• & 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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  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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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.

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    Price: $45.00

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  • Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense
    Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense
    ISBN: 9780753556511
    Title: Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense
    Author: SUTHERLAND RORY

    To be brilliant, you have to be irrationalWhy is Red Bull so popular - even though everyone hates the taste? Why do countdown boards on platforms take away the pain of train delays? And why do we prefer stripy toothpaste?We think we are rational creatures. Economics and business rely on the assumption that we make logical decisions based on evidence.But we aren?t, and we don?t.In many crucial areas of our lives, reason plays a vanishingly small part. Instead we are driven by unconscious desires, which is why placebos are so powerful. We are drawn to the beautiful, the extravagant and the absurd - from lavish wedding invitations to tiny bottles of the latest fragrance. So if you want to influence people?s choices you have to bypass reason. The best ideas don?t make rational sense- they make you feelmore than they make you think.Rory Sutherland is the Ogilvy advertising legend whose TED Talks have been viewed nearly 7 million times. In his first book he blends cutting-edge behavioural science, jaw-dropping stories and a touch of branding magic, on his mission to turn us all into idea alchemists.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Anxious Triumph A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914
    Anxious Triumph A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914
    ISBN: 9780141986555
    Title: Anxious Triumph A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914
    Author: SASSOON DONALD


    'A magnum opus, an accessible and genuinely global history ... This is a book for today and tomorrow' Financial Times


    Capitalist enterprise has existed in some form since ancient times, but the globalization and dominance of capitalism as a system began in the 1860s when, in different forms and supported by different political forces, states all over the world developed their modern political frameworks: the unifications of Italy and Germany, the establishment of a republic in France, the elimination of slavery in the American south, the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the emancipation of the serfs in Tsarist Russia. This book magnificently explores how, after the upheavals of industrialisation, a truly global capitalism followed. For the first time in the history of humanity, there was a social system able to provide a high level of consumption for the majority of those who lived within its bounds. Today, capitalism dominates the world.


    With wide-ranging scholarship, Donald Sassoon analyses the impact of capitalism on the histories of many different states, and how it creates winners and losers by constantly innovating. This chronic instability, he writes, 'is the foundation of its advance, not a fault in the system or an incidental by-product'. And it is this instability, this constant churn, which produces the anxious triumph of his title. To control or alleviate such anxieties it was necessary to create a national community, if necessary with colonial adventures, to develop a welfare state, to intervene in the market economy, and to protect it from foreign competition. Capitalists needed a state to discipline them, to nurture them, and to sacrifice a few to save the rest: a state overseeing the war of all against all.


    Vigorous, argumentative, surprising and constantly stimulating, The Anxious Triumph gives a fresh perspective on all these questions and on its era. It is a masterpiece by one of Britain's most engaging and wide-ranging historians.



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    Price: $32.00
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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: 9780393541328
    Title: Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, & the Fight for a Better Future
    Author: KRUGMAN PAUL


    There is no better guide to basic economics than Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. 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 in a series of concise, digestible chapters. With quick, vivid sketches, this New York Times bestseller turns readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and unlocks the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time.


    Arguing with Zombies is an indispensable guide to two decades' worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. Writing at the height of his powers, Krugman delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.



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  • Banquet of Consequences
    Banquet of Consequences
    ISBN: 9781761041921
    Title: Banquet of Consequences
    Author: DAS SATYAJIT

    Informed, impassioned, insightful and witty, Satyajit Das returns with a substantially updated edition of his 2015 classic. A Banquet of Consequences- RELOADED is the only book you need to understand how we got into our current economic, environmental and social mess - and how we might find our way out.

    For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, a home of one's own, a comfortable retirement and a good life for our children is receding. In this brilliantly clear-eyed account, updated to include over 100 pages of new insights and analysis, Satyajit Das links past, present and future to show that it's not just unrealistic expectations but the poor performance of those governing us that are to blame.

    The strategies and policies deployed to promote economic growth after the Great Recession have failed, not least because such growth cannot continue indefinitely. The solution - structural change - is electorally unpopular and therefore ignored. A Banquet of Consequences- RELOADED explains why the ultimate adjustment, whether stretched out over time or in the form of another sudden crash, will be life-changing.

    Essential reading for anyone concerned about the dire fate of the global economy, the fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deepening environmental crisis and the alarming deterioration of our social fabric, A Banquet of Consequences- RELOADED is a ground-breaking book of our times, and a cautionary window into our future.

    An internationally respected commentator on financial markets, credited with predicting the Global Financial Crisis and featured in the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, Satyajit Das is our finest writer about the forces underlying society and the global economy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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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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    Price: $30.00
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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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  • Behavioural Economics: Psychology, Neuroscience, & the Human Side of Economics
    Behavioural Economics: Psychology, Neuroscience, & the Human Side of Economics
    ISBN: 9781785786440
    Title: Behavioural Economics: Psychology, Neuroscience, & the Human Side of Economics
    Author: ORRELL DAVID

    For centuries, economics was dominated by the idea that we are rational individuals who optimise our own 'utility'. Then, in the 1970s, psychologists demonstrated that the reality is a lot messier. We don't really know what our utility is, and we care about people other than ourselves. We are susceptible to external nudges. And far from being perfectly rational we are prone to 'cognitive biases' with complex effects on decision-making, such as forgetting to prepare for retirement.

    David Orrell explores the findings from psychology and neuroscience that are shaking up economics - and that are being exploited by policy-makers and marketers alike, to shape everything from how we shop for food, to how we tackle societal happiness or climate change. Finally, he asks: is behavioural economics a scientific revolution, or just a scientific form of marketing?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    ISBN: 9780141043531
    Title: Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, THE BIG SHORT tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise & Fall of Adam Neumann & WeWork
    Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise & Fall of Adam Neumann & WeWork
    ISBN: 9781529385083
    Title: Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise & Fall of Adam Neumann & WeWork
    Author: WIEDEMAN REEVES


    **The Sunday Times Best Business Book of the Year 2020**

    'A satisfying ticktock of the company's rapid rise and crash, culminating in its disastrous I.P.O. in 2019 and Neumann's ouster.'
    New York Times

    'This absorbing book exposes the sheer madness of WeWork: not just its founder Adam Neumann's extreme hubris, but why so many wiser minds bought into the fairytale.' Sunday Times

    The inside story of the rise and fall of WeWork, showing how the excesses of its founder shaped a corporate culture unlike any other.
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    In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the workplace cool.

    Adam Neumann, an immigrant determined to make his fortune in the United States, landed on the idea of repurposing surplus New York office space for the burgeoning freelance class. Over the course of ten years, WeWork attracted billions of dollars from some of the most sought-after investors in the world, while spending it to build a global real estate empire.

    Based on more than two hundred interviews, Billion Dollar Loser chronicles the breakneck speed at which WeWork's CEO built and grew his company. Culminating in a day-by-day account of the five weeks leading up to WeWork's botched IPO and Neumann's dramatic ouster, Reeves Wiedeman exposes the story of the company's desperate attempt to secure the funding it needed in the final moments of a decade defined by excess.

    With incredible access and piercing insight into the company, Billion Dollar Loser tells the full, inside story of WeWork and its CEO Adam Neumann who together came to represent the most audacious, and improbable, rise and fall in business.
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    A Sunday Times Best Business Book of the Year
    Fortune Best Book of the Year
    New York Times' Books to Watch For in October
    WIRED Books to Read This Fall
    Bloomberg's Nonfiction Title to Know this Fall
    Newsweek's Must Read Fall Nonfiction
    Publishers Weekly Top Ten for Business & Economics
    InsideHook's Best Books for October

    Like John Carreyrou's Bad Blood and Mike Isaac's Super Pumped before it, Billion Dollar Loser traces the turmoil at a startup driven by a charismatic, arrogant founder.

    'A frisky dissection of how a rickety real-estate leasing company tricked the world into seeing it as an immensely valuable, society-shifting tech unicorn.' WIRED



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  • Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    ISBN: 9780753552230
    Title: Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    Author: KOLHATKAR SHEELAH

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The story of the billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund, SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in history--for readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark Money and fans of Showtime's Billions.

    Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence and FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017

    The rise over the last two decades of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers marks a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape. Their vast reserves of concentrated wealth have allowed a small group of big winners to write their own rules of capitalism and public policy. How did we get here? Through meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, New Yorker staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar shows how Steve Cohen became one of the richest and most influential figures in finance--and what happened when the Justice Department put him in its crosshairs.

    Cohen and his fellow pioneers of the hedge fund industry didn't lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rather, they made their billions through speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than wrong--and for this they have gained not only extreme personal wealth but formidable influence throughout society. Hedge funds now manage nearly $3 trillion in assets, and competition between them is so fierce that traders will do whatever they can to get an edge.

    Cohen was one of the industry's greatest success stories. He mastered poker in high school, went off to Wharton, and in 1992 launched SAC Capital, which he built into a $15 billion empire, almost entirely on the basis of his wizardlike stock trading. He cultivated an air of mystery, reclusiveness, and extreme excess, building a 35,000 square foot mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, and amassing one of the largest private art collections in the world. On Wall Street, Cohen was revered as a genius.

    That image was shattered when SAC became the target of a sprawling, seven-year government investigation. Labeled by prosecutors as a "magnet for market cheaters" whose culture encouraged the relentless hunt for "edge"--and even "black edge," or inside information--SAC was ultimately indicted in connection with a vast insider trading scheme, even as Cohen himself was never charged.

    Black Edge offers a revelatory look at the gray zone in which so much of Wall Street functions, and a window into the transformation of the U.S. economy. It's a riveting, true-life legal thriller that takes readers inside the government's pursuit of Cohen and his employees, and raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of modern Wall Street.

    Praise for Black Edge

    "A modern version of Moby-Dick, with wiretaps rather than harpoons."--Jennifer Senior, The New York Times

    "If you liked James B. Stewart's Den of Thieves, Sheelah Kolhatkar's thrilling Black Edge should be next on your reading list."--The Wall Street Journal

    "A richly reported, entertaining tale about the cat-and-mouse game between the government and Cohen."--Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times Book Review

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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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    Price: $34.00
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  • Boom & Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles
    Boom & Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles
    ISBN: 9781108421256
    Title: Boom & Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles
    Author: QUINN WILLIAM & TURNER JOHN D

    Why do stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts and why is this happening more and more frequently? In order to answer these questions, William Quinn and John D. Turner take us on a riveting ride through the history of financial bubbles, visiting, among other places, Paris and London in 1720, Latin America in the 1820s, Melbourne in the 1880s, New York in the 1920s, Tokyo in the 1980s, Silicon Valley in the 1990s and Shanghai in the 2000s. As they do so, they help us understand why bubbles happen, and why some have catastrophic economic, social and political consequences whilst others have actually benefited society. They reveal that bubbles start when investors and speculators react to new technology or political initiatives, showing that our ability to predict future bubbles will ultimately come down to being able to predict these sparks.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
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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: $48.00
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  • Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy & Life
    Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy & Life
    ISBN: 9781119763918
    Title: Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy & Life
    Author: LONGO JOHN M. & LONGO TYLER J.


    What if you could learn& financial& literacy from Warren Buffett himself?&


    Finance is a language like any other: the& more fluently& you speak it, the& further--and more comfortably--you travel.& And if you want to improve your financial literacy, what better teacher could you have than Warren Buffett? Often described as the greatest investor of all time, Warren Buffett started& his investment firm& with$100 in the late 1950s and& went& on to become the billionaire and sage we know today. Along the way he's reaped huge profits for fellow investors in Berkshire Hathaway and remains one of the most sought-after and closely watched figures in the business world.& &


    So how did he do it? In& Buffett's Tips,& award-winning professor and professional investor John M. Longo& demonstrates just how by translating& decades of Buffett's writings and media appearances into a 100 straightforward tips and strategies& anyone can follow& for enhanced& financial literacy and independence, including:& &

    • Essential concepts& like& the time value of money and compound interest&
    • Basic& financial instruments, such as savings and checking accounts and certificates of deposit&
    • Approaches to valuing stock, including discounted cash flow and relative valuation&
    • How to build a portfolio& in accordance with Buffett's two golden rules&

    Whether you want to& grow& your& personal finances, develop your& business& acumen, or improve softer career skills such as emotional intelligence, there's& no one better& to learn from than the most famous investor in the world--and no better way to do that than having a copy of& Buffett's Tips& close at hand.& &



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  • Bullshit Jobs
    Bullshit Jobs
    ISBN: 9780141983479
    Title: Bullshit Jobs
    Author: GRAEBER DAVID

    From bestselling writer David Graeber--"a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate" (Slate)--a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs...and their consequences.

    Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs." It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.

    There are hordes of people--HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers--whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

    Graeber explores one of society's most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. "Clever and charismatic" (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and "a thought-provoking examination of our working lives" (Financial Times).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Can Globalization Succeed? A Primer for the 21st Century
    Can Globalization Succeed? A Primer for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780500295670
    Title: Can Globalization Succeed? A Primer for the 21st Century
    Author: FREEMAN DENA


    Since the 1980s, the expansion of capitalism and neoliberal ideologies have created international standardization, deregulated free markets, and increased economic integration between countries, making the production of goods increasingly global and interconnected. However, the success of globalization has led to a rise in social and economic inequality, environmental damage, the erosion of democracy, and decreasing variance of cultural expression.


    Tracing the development of economic globalization since the first wave of colonization in the sixteenth century, and featuring over 150 color images throughout, Can Globalization Succeed?--the twelfth title in the Big Idea series--examines globalization's political, economic, and cultural impact on the power of nation-states and on populations worldwide. By exploring why so many people express the feeling of being "citizens of nowhere" rather than "citizens of the world," author Dena Freeman assesses globalization's ability to adapt and survive the growing dissatisfaction with the current system. In light of the antiglobalization movement of the 1990s and 2000s--as well as the more recent nationalist backlash led by President Donald Trump and embodied in the 2016 Brexit vote--this book considers whether globalization can survive in a world where international governance is crucial to solving global warming and upholding human rights.



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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: $76.00
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  • Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    ISBN: 9780691183299
    Title: Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    Author: HASKEL JONATHAN & WESTLAKE STIAN

    Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.

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  • China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle
    China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle
    ISBN: 9781408710340
    Title: China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle
    Author: MCMAHON DINNY


    'One of the clearest and most thorough statements of an argument often made about the country: that its government has relied on constant stimulus to keep growth strong, an addiction that is bound to backfire. Second, he comes closer than any previous writer to covering the Chinese economy as Michael Lewis, the hugely popular author of The Big Short, might do. His analysis is informed but accessible, animated by anecdotes and characters, some colourful, some verging on tragic . . . McMahon is among the most compelling of the many analysts who conclude that China's economic miracle will end painfully' The Economist


    The world has long considered China a juggernaut of economic strength, but since the global financial crisis, the country's economy has ballooned in size, complexity, and risk. Once dominated by four state-owned banks, the nation's financial system is a tangle of shadow banking entities, informal financial institutions, and complex corporate funding arrangements that threaten growth, stability, and reform efforts. The country has accumulated so much debt so quickly that economists increasingly predict a financial crisis that could make 'Brexit' or Greece's economic ruin seem minor, and could undermine China's ascent as a superpower. Earlier this year, President Xi Jinping issued an urgent call for reform that gives the country until 2020 to transform its economy - a vaguely-defined objective that most economists agree is unrealistic. Whether or not China will be responsible for the next global recession, as some experts forecast, the fate of its economy will have far-reaching consequences for the rest of the world. Yet the inner workings of China's financial system are still very much a mystery to most outsiders. Now more than ever, as the country's slowing economy is being felt around the globe, it is essential to understand how China allowed its economy to become so mired in debt.


    China's Great Wall of Debt is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors - demographic shifts; urbanization; industrialization; a pervasive over-reliance on debt-fueled investments - that have brought the country to the brink of crisis. Anchored by stories of China's cities and its people; from factory workers and displaced farmers to government officials and entrepreneurs, the narrative will take readers inside the country's ghost cities, zombie companies, start-ups, and regulatory institutions as McMahon explains how things got so bad, why fixing the problems is so hard, and what the economic outlook means for China and for the rest of us.



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  • Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    ISBN: 9780241307205
    Title: Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS

    With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages - Chroniclessets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here. Tackling a wider range of subjects than in Capital, from Barack Obama to the migration crisis, it comprises the very best of his writing for Liberationfrom 2008 until the present day. Now, translated into English for the first time, it further cements Piketty's reputation as the world's leading thinker today.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.



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  • Debt 101: From Interest Rates & Credit Scores to Student Loans & Debt Payoff Strategies
    Debt 101: From Interest Rates & Credit Scores to Student Loans & Debt Payoff Strategies
    ISBN: 9781507212660
    Title: Debt 101: From Interest Rates & Credit Scores to Student Loans & Debt Payoff Strategies
    Author: CAGAN MICHELE

    Get out of debt and use credit wisely with this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide to making your debt work for you.

    The key to borrowing, managing, and paying off debt is understanding what it is, how it works and how it can affect your finances and your life. Debt 101 is the easy-to-follow guide to discovering how to pay off the debt you have plus learning how to use debt to your advantage.

    Debt 101 allows you to take control of your money with strategies best suited for your personal financial situation--whether you are buying a home or paying off student loans. You will learn the ins and outs of borrowing in a simple, straightforward manner, managing student loans and credit card debt, improving your credit score, understanding interest rates, good debt vs. bad debt, and so much more. Finally, you can get ahead of the incoming bills and never let your debt intimidate you again

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  • 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.



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  • Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech
    Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech
    ISBN: 9780141991085
    Title: Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech
    Author: FOROOHAR RANA

    Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news advertising spend. Amazon takes half of all e-commerce 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 - the digital titans. How did these once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access, Rana Foroohar reveals the true extent to which the 'FAANG's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she shows how these threats to our democracies, livelihoods and minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.

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  • Economic Philosophy
    Economic Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780367540876
    Title: Economic Philosophy
    Author: ROBINSON JOAN


    Joan Robinson (1903-1983) was one of the greatest economists of the twentieth century and a fearless critic of free-market capitalism. A major figure in the controversial 'Cambridge School' of economics in the post-war period, she made fundamental contributions to the economics of international trade and development.



    In Economic Philosophy Robinson looks behind the curtain of economics to reveal a constant battle between economics as a science and economics as ideology, which she argued was integral to economics. In her customary vivid and pellucid style, she criticizes early economists Adam Smith and David Ricardo, and neo-classical economists Alfred Marshall, Stanley Jevons and Leon Walras, over the question of value. She shows that what they respectively considered to be the generators of value - labour-time, marginal utility or preferences - are not scientific but 'metaphysical', and that it is frequently in ideology, not science, that we find the reason for the rejection of economic theories. She also weighs up the implications of the Keynesian revolution in economics, particularly whether Keynes's theories are applicable to developing economies. Robinson concludes with a prophetic lesson that resonates in today's turbulent and unequal economy: that the task of the economist is to combat the idea that the only values that count are those that can be measured in terms of money.



    This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by Sheila Dow.



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  • Economics: the User's Guide
    Economics: the User's Guide
    ISBN: 9780718197032
    Title: Economics: the User's Guide
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    What is economics?How does the global economy work?What do different economic theories tell us about the world?In Economics: the User's Guide, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces readers to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. by ignoring the received wisdom, and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial fate, Chang provides the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand - and address - our current economic woes.

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  • Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society
    Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society
    ISBN: 9781509879151
    Title: Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society
    Author: APPELBAUM BINYAMIN


    The story of the economists who championed the rise of free markets and fundamentally reshaped the modern world.


    As the post-World War II economic boom began to falter in the late 1960s, a new breed of economists gained in influence and power. Over time, their ideas curbed governments, unleashed corporations and hastened globalization.


    Their fundamental belief? That governments should stop trying to manage the economy.


    Their guiding principle? That markets would deliver steady growth and broad prosperity.


    But the economists' hour failed to deliver on its premise. The single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, of the health of liberal democracy, and of future generations. Across the world, from both right and left, the assumptions of the once-dominant school of free-market economic thought are being challenged, as we count the costs as well as the gains of its influence.


    Both accessible and authoritative, exploring the impact of both ideas and individuals, Binyamin Appelbaum's The Economists' Hour provides both a reckoning with the past and a call for a different future.



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  • Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalisation
    Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalisation
    ISBN: 9781922310217
    Title: Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalisation
    Author: RUBIN JEFF


    A provocative, far-reaching account of how the middle class got stuck with the bill for globalisation, and how the blowback -- from Brexit to Trump to populist Europe -- will change the developed world.


    Real wages have not risen much for decades. Union membership has collapsed. Full-time employment is beginning to look like a quaint idea from the distant past. Falling tariffs, low interest rates, global deregulation, and tax policies that benefit the rich have all had the same effect: the erosion of the middle class.


    Bestselling author Jeff Rubin argues that all this was foreseeable back when major Western countries started to believe their own propaganda about free trade, and especially when they allowed China to exploit weaknesses in the trading system they devised.


    The result, growing global inequality, is a problem of our own making. And solving it won't be easy if we draw on the same ideas about capital and labour, right and left, that led us to this cliff. Articulating a vision that, remarkably, dovetails with the ideas of both Naomi Klein and Donald Trump, The Expendablesis an exhilaratingly fresh perspective that is at once humane and irascible, fearless and rigorous, and most importantly, timely. GDP is growing, the stock market is up, and unemployment is down, but the surprise of this book is that even the good news is good for only 1 per cent of us.



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  • Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer
    Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer
    ISBN: 9781784705046
    Title: Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer
    Author: SHAXSON NICHOLAS


    This is a book that none of us can afford to ignore - an agenda-setting, campaigning investigation that shows how global finance works for the few and not the many.


    ** A Financial Times Book of the Year **
    'Essential reading' YANIS VAROUFAKIS


    We need finance - but when finance grows too big it becomes a curse.


    The City of London is the single biggest drain on our resources, sucking talent out of every sphere, siphoning wealth and hoovering up government time. Yet to be 'competitive', we're told we must turn a blind eye to money laundering and appease big business with tax cuts.


    Tracing the curse back through economic history, Nicholas Shaxson uncovers how we got to this point. Moving from offshore tax havens to the bizarre industry of wealth management, he tells the explosive story of how finance established a stranglehold on society - and reveals how we can begin to break free.


    'A radical, urgent and important manifesto for improving our country'
    Oliver Bullough, Observer


    'Superbly written... A must-read'
    Misha Glenny, author of McMafia


    'Hard-hitting, well written and informative'
    Financial Times



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  • Flash Boys
    Flash Boys
    ISBN: 9780141981031
    Title: Flash Boys
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    Michael Lewis's epic bestseller tells the outrageous story of the multi-millionaires and whizz kids who scammed the banking system in the blink of an eye - and the whistleblowers who tried to stop them. It's hilarious, terrifying and it's all true. 'Explosive . . . a juggernaut of a book.' Will Pavia, The Times'Thrilling, a masterclass.' Robert McCrum, Observer, Books of the Year 'Jaw-dropping, astonishing . . . Lewis has lit the touch paper.' Liam Halligan, Spectator'Probably the best current writer in America.' Tom Wolfe 'I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.' Malcolm Gladwell

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  • Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt & the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History
    Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt & the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History
    ISBN: 9780008270438
    Title: Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt & the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History
    Author: VAUGHAN LIAM

    'The UK's pre-eminent chronicler of financial crime' New Yorker

    'Not just a readable, pacey account of an extraordinary individual and his quixotic quest ... but also a troubling exposé of the fragility of our entire financial system ... I loved it'

    Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland


    For fans of Bad Blood and Flash Boys, the story of a trading prodigy who amassed $70 million from his childhood bedroom-until the US government accused him of helping trigger an unprecedented market collapse.


    On May 6, 2010, financial markets around the world tumbled simultaneously and without warning. In the span of five minutes, a trillion dollars of valuation was lost. The Flash Crash, as it became known, represented the fastest drop in market history. When share values rebounded less than half an hour later, experts around the globe were left perplexed. What had they just witnessed?


    Navinder Singh Sarao hardly seemed like a man who would shake the world's financial markets to their core. Raised in a working-class neighbourhood in West London, Nav was a preternaturally gifted trader who played the markets like a computer game. By the age of thirty, he had left behind London's trading arcades, working instead out of his childhood home. For years the money poured in. But when lightning-fast electronic traders infiltrated markets and started eating into his profits, Nav built a system of his own to fight back. It worked-until 2015, when the FBI arrived at his door. Depending on whom you ask, Sarao was a scourge, a symbol of a financial system run horribly amok, or a folk hero-an outsider who took on the tyranny of Wall Street and the high-frequency traders.


    A real-life financial thriller, Flash Crash uncovers the remarkable, behind-the-scenes narrative of a mystifying market crash, a globe-spanning investigation into international fraud, and the man at the centre of them both.


    LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020



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  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    ISBN: 9780141031484
    Title: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    Author: TALEB NASSIM NICHOLAS

    Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be moreThis research presents this ancient Greek Macedonian Symbol of Rayed Star.There are many other symbols with the Rayed Star as an ancient Greek symbols in all centuries.The ancient Greek stars has presented from 3-rays up to 24-rays.And all rays have many shapes according to the inner meaning of it in archaeological monuments.Many ancient archeologically founding exists today, such as ancient Greek coins, texts, icons, emblems, tituli, ostraca, fragments, epigrammata, papyrorum, tablettes, recensios, sculptures, vases, monuments etc which has the Rayed Star symbol of the ancient Greeks on them.Even Achilles has the rayed star on his armoury and many of the ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses.In Christianity the star is connected to the Virgin Mary.

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  • GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    ISBN: 9780691169859
    Title: GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    Author: COYLE DIANE

    Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013 or Ghana s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008 just as the world s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece s chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for apparently doing nothing more than trying to accurately report the size of his country s economy? The answers to all these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies around the world: Gross Domestic Product. This entertaining and informative book tells the story of GDP, making sense of a statistic that appears constantly in the news, business, and politics, and that seems to rule our lives but that hardly anyone actually understands.

    Diane Coyle traces the history of this artificial, abstract, complex, but exceedingly important statistic from its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century precursors through its invention in the 1940s and its postwar golden age, and then through the Great Crash up to today. The reader learns why this standard measure of the size of a country s economy was invented, how it has changed over the decades, and what its strengths and weaknesses are. The book explains why even small changes in GDP can decide elections, influence major political decisions, and determine whether countries can keep borrowing or be thrown into recession. The book ends by making the case that GDP was a good measure for the twentieth century but is increasingly inappropriate for a twenty-first-century economy driven by innovation, services, and intangible goods."

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    Price: $30.00

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  • Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power & Democracy
    Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power & Democracy
    ISBN: 9781501182891
    Title: Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power & Democracy
    Author: STOLLER MATT

    "Every thinking American must read" (The Washington Book Review) this startling and "insightful" (The New York Times) look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism has transformed American politics, and business.

    Going back to our country's founding, Americans once had a coherent and clear understanding of political tyranny, one crafted by Thomas Jefferson and updated for the industrial age by Louis Brandeis. A concentration of power--whether by government or banks--was understood as autocratic and dangerous to individual liberty and democracy. In the 1930s, people observed that the Great Depression was caused by financial concentration in the hands of a few whose misuse of their power induced a financial collapse. They drew on this tradition to craft the New Deal.

    In Goliath, Matt Stoller explains how authoritarianism and populism have returned to American politics for the first time in eighty years, as the outcome of the 2016 election shook our faith in democratic institutions. It has brought to the fore dangerous forces that many modern Americans never even knew existed. Today's bitter recriminations and panic represent more than just fear of the future, they reflect a basic confusion about what is happening and the historical backstory that brought us to this moment.

    The true effects of populism, a shrinking middle class, and concentrated financial wealth are only just beginning to manifest themselves under the current administrations. The lessons of Stoller's study will only grow more relevant as time passes. "An engaging call to arms," (Kirkus Reviews) Stoller illustrates here in rich detail how we arrived at this tenuous moment, and the steps we must take to create a new democracy.

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    Price: $35.00

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