• Almighty Dollar
    Almighty Dollar
    ISBN: 9781783963768
    Title: Almighty Dollar
    Author: DHARSHINI DAVID

    An incisive new take on popular economics: follow a dollar on its journey around the world!
    Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents: call dollars what you will, more than $1,200,000,000,000 worth of notes are floating around right now – in wallets, in ATMs, under mattresses or in shop tills. And that’s before you count the money held electronically in banks.

    But what is really happening as these billions of dollars go around the world every day? In succinct, clear terms Dharshini David lays bare the complexity of the opaque international system. By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s Central Bank, Nigerian railroads, the oil fields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar answers questions such as: why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the US its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the globe?

    Publisher Jennie Condell said: “Dharshini David is a rising star – a born communicator and trained economist who has reported on business and economics stories around the world. This is a future classic: a truly popular book that allows readers with little or no knowledge of economics to grasp the global economy, by means of one simple concept. It is perfect reading for everyone who wants to understand the realities of our globalised world. We are thrilled to be working with Dharshini and to be launching her as a major new voice in non-fiction.”

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture & Made the Deals of a Lifetime
    Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture & Made the Deals of a Lifetime
    ISBN: 9780349420257
    Title: Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture & Made the Deals of a Lifetime
    Author: GUTHRIE JULIAN


    The unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time.


    Described as 'the book that the world needs right now' (Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius) Alpha Girls is perfect for fans of Hidden Figures, Lean In and The Social Network.


    In Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital, an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live. We follow the lives and careers of four women who were largely written out of history - until now.


    *Magdalena Yesil arrived in America from Turkey with $43 to her name and would go on to help Marc Benioff build Salesforce.
    *Mary Jane Elmore went from the cornfields of Indiana to Stanford and on to the storied venture capital firm IVP - where she was one of the first women in the United States to make partner.
    *Theresia Gouw, an overachieving first-generation Asian American from a working-class town, helped land and build companies including Facebook, Trulia, Imperva and ForeScout.
    *Sonja Hoel, the first woman investing partner at Menlo Ventures, invested in McAfee, Hotmail, Acme Packet and F5 Networks as well as founding an all-women's investment group and a national nonprofit for girls.


    These women, juggling work and family, shaped the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, actual punches, betrayals and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love. Alpha Girls reveals their untold stories.


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    'Alpha Girls is the book that the world needs right now. . . If you are a woman who works, or simply work with women, Alpha Girls is essential reading' Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley


    'A revelatory, riveting journey into a part of Silicon Valley's history that has been overshadowed for far too long. Through vivid prose and artful story-telling, Julian Guthrie brings to life the nuanced tales of the struggles and successes of women in the technology industry' Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk


    'The story of four women who entered the tech industry to follow their dreams and managed through hard work and creativity to make those dreams come true. I'm glad Julian has written this book; we need to tell the success stories of women in tech' Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn


    'If you read one book about women in business, Alpha Girls should be the one. Julian Guthrie has written another dazzler' Peter Diamandis, New York Times best-selling author, founder and executive chairman of XPRIZE



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • AME Economics Workbook Level 3
    AME Economics Workbook Level 3
    ISBN: 9780947504489
    Title: AME Economics Workbook Level 3
    Author: JELLYMAN PHILIP


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • AME Scholarship Economics Workbook Level 3
    AME Scholarship Economics Workbook Level 3
    ISBN: 9780947504021
    Title: AME Scholarship Economics Workbook Level 3
    Author: JELLYMAN PHILIP


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
    America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
    ISBN: 9781594205491
    Title: America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
    Author: LOWENSTEIN ROGER

    A tour de force of historical reportage, "America s Bank" illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established.
    For nearly a century, America, alone among developed nations, refused to consider any central or organizing agency in its financial system. Americans mistrust of big government and of big banks a legacy of the country s Jeffersonian, small-government traditions was so widespread that modernizing reform was deemed impossible. Each bank was left to stand on its own, with no central reserve or lender of last resort. The real-world consequences of this chaotic and provincial system were frequent financial panics, bank runs, money shortages, and depressions. By the first decade of the twentieth century, it had become plain that the outmoded banking system was ill equipped to finance America s burgeoning industry. But political will for reform was lacking. It took an economic meltdown, a high-level tour of Europe, and improbably a conspiratorial effort by vilified captains of Wall Street to overcome popular resistance. Finally, in 1913, Congress conceived a federalist and quintessentially American solution to the conflict that had divided bankers, farmers, populists, and ordinary Americans, and enacted the landmark Federal Reserve Act.
    Roger Lowenstein acclaimed financial journalist and bestselling author of "When Genius Failed" and "The End of Wall Street" tells the drama-laden story of how America created the Federal Reserve, thereby taking its first steps onto the world stage as a global financial power. "America s Bank" showcases Lowenstein at his very finest: illuminating complex financial and political issues with striking clarity, infusing the debates of our past with all the gripping immediacy of today, and painting unforgettable portraits of Gilded Age bankers, presidents, and politicians.
    Lowenstein focuses on the four men at the heart of the struggle to create the Federal Reserve. These were Paul Warburg, a refined, German-born financier, recently relocated to New York, who was horrified by the primitive condition of America s finances; Rhode Island s Nelson W. Aldrich, the reigning power broker in the U.S. Senate and an archetypal Gilded Age legislator; Carter Glass, the ambitious, if then little-known, Virginia congressman who chaired the House Banking Committee at a crucial moment of political transition; and President Woodrow Wilson, the academician-turned-progressive-politician who forced Glass to reconcile his deep-seated differences with bankers and accept the principle (anathema to southern Democrats) of federal control. Weaving together a raucous era in American politics with a storied financial crisis and intrigue at the highest levels of Washington and Wall Street, Lowenstein brings the beginnings of one of the country s most crucial institutions to vivid and unforgettable life. Readers of this gripping historical narrative will wonder whether they re reading about one hundred years ago or the still-seething conflicts that mark our discussions of banking and politics today."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Americana: A 400 Year History of American Capitalism
    Americana: A 400 Year History of American Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780399563799
    Title: Americana: A 400 Year History of American Capitalism
    Author: SRINIVASAN BHU

    From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism.

    In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself.

    Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00

    $59.00
  • Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social & Economic Origins - & Solutions
    Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social & Economic Origins - & Solutions
    ISBN: 9781612195698
    Title: Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social & Economic Origins - & Solutions
    Author: MOLANDER PER

    From a country with one of the world s lowest rates of income and social inequality comes a clear-eyed and timeless account that recalls Thomas Piketty s "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." In "The Anatomy of Inequality," Swedish analyst Per Molander examines the development of social and economic inequity throughout the modern world, its history, and what can be done about it.
    By mining cultural history, Molander inventively addresses the obvious questions often avoided including why the wealthiest countries, such as the United States, have the greatest incidences of inequality.
    Mixing anthropology, statistics, references to music and literature, and political science, Molander looks at inequality across various political and ideological systems and presents a persuasive, entirely reasonable case that, as surely as societies can be made unequal, so too can they be made equal."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social & Economic Origins- & Solutions
    Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social & Economic Origins- & Solutions
    ISBN: 9781612196237
    Title: Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social & Economic Origins- & Solutions
    Author: MOLANDER PER

    "Virtually all human societies are marked by inequality, at a level that surpasses what could be expected from normal differences in individuals' capabilities alone."

    So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world's lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander's book changes the conversation about the causes and effects of inequality. Molander addresses the obvious questions that other pundits often avoid--including why the wealthiest countries, such as the United States, have the greatest incidences of inequality.
    Drawing from anthropology, statistics, references to literature, and political science, Molander looks at his subject across various political and ideological systems to examine policies that have created more just societies, and demonstrate how we can enact similar changes in the name of equality. In doing so, he presents a persuasive and moving case that humankind is much greater than the inequalities it has created.

    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Anglo Republic: Inside the Bank that Broke Ireland Op
    Anglo Republic: Inside the Bank that Broke Ireland Op
    ISBN: 9780241954447
    Title: Anglo Republic: Inside the Bank that Broke Ireland Op
    Author: CARSWELL SIMON


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy & Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
    Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy & Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780691145921
    Title: Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy & Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
    Author: AKERLOF GEORGE & SHILLER ROBERT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
    Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
    ISBN: 9780141038223
    Title: Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
    Author: TALEB NASSIM NICHOLAS

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

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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Armchair Economist Revised Edition
    Armchair Economist Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9781471101311
    Title: Armchair Economist Revised Edition
    Author: LANDSBURG STEVEN E

    Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E.

    Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power.

    Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets?Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens.

    This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life Revised & Updated
    Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life Revised & Updated
    ISBN: 9781451651737
    Title: Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life Revised & Updated
    Author: LANDSBURG STEVEN E

    Why does popcorn cost so much at the movies? When does it make sense not to recycle? Steven Landsburg demystifies the economics of everyday behaviour in these witty and accessible essays. He examines everything from taxes, unemployment and illiteracy to the mating game, the death penalty and environmentalism. Steven E. Landsburg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Ascent of Money
    Ascent of Money
    ISBN: 9780141987927
    Title: Ascent of Money
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL


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


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


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


    'Beautifully written ... Breathtakingly clever' Sunday Telegraph


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


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


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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ascent of Money: a Financial History of the World
    Ascent of Money: a Financial History of the World
    ISBN: 9780143116172
    Title: Ascent of Money: a Financial History of the World
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Asia's Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance
    Asia's Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance
    ISBN: 9780141982854
    Title: Asia's Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance
    Author: MCGREGOR RICHARD

    For more than half a century, American power in the Pacific has successfully kept the peace. But it has also cemented the tensions in the toxic rivalry between China and Japan, consumed with endless history wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the combination of these forces with Donald Trump's unpredictable impulses and disdain for America's old alliances threatens to upend the region. If the United States helped lay the postwar foundations for modern Asia, Asia's Reckoningwill reveal how that structure is now crumbling. With unrivalled access to archives in the US and Asia, as well as many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor has written a tale which blends the tectonic shifts in diplomacy with the domestic political trends and personalities driving them. It is a story not only of an overstretched America, but also of the rise and fall and rise of the great powers of Asia. The confrontational course on which China and Japan have increasingly set themselves is no simple spat between neighbours. And the fallout would be a political and economic tsunami.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Austerity
    Austerity
    ISBN: 9781784874100
    Title: Austerity
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


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


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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Austerity: the History of a Dangerous Idea
    Austerity: the History of a Dangerous Idea
    ISBN: 9780199389445
    Title: Austerity: the History of a Dangerous Idea
    Author: BLYTH MARK

    Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. Not from an orgy of government spending, but as the direct result of bailing out, recapitalizing, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system. Through these actions private debt was rechristened as government debt while those responsible for generating it walked away scot free, placing the blame on the state, and the burden on the taxpayer. That burden now takes the form of a global turn to austerity, the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget. The problem, according to political economist Mark Blyth, is that austerity is a very dangerous idea. First of all, it doesn't work. As the past four years and countless historical examples from the last 100 years show, while it makes sense for any one state to try and cut its way to growth, it simply cannot work when all states try it simultaneously: all we do is shrink the economy. In the worst case, austerity policies worsened the Great Depression and created the conditions for seizures of power by the forces responsible for the Second World War: the Nazis and the Japanese military establishment. As Blyth amply demonstrates, the arguments for austerity are tenuous and the evidence thin. Rather than expanding growth and opportunity, the repeated revival of this dead economic idea has almost always led to low growth along with increases in wealth and income inequality. Austerity demolishes the conventional wisdom, marshaling an army of facts to demand that we austerity for wha

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Austerity: the History of a Dangerous Idea
    Austerity: the History of a Dangerous Idea
    ISBN: 9780199828302
    Title: Austerity: the History of a Dangerous Idea
    Author: BLYTH MARK

    Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. Not from an orgy of government spending, but as the direct result of bailing out, recapitalizing, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system. Through these actions private debt was rechristened as government debt while those responsible for generating it walked away scot free, placing the blame on the state, and the burden on the taxpayer.

    That burden now takes the form of a global turn to austerity, the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget. The problem, according to political economist Mark Blyth, is that austerity is a very dangerous idea. First of all, it doesn't work. As the past four years and countless historical examples from the last 100 years show, while it makes sense for any one state to try and cut its way to growth, it simply cannot work when all states try it simultaneously: all we do is shrink the economy. In the worst case, austerity policies worsened the Great Depression and created the conditions for seizures of power by the forces responsible for the Second World War: the Nazis and the Japanese military establishment. As Blyth amply demonstrates, the arguments for austerity are tenuous and the evidence thin. Rather than expanding growth and opportunity, the repeated revival of this dead economic idea has almost always led to low growth along with increases in wealth and income inequality. Austerity demolishes the conventional wisdom, marshaling an army of facts to demand that we recognize austerity for what it is, and what it costs us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Australia Nz Closer Economic Relations Agreement & Regional Integration
    Australia Nz Closer Economic Relations Agreement & Regional Integration
    ISBN: 9789814279970
    Title: Australia Nz Closer Economic Relations Agreement & Regional Integration
    Author: SCOLLAY ROBERT ET AL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
    Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
    ISBN: 9780142181119
    Title: Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
    Author: COWEN TYLER COWEN

    The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created here pay only marginally more than minimum wage. Why is there growth only at the top and the bottom? Renowned economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen explains that high earners are taking ever more advantage of machine intelligence and achieving ever-better results. Meanwhile, nearly every business sector relies less and less on manual labor, and that means a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle - average - is over. In Average is Over, Cowen lays out how the new economy and identifies what workers and entrepreneurs young and old must do to thrive in this radically new economic landscape. 'A lively and worryingly prophetic read . . . some of the most talked-about issues in present-day America . . . observations that are genuinely enlightening, interesting, and underappreciated.' The Daily Beast'A book that is gripping policy makers in Washington . . . An engaging and eclectic thinker.' The Sunday Times (London)'Cowen's book represents a fundamental challenge.' The Wall Street Journal'A buckle-your-seatbelts, swiftly moving tour of the new economic landscape.' Kirkus Reviews

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bad Samaritans: the Myth of Free Trade & the Secret History of Capitalism
    Bad Samaritans: the Myth of Free Trade & the Secret History of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781596915985
    Title: Bad Samaritans: the Myth of Free Trade & the Secret History of Capitalism
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    "Lucid, deeply informed, and enlivened with striking illustrations, this penetrating study could be entitled Economics in the Real World.' Chang reveals the yawning gap between standard doctrines concerning economic development and what really has taken place from the origins of the industrial revolution until today. His incisive analysis shows how, and why, prescriptions based on reigning doctrines have caused severe harm, particularly to the most vulnerable and defenseless, and are likely to continue to do so." Noam Chomsky
    Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in the "World I s Flat" orthodoxy of T homas Friedman and other liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers from the U .S. to Britain to his native Korea all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade and via our proxies such as the World Bank, I nternational Monetary Fund, and World T rade Organization ramming policies that suit ourselves down the throat of the developing world."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Bagehot: The Life & Times of the Greatest Victorian
    Bagehot: The Life & Times of the Greatest Victorian
    ISBN: 9780393609196
    Title: Bagehot: The Life & Times of the Greatest Victorian
    Author: GRANT JAMES

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Bailout: an Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
    Bailout: an Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
    ISBN: 9781451684933
    Title: Bailout: an Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
    Author: BAROFSKY NEIL

    The further we dug into the way TARP was being administered, the more obvious it became that Treasury applied a consistent double standard. In the late fall of 2009, as I began receiving the results of two of our most important audits, the contradiction couldn't have been more glaring. When providing the largest financial institutions with bailout money, Treasury made almost no effort to hold them accountable, and the bounteous terms delivered by the government seemed to border on being corrupt. For those institutions, no effort was spared, with government officials often defending their generosity by kneeling at the altar of the "sanctity of contracts." Meanwhile, an entirely different set of rules applied for homeowners and businesses that were most assuredly small enough to fail.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market
    Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market
    ISBN: 9780241335970
    Title: Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market
    Author: AUGAR PHILIP

    Barclays is one of the biggest names on the British high street. Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with thrilling pace and drama, this book is the story of Barclays since Big Bang, Britain's financial services revolution of 1986. Philip Augar describes in detail three decades of boardroom intrigue driven by greed, ambition and a love of power, and by shifting alliances between rival camps - one desperate for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, the other preferring a smaller domestic role. But this is much more than a corporate thriller and chronicle of personal feuds: Augar shows that Barclays' experiences are also a paradigm for Britain's social and economic life since the mid-80s.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong With Banking & What to do About It
    Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong With Banking & What to do About It
    ISBN: 9780691162386
    Title: Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong With Banking & What to do About It
    Author: ADMATI ANAT & HELLWIG MARTIN


    The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Bankers' New Clothes examines this claim and the narratives used by bankers, politicians, and regulators to rationalize the lack of reform, exposing them as invalid. Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig argue that we can have a safer and healthier banking system without sacrificing any of its benefits, and at essentially no cost to society. They seek to engage the broader public in the debate by cutting through the jargon of banking, clearing the fog of confusion, and presenting the issues in simple and accessible terms.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed & Broken Governance Failed Australia
    Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed & Broken Governance Failed Australia
    ISBN: 9780733340116
    Title: Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed & Broken Governance Failed Australia
    Author: FERGUSON ADELE

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

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

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future?
    Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future?
    ISBN: 9780670079056
    Title: Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future?
    Author: DAS SATYAJIT

    A Banquet of Consequences is a lively exploration by financial expert Satyajit Das on why, following the global credit crunch, the world is entering a period of prolonged economic stagnation, and what that means for all of us.

    The factors that caused the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 have not been addressed, notes Satyajit Das in this brilliantly clear-eyed account of the state of the world economy. Global debt today is higher than it was before the crisis. The big banks, bailed out by taxpayers at the height of the GFC, are now bigger than ever, by an astonishing 40 per cent. The problem of unfunded and unsustainable welfare entitlements remains unresolved. In most developed countries, economic growth, employment, income and investment are still struggling to return to pre-crisis levels. Meanwhile the developing countries have not become the new drivers of global prosperity they were expected to be.

    The crux of the issue, argues Das, is that economic growth cannot continue indefinitely. The reasons for this include demographic changes, lower rates of innovation, slower improvements in productivity, the increasing scarcity of natural resources, the impact of global warming, the reversal of globalisation, and the rising inequality within and between nations. The strategies deployed by governments to promote growth have failed. What's really needed is unpopular structural change, which will result in a reduction in wealth and living standards. World leaders know what to do, they just don 't know how to get re-elected after they 've done it. People don 't want to hear that their time of plenty has reached the end.

    Starting with the long period of expansion that followed the end of World War II, A Banquet of Consequences traces the cycle of booms and busts that culminated in the GFC, working through to the present day and outlining a future without growth. It looks at the ill-advised policies implemented by governments that have left jobs, investment and living standards stagnant while driving prices of shares, property and financial investment ever higher, creating the conditions for a financial crash on a scale even larger than the last crisis.

    The end of growth has vast consequences for us all, among them the increasing difficulty of finding a secure job with an adequate wage, buying a house and saving for retirement, a loss of trust in banks and political processes, and, perhaps most importantly, the impact on future generations, who will be forced to bear the cost of the problems.

    Satyajit Das is well known as a commentator and author, having anticipated the 2008 crisis and much of what has happened subsequently. He has penned both reference works and two international bestsellers, Traders, Guns & Money and Extreme Money. Written for the lay reader, A Banquet of Consequences is peppered with witty anecdotes and cultural references both traditional and popular. Satyajit Das is perhaps the only finance writer who can simultaneously make you outraged and chuckle as you read, and the experience is a delight.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Basic Economics
    Basic Economics
    ISBN: 9780465060733
    Title: Basic Economics
    Author: SOWELL THOMAS

    In this fifth edition ofBasic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

    Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations, and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Basic Income: & How We Can Make It Happen
    Basic Income: & How We Can Make It Happen
    ISBN: 9780141985480
    Title: Basic Income: & How We Can Make It Happen
    Author: STANDING GUY

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society && a Sane Economy
    Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society && a Sane Economy
    ISBN: 9780674052284
    Title: Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society && a Sane Economy
    Author: VAN PARIJS PHILLIPE VAN PARIJS


    It may sound crazy to pay people an income whether or not they are working or looking for work. But the idea of providing an unconditional basic income to every individual, rich or poor, active or inactive, has been advocated by such major thinkers as Thomas Paine, John Stuart Mill, and John Kenneth Galbraith. For a long time, it was hardly noticed and never taken seriously. Today, with the traditional welfare state creaking under pressure, it has become one of the most widely debated social policy proposals in the world. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present the most comprehensive defense of this radical idea so far, advocating it as our most realistic hope for addressing economic insecurity and social exclusion in the twenty-first century.


    The authors seamlessly combine philosophy, politics, and economics as they compare the idea of a basic income with rival ideas past and present for guarding against poverty and unemployment. They trace its history, tackle the economic and ethical objections against an unconditional income--including its alleged tendency to sap incentives and foster free riding--and lay out how such an apparently implausible idea might be viable financially and achievable politically. Finally, they consider the relevance of the proposal in an increasingly globalized economy.


    In an age of growing inequality and divided politics, when old answers to enduring social problems no longer inspire confidence, Basic Income presents fresh reasons to hope that we might yet achieve a free society and a sane economy.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $86.00
    $86.00
  • Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    ISBN: 9780753554838
    Title: Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
    Author: CIPOLLA CARLO M

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

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


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

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

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White & the Making of a New World Order
    Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White & the Making of a New World Order
    ISBN: 9780691162379
    Title: Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White & the Making of a New World Order
    Author: STEIL BEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Battle of Bretton-woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White & the Making of a New World Order
    Battle of Bretton-woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White & the Making of a New World Order
    ISBN: 9780691149097
    Title: Battle of Bretton-woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White & the Making of a New World Order
    Author: BENN STEIL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Bean Counters The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism
    Bean Counters The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781786490285
    Title: Bean Counters The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism
    Author: BROOKS RICHARD

    Behind the boring image, the world's accountants are running the world for their own benefit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781786490315
    Title: Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants & How They Broke Capitalism
    Author: BROOKS RICHARD


    'A devastating exposé.' Mail on Sunday

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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Behavioural Economics for Dummies
    Behavioural Economics for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118085035
    Title: Behavioural Economics for Dummies
    Author: ALTMAN MORRIS

    A guide to the study of how and why you really make financial decisions While classical economics is based on the notion that people act with rational self-interest, many key money decisions-like splurging on an expensive watch-can seem far from rational. The field of behavioral economics sheds light on the many subtle and not-so-subtle factors that contribute to our financial and purchasing choices. And in Behavioral Economics For Dummies , readers will learn how social and psychological factors, such as instinctual behavior patterns, social pressure, and mental framing, can dramatically affect our day-to-day decision-making and financial choices.

    Based on psychology and rooted in real-world examples, Behavioral Economics For Dummies offers the sort of insights designed to help investors avoid impulsive mistakes, companies understand the mechanisms behind individual choices, and governments and nonprofits make public decisions. A friendly introduction to the study of how and why people really make financial decisions The author is a professor of behavioral and institutional economics at Victoria University An essential component to improving your financial decision-making (and even to understanding current events), Behavioral Economics For Dummies is important for just about anyone who has a bank account and is interested in why-and when-they spend money.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Behemoth: A History of the Factory & the Making of the Modern World
    Behemoth: A History of the Factory & the Making of the Modern World
    ISBN: 9780393356625
    Title: Behemoth: A History of the Factory & the Making of the Modern World
    Author: FREEMAN JOSHUA B


    In an accessible and timely work of scholarship, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both our dreams and our nightmares of industrialization and social change. He whisks readers from the early textile mills that powered the Industrial Revolution to the factory towns of New England to today's behemoths making sneakers, toys, and cellphones in China and Vietnam. Behemoth offers a piercing perspective on how factories have shaped our societies and the challenges we face now.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Between Debt & the Devil: Money, Credit, & Fixing Global Finance
    Between Debt & the Devil: Money, Credit, & Fixing Global Finance
    ISBN: 9780691169644
    Title: Between Debt & the Devil: Money, Credit, & Fixing Global Finance
    Author: TURNER ADAIR

    Adair Turner became chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening book, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn't happen because banks are too big to fail--our addiction to private debt is to blame.

    "Between Debt and the Devil" challenges the belief that we need credit growth to fuel economic growth, and that rising debt is okay as long as inflation remains low. In fact, most credit is not needed for economic growth--but it drives real estate booms and busts and leads to financial crisis and depression. Turner explains why public policy needs to manage the growth and allocation of credit creation, and why debt needs to be taxed as a form of economic pollution. Banks need far more capital, real estate lending must be restricted, and we need to tackle inequality and mitigate the relentless rise of real estate prices. Turner also debunks the big myth about fiat money--the erroneous notion that printing money will lead to harmful inflation. To escape the mess created by past policy errors, we sometimes need to monetize government debt and finance fiscal deficits with central-bank money.

    "Between Debt and the Devil" shows why we need to reject the assumptions that private credit is essential to growth and fiat money is inevitably dangerous. Each has its advantages, and each creates risks that public policy must consciously balance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00

    $59.00
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