Better Future
    ISBN: 9781324005018
    Title: Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, & the Fight for a Better Future
    Author: KRUGMAN PAUL

    An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

    There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won't die.


    In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it's headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers.


    Arguing with Zombies puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades' worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. With quick, vivid sketches, Krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.

    This audiobook includes a bonus PDF of diagrams from the book.



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  • Austerity
    Austerity
    ISBN: 9781784874100
    Title: Austerity
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.


    How do we choose between what is fair and just, and what our debtors demand of us? Yanis Varoufakis was put in such a dilemma in 2015 when he became the finance minister of Greece. In this rousing book, he charts the absurdities that underpin calls for austerity, as well as his own battles with a bureaucracy bent on ignoring the human cost of its every action. Passionately outspoken and tuned to the voices of the oppressed, Varoufakis presents a guide to modern economics, and its threat to democracy, like no other.


    Selected from the books And the Weak Suffer What They Must? and Adults in the Room



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  • Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    ISBN: 9780753554838
    Title: Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    Author: CIPOLLA CARLO M

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

    The five laws that confirm our worst fears- stupid people can and do rule the world.


    Since time immemorial, a powerful dark force has hindered the growth of human welfare and happiness. It is more powerful than the Mafia or the military. It has global catastrophic effects and can be found anywhere from the world's most powerful boardrooms to your local pub. This is the immensely powerful force of human stupidity.

    Seeing the shambolic state of human affairs, and sensing the dark force at work behind it, Carlo M. Cipolla, the late, noted professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley, created a vitally important economic model that would allow us to detect, know and neutralise this threat- The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity.

    If you've ever found yourself despairing at the ubiquity of stupidity among even the most 'intellectual' of people, then this hilarious, timely and slightly alarming little book is for you. Arm yourself in the face of baffling political realities, unreasonable colleagues or the unbridled misery of Christmas day with the in-laws with the first and only economic model for stupidity.

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  • Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now
    Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now
    ISBN: 9780755600632
    Title: Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now
    Author: STANDING GUY


    Today in one the richest countries in the world, 60% of households in poverty have people in jobs, inequality is the highest it has been for 100 years, climate change threatens our extinction and automation means millions are forced into a life of precarity.


    The solution? Basic Income. Here, Guy Standing, the leading expert on the concept, explains how to solve the new eight evils of modern life, and all for almost zero net cost. There is a better future, one that makes certain all citizens can share in the wealth of the modern economy.


    Far from being a new idea, Standing shows how the roots of basic income go back to the Charter of the Forest, one of two foundational documents of the state - the other, sealed on the same day, being the Magna Carta.


    All citizens have a right to the wealth created by capitalism, and all - left or right, rich or poor - can benefit from a dynamic and ecologically grounded economy created by the guarantee of subsistence to all.



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  • Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781786490315
    Title: Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    Author: BROOKS RICHARD


    'A devastating exposé.' Mail on Sunday

    The world's 'Big Four' accountancy firms - PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - have become a gilded elite. Up in the high six figures, an average partner salary rivals that of a Premier League footballer. But how has the seemingly humdrum profession of accountancy got to this level? And what is the price we pay for their excesses?


    Leading investigative journalist Richard Brooks charts the profession's rise to global influence and offers a gripping exposé of the accountancy industry. From underpinning global tax avoidance to corrupting world football, Bean Counters reveals how the accountants have used their central role in the economy to sell management consultancy services that send billions in fees its way. A compelling history informed by numerous insider interviews, this is essential reading for anyone interested in how our economy works and the future of accountancy.



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  • Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    ISBN: 9781863959964
    Title: Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    Author: KELLS STUART & GOW IAN D

    Across the globe, the so-called Big Four accounting and audit firms - Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - are massively influential. Together, they earn more than US$100 billion annually and employ almost one million people. In many profound ways, they have changed how we work, how we manage, how we invest and how we are governed.

    Stretching back centuries, their history is a fascinating story of wealth, power and luck. But today, the Big Four face an uncertain future - thanks to their push into China; their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition; and the hazards of providing traditional services in a new era of transparency.

    Both colourful and authoritative, this account of the past, present and likely future of the Big Four is essential reading for anyone perplexed or fascinated by professional services, working in the industry, contemplating joining a professional services firm, or simply curious about the fate of the global economy.

    Stuart Kells is a Melbourne-based author. His history of Penguin Books, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the Ashurst Australian Business Literature Prize.

    Ian D. Gow is a professor at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation. He previously taught at Harvard Business School.

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  • Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker & Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy
    Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker & Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy
    ISBN: 9781250759252
    Title: Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker & Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy
    Author: INGRASSIA LAWRENCE

    Dollar Shave Club and its hilarious marketing. Casper mattresses popping out of a box. Third Love's lingerie designed specifically for each woman's body. Warby Parker mailing you five pairs of glasses to choose from. You've seen their ads. You (or someone you know) use their products. Each may appear, in isolation, as a rare David with the bravado to confront a Goliath, but taken together they represent a seismic shift in a business model that has lasted more than a century.As Lawrence Ingrassia shows in this timely and eye-opening book, a growing number of digital entrepreneurs have found new and creative ways to crack the code on the bonanza of physical goods that move through our lives every day. They have discovered that manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and customer service have all been flattened-where there were once walls that protected big brands like Gillette, Sealy, Victoria's Secret, or Lenscrafters, savvy and hungry innovators now can compete on price, value, quality, speed, convenience, and service.

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  • Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, & the World
    Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, & the World
    ISBN: 9780316436472
    Title: Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, & the World
    Author: HOPE BRADLEY; WRIGHT TOM

    Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in "the heist of the century" (Axios).
    Now a #1 international bestseller, BILLION DOLLAR WHALE is "an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history.

    In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. Over a decade, Low, with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, siphoned billions of dollars from an investment fund--right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.

    By early 2019, with his yacht and private jet reportedly seized by authorities and facing criminal charges in Malaysia and in the United States, Low had become an international fugitive, even as the U.S. Department of Justice continued its investigation.
    BILLION DOLLAR WHALE has joined the ranks of Liar's Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood as a classic harrowing parable of hubris and greed in the financial world.

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  • Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    ISBN: 9780141034591
    Title: Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    Author: TALEB NASSIM NICHOLAS

    The Black Swan is a concept that will change the way you look at the world. Black Swans underlie almost everything, from the rise of religions, to events in our own lives. A Black Swan is a highly improbable event with three principle characteristics: it's unpredictable; carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. Nassim Nicholas Taleb reveals that we are hard-wired not to truly estimate risk, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the 'impossible'. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know, and shows us how to face the world.

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  • Boomerang: The Biggest Bust
    Boomerang: The Biggest Bust
    ISBN: 9780241955024
    Title: Boomerang: The Biggest Bust
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    'Chock-full of extraordinary characters, amusing anecdotes and shocking insights' Observer'A tour de force . . . All those questions you've half-asked yourself: nowhere else will you find them answered with such incisive wit or terrifying clarity' Mail on SundayRight now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't.In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies.'Desperately funny' Daily Telegraph'Top form' Spectator'Fascinating' The New York Times'Hilarious' Irish Independent Review

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  • Breaking the Banks: What Went Wrong with Australian Banking?
    Breaking the Banks: What Went Wrong with Australian Banking?
    ISBN: 9781920727956
    Title: Breaking the Banks: What Went Wrong with Australian Banking?
    Author: HEALY JOSEPH

    What was once an industry built on trust, professionalism and value, has become synonymous with greed, complacency and everything that has gone wrong with capitalism. So how did Australian banks, which avoided much of the aftermath of the GFC, lose their way and become engulfed in scandal?
    Breaking the Banks delves into the causes and effects of the banking crisis that plagued Australia and the world, to re-establish the fundamentals of banking that for so long have been overshadowed by power and wealth, and provides us with a crucial blueprint to revolutionise the future of banking.
    & With expertise in banking that spans over three decades and several markets and as a former senior executive at two of Australia's largest banks, Joseph Healy, co-founder and co-CEO of Judo Bank, writes the insider's account of the banking crisis that plagued Australia and the world.
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  • Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Brief History of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9780199283279
    Title: Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

    Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so.Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, authorof 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex offorces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through criticalengagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

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    Price: $43.00
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  • Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable
    Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable
    ISBN: 9780231184052
    Title: Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable
    Author: SACHS JEFFREY D. & SANDERS BERNIE

    With a nation seemingly more divided than ever, many worry that Americans risk losing ground on solving the complex, interrelated problems the country faces-including rising inequality, the specter of climate change, astronomical health care costs, and economic stagnation. The renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical approach to move America toward a new consensus: sustainable development. Sustainable development focuses on the economy, society, and the environment when shaping policy. A holistic approach emphasizing economic, social, and environmental objectives is key. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled. In this passionate and powerful book-part manifesto, part plan of action-Sachs dwells on issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions.

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  • Capital & Ideology
    Capital & Ideology
    ISBN: 9780674980822
    Title: Capital & Ideology
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS & GOLDHAMMER ARTHUR (TRANSLATOR)


    The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system.


    Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system.


    Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices. Piketty explores the material and ideological interactions of conflicting social groups that have given us slavery, serfdom, colonialism, communism, and hypercapitalism, shaping the lives of billions. He concludes that the great driver of human progress over the centuries has been the struggle for equality and education and not, as often argued, the assertion of property rights or the pursuit of stability. The new era of extreme inequality that has derailed that progress since the 1980s, he shows, is partly a reaction against communism, but it is also the fruit of ignorance, intellectual specialization, and our drift toward the dead-end politics of identity.


    Once we understand this, we can begin to envision a more balanced approach to economics and politics. Piketty argues for a new "participatory" socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property, education, and the sharing of knowledge and power. Capital and Ideology is destined to be one of the indispensable books of our time, a work that will not only help us understand the world, but that will change it.



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    Price: $81.00
    $81.00
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    ISBN: 9780674979857
    Title: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS & GOLDHAMMER ARTHUR


    A New York Times #1 Best Seller
    An Amazon #1 Best Seller
    A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller
    A USA Today Best Seller
    A Sunday Times Best Seller
    Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
    Winner of the British Academy Medal
    Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award



    "It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year--and maybe of the decade."
    --Paul Krugman, New York Times


    "The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat."
    --The Economist


    "Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years."
    --Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post


    "Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book...In its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy."
    --Martin Wolf, Financial Times


    "A sweeping account of rising inequality...Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore."
    --John Cassidy, New Yorker


    "Stands a fair chance of becoming the most influential work of economics yet published in our young century. It is the most important study of inequality in over fifty years."
    --Timothy Shenk, The Nation



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
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  • Capitalism: A Graphic Guide
    Capitalism: A Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781785785146
    Title: Capitalism: A Graphic Guide
    Author: SHATIL SHARRON & CRYAN DAN

    Capitalism shapes every aspect of our world, beyond just our economic structures; it moulds our values and influences the way we write laws, wage wars and even conduct personal relationships.&


    From its beginnings to the present day, Capitalism: A Graphic Guidetells the story of capitalism's remarkable and often ruthless rise, evolving through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise.&


    This non-fiction graphic novel explores the key developments that have shaped our modern world, from early banking to the Opium Wars, financial crashes, the rise of service economies and concerns about sustainability. It also introduces us to the leading proponents and critics of capitalism, providing both a theoretical and practical understanding of this fascinating subject.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
    Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
    ISBN: 9781846943171
    Title: Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
    Author: FISHER MARK

    After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. This book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
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  • Color of Money: Black Banks & the Racial Wealth Gap
    Color of Money: Black Banks & the Racial Wealth Gap
    ISBN: 9780674237476
    Title: Color of Money: Black Banks & the Racial Wealth Gap
    Author: BARADARAN MEHRSA


    When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. Studying these institutions over time, Mehrsa Baradaran challenges the myth that black communities could ever accumulate wealth in a segregated economy. Instead, housing segregation, racism, and Jim Crow credit policies created an inescapable, but hard to detect, economic trap for black communities and their banks.


    The catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty. Not only could black banks not "control the black dollar" due to the dynamics of bank depositing and lending but they drained black capital into white banks, leaving the black economy with the scraps.


    Baradaran challenges the long-standing notion that black banking and community self-help is the solution to the racial wealth gap. These initiatives have functioned as a potent political decoy to avoid more fundamental reforms and racial redress. Examining the fruits of past policies and the operation of banking in a segregated economy, she makes clear that only bolder, more realistic views of banking's relation to black communities will end the cycle of poverty and promote black wealth.



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    Price: $39.00
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  • Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    ISBN: 9780141032214
    Title: Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    Author: TOOZE ADAM

    In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed - through greed, malice and incompetence - to be about to bring the entire system to its knees.

    Crashed is a brilliantly original and assured analysis of what happened and how we were rescued from something even worse - but at a price which continues to undermine democracy across Europe and the United States. Gnawing away at our institutions are the many billions of dollars which were conjured up to prevent complete collapse. Over and over again, the end of the crisis has been announced, but it continues to hound us - whether in Greece or Ukraine, whether through Brexit or Trump. Adam Tooze follows the trail like no previous writer and has written a book compelling as history, as economic analysis and as political horror story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Curse of Bigness: How Corporate Giants Came to Rule the World
    Curse of Bigness: How Corporate Giants Came to Rule the World
    ISBN: 9781838950828
    Title: Curse of Bigness: How Corporate Giants Came to Rule the World
    Author: WU TIM

    An urgent and persuasive argument for why we must fight global monopolies to protect freedom and prosperity.

    We're three decades into a global experiment: what happens when the major nations of the world weaken their control on the size and power of corporate giants and allow unrestricted expansion? In The Curse of Bigness, Tim Wu exposes the threats monopolies pose to economic stability and social freedom around the world. Aided by the globalization of commerce and finance, in recent years we have seen takeovers galore that make a mockery of the ideals of competition and economic freedom. Such is the 'curse of bigness': stifled entrepreneurship, stalled productivity, dominant tech giants like Facebook and Google, and fewer choices for consumers. Urgent and persuasive, this bold manifesto argues that we need to rediscover the anti-monopoly traditions that brought great peace and prosperity in the past.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump & an Epic Trail of Destruction
    Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump & an Epic Trail of Destruction
    ISBN: 9780063044883
    Title: Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump & an Epic Trail of Destruction
    Author: ENRICH DAVID


    A searing exposé& by an award-winning journalist of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trump's business empire.


    In January 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. As he delivered his fiery Inaugural address, a grey-haired woman named Rosemary Vrablic sat in the VIP section of the audience. Vrablic was an executive at Deutsche Bank, and without her, Donald Trump probably wouldn't have been moving into the White House.


    This is the never-before-told story of how a 150-year-old German bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality, a history that traces back to its role helping the Nazis build Auschwitz. In the 1990s, a succession of ruthless executives made the fateful decision to chase Wall Street riches--and set Deutsche Bank on an epic path of devastation. Its sins included manipulating markets, violating international sanctions, and laundering money for Russian oligarchs.


    Desperate for an American foothold, Deutsche started doing business with a self-promoting real estate magnate who most banks deemed too dangerous to touch: Donald Trump. Over the next 20 years, Deutsche executives--including a man with a damaged brain, the son of a Supreme Court justice, and Rosemary Vrablic--loaned billions to Trump and the Kushner family. Why?


    To unravel this mystery, the book traces the rise and fall of Bill Broeksmit, an American executive who was regarded as the conscience of Deutsche Bank. In 2014, he was found hanging in his London apartment. His son gets access to Broeksmit's computer files and embarks on a wild quest to understand why his father killed himself. The answers he finds will help explain how Deutsche Bank became the financial equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    ISBN: 9780691179490
    Title: Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    Author: BRUNTON FINN


    The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators--from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies


    Bitcoin may appear to be a revolutionary form of digital cash without precedent or prehistory. In fact, it is only the best-known recent experiment in a long line of similar efforts going back to the 1970s. But the story behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its blockchain technology has largely been untold--until now. In Digital Cash, Finn Brunton reveals how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal.


    The incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world's most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads awaiting revival in the far future. Along the way, Digital Cash explores the hard questions and challenges that these innovators faced: How do we learn to trust and use different kinds of money? What makes digital objects valuable? How does currency prove itself as real to us? What would it take to make a digital equivalent to cash, something that could be created but not forged, exchanged but not copied, and which reveals nothing about its users?


    Filled with marvelous characters, stories, and ideas, Digital Cash is an engaging and accessible account of the strange origins and remarkable technologies behind today's cryptocurrency explosion.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
    Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
    ISBN: 9781250156945
    Title: Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
    Author: WILLINK JOCKO


    FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE--AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM


    Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. InDiscipline Equals Freedom, the #1New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofExtreme Ownership describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals--but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress.Discipline Equals Freedomcovers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.


    Within these pages discover the keys to becoming stronger, smarter, faster, and healthier. There is only one way to achieve true freedom: The Way of Discipline. Read this book and find The Way.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    ISBN: 9781509516551
    Title: Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    Author: DORLING DANNY


    Although economic inequality provokes widespread disquiet, its supposed necessity is rarely questioned. At best, a basic level of inequality is seen as a necessary evil. At worst, it is seen as insufficient to encourage aspiration, hard work and investment - a refrain sometimes used to advocate ever greater inequality.


    In this original new book, Danny Dorling critically analyses historical trends and contemporary assumptions in order to question the idea that inequality is an inevitability. What if, he asks, widespread economic inequality is actually just a passing phase, a feature of the capitalist transition from a settled rural way of life to our next highly urban steady-state? Is it really likely that we face a Blade Runner-style dystopian future divided between a tiny elite and an impoverished mass?


    Dorling shows how, amongst much else, a stabilizing population, changing gender relations and rising access to education make a more egalitarian alternative to this nightmare vision not only preferable, but realistic. This bold contribution to one of the most significant debates of our time will be essential reading for anyone interested in our economic, social and political destiny.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    ISBN: 9780241427903
    Title: Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    Author: FOROOHAR RANA

    Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans.

    How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, FT columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street.

    Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and offshore their exorbitant profits. Yet she also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Economics for the Common Good
    Economics for the Common Good
    ISBN: 9780691192253
    Title: Economics for the Common Good
    Author: TIROLE JEAN & RENDALL STEVEN


    From the Nobel Prize-winning economist, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society


    When Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by strangers and asked to comment on current events far from his own research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect more deeply on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics can help us improve the shared lot of societies and humanity as a whole. To show how, Tirole shares his insights on a broad range of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Compelling and accessible, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    ISBN: 9781683960607
    Title: Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    Author: REICH ROBERT B

    Anyone who watches the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and The Daily Show and CNBC commentator's podcast, viewed on his Inequality Media website, has seen Reich's informal lectures on student debt, social security, and gerrymandering, which he accompanies by quickly drawing cartoons to illustrate his major points. Collected here, for the first time, are short essays, edited from his presentations, and Reich's clean-line, confident illustrations, created with a large sketchpad and magic marker. Economics in Wonderland clearly explains the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth, all of which are on vivid display in words and pictures.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Economist 12th - 18th September 2020 (28/9/20)
    Economist 12th - 18th September 2020 (28/9/20)
    ISBN: 071486026747
    Title: Economist 12th - 18th September 2020 (28/9/20)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Economist Walks into a Brothel: & Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
    Economist Walks into a Brothel: & Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
    ISBN: 9780525542827
    Title: Economist Walks into a Brothel: & Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
    Author: SCHRAGER ALLISON

    A Financial Times Book of the Month pick for April

    Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, career-record wave?

    Is it riskier to make an action movie or a horror movie?

    Should sex workers forfeit 50 percent of their income for added security or take a chance and keep the extra money?

    Most people wouldn't expect an economist to have an answer to these questions--or to other questions of daily life, such as who to date or how early to leave for the airport. But those people haven't met Allison Schrager, an economist and award-winning journalist who has spent her career examining how people manage risk in their lives and careers.

    Whether we realize it or not, we all take risks large and small every day. Even the most cautious among us cannot opt out--the question is always which risks to take, not whether to take them at all. What most of us don't know is how to measure those risks and maximize the chances of getting what we want out of life.

    In An Economist Walks into a Brothel, Schrager equips readers with five principles for dealing with risk, principles used by some of the world's most interesting risk takers. For instance, she interviews a professional poker player about how to stay rational when the stakes are high, a paparazzo in Manhattan about how to spot different kinds of risk, horse breeders in Kentucky about how to diversify risk and minimize losses, and a war general who led troops in Iraq about how to prepare for what we don't see coming.

    When you start to look at risky decisions through Schrager's new framework, you can increase the upside to any situation and better mitigate the downside.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00

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