• 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 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
    $30.00
  • 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.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 99%: How to Create Abundance & Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    99%: How to Create Abundance & Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    ISBN: 9781789544503
    Title: 99%: How to Create Abundance & Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    Author: THOMAS MARK


    We are looking at the first generation in living memory who can expect to be poorer than their parents, even as the economy continues to grow.


    This is unprecedented. No generation in modern history has been poorer than its parents. And they could be quite a lot poorer. If we continue as we are going, the civilisation we enjoy today will not last until 2050.


    The early signs are already here. In 2017, we read that the economy was booming and stock markets were at an all-time high, yet at the same time we heard that wages were not keeping pace with inflation and food-banks had more 'customers' than ever before.


    If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren't we all getting bigger slices? If we are so well-off, why is our children's generation set to be the first in living memory to be worse-off than its predecessors?


    This is what we can do to change this state of affairs.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, & the Financial Crisis
    Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, & the Financial Crisis
    ISBN: 9781419715983
    Title: Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, & the Financial Crisis
    Author: CUNNINGHAM DARRYL

    Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham's latest work of graphic-nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand's biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the U.S. and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to a ffect today's politics and policies, starting with her most noted disciple, economist Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve). Cunningham also shows how right-wing conservatives, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement have co-opted Rand's teachings (and inherent contradictions) to promote personal gain and profit at the expense of the middle class. Tackling the complexities of economics by distilling them down to a series of concepts accessible to all age groups, Cunningham ultimately delivers a devastating analysis of our current economic world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • AI Economy: Work Wealth & Welfare in the Age of the Robot
    AI Economy: Work Wealth & Welfare in the Age of the Robot
    ISBN: 9781473696150
    Title: AI Economy: Work Wealth & Welfare in the Age of the Robot
    Author: BOOTLE ROGER



    Understand the way in which AI and robots will change the world and the way we live in it.

    Extraordinary innovations in technology promise to transform the world, but how realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives? In this much needed book the acclaimed economist Roger Bootle responds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot, steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all. Tackling the implications of Artificial Intelligence on growth, productivity, inflation and the distribution of wealth and power, THE AI ECONOMY also examines coming changes to the the way we educate, work and spend our leisure time.

    A fundamentally optimistic view which will help you plan for changing times, this book explains AI and leads you towards a more certain future.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • An Economist Walks into a Brothel: & Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
    An Economist Walks into a Brothel: & Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
    ISBN: 9780525542827
    Title: An 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

    $37.00
  • Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
    Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
    ISBN: 9780141038223
    Title: Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
    Author: TALEB NASSIM NICHOLAS

    In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and his revelatory new book Antifragile offers a definitive solution: how to live in a world that is unpredicatable, chaotic, and full of shocks, and how to thrive during periods of disaster. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. For what Taleb calls the 'antifragile' is beyond the merely robust; it benefits from shocks, uncertainty and stressors.The most successful of us, the most daring and creative will take advantage of disorder and invent new, more powerful opportunities and advantages beyond our expectations.'Antifragility is the secret to success in a world full of uncertainty, a system for turning random mutations to lasting advantage& . . . highly entertaining . . . . whether you find Mr Taleb amusing or irritating, you want to read on.'& Economist'Taleb is a very funny writer with a finely tuned BS detector . . . Antifragility isn't just sound economic and political doctrine. It's also the key to a good life.'& Fortune& 'This is a bold, entertaining, clever book, richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides& . . . I will have to read it again.& And again.'& Matt Ridley, Wall Street Journal& 'A new kind of strength& . . . not invincible but better able to handle life's inevitable surprises . . . such a combination leaves open the possibility of big rewards while minimizing exposure to risk.'& Los Angeles Times& 'Taleb is an outsider in a business of outsiders, and if he is lobbing grenades at the power in the centre - well, that's the point.'& Daily Telegraph

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Arab World Unbound Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
    Arab World Unbound Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
    ISBN: 9781118074510
    Title: Arab World Unbound Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
    Author: MAHAJAN VIJAY

    An expert's guide to exploring business opportunities in the burgeoning Arab marketplace This groundbreaking book reveals the myriad opportunities presented by the Arab World's market of 350 million consumers, who collectively wield the ninth-largest economy in the world. Based on the author's firsthand research, including hundreds of market visits and more than 600 interviews at companies doing business throughout the region, this book shows how globally interconnected and vibrant the Arab markets are. Through a rich blend of data and anecdotal observations, it chronicles how, by respecting the region's culture and religious norms, hundreds of local and multinational companies and entrepreneurs are creating successful businesses in this large and growing marketplace.

    Hundreds of interviews and illustrative examples peel away stereotypes about Arab consumers to reveal diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial consumer markets Explains how multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble, and leading regional companies are working successfully in the Arab nations Shows how Arab entrepreneurs, both men and women, are shaping the regional and global marketplaces Vijay Mahajan, author of two previous award-winning books on emerging markets, is one of the world's most-cited researchers in the business and economics sector As the global marketplace continues to expand, this book offers anyone interested in investing in the Arab world an expert perspective on the boundless business opportunities.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Ascent of Money
    Ascent of Money
    ISBN: 9780141987927
    Title: Ascent of Money
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL

    Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call if what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back-story to all history.


    From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts as it's never been told before.


    With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, there's never been a better time to understand the ascent - and descent - of money.


    'Beautifully written ... Breathtakingly clever' Sunday Telegraph


    'A lucid and racy account of financial history' New Statesman


    'A fine, readable and entertaining history' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year


    'The tales he tells of boom and bust, of triumph and disaster, of bubbles that inflate ... are the very essence of financial history' Bill Emmott, Financial Times


    'An often enlightening and enjoyable tour through the underside of great events, a lesson in how the most successful great powers have always been underpinned by smart money' Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Australia Nz Closer Economic Relations Agreement & Regional Integration
    Australia Nz Closer Economic Relations Agreement & Regional Integration
    ISBN: 9789814279970
    Title: Australia Nz Closer Economic Relations Agreement & Regional Integration
    Author: SCOLLAY ROBERT ET AL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Bagehot: The Life & Times of the Greatest Victorian
    Bagehot: The Life & Times of the Greatest Victorian
    ISBN: 9780393609196
    Title: Bagehot: The Life & Times of the Greatest Victorian
    Author: GRANT JAMES

    During the upheavals of 2007-09, the chairman of the Federal Reserve had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill, and author of Lombard Street, the still-canonical guide to stopping a run on the banks, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that-decades later-inspired the radical responses to the world's worst financial crises.Born in the small market town of Langport, just after the Panic of 1825 swept across England, Bagehot followed in his father's footsteps and took a position at the local family bank-but his influence on financial matters would soon spread far beyond the county of Somerset. Persuasive and precocious, he came to hold sway in political circles, making high-profile friends, including William Gladstone-and enemies, such as Lord Overstone and Benjamin Disraeli. As a prolific essayist on wide-ranging topics, Bagehot won the admiration of Matthew Arnold and Woodrow Wilson, and delighted in paradox. He was also a misogynist, and while he opposed slavery, he misjudged Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. As editor of the Economist, he offered astute commentary on the financial issues of his day, and his name lives on in an eponymous weekly column. He has been called "the Greatest Victorian."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed & Broken Governance Failed Australia
    Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed & Broken Governance Failed Australia
    ISBN: 9780733340116
    Title: Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed & Broken Governance Failed Australia
    Author: FERGUSON ADELE

    The shocking truth about Australia's financial institutions, as told by the journalist who did most to bring about Australia's banking royal commission.
    Against all the odds Australia ended up with a banking royal commission. Since hearings began in 2018, revelations about banking and insurance company practices have rocked the nation. Even defenders of the banks have been blindsided.

    In Banking Bad, Adele Ferguson traces the origins of the banking scandal to the early 1990s, when buckets of money began pouring into compulsory superannuation funds, set up by Labor Treasurer Paul Keating. Attracted by the increasing cash, banks devised corrupt and questionable practices to get their hands on funds, along with aggressive selling practices that ignored due diligence, trust and honesty. Drawing on her multiple sources who led her to break the story of malpractice - the individuals, business owners, farmers and ordinary people who lost everything - Adele also looks at the falls from grace at the hands of the royal commission of some of the country's most highly ranked captains of industry, the failure of regulators and recommendations of the commissioner, Kenneth Hayne. And she asks whereto from here?

    This is a book every person with a bank account should read and learn from

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life
    Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life
    ISBN: 9781118027615
    Title: Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life
    Author: GREEN ALEXANDER

    It's not all about the money; the key to true riches
    Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going.The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet manytoday chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all,"our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealthis the antidote.


    New York Times bestselling author Alexander Green takesthings right down to brass tacks: We are here for a short time.Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, the most critical knowledge isnot any particular skill but rather wisdom about "how to live."Fortunately, men and women have had several thousand years to thinkabout what it means to live "the good life." And the answers foundhere, from Plato and Aristotle to Mahatma Gandhi and StephenHawking, will both surprise and delight you.


    Beyond Wealth provides insightful commentary on the mostimportant aspects of our lives: love, work, honor, trust, freedom, death, fear, truth, beauty and other timeless issues. The book isboth a thought provoking read and the ideal gift, guaranteed toennoble, uplift and inspire.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $83.00
    $83.00
  • 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Big Reset: War on Gold & the Financial Endgame
    Big Reset: War on Gold & the Financial Endgame
    ISBN: 9789462980273
    Title: Big Reset: War on Gold & the Financial Endgame
    Author: MIDDELKOOP WILLEM

    A system reset seems imminent. The world's financial system will need to find a new anchor before the year 2020. Since the beginning of the credit crisis, the US realized the dollar will lose its role as the world's reserve currency, and has been planning for a monetary reset. According to Willem Middelkoop, this reset will be designed to keep the US in the driver's seat, allowing the new monetary system to include significant roles for other currencies such as the euro and China's renminbi. Prepare for the coming ResetIn all likelihood gold will be re-introduced as one of the pillars of this next phase in the global financial system. The prediction is that gold could be revalued at $ 7,000 per troy ounce. By looking past the American 'smokescreen' surrounding gold and the dollar long ago, China and Russia have been accumulating massive amounts of gold reserves, positioning themselves for a more prominent role in the future to come. The reset will come as a shock to many. The Big Reset will help everyone who wants to be fully prepared. This fully revised edition of Middelkoop's book takes into account developments since its original publication, which have only strengthened the case for the coming return of gold.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • 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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World
    Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World
    ISBN: 9780241237861
    Title: Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World
    Author: TAPSCOTT DON & TAPSCOTT ALEX

    This title explains why the blockchain technology that powers Bitcoin will fundamentally change the internet - what it does and how we use it. The internet is great for collaboration and exchanging information, but deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and transactions. It allows people to commit fraud, collect personal data and invade users' privacy. By contrast, blockchain technology is private and secure, and all the activity it powers is transparent and incorruptible. With its advent, we will not need to trust each other in the traditional sense, because transparency and trust is built into the system itself. Don and Alex Tapscott examine what blockchain technology means beyond currency and explore its positive applications in commerce, business, education, governance and beyond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Branding Property: Approaches to Real Estate Marketing
    Branding Property: Approaches to Real Estate Marketing
    ISBN: 9783037682210
    Title: Branding Property: Approaches to Real Estate Marketing
    Author: FELIX RAHEL M & PETER

    Real estate marketing is certainly not a standard discipline within economics and is not taught in colleges and graduate degree programs within the context of a marketing-oriented education. For this very reason, this volume addresses and examines how the relevant tasks can be approached in order to find success in real estate marketing. The relevant analytical and strategic processes and methods are presented and explained. In this interdisciplinary process, it is vital to develop a clear idea of the future resident of the property that is to be marketed. This knowledge, together with the central architectural theme, serves as a basis for generating the essence, even the soul, of the property's brand and, in the process of realizing it, engendering or arousing the esprit that will complement it. In addition to the careful documentation of every stage and aspect of ten selected case studies, this publication also contains contributions from industry experts, who examine realestate marketing from various perspectives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • 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.
    &

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 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.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00
    $82.00
  • Capitalism in America: A History
    Capitalism in America: A History
    ISBN: 9780141989310
    Title: Capitalism in America: A History
    Author: GREENSPAN ALAN & WOOLDRIDGE ADRIAN

    Where does prosperity come from, and how does it spread through a society? What role does innovation play in creating prosperity and why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, find the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Alan Greenspan, legendary Chair of the Federal Reserve, distils a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a profound assessment of the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale of vast landscapes, titanic figures and triumphant breakthroughs as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial American economic debate is here - from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to America's violent swings in its openness to global trade.

    At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its enthusiasm for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new. Although messy and painful, it has lifted the overwhelming majority of Americans to standards of living unimaginable even a few generations past. At a time when productivity has again stalled, stirring populist furies, and the continuing of American pre-eminence seems uncertain, Capitalism in Americaexplains why America has worked so successfully in the past and been such a gigantic engine of economic growth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World
    Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World
    ISBN: 9780674987593
    Title: Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World
    Author: MILANOVIC BRANKO

    For the first time in history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. Capitalism prevails because it delivers prosperity and meets desires for autonomy. But it also is unstable and morally defective. Surveying the varieties and futures of capitalism, Milanovic offers creative solutions to improve a system that isn't going anywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • 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
    $28.00
  • 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: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth
    Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth
    ISBN: 9780231174695
    Title: Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth
    Author: OSTRY JONATHAN D & LOUNGANI PRAKASH & BERG ANDREW

    Three International Monetary Fund economists show that the increase in inequality has been a political choice--and explain what policies we should choose instead to achieve a more inclusive economy. Confronting Inequality is a rigorous and empirically rich book that is crucial for a time when many fear a new Gilded Age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $87.00
    $87.00
  • 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
  • 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
    $38.00
1 2 3 4