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


    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER


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


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


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


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



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    Price: $28.00
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  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780141047973
    Title: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • 50 Economics Classics
    50 Economics Classics
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 Economics Classics
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM


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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    ISBN: 9781784705763
    Title: Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    A Number One Sunday Times Bestseller


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


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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

    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: $45.00

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • 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: $44.00
    $44.00
  • 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: $57.00
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  • Austerity
    Austerity
    ISBN: 9781784874100
    Title: Austerity
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


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


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


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



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    Price: $10.00
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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
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  • Banking on It How I Disrupted an Industry
    Banking on It How I Disrupted an Industry
    ISBN: 9780241453582
    Title: Banking on It How I Disrupted an Industry
    Author: BODEN ANNE


    'I surprised myself the first time I fully articulated the words "I'm starting a bank"'

    BANKING ON IT
    is the first-hand account of one woman's quest to rebuild Britain's broken banking system.

    After a lengthy career at the top of some of Britain's leading banks Anne Boden had become disillusioned with the status quo - the financial crash had broken trust in the whole sector but there seemed to be little appetite to make the most of emerging technologies to revolutionise customer experience. Increasingly frustrated with the inertia within the industry she decided to shake things up herself by doing something totally radical - setting up her own bank.

    In this awe-inspiring story Anne reveals how she broke through bureaucracy, tackled prejudice and successfully countered widespread suspicion to realise her vision for the future of consumer banking. She fulfilled that dream by founding Starling, the winner of Best British Bank at the British Bank Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and in doing so has triggered a new movement that is revolutionising the entire banking industry.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
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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.



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    Price: $30.00
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  • Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781786490315
    Title: Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    Author: BROOKS RICHARD


    'A devastating exposé.' Mail on Sunday

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


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



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    Price: $25.00
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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.

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    Price: $38.00
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  • Billion Dollar Loser The Epic Rise & Fall of Wework
    Billion Dollar Loser The Epic Rise & Fall of Wework
    ISBN: 9781529385076
    Title: Billion Dollar Loser The Epic Rise & Fall of Wework
    Author: WIEDERMANN REEVS

    The inside story of the rise and fall of WeWork, showing how the excesses of its founder shaped a corporate culture unlike any other Christened a potential savior of Silicon Valley's startup culture, Adam Neumann was set to take WeWork, his office share company disrupting the commercial real estate market, public, cash out on the company's 47 billion dollar valuation, and break the string of major startups unable to deliver to shareholders. But as employees knew, and investors soon found out, WeWork's capital was built on promises that the company was more than a real estate purveyor, that in fact it was a transformational technology company.Veteran journalist Reeves Weideman dives deep into WeWork and it CEO's astronomical rise, from the marijuana and tequila-filled board rooms to cult-like company summer camps and consciousness-raising with Anthony Kiedis. Billion Dollar Loser is a character-driven business narrative that captures, through the fascinating psyche of a billionaire founder and his wife and co-founder, the slippery state of global capitalism.

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

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

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

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

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    Price: $30.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Praise for Black Edge

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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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: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Blockchain Chicken Farm & Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
    Blockchain Chicken Farm & Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
    ISBN: 9780374538668
    Title: Blockchain Chicken Farm & Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
    Author: WANG XIAOWEI


    "A brilliant and empathetic guide to the far corners of global capitalism." --Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing

    From FSGO x Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world

    In Blockchain Chicken Farm, the technologist and writer Xiaowei Wang explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China. Their discoveries force them to challenge the standard idea that rural culture and people are backward, conservative, and intolerant. Instead, they find that rural China has not only adapted to rapid globalization but has actually innovated the technology we all use today.

    From pork farmers using AI to produce the perfect pig, to disruptive luxury counterfeits and the political intersections of e-commerce villages, Wang unravels the ties between globalization, technology, agriculture, and commerce in unprecedented fashion. Accompanied by humorous "Sinofuturist" recipes that frame meals as they transform under new technology, Blockchain Chicken Farm is an original and probing look into innovation, connectivity, and collaboration in the digitized rural world.

    FSG Originals × Logic dissects the way technology functions in everyday lives. The titans of Silicon Valley, for all their utopian imaginings, never really had our best interests at heart: recent threats to democracy, truth, privacy, and safety, as a result of tech's reckless pursuit of progress, have shown as much. We present an alternate story, one that delights in capturing technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom. Our collaboration features four brief but provocative forays into the tech industry's many worlds, and aspires to incite fresh conversations about technology focused on nuanced and accessible explorations of the emerging tools that reorganize and redefine life today.



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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
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  • 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).

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


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


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



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    Price: $30.00
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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.



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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 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.

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    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    ISBN: 9780241307205
    Title: Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS

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

    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
  • Color of Money: Black Banks & the Racial Wealth Gap
    Color of Money: Black Banks & the Racial Wealth Gap
    ISBN: 9780674237476
    Title: Color of Money: Black Banks & the Racial Wealth Gap
    Author: BARADARAN MEHRSA


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


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


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



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    Price: $39.00
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  • Consequences of Capitalism
    Consequences of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780241482612
    Title: Consequences of Capitalism
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM & WATERSTONE MARV


    An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?'


    Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.

    'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.'

    How does politics shape our world, our lives and our perceptions? How much of 'common sense' is actually driven by the ruling classes' needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet?

    Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen connections between neoliberal 'common sense' and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions.



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



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  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    ISBN: 9781612194196
    Title: Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    Author: GRAEBER DAVID

    Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber's "fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely" ("Financial Times") history of debt
    Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods--that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.
    Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like "guilt," "sin," and "redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Deficit Myth
    Deficit Myth
    ISBN: 9781529352535
    Title: Deficit Myth
    Author: KELTON STEPHANIE

    Any ambitious proposal - ranging from fixing crumbling infrastructure to Medicare for all or preventing the coming climate apocalypse - inevitably sparks questions: how can we afford it? How can we pay for it? Stephanie Kelton points out how misguided those questions really are by using the bold ideas of modern monetary theory (MMT), a fundamentally different approach to using our resources to maximize our potential as a society.We've been thinking about government spending in the wrong ways, Kelton argues, on both sides of the political aisle. Everything that both liberal/progressives and conservatives believe about deficits and the role of money and government spending in the economy is wrong, especially the fear that deficits will endanger long-term prosperity.Through illuminating insights about government debt, deficits, inflation, taxes, the financial system, and financial constraints on the federal budget, Kelton dramatically changes our understanding of how to best deal with important issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs and building infrastructure. Rather than asking the self-defeating question of how to pay for the crucial improvements our society needs, Kelton guides us to ask: which deficits actually matter? What is the best way to balance the risk of inflation against the benefits of a society that is more broadly prosperous, safer, cleaner, and secure?With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT busts myths that prevent us from taking action because we can't get beyond the question of how to pay for it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    ISBN: 9781509516551
    Title: Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    Author: DORLING DANNY


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


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


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



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

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech
    Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech
    ISBN: 9780141991085
    Title: Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech
    Author: FOROOHAR RANA

    Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news advertising spend. Amazon takes half of all e-commerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - the digital titans. How did these once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access, Rana Foroohar reveals the true extent to which the 'FAANG's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she shows how these threats to our democracies, livelihoods and minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women
    Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women
    ISBN: 9780571353606
    Title: Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women
    Author: SCOTT LINDA

    An urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women's economic empowerment.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
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