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

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

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

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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

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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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 Income: & How We Can Make It Happen
    Basic Income: & How We Can Make It Happen
    ISBN: 9780141985480
    Title: Basic Income: & How We Can Make It Happen
    Author: STANDING GUY

    'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it... Standing's analysis is vital' Paul Mason Shouldn't everyone receive a stake in society's wealth? Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all? What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness? Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the state, received by all individual citizens. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Political parties across the world are now adopting it as official policy and the idea generates headlines every day. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    ISBN: 9780753554838
    Title: Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    Author: CIPOLLA CARLO M

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

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


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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
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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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    ISBN: 9781863959964
    Title: Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    Author: KELLS STUART & GOW IAN D

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Breaking the Banks: What Went Wrong with Australian Banking?
    Breaking the Banks: What Went Wrong with Australian Banking?
    ISBN: 9781920727956
    Title: Breaking the Banks: What Went Wrong with Australian Banking?
    Author: HEALY JOSEPH

    What was once an industry built on trust, professionalism and value, has become synonymous with greed, complacency and everything that has gone wrong with capitalism. So how did Australian banks, which avoided much of the aftermath of the GFC, lose their way and become engulfed in scandal?
    Breaking the Banks delves into the causes and effects of the banking crisis that plagued Australia and the world, to re-establish the fundamentals of banking that for so long have been overshadowed by power and wealth, and provides us with a crucial blueprint to revolutionise the future of banking.
    & With expertise in banking that spans over three decades and several markets and as a former senior executive at two of Australia's largest banks, Joseph Healy, co-founder and co-CEO of Judo Bank, writes the insider's account of the banking crisis that plagued Australia and the world.
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    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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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.

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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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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  • 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: $81.00
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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    ISBN: 9780674979857
    Title: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS & GOLDHAMMER ARTHUR


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



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


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


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


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


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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
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  • Capitalism 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
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  • 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: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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
  • 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Classical School The Turbulent Birth of Economics in Twenty Extraordinary Lives
    Classical School The Turbulent Birth of Economics in Twenty Extraordinary Lives
    ISBN: 9781788164733
    Title: Classical School The Turbulent Birth of Economics in Twenty Extraordinary Lives
    Author: WILLIAMS CALLUM

    A fresh and irreverent look at the founders of economics, showing how they lived and what they thought, why they thought it, and why they still matter.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
  • Curse of Bigness: How Corporate Giants Came to Rule the World
    Curse of Bigness: How Corporate Giants Came to Rule the World
    ISBN: 9781838950828
    Title: Curse of Bigness: How Corporate Giants Came to Rule the World
    Author: WU TIM

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Deaths of Despair & the Future of Capitalism
    Deaths of Despair & the Future of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780691207827
    Title: Deaths of Despair & the Future of Capitalism
    Author: CASE ANNE & DEATON ANGUS

    In America today, deaths of despair'from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism'are on the rise among working-class whites. Life expectancy in the United States as a whole has now fallen for three years in a row, a drastic trend unique among wealthy nations and not seen since the great flu pandemic of 1918. Anne Case and Angus Deaton, known for first sounding the alarm about deaths of despair, shed light on the social and economic forces that make life harder for those without a college degree. They explain why, for those with less education, who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering.

    Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline. For those without a college degree, today's America has become a land of broken families and few prospects. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a college degree are literally dying from pain and despair. In this critically important book, Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of America's workers.

    This book charts a way forward, providing policy solutions that can rein in capitalism's excesses and make it work for everyone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    ISBN: 9780691179490
    Title: Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    Author: BRUNTON FINN


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


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


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


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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Dollars & Sense: How We Misthink Money & How to Spend Smarter
    Dollars & Sense: How We Misthink Money & How to Spend Smarter
    ISBN: 9780062872722
    Title: Dollars & Sense: How We Misthink Money & How to Spend Smarter
    Author: ARIELY DAN & KREISLER JEFF

    Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain?Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent?Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we've overpaid for it before?In Dollars and Sense, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler, Ariely takes us deep inside our minds to expose the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money.Exploring a wide range of everyday topics--from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales--Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    ISBN: 9780241427903
    Title: Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    Author: FOROOHAR RANA

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Economics 101
    Economics 101
    ISBN: 9781440593406
    Title: Economics 101
    Author: MAYER DAVID A.

    A Crash Course in the Study of Production and Consumption

    Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of economics into tedious discourse that would put even Joseph Stiglitz to sleep. "Economics 101" cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore how societies allocate their resources for maximum benefit.

    From quantitative easing to marginal utility, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that you won't be able to get anywhere else.

    So whether you're looking to master the major principles of finance, or just want to learn more about why money matters, "Economics 101" has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    ISBN: 9781683960607
    Title: Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    Author: REICH ROBERT B

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Economist June 27th - July 3rd 2020 (13/07/20)
    Economist June 27th - July 3rd 2020 (13/07/20)
    ISBN: 071486026747
    Title: Economist June 27th - July 3rd 2020 (13/07/20)


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

    A Financial Times Book of the Month pick for April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Economists' Hour
    Economists' Hour
    ISBN: 9781509879144
    Title: Economists' Hour
    Author: APPELBAUM BINYAMIN

    The Economists' Hour by Binyamin Appelbaum is the biography of a revolution: the story of how economists who believed in the power and the glory of free markets transformed the business of government, the conduct of business and, as a result, the patterns of everyday life. In the four decades between 1969 and 2008, these economists played a leading role in reshaping taxation and public spending and clearing the way for globalization. They reshaped the US government's approach to regulation, assigning a value to human life to determine which rules are worthwhile. Economists even convinced President Nixon to end military conscription. The United States was the epicentre of the intellectual ferment, but the embrace of markets was a global phenomenon, seizing the imagination of politicians in countries including the United Kingdom, Chile and New Zealand. The revolution failed to deliver on its central promise of increased prosperity. In the United States, growth has slowed in every successive decade since the 1960s. And the cost of the failure was steep. Policymakers traded well-paid jobs for low-cost electronics; the loss of work weakened the fabric of society and of democracy. Soaring inequality extends far beyond incomes: life expectancy for less affluent Americans has declined in recent years. And the focus on efficiency has come at the expense of the future: lower taxes instead of education and infrastructure; limited environmental regulation as oceans rise and California burns. This book is a reckoning: the economists' hour is coming to an end, and the world they have left us with feels less predictable than when it began.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
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