• What They do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us & How to Fix It
    What They do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us & How to Fix It
    ISBN: 9780300194418
    Title: What They do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us & How to Fix It
    Author: DAVIS STEPHEN ET AL


    Format: Hardback
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  • What Would Keynes Do?
    What Would Keynes Do?
    ISBN: 9781844039807
    Title: What Would Keynes Do?
    Author: PETTINGER TEJVAN


    Have you ever wondered what Adam Smith would have to say about you playing the lottery? Or whether Jeremy Bentham could cure your hangover (through economics)? Ever pondered over what Milton Friedman might get you for Christmas?


    By comparing and contrasting what the greatest economists of all time would have to say about 40 questions from your everyday life, What Would Keynes Do? will help you get to grips with all the important economic theories in an original and thought-provoking way.


    Includes such puzzling conundrums as:
    -Should I park in an illegal parking space and risk a fine?
    -Should I go to University or start working straight away?
    -Should I leave my children all my wealth after my death or spread it out throughout my life?
    -Should I ever commit a crime?
    -If I enjoy drinking beer, how much should I drink?
    -Is it OK to be selfish?
    -Should I vote for a political party which promises to raise taxes?



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  • What's the Economy For, Anyway? Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
    What's the Economy For, Anyway? Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
    ISBN: 9781608195152
    Title: What's the Economy For, Anyway? Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
    Author: BATKER DAVID & DE GRAAF JOHN

    The Question we should have asked long ago about the Economy: How can we make It work for us, instead of the other way around?
    In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestsellingAffluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the goal of our economy. Emphasizing powerful American ideals, including teamwork, pragmatism, and equality, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple goal for any economic system: the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run. Drawing from history and current enterprises, they show how the good life is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a more perfect economy-one that works for everyone.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • What's Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy
    What's Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy
    ISBN: 9781925322644
    Title: What's Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy
    Author: SLEE TOM



    A razor-sharp examination of the 'sharing economy'.

    Uber. Airbnb. Taskrabbit. Lyft. In recent years, companies like these have flooded the global market, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. They've styled themselves as disrupters of the ‘old order’, but this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists, who are pushing for monopoly power. In What’s Yours Is Mine, Tom Slee argues that the so-called ‘sharing economy’ damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make an enormous amount of money by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk.

    Drawing on original empirical research, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality. In holding these companies to account, he asks: What is being shared, and in whose interest?


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  • Whats the Economy for Anyway Why Its Time to Stop Chasing Growth & Pursuing Happiness
    Whats the Economy for Anyway Why Its Time to Stop Chasing Growth & Pursuing Happiness
    ISBN: 9781608195107
    Title: Whats the Economy for Anyway Why Its Time to Stop Chasing Growth & Pursuing Happiness
    Author: DE GRAAF JOHN & BATKER DAVID

    In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book based on the popular film of the same name, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the point of our economy. Emphasizing powerful American ideals, including teamwork, pragmatism, and equality, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple goal for any economic system: The greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run. Drawing from history and current enterprises, we see how the good life is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a more perfect economy-one that works for everyone. Beginning by shattering our fetish for GDP, What's the Economy For, Anyway? offers a fresh perspective on quality of life, health, security, work-life balance, leisure, social justice, and perhaps most important, sustainability. This sparkling, message-driven book is exactly what those lost in the doldrums of partisan sniping and a sluggish economy need: a guide to what really matters, and a map to using America's resources to make the world a better place.

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  • When Money Dies the Nightmare of the Weimar Hyper Inflation
    When Money Dies the Nightmare of the Weimar Hyper Inflation
    ISBN: 9781921844478
    Title: When Money Dies the Nightmare of the Weimar Hyper Inflation
    Author: FERGUSSON ADAM

    'Excellent . . . One is left with utter disbelief that people could return to normality from such a monetary madhouse.' Financial TimesIn 1923, with its currency effectively worthless (the exchange rate in December of that year was one dollar to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the Weimar Republic was all but reduced to a barter economy. Expensive cigars, artworks and jewels were routinely exchanged for staples such as bread; a cinema ticket could be bought for a lump of coal, and a bottle of paraffin for a silk shirt. In desperation, the Bavarian Prime Minister submitted a Bill to the Reichsrat proposing that gluttony be made a penal offence his exact definition of a glutton being 'one who habitually devotes himself to the pleasures of the table to such a degree that he might arouse discontent in view of the distressful condition of the population'.Since its first publication in 1975, When Money Dies has become the classic history of these bizarre and frightening times. Weaving elegant analysis with a wealth of eyewitness accounts by ordinary people struggling to survive, it deals above all with the human side of inflation: why governments resort to it, the dismal, corruptive pestilence it visits on their citizens, the agonies of recovery, and the dark, long-term legacy. And at a time of acute economic strain, it provides an urgent warning against the addictive dangers of printing money shorthand for deficit financing as a soft option for governments faced with growing unrest and unemployment.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • When the Money Runs Out: the End of Western Affluence
    When the Money Runs Out: the End of Western Affluence
    ISBN: 9780300205237
    Title: When the Money Runs Out: the End of Western Affluence
    Author: KING STEPHEN D.

    The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is a historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future.
    &
    Praised for the "dose of realism" he provided in his book& Losing Control, King follows up in this volume with a plain-spoken assessment of where the West stands today. It's not just the end of an age of affluence, he shows. We have made promises to ourselves that are achievable only& through ongoing economic expansion. The future benefits we expect--pensions, healthcare, and social security, for example--may be larger than tomorrow's resources. And if we reach that point, which promises will be broken and who will lose out? The lessons of history offer compelling evidence that political and social upheaval are often born of economic stagnation. King addresses these lessons with a multifaceted plan that involves painful--but necessary--steps toward a stable and just economic future.


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  • When the Money Runs Out: the End of Western Affluence
    When the Money Runs Out: the End of Western Affluence
    ISBN: 9780300236934
    Title: When the Money Runs Out: the End of Western Affluence
    Author: KING STEPHEN D

    An eminent economist warns that Western nations' economic expectations for the future are way out of sync with the realities of economic stagnation and stringent steps will be required to avoid massive political and economic upheaval.

    "It is alarmingly difficult to disagree with Stephen King. All one can say, perhaps, is that one of the great errors of human nature--strongly displayed before the credit crunch--is the belief that a prevailing trend will continue indefinitely. The crunch is surely a reminder that what goes up must come down."--Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph

    " King] is dabbling in the financial equivalent of the horror genre. Perhaps even scarier, his is the stuff of nonfiction."--Michael J. Casey, Wall Street Journal

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  • White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill & So Little Good <BR>
    White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill & So Little Good
    ISBN: 9780143038825
    Title: White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill & So Little Good

    Author: EASTERLY WILLIAM

    A professor of economics pens an informed and excoriating attack on the

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  • Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: How We Fell for a False Economy & Why It's Time to Move On
    Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: How We Fell for a False Economy & Why It's Time to Move On
    ISBN: 9781925106527
    Title: Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: How We Fell for a False Economy & Why It's Time to Move On
    Author: MARCAL KATRINE

    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and that the world turns because of financial gain, he brought to life 'economic man'. Selfish and cynical, economic man has dominated our thinking ever since, and his influence has spread from the market to how we shop, work, and date. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner -- not out of self-interest, but out of love.Today, our economics focuses on self-interest and excludes all other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning, and cooking. It insists that if women are paid less, that's because their labour is worth less. How could it be otherwise?Economics has told us a story about how the world works, and we have swallowed it -- hook, line, and sinker. Now it's time to change the story.In this courageous look at the mess we're in, Katrine Marçal tackles the biggest myth of our time, and invites us to kick out economic man once and for all.

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  • Who Gets What - & Why: Understand the Choices You Have Improve the Choices You Make
    Who Gets What - & Why: Understand the Choices You Have Improve the Choices You Make
    ISBN: 9780007520787
    Title: Who Gets What - & Why: Understand the Choices You Have Improve the Choices You Make
    Author: ROTH ALVIN E

    This book shows how our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have.From dating, school and university applications to the job market, understand the most important decisions you'll ever make with insights from a Nobel Prize-winner. Who Gets What and Why is a piquantly written, mind-expanding exploration of the markets that matter most to many of us. If you've ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to university or guided your child into a good school, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you have participated in a matching market. They are everywhere around us and account for some of the biggest technological successes of the decade, like Uber and Airbnb. Matching markets can even be the gatekeeper of life itself, guiding how desperately ill patients receive scarce organs for transplants. Alvin E. Roth shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for his pioneering research into market design - the principles that govern all kinds of markets where money isn't the only factor in determining who gets what. His book reveals what factors make these markets work well - or badly - and shows us all how to recognise a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions. Gold title - Roth, a Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on how markets allocate, or fail to allocate, scarce resources. According to a 2011 profile in the Boston Globe, he is a pioneer at "finding situations where a market is failing--often, a place that most people wouldn't even recognize as a market--and making it work better." - 'Who Gets What' popularises for a general readership the economic ideas on which Roth has based his glittering and prestigious academic career - Obvious parallels are Daniel Kahnemann Thinking Fast and Slow, Malcolm Gladwell, Freakonomics, Predictably Irrational. - Uses anecdotal examples from every-day life to illuminate his wider points.

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  • Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone
    Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone
    ISBN: 9780141045719
    Title: Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone
    Author: LANCHESTER JOHN

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Devastatingly funny . . . the route map to the crazed world of contemporary finance we have all been waiting for' WILL SELF 'For anyone still wondering what the hell those bankers did with our money, try John Lanchester's deliciously excoriating Whoops!' ALLISON PEARSON We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans? John Lanchester has mastered the finer points of finance so you don't have to. In Whoops! he explains, in language everyone can understand, what really happened and what on earth we do next. 'Explains with casual wit and total clarity why everything went wrong and makes sense of the most complex financial matters' COLM TOIBIN 'Endlessly witty . . . will turn any reader into an expert within the space of 200 pages' JONATHAN COE

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    Price: $32.00
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  • Why Aren't They Shouting? a Banker's Tale of Change, Computers & Perpetual Crisis
    Why Aren't They Shouting? a Banker's Tale of Change, Computers & Perpetual Crisis
    ISBN: 9781847941534
    Title: Why Aren't They Shouting? a Banker's Tale of Change, Computers & Perpetual Crisis
    Author: RODGERS KEVIN

    When Kevin Rodgers embarked on his career in finance, dealing rooms were seething with clamoring traders and gesticulating salesmen. Nearly three decades later, the feverish bustle has gone and the loudest noise you're likely to hear is the gentle tapping of keyboards. Here is a very personal, often wryly amusing chronicle of this silent revolution that takes us from the days of phone calls, hand signals and alpha males to a world of microwave communications, complex derivatives and computer geeks. In addition, it's a masterclass in how modern banking works, for those who don't know their spot FX from their VaR or who struggle to recall precisely how Monte Carlo pricing operates. But it's also an account of 30 years of seismic change that raises a deeply worrying question: Could it be that the technology that has transformed banking--and that continues to do so--is actually making it ever more unstable?

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  • Why Information Grows The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies
    Why Information Grows The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies
    ISBN: 9780141978024
    Title: Why Information Grows The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies
    Author: HIDALGO CESAR


    In Why Information Grows, rising star C#65533;sar Hidalgo offers a radical interpretation of global economics

    What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? Previous efforts to answer these questions have focused on institutions, geography, finances, and psychology. But MIT professor C#65533;sar Hidalgo argues that in order to fully grasp the nature of economic growth we need to transcend the social sciences and turn to the science of information, networks and complexity. The growth of economies, he explains, is deeply connected with the growth of order - or information.


    At first glance, the universe seems hostile to order. Thermodynamics dictates that over time, order will disappear. But thermodynamics also has loopholes that promote the growth of information in pockets. Our cities are such pockets where information grows, but they are not all the same. For every Silicon Valley, Tokyo, and London, there are dozens of places with underdeveloped economies. Why does the US economy outstrip Brazil's, and Brazil's that of Chad? Why did the technology corridor along Boston's Route 128 languish while Silicon Valley blossomed? In each case, the key is how people, companies, and the networks they form process information - it is all about their knowledge, knowhow and imagination. As Hidalgo compellingly shows, economies are made of networks of people and society is a collective computer. The problem of economic development is in fact the problem of making these networks more powerful.


    A radical new interpretation of global economics, Why Information Grows overturns traditional assumptions about the development of economies and the origins of wealth and takes a crucial step toward making economics less the dismal science and more the insightful one.



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  • Why Information Grows: the Evolution of Order from Atoms to Economies
    Why Information Grows: the Evolution of Order from Atoms to Economies
    ISBN: 9780241003558
    Title: Why Information Grows: the Evolution of Order from Atoms to Economies
    Author: HIDALGO CESAR

    What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? Previous efforts to answer these questions have focused on institutions, geography, finances, and psychology. But according to MIT s antidisciplinarian Cesar Hidalgo, understanding the nature of economic growth demands transcending the social sciences and including the natural sciences of information, networks, and complexity. To understand the growth of economies, Hidalgo argues, we first need to understand the growth of order.
    At first glance, the universe seems hostile to order. Thermodynamics dictates that over time, orderor informationdisappears. Whispers vanish in the wind just like the beauty of swirling cigarette smoke collapses into disorderly clouds. But thermodynamics also has loopholes that promote the growth of information in pockets. Although cities are all pockets where information grows, they are not all the same. For every Silicon Valley, Tokyo, and Paris, there are dozens of places with economies that accomplish little more than pulling rocks out of the ground. So, why does the US economy outstrip Brazil s, and Brazil s that of Chad? Why did the technology corridor along Boston s Route 128 languish while Silicon Valley blossomed? In each case, the key is how people, firms, and the networks they form make use of information.
    Seen from Hidalgo s vantage, economies become distributed computers, made of networks of people, and the problem of economic development becomes the problem of making these computers more powerful. By uncovering the mechanisms that enable the growth of information in nature and society, "Why Information Grows" lays bear the origins of physical order and economic growth. Situated at the nexus of information theory, physics, sociology, and economics, this book propounds a new theory of how economies can do not just more things, but more interesting things.
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  • Why Most Things Fail
    Why Most Things Fail
    ISBN: 9780571220137
    Title: Why Most Things Fail
    Author: ORMEROD PAUL


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  • Why Most Things Fail : Evolution, Extinction & Economics
    Why Most Things Fail : Evolution, Extinction & Economics
    ISBN: 9780470089194
    Title: Why Most Things Fail : Evolution, Extinction & Economics
    Author: ORMEROD PAUL

    A fascinating and provocative study of failure within business, economics, and government Why Most Things Fail argues that failure is the distinguishing feature of corporate life and uses it to link economic models with models of biological evolution. Inspired by advances in evolutionary theory and biology, author Paul Ormerod illuminates the ways in which companies and policy-setting sectors of government behave much like living organisms: unless they evolve, they die. But he also makes clear how desirable social and economic outcomes may be achieved when individuals, companies, and governments adapt in response to the actual behavior and requirements of their customers and constituents. Examining the " Iron Law of Failure" as it applies to business, economics, and government, this intriguing book explores the pervasive nature of failure in the world of human societies and economics. Paul Ormerod (London, UK), a theoretical economist, has served as the Head of the Economic Assessment Unit at The Economist and the Director of Economics at the Henley Centre for Forecasting in England. He has taught economics at the University of London and the University of Manchester. Ormerod is founder of the consulting firm Volterra and is an alumni of Oxford University and Cambridge University.

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  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity & Poverty
    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity & Poverty
    ISBN: 9781846684302
    Title: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity & Poverty
    Author: ACEMOGLU DARON & ROBINSON JAMES A

    Brilliant and engagingly written,Why Nations Failanswers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?

    Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?

    Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions&—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories.

    Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including:

       - China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West?
       - Are America&’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority?
       - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More
    philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson&’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions?

    Why Nations Failwill change the way you look at&—and understand&—the world.

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  • Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis
    Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis
    ISBN: 9780199915996
    Title: Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis
    Author: STANTON THOMAS H

    The financial crisis revealed fundamental shortcomings in both public and private American institutions. While the firms that were successful each found their own way to weather the crisis, unsuccessful firms were remarkably alike in their inability to cope and in the mistakes they made.

    Combing through the wreckage, Thomas H. Stanton examines which financial firms survived the crisis and which ones failed. He analyzes how differences in governance, organization, and management between these firms led to their success or failure, and how government supervision and regulation failed to prevent the crisis. Based on interviews that the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission conducted with CEOs, risk officers, traders, and others at major financial firms, Stanton systematically outlines how successful firms, like JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and others used a multitude of approaches to distinguish themselves in operational competence and intelligent discipline, while unsuccessful firms, like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Countrywide, and others uniformly failed to prepare for possible low-probability, high-impact events. Stanton concludes by issuing a call for strengthening organizational design, governance, and risk management, by identifying clear attributes that distinguish successful firms from the others.

    Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Failis an invaluable resource for company officials and policymakers on the development of a risk-sensitive, more-successful culture. It also provides an essential foundation on culture and governance for students of business and public policy, practitioners within the public and private financial institutions at the center of the recent financial crisis, and those at risk of playing roles in possible future crises.

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  • Why Superman Doesn't Take over the World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us about Economics
    Why Superman Doesn't Take over the World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us about Economics
    ISBN: 9780198829478
    Title: Why Superman Doesn't Take over the World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us about Economics
    Author: O'ROARK J. BRIAN

    Why do heroes fight each other?

    Why do villains keep trying even though they almost never win?

    Why don't heroes simply take over the world?

    Economics and comics may seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic book hero aficionado Brian O. Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics, and how economics explains the mysteries of superhero behavior.

    Spider-Man's existential doubts revolve around opportunity costs; Wonder Woman doesnt have a sidekick because she has a comparative advantage; game theory sheds light on the battle between Captain America and Iron Man; the Joker keeps committing crimes because of the Peltzman effect; and utility curves help us decide who is the greatest superhero of all.

    Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World probes the motivations of our favorite heroes, and reveals that the characters in the comics may have powers we dont, but they are still beholden to the laws of economics.


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    Price: $36.00

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  • Why the Right Went Wrong Conservatism--from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond
    Why the Right Went Wrong Conservatism--from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond
    ISBN: 9781476763798
    Title: Why the Right Went Wrong Conservatism--from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond
    Author: DIONNE E J JR.

    "Dionne's expertise is evident in this finely crafted and convincing work." -The Los Angeles Times

    From one of our most engaging political reporters and the author of Why Americans Hate Politics; the story of conservatism from the Goldwater 1960s to the present day Tea Party that has resulted in broken promises and an ideological purity that drives moderate Republicans away.

    Why the Right Went Wrong offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater's worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. The radicalism of today's conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology. The purity movement did more than drive moderates out of the Republican Party-it beat back alternative definitions of conservatism.

    Since 1968, no conservative administration-not Nixon not Reagan not two Bushes-could live up to the rhetoric rooted in the Goldwater movement that began to reshape American politics fifty years ago. The collapse of the Nixon presidency led to the rise of Ronald Reagan, the defeat of George H.W. Bush, to Newt Gingrich's revolution. Bush initially undertook a partial modernization, preaching "compassionate conservatism" and a "Fourth Way" to Clinton's "Third Way." Conservatives quickly defined him as an advocate of "big government" and not conservative enough on spending, immigration, education, and Medicare. A return to the true faith was the only prescription on order. The result was the Tea Party, which Dionne says, was as much a reaction to Bush as to Obama.

    The state of the Republican party, controlled by the strictest base, is diminished, Dionne writes. It has become white and older in a country that is no longer that. It needs to come back to life for its own health and that of the country's, and in Why the Right Went Wrong, he explains how.

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    Price: $60.00
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  • Why Wall Street Matters
    Why Wall Street Matters
    ISBN: 9780241309629
    Title: Why Wall Street Matters
    Author: COHAN WILLIAM D

    If you like your smartphone or your widescreen TV, your car or your pension, then, whether you know it or not, you are a fan of Wall Street. William D. Cohan, bestselling author of House of Cards, has long been critical of the bad behaviour that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and, as an ex-banker, he is an expert on its inner workings as well. But in recent years he has become alarmed by the vitriol directed at the bankers, traders and executives who keep the wheels of our economy turning. Why Wall Street Mattersis a timely and trenchant reminder of the dire consequences for us all if the essential role these institutions play in making our lives better is carelessly curtailed.

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  • Why Wall Street Matters
    Why Wall Street Matters
    ISBN: 9780141986425
    Title: Why Wall Street Matters
    Author: COHAN WILLIAM D

    If you like your smartphone or your widescreen TV, your car or your pension, then, whether you know it or not, you are a fan of Wall Street.William D. Cohan, bestselling author of House of Cards, has long been critical of the bad behaviour that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and, as an ex-banker, he is an expert on its inner workings as well. But in recent years he has become alarmed by the vitriol directed at the bankers, traders and executives who keep the wheels of our economy turning. Why Wall Street Mattersis a timely and trenchant reminder of the actual goodthese institutions do and the dire consequences for us all if the essential role they play in making our lives better is carelessly curtailed.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Why We Can't Afford the Rich
    Why We Can't Afford the Rich
    ISBN: 9781447320869
    Title: Why We Can't Afford the Rich
    Author: SAYER ANDREW

    Even as inequalities widen, the effects of austerity deepen, and the consequences of recession linger, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why We Can't Afford the Rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the past three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness, and expand their political influence.

    Aimed at all engaged citizens, this important and accessible book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as especially talented wealth creators. But more than this, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. Forcefully arguing that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change, Sayer makes clear that we must make economies sustainable, fair, and conducive to well being for all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Will China's Economy Collapse?
    Will China's Economy Collapse?
    ISBN: 9781509520145
    Title: Will China's Economy Collapse?
    Author: LEE ANN


    The recent downturn in the Chinese economy has become a focal point of global attention, with some analysts warning that China is edging dangerously close to economic meltdown. Is it possible that the second largest economy in the world could collapse and drag the rest of the world with it?

    In this penetrating essay, Ann Lee explains both why China's economy will not sink us all and the policy options on which it is drawing on to mitigate against such a catastrophic scenario. Dissecting with realistic clarity the challenges facing the Chinese economy, she makes a compelling case for its continued robustness in multiple sectors in the years ahead.

    Ann Lee is a former visiting professor at Peking University and a partner of two multi-billion dollar hedge funds. She is a recognized authority on China's political economy and author of the award-winning international bestseller What the U.S. Can Learn from China.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Winner Take All Society
    Winner Take All Society
    ISBN: 9780753522264
    Title: Winner Take All Society
    Author: COOK FRANK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Winners Take All The Elite Charade of Changing the World
    Winners Take All The Elite Charade of Changing the World
    ISBN: 9780141990910
    Title: Winners Take All The Elite Charade of Changing the World
    Author: GIRIDHARADAS ANAND

    The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today's news.

    Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. They rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in ways that preserve the status quo; and they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm.

    Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? His groundbreaking investigation has already forced a great, sorely needed reckoning among the world's wealthiest and those they hover above, and it points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world--a call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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  • Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk & Return
    Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk & Return
    ISBN: 9781788160049
    Title: Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk & Return
    Author: DESAI MIHIR

    Finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility?Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai takes up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With deft wit, he draws upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain finance's inner workings. Through this creative approach, he shows that outsiders can easily access the underlying ideas and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core values of their profession. This combination of finance and the humanities creates unusual and illuminating pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks' The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai's vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives: bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships.The Wisdom of Finance is a wholly unique book, offering an enlivening new perspective on one of the world's most complex and misunderstood professions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, & Zero Carbon Emissions
    World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, & Zero Carbon Emissions
    ISBN: 9781925322477
    Title: World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, & Zero Carbon Emissions
    Author: YUNUS MUHAMMAD



    The bestselling author of Banker to the Poor and Creating a World Without Poverty and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his radical economic vision for tackling inequality, joblessness, and environmental degradation, and describes the worldwide movement already working to make it a reality.

    Muhammad Yunus is the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards alleviating poverty. Here, he argues that the capitalist system is broken. In its current form, it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and devastating environmental destruction. To save humankind and the planet, we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature — one that recognises altruism and generosity as driving forces that are just as fundamental and powerful as self-interest.

    Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the decade since Yunus first began to articulate his ideas for a new type of capitalism, thousands of companies, nonprofits, and individual entrepreneurs around the world have embraced them. From Albania to Colombia, India to Germany, newly created businesses and enterprises are committed to reducing poverty, improving health care and education, cleaning up pollution, and serving other urgent human needs in ingenious, innovative ways.

    A World of Three Zeroes describes the new civilisation that is emerging from the economic experiments Yunus’ work has helped to inspire, and offers a challenge to young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to embrace his mission and improve the world for everyone.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • World Without Work: Technology, Automation & How We Should Respond
    World Without Work: Technology, Automation & How We Should Respond
    ISBN: 9780241321096
    Title: World Without Work: Technology, Automation & How We Should Respond
    Author: SUSSKIND DANIEL

    From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake.

    Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work.

    A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Wrath of Capital Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics
    Wrath of Capital Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics
    ISBN: 9780231158282
    Title: Wrath of Capital Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics
    Author: ADRIAN PARR


    Although climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes necessary to reverse these trends. Instead, they have neoliberalized nature and climate change politics and discourse, and there are indications of a more virulent strain of capital accumulation on the horizon. Adrian Parr calls attention to the problematic socioeconomic conditions of neoliberal capitalism underpinning the world's environmental challenges, and she argues that, until we grasp the implications of neoliberalism's interference in climate change talks and policy, humanity is on track to an irreversible crisis.


    Parr not only exposes the global failure to produce equitable political options for environmental regulation, but she also breaks down the dominant political paradigms hindering the discovery of viable alternatives. She highlights the neoliberalization of nature in the development of green technologies, land use, dietary habits, reproductive practices, consumption patterns, design strategies, and media. She dismisses the notion that the free market can solve debilitating environmental degradation and climate change as nothing more than a political ghost emptied of its collective aspirations.


    Decrying what she perceives as a failure of the human imagination and an impoverishment of political institutions, Parr ruminates on the nature of change and existence in the absence of a future. The sustainability movement, she contends, must engage more aggressively with the logic and cultural manifestations of consumer economics to take hold of a more transformative politics. If the economically powerful continue to monopolize the meaning of environmental change, she warns, new and more promising collective solutions will fail to take root.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Wunch of Bankers: A Year in the Hayne Royal Commission
    Wunch of Bankers: A Year in the Hayne Royal Commission
    ISBN: 9781925849363
    Title: Wunch of Bankers: A Year in the Hayne Royal Commission
    Author: ZIFFER DANIEL

    It wasn't just the long list of scandals exposed to a horrified nation - charging fees to dead people, ignoring blatant conflicts of interest, and taking $1 billion from customers in fees that banks were never entitled to.
    What made it so fascinating, so heart-breaking, and so enraging was the procession of faces through the witness box, and the team of counsel gazing into the dark heart of banking.
    Tearful victims, blank-faced executives, hapless regulators, and a couple of utter charlatans all had their day in court, watched by an audience of millions, and revealing - in their stories - the material to justify re-shaping the multi-trillion dollar financial-services industry that forms a pillar of Australian life.
    A Wunch of Bankers covers not just the big shocks, but the small moments - lost in the flurry of daily reporting - that reveal how companies have used the law, limp enforcement, and basic human behaviour to take advantage of customers.
    Is there a phrase that allows life-insurance spruikers in call centres to terrify you about your impending death - and the grief-stricken ruins of an estate you'll leave for your bereaved family - while still being legal? Yes, there is.
    Was there a meeting in which a bank's executives ignored a warning of 'Extreme' from its chief risk officer, to embark on a dodgy scheme that accrued $3.6 billion in funds? There was.
    In A Wunch of Bankers, the World's Oldest Debuting TV Reporter brings out the colour and grit of the royal commission's proceedings, and explores broader issues raised by the testimony. A compelling mixture of analysis, reportage, and observation, it is a revelatory work

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Xx Factor
    Xx Factor
    ISBN: 9781846684036
    Title: Xx Factor
    Author: WOLF ALISON

    For most of history, being female defined the limits of a woman's achievements. But now, women are successful careerists equal to men. In Norway, women legally must constitute a third of all boards; in America, women have gone from 3% of practising lawyers in 1970 to 40% today, and over half of all law students. These changes are revolutionary - but not universal: the 'sisterhood' of working women is deeply divided. Making enormous strides in the workplace are young, educated, full-time professionals who have put children on hold. But for a second group of women this is unattainable: instead, they work part-time, earn less, are concentrated in heavily feminized occupations like cleaning and gain income and self-worth from having children young. As these two groups move ever further apart, shared gender no longer automatically creates interests in common with other women. Instead, for the first group, their working lives - and priorities - increasingly resemble those of the successful men they work alongside.The XX Factor lifts the curtain on the social, cultural and economic schisms behind the phenomenal rise of women in the workplace.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • You Are a Badass at Making Money
    You Are a Badass at Making Money
    ISBN: 9781473649569
    Title: You Are a Badass at Making Money
    Author: SINCERO JEN

    "A cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams." --New York Magazine

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass(R), a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you've only ever dreamed of.

    You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation--over just a few years--from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

    Learn to:

    - Uncover what's holding you back from making money
    - Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
    - Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way
    - Shake up the cocktail of creation
    - Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
    - Shape your reality--stop playing victim to circumstance
    - Get as wealthy as you wanna be

    "This book truly crystallizes the concept that financial abundance is an inside job--in that it all begins with your mindset--and Sincero gets serious (in the funniest ways possible) about helping you identify your particular limiting beliefs surrounding money." --PopSugar

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-crash Recruits
    Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-crash Recruits
    ISBN: 9780446583251
    Title: Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-crash Recruits
    Author: ROOSE KEVIN

    Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money-- as well as how to dress, talk, date, drink, and schmooze like real financiers. YOUNG MONEY Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits YOUNG MONEY is the inside story of this well-guarded world. Kevin Roose, New York magazine business writer and author of the critically acclaimed The Unlikely Disciple, spent more than three years shadowing eight entry-level workers at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and other leading investment firms. Roose chronicled their triumphs and disappointments, their million-dollar trades and runaway Excel spreadsheets, and got an unprecedented (and unauthorized) glimpse of the financial world's initiation process. Roose's young bankers are exposed to the exhausting workloads, huge bonuses, and recreational drugs that have always characterized Wall Street life. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008. And as they get their Wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work. YOUNG MONEY is more than an exposé of excess; it's the story of how the financial crisis changed a generation-and remade Wall Street from the bottom up.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship With Money & Achieving Financial Independence
    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship With Money & Achieving Financial Independence
    ISBN: 9780143115762
    Title: Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship With Money & Achieving Financial Independence
    Author: DOMINGUEZ JOE & ROBIN VICKI

    Now more than ever - given today's uncertain economic climate - a transformed relationship with money is the key to a healthy & happy life. Vicki Robin offers 'Your Money Or Your Life', an original audio adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book that has helped more than 600,000 people worldwide gain greater financial freedom.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Your Money Personality Unlock the Secret to a Rich & Happy Life
    Your Money Personality Unlock the Secret to a Rich & Happy Life
    ISBN: 9780958262910
    Title: Your Money Personality Unlock the Secret to a Rich & Happy Life
    Author: KOH LIZ


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Zen Economics
    Zen Economics
    ISBN: 9780692726990
    Title: Zen Economics
    Author: URIE ROB


    Economics are often considered a drab and meticulous study reserved for those with a few degrees under their belt. Zen Economics proposes a different approach: instead of leaving economics to the "experts," we should embrace economics as part of our everyday lives, and merge our intellectual understanding with our intrinsic desire to be unified with the natural world. What if economics was an intuitive field that considered the needs of the many against those of the few?


    Capitalist economics is premised on a narrow, anti-historical concept of what people are and what motivates us. Its broader context is Western "idealism," the view that the life of "the mind," as conceived in Western philosophy, is the fundamental locus and determinant of existence. "Zen," as taken from the dialogue between D.T. Suzuki and philosopher Martin Heidegger, removes the partitions that separate "us" from each other, "the world," and ourselves. Rob Urie develops a post-Marxian (non-deterministic) materialism to reimagine the fundamental premises of economics and places them into debate over key economic issues—work and labor, income and wealth distribution, environmental degradation and animal rights.


    Rob Urie is an artist and political economist living and writing in New York.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us
    Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us
    ISBN: 9781863955690
    Title: Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us
    Author: QUIGGIN JOHN

    In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism - the theory that markets always know best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments as fundamentally safe. The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many - members of the public, commentators, politicians, economists, and even those charged with cleaning up the mess. In Zombie Economics, John Quiggin explains how these dead ideas still walk among us, in Australia and abroad - and why we must find a way to kill them once and for all if we are to avoid an even bigger financial crisis in the future. Because these ideas will never die unless there is an alternative, Zombie Economics also looks ahead at what could replace market liberalism, arguing that a simple return to Keynesian economics and the politics of the welfare state will not be enough - either to kill dead ideas, or to prevent future crises. This new paperback edition includes an Australia-specific preface and a full chapter on the local scene. John Quiggin is professor of economics at the University of Queensland, a well-known blogger on current affairs and a regular contributor to newspapers, including the Australian Financial Review.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Zombies, Bananas & Why There are No Economists in Heaven the Economics of Real Life
    Zombies, Bananas & Why There are No Economists in Heaven the Economics of Real Life
    ISBN: 9781742379975
    Title: Zombies, Bananas & Why There are No Economists in Heaven the Economics of Real Life
    Author: IRVINE JESSICA

    Jessica Irvine presents Economics 101 and shows you how to use the power of economics to solve your everyday problems with this witty, accessible and entertaining guide. Can economics help you lose weight? How does an emissions trading scheme work? Why are bananas so expensive? What really goes on inside the federal budget lock up? How can you spot a zombie bank? Does Australia take too many refugees? Why do boy bands make so much money? From asylum seekers to bananas, Jessica Irvine's weekly Irvine Index column in The Sydney Morning Herald uses fun facts to get to the heart of our biggest political and economic debates. Part economics lesson, part quirky observation on modern life, this collection of easily digestible, bite-sized nuggets of factual goodness will help transform even the most economically illiterate person into an insightful commentator at their next work drinks or weekend barbeque.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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