• 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
  • Winner Take All Society
    Winner Take All Society
    ISBN: 9780753522264
    Title: Winner Take All Society
    Author: COOK FRANK

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
    Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
    ISBN: 9780241400722
    Title: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

    An insider's 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.

    Former New York Times columnist 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. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity.
    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? He also 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: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

    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: $30.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
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