• Global Megatrends : Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future
    Global Megatrends : Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future
    ISBN: 9781486301409
    Title: Global Megatrends : Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future
    Author: HAJKOWICZ STEFAN

    "Global Megatrends" tells a story about how the world will change over the next 20 years. "Megatrends" are gradual yet powerful trajectories of change that have the potential to throw companies, individuals and societies into freefall. In "Global Megatrends, " author Stefan Hajkowicz identifies seven patterns of global change: resource scarcity; the challenge to protect biodiversity and the global climate; the world s ageing demographic; digital technology transformation; rapid economic growth and urbanization in the developing world; societal and consumer expectation for experiential goods and services; and finally a world where human innovation makes (just about) anything possible. This book captures the thinking of many dedicated scientists and researchers who have devoted their careers to exploring and understanding change. The change heralded by megatrends lies beyond our direct control but not beyond our influence. By getting a picture of how the world is changing and what these megatrends are, we can alter our destiny."

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  • Global Minotaur
    Global Minotaur
    ISBN: 9781780324500
    Title: Global Minotaur
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS

    In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so Europe and the rest of the world began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s through to the financial collapse of 2008. Today's deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis lays out the options available to us for reintroducing a modicum of reason into a highly irrational global economic order. An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Global Minotaur: Europe, America & the Future of the Global Economy
    Global Minotaur: Europe, America & the Future of the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9781783606108
    Title: Global Minotaur: Europe, America & the Future of the Global Economy
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS; MASON PAUL (FOREWORD BY)

    In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a Global Minotaur was born. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Globalisation Paradox: Democracy & the Future of the World Economy
    Globalisation Paradox: Democracy & the Future of the World Economy
    ISBN: 9780393071610
    Title: Globalisation Paradox: Democracy & the Future of the World Economy
    Author: RODRIK DANI

    Combining history with personal insights, a professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University discusses how democracy and national self-determination cannot be simultaneously pursued with economic globalization and instead promotes customizable globalization with international rules to achieve balanced prosperity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
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  • Globalists: The End of Empire & the Birth of Neoliberalism
    Globalists: The End of Empire & the Birth of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9780674979529
    Title: Globalists: The End of Empire & the Birth of Neoliberalism
    Author: SLOBODIAN QUINN


    Neoliberals hate the state. Or do they? In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level.


    Slobodian begins in Austria in the 1920s. Empires were dissolving and nationalism, socialism, and democratic self-determination threatened the stability of the global capitalist system. In response, Austrian intellectuals called for a new way of organizing the world. But they and their successors in academia and government, from such famous economists as Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises to influential but lesser-known figures such as Wilhelm Röpke and Michael Heilperin, did not propose a regime of laissez-faire. Rather they used states and global institutions--the League of Nations, the European Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization, and international investment law--to insulate the markets against sovereign states, political change, and turbulent democratic demands for greater equality and social justice.


    Far from discarding the regulatory state, neoliberals wanted to harness it to their grand project of protecting capitalism on a global scale. It was a project, Slobodian shows, that changed the world, but that was also undermined time and again by the inequality, relentless change, and social injustice that accompanied it.



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  • Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know - the Economist Explains
    Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know - the Economist Explains
    ISBN: 9781781256251
    Title: Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know - the Economist Explains
    Author: STANDAGE TOM

    Want to know how a tattoo affects your job prospects, which James Bond drinks the most martinis, or how to make an invisibility cloak? We have the answers. The news cycle moves fast, and as one story is swiftly replaced by another, underlying causes and bigger (and smaller) questions often go unexplored. That's when you need the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website: the Economist Explains and the Daily Chart. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Go Figure brings together for the first time the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists from around the world to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works and why the amount of dog poo on the streets of New York is seasonal. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve. The results are sometimes surprising, often intriguing and always enlightening.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • God's Bankers: a History of Money & Power at the Vatican
    God's Bankers: a History of Money & Power at the Vatican
    ISBN: 9781416576570
    Title: God's Bankers: a History of Money & Power at the Vatican
    Author: POSNER GERALD

    A deeply reported, fast-paced exposé of the money and the cardinals-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican-the world's biggest, most powerful religious institution-from an acclaimed journalist with "exhaustive research techniques" (The New York Times).

    From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world.

    God's Bankers has it all: a rare exposé and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church's aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the world's more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican's Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. Part thriller, part financial tell-all, this book shows with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power.

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    Price: $58.00
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  • Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Excesses of Capitalism & the Failure of the Managerial Elite
    Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Excesses of Capitalism & the Failure of the Managerial Elite
    ISBN: 9780062347176
    Title: Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Excesses of Capitalism & the Failure of the Managerial Elite
    Author: MCDONALD DUFF


    A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the bestselling author of The Firm.


    With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner workings of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School.


    Harvard University occupies a unique place in the public s imagination, but HBS has arguably eclipsed its parent in terms of its influence on modern society. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. An HBS degree is, as the New York Times proclaimed in 1978, "the golden passport to life in the upper class." Those holding Harvard MBAs are near-guaranteed entrance into Western capitalism s most powerful realm the corner office.


    Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and powerful force for almost a century. As McDonald explores these dynamics, he also reveals how, despite HBS s enormous success, it has failed with respect to the stated goal of its founders: "the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways." While HBS graduates tend to be very good at whatever they do, that is rarely the doing of good.


    In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive, if not necessarily "secret" club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goals it set for itself? And is HBS therefore complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of pronounced economic disparity and political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has a profound influence on the shape of our society and all our lives.

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  • Good Money: Understand Your Choices. Boost Your Financial Wellbeing
    Good Money: Understand Your Choices. Boost Your Financial Wellbeing
    ISBN: 9781781317570
    Title: Good Money: Understand Your Choices. Boost Your Financial Wellbeing
    Author: SPENCER NATHALIE


    Using a unique, visual approach, Nathalie Spencer uncovers the science behind how we think about, use and manage money to guide you to a wiser and more enjoyable relationship with your finances.


    From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending and decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in, through to exposing what it really means to be an effective forecaster, Good Money reveals how you can be motivated to be better with money and provides you with essential tools to boost your financial well-being.

    At BUILD+BECOME we believe in building knowledge that helps you navigate your world.
    Our books help you make sense of the changing world around you by taking you from concept to real-life application through 20 accessible lessons designed to make you think.
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  • Grand Pursuit: a Story of Economic Genius
    Grand Pursuit: a Story of Economic Genius
    ISBN: 9781841154565
    Title: Grand Pursuit: a Story of Economic Genius
    Author: NASAR SYLVIA

    Sylvia Nasar, the author of the phenomenal bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through the epic story of the making of modern economics, and how it rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands, rather than in Fate.

    Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid 19th century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She then describes the efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and Irving Fisher to put those insights into action - with revolutionary consequences for the world.

    From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes's disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman, and India's Nobel Prize Winner Amartya Sen, she show how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world - from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America and now the entire world.

    In Nasar's dramatic account of these discoverers we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each others' ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the dismal science into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery and early death. This story, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, and ultimately transcendent, rendered here in stunning narrative.
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  • Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay & Economies Die
    Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay & Economies Die
    ISBN: 9781846147432
    Title: Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay & Economies Die
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL

    The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today, it seems: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behaviour. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that our institutions - the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail - are degenerating. Representative government, the free market, the rule of law and civil society: these were once the four pillars of West European and North American societies. It was these institutions, rather than any geographical or climatic advantages, that set the West on the path to global dominance after around 1500. In our time, however, these institutions have deteriorated in disturbing ways. Our democracies have broken the contract between the generations by heaping IOUs on our children and grandchildren. Our markets are increasingly distorted by over-complex regulations that are in fact the disease of which they purport to be the cure. The rule of law has metamorphosed into the rule of lawyers. And civil society has degenerated into uncivil society, where we lazily expect all our problems to be solved by the state.The Degeneration of the West a powerful - and in places polemical - indictment of an era of negligence and complacency. While the Arab world struggles to adopt democracy, and while China struggles to move from economic liberalization to the rule of law, Europeans and Americans alike are frittering away the institutional inheritance of centuries. To arrest the degeneration of the West's once dominant civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform. This book is based on Niall Ferguson's 2012 BBC Reith Lectures, which were broadcast under the title The Rule of Law and Its Enemies.

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  • Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay & Economies Die
    Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay & Economies Die
    ISBN: 9780141975238
    Title: Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay & Economies Die
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL

    The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, ageing populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that the institutions that were once the four pillars of Western society - representative government, the free market, the rule of law and civil society - are degenerating.& & The Great Degeneration is a powerful indictment of an era of negligence and complacency. To stop us frittering away the institutional inheritance of centuries, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform.'A refreshing perspective on the economic decline of advanced countries and the origins of the crisis.'& Samuel Brittan, Financial Times'He writes with splendid panache and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit.'& The Times& 'One of the most incisive writers of history, politics and economics today.'& Sunday Telegraph& 'Niall Ferguson has transformed the intellectual landscape.'& Economist

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  • Great Disruption How the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the Sustainable Revolution
    Great Disruption How the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the Sustainable Revolution
    ISBN: 9781408815410
    Title: Great Disruption How the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the Sustainable Revolution
    Author: GILDING PAUL

    It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The 'Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological change like the melting polar icecap. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet's ecosystems and resources. The Great Disruptionoffers a stark and unflinching look at the challenge humanity faces - yet also a deeply optimistic message. The coming decades will see loss, suffering and conflict as our planetary overdraft is paid. However, they will also bring out the best humanity can offer: compassion, innovation, resilience and adaptability. Gilding tells us how to fight, and win, what he calls 'the One Degree War' to prevent catastrophic warming of the earth, and how to start today. The crisis we are in represents a rare chance to replace our addiction to growth with an ethic of sustainability, and it's already happening. It's also an unmatched business opportunity: old industries will collapse while new companies literally reshape our economy. In the aftermath of the Great Disruption, we will measure 'growth' in a new way. It will mean not quantity of stuff, but quality, and happiness, of life. And, yes, there is life after shopping. The Great Disruptionis an invigorating and well-informed polemic by an advocate for sustainability and climate change who has dedicated his life to campaigning for a balanced use of Earth's limited resources. It is essential reading.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy
    Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9781408822180
    Title: Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy
    Author: GILDING PAUL

    It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. We need instead to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The 'Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological change like the melting polar icecap. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet's ecosystems and resources.
    The Great Disruptionoffers a stark and unflinching look at the challenge humanity faces - yet also a deeply optimistic message. The coming decades will see loss, suffering and conflict as our planetary overdraft is paid. However, they will also bring out the best humanity can offer: compassion, innovation, resilience and adaptability. The Great Disruption is an invigorating and well-informed polemic by an advocate for sustainability who has dedicated his life to campaigning for a balanced use of Earth's limited resources. It is essential reading.


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  • Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis & What We can do About It
    Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis & What We can do About It
    ISBN: 9781608196333
    Title: Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis & What We can do About It
    Author: NOAH TIMOTHY

    For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. Our incomes are increasingly drastically unequal: the top 1% of Americans collect almost 20% of the nations incomemore than double their share in 1973. We have less equality of income than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.

    What economics Nobelist Paul Krugman terms "the Great Divergence" has until now been treated as little more than a talking point, a club to be wielded in ideological battles. But it may be the most important change in this country during our lifetimesa sharp, fundamental shift in the character of American society, and not at all for the better.

    The income gap has been blamed on everything from computers to immigration, but its causes and consequences call for a patient, non-partisan exploration. In The Great Divergence, Timothy Noah delivers this urgently needed inquiry, ignoring political rhetoric and drawing on the best work of contemporary researchers to peer beyond conventional wisdom. Noah explains not only how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracyand most important, how we can begin to reverse it.

    The Great Divergence is poised to be one of the most talked-about books of 2012, a jump-start to the national conversation about what kind of society we aspire to be in the 21st century: a land of equality, or a city on a hillwith a slum at the bottom.

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  • Great Divergence: China, Europe &  the Making of the Modern World Economy
    Great Divergence: China, Europe & the Making of the Modern World Economy
    ISBN: 9780691090108
    Title: Great Divergence: China, Europe & the Making of the Modern World Economy
    Author: POMERANZ KENNETH


    "The Great Divergence" brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of the world were very high in life expectancy, consumption, product and factor markets, and the strategies of households. Perhaps most surprisingly, Pomeranz demonstrates that the Chinese and Japanese cores were no worse off ecologically than Western Europe. Core areas throughout the eighteenth-century Old World faced comparable local shortages of land-intensive products, shortages that were only partly resolved by trade.

    Pomeranz argues that Europe's nineteenth-century divergence from the Old World owes much to the fortunate location of coal, which substituted for timber. This made Europe's failure to use its land intensively much less of a problem, while allowing growth in energy-intensive industries. Another crucial difference that he notes has to do with trade. Fortuitous global conjunctures made the Americas a greater source of needed primary products for Europe than any Asian periphery. This allowed Northwest Europe to grow dramatically in population, specialize further in manufactures, and remove labor from the land, using increased imports rather than maximizing yields. Together, coal and the New World allowed Europe to grow along resource-intensive, labor-saving paths.

    Meanwhile, Asia hit a cul-de-sac. Although the East Asian hinterlands boomed after 1750, both in population and in manufacturing, this growth prevented these peripheral regions from exporting vital resources to the cloth-producing Yangzi Delta. As a result, growth in the core of East Asia's economy essentially stopped, and what growth did exist was forced along labor-intensive, resource-saving paths--paths Europe could have been forced down, too, had it not been for favorable resource stocks from underground and overseas.


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  • Great Divide
    Great Divide
    ISBN: 9780241202906
    Title: Great Divide
    Author: STIGLITZ JOSEPH

    Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.In these essays, articles and reflections, Stiglitz fully exposes the inequality - from its dimensions and its causes to its consequences for the world - that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the processes and irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, the corruption of the political process - that are leaving many people further and further behind and turning the dream of a socially mobile society into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz's analysis reaches beyond America - the inequality leader of the developed world - to draw lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe.Ultimately, Stiglitz believes our choice is not between growth and fairness; with the right policies, we can choose both.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Great Divide
    Great Divide
    ISBN: 9780393248579
    Title: Great Divide
    Author: STIGLITZ JOSEPH

    How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it? In 'The Great Divide', Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book 'The Price of Inequality' and suggests ways to counter America's growing problem.

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    Price: $55.00
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  • Great Divide
    Great Divide
    ISBN: 9780141981222
    Title: Great Divide
    Author: STIGLITZ JOSEPH E


    Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.


    In these essays, articles and reflections, Stiglitz fully exposes the inequality - from its dimensions and its causes to its consequences for the world - that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the processes and irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, the corruption of the political process - that are leaving many people further and further behind and turning the dream of a socially mobile society into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz's analysis reaches beyond America - the inequality leader of the developed world - to draw lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe.


    Ultimately, Stiglitz believes our choice is not between growth and fairness; with the right policies, we can choose both.



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    Price: $32.00
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  • Great Economic Thinkers: an Introduction from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen
    Great Economic Thinkers: an Introduction from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen
    ISBN: 9781789140057
    Title: Great Economic Thinkers: an Introduction from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen
    Author: CONLIN JONATHAN

    Great Economic Thinkers presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of thirteen of the most influential economists of modern times: Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, and Nobel Prize winners Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Forbes Nash, Jr., Daniel Kahneman, Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz. Free from confusing jargon and equations, the book describes key concepts put forward by these thinkers and shows how they have come to shape how we see ourselves and our society. Readers will consider the role played by the division of labor, wages and rents, cognitive biases, saving, entrepreneurship, game theory, liberalism, laissez-faire, and welfare economics.

    All of the economists featured have had a profound influence on our attitudes towards market intervention and regulation, taxation, trade, and monetary policy. Each of the chapters--all written by an acknowledged expert--combines a biographical outline of a single thinker with critical analysis of their contribution to economic thought. If you've ever wanted to find out more about the theorists who gave us the invisible hand, Marxism, Keynesianism, creative destruction, behavioral economics, and many other foundational concepts of economics, this collection of essays is the perfect place to start.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today
    Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today
    ISBN: 9780241974476
    Title: Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today
    Author: YUEH LINDA


    A Times Best Business Book of 2018


    What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time?


    'The best place to start to learn about the very greatest economists of all time' Professor Tyler Cowen, author of The Complacent Class and The Great Stagnation


    Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems - but often their ideas are hard to digest, before we even try to apply them to today's issues. Linda Yueh is renowned for her combination of erudition, as an accomplished economist herself, and accessibility, as a leading writer and broadcaster in this field; and in The Great Economists she explains the key thoughts of history's greatest economists, how their lives and times affected their ideas, how our lives have been influenced by their work, and how they could help with the policy challenges that we face today.


    In the light of current economic problems, and in particular economic growth, Yueh explores the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo through Joan Robinson and Milton Friedman to Douglass North and Robert Solow. Along the way she asks, for example: what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future for the Chinese economy? How does the work of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state investment? And with globalization in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism?


    In one accessible volume, this expert new voice provides an overarching guide to the biggest questions of our time.


    The Great Economists includes:
    Adam Smith
    David Ricardo
    Karl Marx
    Alfred Marshall
    Irving Fisher
    John Maynard Keynes
    Joseph Schumpeter
    Friedrich Hayek
    Joan Robinson
    Milton Friedman
    Douglass North
    Robert Solow


    'Economics students, like others, can learn a lot from this book' - Professor Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion


    'Not only a great way to learn in an easily readable manner about some of the greatest economic influences of the past, but also a good way to test your own a priori assumptions about some of the big challenges of our time.' - Lord Jim O'Neill, former Chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, former UK Treasury Minister, and author of The Growth Map


    'An extremely engaging survey of the lifetimes and ideas of the great thinkers of economic history.' - Professor Kenneth Rogoff, author of The Curse of Cash and co-author of This Time is Different


    'This book is a very readable introduction to the lives and thinking of the greats.' - Professor Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and author of I Do What I Do and Fault Lines


    'Read it not only to learn about the world's great economists, but also to see how consequential thought innovations can be, and have been.' - Mohamed el-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, former CEO of PIMCO



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Great Game of Business : Unlocking the Power and Profitability of Open-book Management
    Great Game of Business : Unlocking the Power and Profitability of Open-book Management
    ISBN: 9781781251539
    Title: Great Game of Business : Unlocking the Power and Profitability of Open-book Management
    Author: STACK JACK

    In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a near bankrupt division of International Harvester. Today it's one of the most successful and competitive companies in the United States, with a share price 3000 times what it was thirty years ago. This miracle turnaround is all down to one man, Jack Stack, and his revolutionary system of Open-Book Management, in which every employee understands the company's key figures, can act on them and has a real stake in the business. In Stack's own words: 'When employees think, act and feel like owners ... everybody wins.'

    As a management strategy, 'the great game of business' is so simple and effective that it's been taken up by companies from Exxon to The Body Shop and Ben & Jerry's (and possibly even Profile Books).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

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  • Great Invention: the Story of Gdp & the Making (& Unmaking) of the Modern World
    Great Invention: the Story of Gdp & the Making (& Unmaking) of the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781681771373
    Title: Great Invention: the Story of Gdp & the Making (& Unmaking) of the Modern World
    Author: MASOOD EHSAN

    The fascinating story of one of the twentieth-century's most influential and dangerously addictive ideas, told through the lives of those who invented it.

    The world's principal measure of the health of economies is gross domestic product, or GDP: the sum of what all of us spend every day, from the contents of our weekly shopping to large capital spending by businesses. GDP also includes the myriad things that our governments pay for, from libraries and road-line painting to naval dockyards and nuclear weapons.

    The Great Invention reveals how in just a few decades GDP became the world's most powerful formula: how six algebraic symbols forged in the fires of the 1930's economic crisis helped Europe and America prosper, how the remedy now risks killing the patient it once saved, and how this fundamentally flawed metric is creating the illusion of global prosperity--and why many world leaders want to be able to ignore it but so far remain powerless to do so.

    Drawing on interviews, firsthand accounts, and previously neglected source materials, The Great Invention takes readers on a journey from Capitol Hill to Whitehall--on the trail of theories made in Cambridge, tested in Karachi, and designed for global application--into the minds of unworldly geniuses seduced by the allure of power and the demands of politics.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00

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  • Great Leveler: Violence & the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
    Great Leveler: Violence & the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
    ISBN: 9780691183251
    Title: Great Leveler: Violence & the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
    Author: SCHEIDEL WALTER

    Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that it never dies peacefully. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling--mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues--have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent--and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Great Multinational Tax Rort: How We're All Being Robbed
    Great Multinational Tax Rort: How We're All Being Robbed
    ISBN: 9781925321647
    Title: Great Multinational Tax Rort: How We're All Being Robbed
    Author: FEIL MARTIN

    " Enough is enough,' Australia's tax commisssioner, Chris Jordon, told a Senate inquiry earlier this year. The Great Multinational Tax Rort explains what he was talking about. Multinational corporations have avoided trillions of dollars of tax over the past 25 years. Tax avoidance is legal, but its massive abuse by multinationals has had a devastating effect on governments around the world, and has placed an unbearable burden on individual taxpayers and on honest local competitors. Multinational corporations generate profits in around 180 countries around the world. They work hard to avoid, reduce, or delay their tax obligations for as long as possible, and they generally succeed. Sometimes they pay nothing or, at best, the percentage of their multibillion-dollar incomes that they pay in tax is a lot less than the percentage an individual worker pays. Four accounting firms : PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Deloitte : are the global accountants and tax advisers for the multinationals. They have been paid over $500 billion in the past 25 years to prepare annual accounts and to manage the multinationals' tax affairs. The favourite tool of the Big Four' accountancies to minimise tax for their multinational clients is transfer pricing: a complex and confusing array of methodologies and strategies that works to reduce tax or even avoid tax payments altogether. The Great Multinational Tax Rort explains how transfer pricing developed, and describes the strategies and tactics that the Big Four global accounting firms use on behalf of their voracious clients. Written by Martin Feil, one of the few Australian independent experts on transfer pricing and profit repatriation by multinationals : a former poacher turned gamekeeper : it is a call to arms for citizens and governments to restore a fair taxation system"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict & the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy
    Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict & the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy
    ISBN: 9780691158686
    Title: Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict & the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy
    Author: PETTIS MICHAEL

    The contents of this book cover trade imbalances and the global financial crisis, the many forms of trade intervention, the case of unbalanced growth in China, the other side of the imbalances, the case of Europe, the exorbitant burden, and much more.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Great Reversal: How America Gave up on Free Markets
    Great Reversal: How America Gave up on Free Markets
    ISBN: 9780674237544
    Title: Great Reversal: How America Gave up on Free Markets
    Author: PHILIPPON THOMAS


    In this much-anticipated book, a leading economist argues that many key problems of the American economy are due not to the flaws of capitalism or the inevitabilities of globalization but to the concentration of corporate power. By lobbying against competition, the biggest firms drive profits higher while depressing wages and limiting opportunities for investment, innovation, and growth.


    Why are cell-phone plans so much more expensive in the United States than in Europe? It seems a simple question. But the search for an answer took Thomas Philippon on an unexpected journey through some of the most complex and hotly debated issues in modern economics. Ultimately he reached his surprising conclusion: American markets, once a model for the world, are giving up on healthy competition. Sector after economic sector is more concentrated than it was twenty years ago, dominated by fewer and bigger players who lobby politicians aggressively to protect and expand their profit margins. Across the country, this drives up prices while driving down investment, productivity, growth, and wages, resulting in more inequality. Meanwhile, Europe--long dismissed for competitive sclerosis and weak antitrust--is beating America at its own game.


    Philippon, one of the world's leading economists, did not expect these conclusions in the age of Silicon Valley start-ups and millennial millionaires. But the data from his cutting-edge research proved undeniable. In this compelling tale of economic detective work, we follow him as he works out the basic facts and consequences of industry concentration in the U.S. and Europe, shows how lobbying and campaign contributions have defanged antitrust regulators, and considers what all this means for free trade, technology, and innovation. For the sake of ordinary Americans, he concludes, government needs to return to what it once did best: keeping the playing field level for competition. It's time to make American markets great--and free--again.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Great Surge
    Great Surge
    ISBN: 9781501124341
    Title: Great Surge
    Author: RADELET STEVEN

    A distinguished expert and advisor to developing nations reveals how we've reduced poverty, increased incomes, improved health, curbed violence, and spread democracy-and how to ensure the improvements continue.
    Never before have so many people, in so many developing countries, made so much progress. Most people believe the opposite: that with a few exceptions like China and India, the majority of developing countries are hopelessly mired in deep poverty, led by inept dictators, and living with pervasive famine, widespread disease, constant violence, and little hope for change. But a major transformation is underway-and has been for two decades now. Since the early 1990s more than 700 million people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, six million fewer children die every year from disease, tens of millions more girls are in school, millions more people have access to clean water, and democracy-often fragile and imperfect-has become the norm in developing countries around the world.
    The Great Surge the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, it reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Great Surge: the Ascent of the Developing World
    Great Surge: the Ascent of the Developing World
    ISBN: 9781476764795
    Title: Great Surge: the Ascent of the Developing World
    Author: RADELET STEVEN

    The untold story of the global poor today: A distinguished expert and advisor to developing nations reveals how we ve reduced poverty, increased incomes, improved health, curbed violence, and spread democracy and how to ensure the improvements continue.
    We live today at a time of great progress for the global poor. Never before have so many people, in so many developing countries, made so much progress. Most people believe the opposite: that with a few exceptions like China and India, the majority of developing countries are hopelessly mired in deep poverty, led by inept dictators, and living with pervasive famine, widespread disease, constant violence, and little hope for change. But a major transformation is underway and has been for two decades now. Since the early 1990s more than 700 million people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, six million fewer children die every year from disease, tens of millions more girls are in school, millions more people have access to clean water, and democracy often fragile and imperfect has become the norm in developing countries around the world.
    The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Great Tax Robbery : How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats & Big Business
    Great Tax Robbery : How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats & Big Business
    ISBN: 9781851689354
    Title: Great Tax Robbery : How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats & Big Business
    Author: BROOKS RICHARD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Greatest Invention: Tax & the Campaign for a Just Society
    Greatest Invention: Tax & the Campaign for a Just Society
    ISBN: 9780993161636
    Title: Greatest Invention: Tax & the Campaign for a Just Society
    Author: HIND DAN (EDITOR)


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028 & the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth
    Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028 & the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth
    ISBN: 9781250253200
    Title: Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028 & the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth
    Author: RIFKIN JEREMY


    An urgent plan to confront climate change, transform the American economy, and create a green post-fossil fuel culture.


    A new vision for America's future is quickly gaining momentum. Facing a global emergency, a younger generation is spearheading a national conversation around a Green New Deal and setting the agenda for a bold political movement with the potential to revolutionize society. Millennials, the largest voting bloc in the country, are now leading on the issue of climate change.


    While the Green New Deal has become a lightning rod in the political sphere, there is a parallel movement emerging within the business community that will shake the very foundation of the global economy in coming years. Key sectors of the economy are fast-decoupling from fossil fuels in favor of ever cheaper solar and wind energies and the new business opportunities and employment that accompany them. New studies are sounding the alarm that trillions of dollars in stranded fossil fuel assets could create a carbon bubble likely to burst by 2028, causing the collapse of the fossil fuel civilization. The marketplace is speaking, and governments will need to adapt if they are to survive and prosper.


    In The Green New Deal, New York Times bestselling author and renowned economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin delivers the political narrative and economic plan for the Green New Deal that we need at this critical moment in history. The concurrence of a stranded fossil fuel assets bubble and a green political vision opens up the possibility of a massive shift to a post-carbon ecological era, in time to prevent a temperature rise that will tip us over the edge into runaway climate change. With twenty-five years of experience implementing Green New Deal-style transitions for both the European Union and the People's Republic of China, Rifkin offers his vision for how to transform the global economy and save life on Earth.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Griftopia a Story of Bankers Politicians & the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
    Griftopia a Story of Bankers Politicians & the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
    ISBN: 9780385529969
    Title: Griftopia a Story of Bankers Politicians & the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
    Author: TAIBBI MATT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Grip of Death a Study of Modern Money Debt Slavery & Destructive Economic
    Grip of Death a Study of Modern Money Debt Slavery & Destructive Economic
    ISBN: 9781897766408
    Title: Grip of Death a Study of Modern Money Debt Slavery & Destructive Economic
    Author: ROWBOTHAM MICHAEL

    In this study of modern money, debt slavery and destructive economics, Rowbotham shows the horrifying consequences of an economic system founded on money created by debt.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Gross Domestic Problem: the Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number
    Gross Domestic Problem: the Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number
    ISBN: 9781780322728
    Title: Gross Domestic Problem: the Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number
    Author: FIORAMONTI LORENZO


    Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is arguably the most well-known statistic in the contemporary world. It drives government policy and sets priorities in a variety of vital social fields - from schooling to healthcare. Yet this it has come to be regarded by many as a "problem." Does our quality of life really improve when our economy grows 2 or 3%? Can we continue to sacrifice the environment in the name of infinite economic growth?In Gross Domestic Problem, Lorenzo Fioramonti takes apart the "content" of GDP - what it measures, what it doesn't and why - and reveals the powerful political interests that have allowed it to dominate today's economies. He also shows that an alternative is possible.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Growth Delusion Wealth, Poverty, & the Well-Being of Nations
    Growth Delusion Wealth, Poverty, & the Well-Being of Nations
    ISBN: 9780525572510
    Title: Growth Delusion Wealth, Poverty, & the Well-Being of Nations
    Author: DAVID PILLING

    We live in a society in which a priesthood of economists, wielding impenetrable mathematical formulas, sets the framework for public debate. Ultimately, it is economists who set the agenda for how much we can spend on our schools and defense; who decide how much unemployment is acceptable and whether it is right to bail out profligate banks. But the backlash we are currently witnessing suggests that the language of economics no longer resonates with people's experiences and values. In this incisive book, David Pilling dives into the biases and failings of our obsession with economic growth and explores possible alternatives to GDP. Authoritative and eye-opening, The Growth Delusion offers witty insights into how our society can respond to the needs of real people instead of pursuing growth at any cost. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    ISBN: 9781628251845
    Title: Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    Author: PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP

    The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge-including discussion of project management business documents-and information on the PMI Talent Triangle(TM) and the essential skills for success in today's market.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Hammer that Mortgage
    Hammer that Mortgage
    ISBN: 9780473371548
    Title: Hammer that Mortgage
    Author: TILLMAN DAVID

    Repaying your mortgage faster has just got a whole lot easier. Hammer That Mortgage is packed full of tips and tricks for repaying your mortgage quickly. It's easy to read with short punchy chapters that will leave you asking why didn't someone tell me this years ago? .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Happiness Industry: How the Government & Big Business Sold Us Well-being
    Happiness Industry: How the Government & Big Business Sold Us Well-being
    ISBN: 9781784780951
    Title: Happiness Industry: How the Government & Big Business Sold Us Well-being
    Author: DAVIES WILLIAM

    In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent "DSM-5," the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 1780s, has dominated the political debates that have delivered neoliberalism. From a history of business strategies of how to get the best out of employees, to the increased level of surveillance measuring every aspect of our lives; from why experts prefer to measure the chemical in the brain than ask you how you are feeling, to why "Freakonomics" tells us less about the way people behave than expected, "The Happiness Industry" is an essential guide to the marketization of modern life. Davies shows that the science of happiness is less a science than an extension of hyper-capitalism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Heaven's Bankers: Inside the World of Islamic Finance
    Heaven's Bankers: Inside the World of Islamic Finance
    ISBN: 9781472121691
    Title: Heaven's Bankers: Inside the World of Islamic Finance
    Author: IRFAN HARRIS

    The groundbreaking and globetrotting exploration of the Islamic finance industry, by one of its leading practitioners
    A trillion dollar financial industry is revolutionizing the global economy. Governments and corporations across the Islamic world are increasingly turning to finance that complies with Shari'a law in order to fund economic growth. Even in the West, Islamic finance is rapidly becoming an important al-ternative source of funding at a time when the conventional finance industry is reeling from the effects of the financial crisis.
    From its origins in the seventh century, Islamic finance has sought to develop core ethical principles that are based in the foundations of Islam and Shari'a. By engaging critically with the complexities of international finance, it has evolved and adapted into a world emerging from the economic and moral aftermath of a global financial crisis. But with an increasing Western interest, is it able to remain true to the principles of its faith? Can it maintain its ideals of social jus-tice? Or is Islamic finance guilty of the very dangers it seeks to avoid?
    In "Heaven's Bankers," Harris Irfan, one of the world's leading Islamic finance bankers, gives unparalleled insight into the heart of this secretive industry. From his personal ex-perience of working with leading bankers, scholars and law-yers, he debunks the myths of Islamic banking, analyzes its greatest deals and looks to the future of a system that has reprioritized the very nature of money itself.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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