• Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    ISBN: 9781863959964
    Title: Big Four: The Curious History & Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
    Author: KELLS STUART & GOW IAN D

    Across the globe, the so-called Big Four accounting and audit firms - Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - are massively influential. Together, they earn more than US$100 billion annually and employ almost one million people. In many profound ways, they have changed how we work, how we manage, how we invest and how we are governed.

    Stretching back centuries, their history is a fascinating story of wealth, power and luck. But today, the Big Four face an uncertain future - thanks to their push into China; their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition; and the hazards of providing traditional services in a new era of transparency.

    Both colourful and authoritative, this account of the past, present and likely future of the Big Four is essential reading for anyone perplexed or fascinated by professional services, working in the industry, contemplating joining a professional services firm, or simply curious about the fate of the global economy.

    Stuart Kells is a Melbourne-based author. His history of Penguin Books, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the Ashurst Australian Business Literature Prize.

    Ian D. Gow is a professor at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation. He previously taught at Harvard Business School.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Big Questions Tackling the Problems of Philosophy With Ideas from Mathematics Economics & Physics
    Big Questions Tackling the Problems of Philosophy With Ideas from Mathematics Economics & Physics
    ISBN: 9781847399168
    Title: Big Questions Tackling the Problems of Philosophy With Ideas from Mathematics Economics & Physics
    Author: LANDSBURG STEVEN E

    In the wake of his enormously popular books The Armchair Economist and More Sex Is Safer Sex, Landsburg uses concepts from mathematics, economics, and physics to address the big questions in philosophy: What is real? What can we know? What is the difference between right and wrong? And how should we live? Widely renowned for his explorations of economics, Landsburg now branches out into mathematics and physics: disciplines that, like economics, the author loves for their beauty, their logical clarity, and their profound and indisputable truth. Landsburg begins with the broadest possible categories -- Reality and Unreality; Knowledge and Belief; Right and Wrong -- and then focuses his exploration on specific concerns. From a mathematical analysis of the arguments for the existence of God to the real meaning of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and the Godel Incompleteness Theorem, Landsburg moves on to the moral choices we face in the marketplace and the voting booth. Stimulating, illuminating, and always surprising, THE BIG QUESTIONS challenges readers to re-evaluate their most fundamental beliefs and reveals the relationship between the loftiest philosophical quests and our everyday lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Big Reset: War on Gold & the Financial Endgame
    Big Reset: War on Gold & the Financial Endgame
    ISBN: 9789462980273
    Title: Big Reset: War on Gold & the Financial Endgame
    Author: MIDDELKOOP WILLEM

    A system reset seems imminent. The world's financial system will need to find a new anchor before the year 2020. Since the beginning of the credit crisis, the US realized the dollar will lose its role as the world's reserve currency, and has been planning for a monetary reset. According to Willem Middelkoop, this reset will be designed to keep the US in the driver's seat, allowing the new monetary system to include significant roles for other currencies such as the euro and China's renminbi. Prepare for the coming ResetIn all likelihood gold will be re-introduced as one of the pillars of this next phase in the global financial system. The prediction is that gold could be revalued at $ 7,000 per troy ounce. By looking past the American 'smokescreen' surrounding gold and the dollar long ago, China and Russia have been accumulating massive amounts of gold reserves, positioning themselves for a more prominent role in the future to come. The reset will come as a shock to many. The Big Reset will help everyone who wants to be fully prepared. This fully revised edition of Middelkoop's book takes into account developments since its original publication, which have only strengthened the case for the coming return of gold.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
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  • Big Short Film Tie-in
    Big Short Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9780141982946
    Title: Big Short Film Tie-in
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.


    'In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ... if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read' Sunday Times


    'Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject' Guardian


    'A triumph ... riveting ... The Big Short reads like a thriller' The Times


    'A terrifying story, superbly well told' Daily Telegraph


    'A rollicking good yarn' Financial Times


    'Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' Reuters



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    ISBN: 9780141043531
    Title: Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, THE BIG SHORT tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    ISBN: 9780393353150
    Title: Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood & the World
    Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood & the World
    ISBN: 9780316490672
    Title: Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood & the World
    Author: HOPE BRADLEY & WRIGHT TOM

    The definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, "a true life thriller" (Ben Mezrich) about a "modern Gatsby" who managed to swindle over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others--a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters.

    In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began setting in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up.

    An epic true-tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history--right under the nose of the global financial industry. Federal agents who helped unravel Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme say the 1MDB affair will become the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age--and its fallout is already being credited for taking down the prime minister of Malaysia.

    For readers of Liar's Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood, Billion Dollar Whale will become a classic, harrowing parable about finance run amok.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies are About to Change the World
    Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies are About to Change the World
    ISBN: 9781118963661
    Title: Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies are About to Change the World
    Author: KELLY BRIAN

    Get a handle on the digital currency revolution, and learn how to get on board The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against the history of payment systems and its own evolution, as readers are invited to explore the ways in which this technology is already changing the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into the mechanisms behind Bitcoin, and an expert perspective on digital currency's effect on the future of money and the economic implications of the Bitcoin revolution. In the same way that e-mail changed the way we transfer information, the decentralized Bitcoin network is about to revolutionize the business world, the legal profession, and even the role of the government. The Bitcoin Big Bang dives head first into this paradigm shift, allowing readers to: Explore the origins of digital currency Learn the history and evolution of payment systems Discover how the Bitcoin network is facilitating free and instant transfer of value Understand the mining of Bitcoin, and how to invest The digital currency revolution has implications that spread far beyond the finance industry. Anyone who exchanges payment for goods and services is on the cusp of the next big push in societal evolution, and only an understanding of the technology and a clear knowledge of the systems and behaviors at play can fully prepare us for the changes to come. The Bitcoin Big Bang is the go-to guide, helping those who use money use it better.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
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  • Bitcoin Standard: Sound Money in a Digital Age
    Bitcoin Standard: Sound Money in a Digital Age
    ISBN: 9781119473862
    Title: Bitcoin Standard: Sound Money in a Digital Age
    Author: AMMOUS SAIFEDEAN


    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced "a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party" to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.


    While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse.


    With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin's real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments--a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure.


    Ammous' firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders.


    The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin's 'blockchain technology'? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet's decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    ISBN: 9780753552230
    Title: Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    Author: KOLHATKAR SHEELAH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Praise for Black Edge

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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  • Black Swan the Impact of the Highly Improbable
    Black Swan the Impact of the Highly Improbable
    ISBN: 9781846145650
    Title: Black Swan the Impact of the Highly Improbable
    Author: TALEB NICHOLAS

    A slipcased hardback edition of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's bestselling masterpiece, with the original first Penguin edition artwork.What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper? This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world disasters. Their impact is huge; they're impossible to predict; yet after they happen we always try to rationalize them. A rallying cry to ignore the 'experts', The Black Swan shows us how to stop trying to predict everything - and take advantage of uncertainty.

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    ISBN: 9780141034591
    Title: Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    Author: TALEB NASSIM NICHOLAS

    The Black Swan is a concept that will change the way you look at the world. Black Swans underlie almost everything, from the rise of religions, to events in our own lives. A Black Swan is a highly improbable event with three principle characteristics: it's unpredictable; carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. Nassim Nicholas Taleb reveals that we are hard-wired not to truly estimate risk, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the 'impossible'. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know, and shows us how to face the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Bleakonomics: a Heartwarming Introduction to Financial Catastrophe, the Jobs Crisis & Environmental Destruction
    Bleakonomics: a Heartwarming Introduction to Financial Catastrophe, the Jobs Crisis & Environmental Destruction
    ISBN: 9780745332673
    Title: Bleakonomics: a Heartwarming Introduction to Financial Catastrophe, the Jobs Crisis & Environmental Destruction
    Author: LARSON ROB

    Bleakonomics is a short and humorous guide to the three great crises plaguing today's world: environmental degradation, social conflict in the age of austerity, and financial instability. Written for anyone who is wondering how we've come to this point, Rob Larson holds mainstream economic theory up against the grim reality of a planet in meltdown. He looks at scientists' conclusions about climate change, the business world's opinions about its own power, and reveals the fingerprints of finance on American elections.With a unique and engaging approach to each crucial subject, students, academics, and activists will find a lot to appreciate in this quiet call-to-arms for a saner and more stable world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World
    Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World
    ISBN: 9780241237861
    Title: Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World
    Author: TAPSCOTT DON & TAPSCOTT ALEX

    This title explains why the blockchain technology that powers Bitcoin will fundamentally change the internet - what it does and how we use it. The internet is great for collaboration and exchanging information, but deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and transactions. It allows people to commit fraud, collect personal data and invade users' privacy. By contrast, blockchain technology is private and secure, and all the activity it powers is transparent and incorruptible. With its advent, we will not need to trust each other in the traditional sense, because transparency and trust is built into the system itself. Don and Alex Tapscott examine what blockchain technology means beyond currency and explore its positive applications in commerce, business, education, governance and beyond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Board Shorts
    Board Shorts
    ISBN: 9781546731047
    Title: Board Shorts
    Author: ELIOT HENRI


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
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  • Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills
    Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills
    ISBN: 9780141976020
    Title: Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills
    Author: STUCKLER DAVID & BASU SANJAY

    The Body Economic is the first, agenda-shaping, look at the human costs of financial crisis - the culmination of ten years' work by two pioneering researchers - Sanjay Basu and David Stuckler. The global financial crisis has had a seismic impact upon the wealth of nations. But we have little sense of how it affects one of the most fundamental issues of all: our physical and mental health.The Body Economic puts forward a radical proposition. Austerity, it argues, is seriously bad for your health. We can prevent financial crises from becoming epidemics, but to do so, we must acknowledge what the hard data tells us: that, throughout history, there is a causal link between the strength of a community's health and its social protection systems. Even amid the worst economic disasters, negative public health effects are not inevitable: it's how communities respond to challenges of debt and market turmoil that counts. Now and for generations to come, our commitment to the building of fairer, more equal societies will determine the health of our body economic.'Explosive ... powerful. Backed by a decade of research, and based on reams of publicly available data' Guardian 'A powerful indictment of the unnecessary suffering and rising mortality rates associated with austerity policies unsoftened by remedial social programmes' Financial TimesDavid Stuckler is a Senior Research Leader at Oxford University. He has published over one-hundred peer-reviewed scientific articles in major journals on the subjects of economics and global health, and his work has featured on the cover of The New York Times and The Economist, as well as on BBC, NPR, and CNN, among others. Sanjay Basu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an epidemiologist at Stanford University. He has worked with Oxfam International and is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. His work has featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and he has written over 80 peer-reviewed articles.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Boomerang Adventures of a Financial Disaster Tourist
    Boomerang Adventures of a Financial Disaster Tourist
    ISBN: 9781846144844
    Title: Boomerang Adventures of a Financial Disaster Tourist
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really?Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius. The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pi ata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack. The Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The Germans wanted to be even more German. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hilarious. He also turns a merciless eye on America: on California, the epicentre of world consumption, where we see that a final reckoning awaits the most avaricious of nations too. This is the ultimate book of our times. It's time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we're doing it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
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  • Boomerang Travels in the New Third World
    Boomerang Travels in the New Third World
    ISBN: 9780393081817
    Title: Boomerang Travels in the New Third World
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Boomerang: the Biggest Bust
    Boomerang: the Biggest Bust
    ISBN: 9780241955024
    Title: Boomerang: the Biggest Bust
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    'Chock-full of extraordinary characters, amusing anecdotes and shocking insights' Observer'A tour de force . . . All those questions you've half-asked yourself: nowhere else will you find them answered with such incisive wit or terrifying clarity' Mail on SundayRight now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't.In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies.'Desperately funny' Daily Telegraph'Top form' Spectator'Fascinating' The New York Times'Hilarious' Irish Independent Review

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Bottom Billion Why the Poorest Countries are Failing & What can be Done About It <BR>
    Bottom Billion Why the Poorest Countries are Failing & What can be Done About It
    ISBN: 9780195373387
    Title: Bottom Billion Why the Poorest Countries are Failing & What can be Done About It

    Author: COLLIER PAUL

    In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group ofsmall nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and thecorrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, andglobalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential tradepolicies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the worldtoday. ""Terrifically readable."" --Time.com ""Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading."" --The Economist ""If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book."" --Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review ""Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty."" --Financial Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World
    Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World
    ISBN: 9780226556741
    Title: Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World
    Author: MCCLOSKEY DEIRDRE N


    The big economic story of our times is not the Great Recession. It is how China and India began to embrace neoliberal ideas of economics and attributed a sense of dignity and liberty to the bourgeoisie they had denied for so long. The result was an explosion in economic growth and proof that economic change depends less on foreign trade, investment, or material causes, and a whole lot more on ideas and what people believe.

    Or so says Deirdre N. McCloskey in Bourgeois Dignity, a fiercely contrarian history that wages a similar argument about economics in the West. Here she turns her attention to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe to reconsider the birth of the industrial revolution and the rise of capitalism. According to McCloskey, our modern world was not the product of new markets and innovations, but rather the result of shifting opinions about them. During this time, talk of private property, commerce, and even the bourgeoisie itself radically altered, becoming far more approving and flying in the face of prejudices several millennia old. The wealth of nations, then, didn't grow so dramatically because of economic factors: it grew because rhetoric about markets and free enterprise finally became enthusiastic and encouraging of their inherent dignity.

    An utterly fascinating sequel to her critically acclaimed book The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity is a feast of intellectual riches from one of our most spirited and ambitious historians-a work that will forever change our understanding of how the power of persuasion shapes our economic lives.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
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  • Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World
    Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World
    ISBN: 9780226333991
    Title: Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World
    Author: MCCLOSKEY DEIRDRE N

    There s little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of humanity, McCloskey shows, will soon be joining the comparative riches of Japan and Sweden and Botswana.
    Why? Most economists from Adam Smith and Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty say the Great Enrichment since 1800 came from accumulated capital. McCloskey disagrees, fiercely. Our riches, she argues, were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea. Capital was necessary, but so was the presence of oxygen. It was ideas, not matter, that drove trade-tested betterment. Nor were institutions the drivers. The World Bank orthodoxy of add institutions and stir doesn t work, and didn t. McCloskey builds a powerful case for the initiating role of ideas ideas for electric motors and free elections, of course, but more deeply the bizarre and liberal ideas of equal liberty and dignity for ordinary folk. Liberalism arose from theological and political revolutions in northwest Europe, yielding a unique respect for betterment and its practitioners, and upending ancient hierarchies. Commoners were encouraged to have a go, and the bourgeoisie took up the Bourgeois Deal, and we were all enriched.
    Few economists or historians write like McCloskey her ability to invest the facts of economic history with the urgency of a novel, or of a leading case at law, is unmatched. She summarizes modern economics and modern economic history with verve and lucidity, yet sees through to the really big scientific conclusion. Not matter, but ideas. Big books don t come any more ambitious, or captivating, than "Bourgeois Equality.""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $81.00
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  • Branding Property: Approaches to Real Estate Marketing
    Branding Property: Approaches to Real Estate Marketing
    ISBN: 9783037682210
    Title: Branding Property: Approaches to Real Estate Marketing
    Author: FELIX RAHEL M & PETER

    Real estate marketing is certainly not a standard discipline within economics and is not taught in colleges and graduate degree programs within the context of a marketing-oriented education. For this very reason, this volume addresses and examines how the relevant tasks can be approached in order to find success in real estate marketing. The relevant analytical and strategic processes and methods are presented and explained. In this interdisciplinary process, it is vital to develop a clear idea of the future resident of the property that is to be marketed. This knowledge, together with the central architectural theme, serves as a basis for generating the essence, even the soul, of the property's brand and, in the process of realizing it, engendering or arousing the esprit that will complement it. In addition to the careful documentation of every stage and aspect of ten selected case studies, this publication also contains contributions from industry experts, who examine realestate marketing from various perspectives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
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  • Brazil Is the New America How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World
    Brazil Is the New America How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World
    ISBN: 9781118006634
    Title: Brazil Is the New America How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World
    Author: DAVIDSON JAMES DALE

    Look to Brazil for safe, stable investments As the future of the American economy seems to get bleaker by the day, it is tempting to look abroad for business opportunities. Europe and Asia don′t provide much hope, but what about somewhere that′s both closer to home and sunny year-round? In Brazil is the New America: How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World, James D. Davidson shows that the current financial situation in Brazil is a haven for those looking to make money in a world in turmoil. With a population just 62 percent the size of that of the US, Brazil has added 15,023,633 jobs over the past eight years, while the US has lost millions. In a world burdened by bankrupt governments and aging populations, Brazil is solvent, with two people of working age for every dependent. In a world of "Peak Oil" Brazil is energy independent, with 70 billion barrels of oil, 60% of the world′s unused arable land, and 15% of its fresh water. Comparatively non-leveraged-and with significant room for growth and expansion, as well as vast natural resources, Brazil is a haven of opportunity. Written by James D. Davidson, the editor/publisher of Strategic Investment and cofounder of Agora and the media outlet, Newsmax, Brazil is the New America details: How the original "America" now embodies the brightest hope for realizing the American Dream while the "Old America" is headed for a dramatic decline in the standard of living Investment opportunities not only for those willing to relocate, but anyone who can consider investing there The cost structure of employment in Brazil versus the United States Brazil has already learned its lesson about the dangers of inflation. Cash has taken the place of credit, and high interest rate returns are now the norm.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Break Up the Banks!
    Break Up the Banks!
    ISBN: 9781612195025
    Title: Break Up the Banks!
    Author: SHIRREFF DAVID

    Break Up The Banks! is a sensible, actionable and totally accessible call to arms from an acclaimed financial journalist. It's been seven years since the financial crisis, but has anyone taken real action to prevent the next one? Former Economist reporter David Shirreff thinks not, and in Break Up The Banks!, he gives us a short but essential guide to what exactly we can do. With great clarity and a keen sense of humour, Shirreff argues that banks have gotten far too big and far too powerful - and shows how they can be reined in.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Breaking Point: Preparing for the Coming Global Economic Shift
    Breaking Point: Preparing for the Coming Global Economic Shift
    ISBN: 9781630060602
    Title: Breaking Point: Preparing for the Coming Global Economic Shift
    Author: DAVIDSON JAMES DALE

    In a follow-up to his bestseller "The Great Reckoning," in this new book, economic expert Davidson says we are on the cusp of great change a breaking point that will have vast implications for investors and wealth managers. Despite the fact that technology and mega political forces have created the biggest and most expensive governments the world has ever seen, Davidson predicts we are entering an era of the devolution of power which will paradoxically lead to an era of economic freedom. This provocative and wide-ranging book will explain this paradox and provide a roadmap investors can use to prosper despite the coming upheavals."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Breakout Nations: in Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracle
    Breakout Nations: in Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracle
    ISBN: 9780241957813
    Title: Breakout Nations: in Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracle
    Author: SHARMA RUCHIR

    Recently there has been astonishingly rapid growth in emerging markets. But what happens next? In Breakout Nations Ruchir Sharma, journalist, writer and head of one of the world's leading emerging market funds, travels the globe to identify where the world's new economic successes will be.Are the BRICs still the future? If China slows, what will take its place? Why will the next two trillion-dollar economies be big Muslim democracies? Does the current oil mania echo the dotcom boom? Could there be a resurgence of the West and even the EU? This eye-opening, surprising book shows that the new 'breakout nations' will not be the ones we expect.'Fascinating& . . . Not only does he challenge the accepted wisdom - that China and India will motor on, ad infinitum - but he comes up with some surprising candidates for the next decade's economic stars.'& Sunday Times'A tour de force& . . . For sheer readability and insight on the ongoing developing world drama, you won't find a better choice.'& Wall Street Journal& & 'There is no better book for country-by-country accounts of emerging markets.'& Times of India& & 'This is a great road-map to the new and better-balanced world in which we will all live.'& Independent'An investor's lonely planet guide to the world for the new century.' Bloomberg

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Brexit How Britain Left Europe
    Brexit How Britain Left Europe
    ISBN: 9781784537845
    Title: Brexit How Britain Left Europe
    Author: MACSHANE DENIS

    HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED?On 23 June 2016, UK voters elected to leave the European Union. The result was perhaps the biggest bombshell in modern British political history. In this new and updated edition of Denis MacShane's bestselling history of the UK's relationship with Europe, the former Europe Minister reveals the full story behind Britain's historic EU Referendum decision. Denis MacShane was the only senior Remainer to havecalled the EU Referendum result correctly and his book provides the essential context to the new political and economic landscape of Brexit Britain.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Brief History of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9780199283279
    Title: Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

    Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so.Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, authorof 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex offorces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through criticalengagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness
    Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness
    ISBN: 9781842772331
    Title: Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness
    Author: NORBERG-HODGE HELENA; MERRIFIELD TODD; GORE STEVEN

    If the many social, environmental, and economic crises facing the planet are to be reversed, a good place to start is to rebuild local food economies. Food is something everyone, everywhere, needs every day, so even small changes in the way it is produced and marketed can offer immense benefits.

    Bringing the Food Economy Home shows how a shift towards the local would protect and rebuild agricultural diversity. It would give farmers a bigger share of the money spent on food, and provide consumers with healthier, fresher food at more affordable prices. It would reduce transport, greenhouse gas emissions, and the need for toxic agricultural chemicals. It would lessen the need for storage, packaging, refrigeration and artificial additives. And it would help revitalize rural economies and communities in both the industrialized and the developing world.

    With benefits for farmer and consumer, for urban and rural dweller, and for the economy as well as the environment, local food is a powerful solution-multiplier, one that we cannot afford to ignore.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • Broke: How to Survive the Middle Class Crisis
    Broke: How to Survive the Middle Class Crisis
    ISBN: 9780007491056
    Title: Broke: How to Survive the Middle Class Crisis
    Author: BOYLE DAVID

    If you thought being middle-class meant your own home, something set aside for the kids and a comfortable retirement - think again. For the first time ever, today's middle classes will struggle to enjoy the same privileges of security and comfort that their grandparents did. How did this situation come about? What can be done about it? In this beautifully shaped inquiry, David Boyle questions why the middle classes are diminishing and how their status, independence and values are being eroded. From Thatcher's boost of the mortgage market in 1980 to the move from regional to centralised institutions; from the collapse of Barings Bank to the 1986 Big Bang, 'Broke' examines the key moments in recent history that threatened the middle class way of life. What he discovers is that the triumphs of the middle classes have been just as influential in their undoing as their disasters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Buddhist Economics: an Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science
    Buddhist Economics: an Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science
    ISBN: 9781632863669
    Title: Buddhist Economics: an Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science
    Author: BROWN CLAIR


    In the tradition of E. F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, renowned economist Clair Brown argues persuasively for a new economics built upon equality, sustainability, and right living.


    "Buddhist Economics will give guidance to all those who seek peace, fairness, and environmental sustainability." -Jeffrey Sachs, author of The Age of Sustainable Development.


    Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn't attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning.


    Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values, sustainability, and equity. Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and happiness into her vision for a sustainable and compassionate world.


    Buddhist economics leads us to think mindfully as we go about our daily activities, and offers a way to appreciate how our actions affect the well-being of those around us. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with more positive collective activities, we can make our lives more meaningful as well as happier. Inspired by the popular course Professor Brown teaches at U.C. Berkeley, Buddhist Economics represents an enlightened approach to our modern world infused with ancient wisdom, with benefits both personal and global, for generations to come.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Building Financial Models
    Building Financial Models
    ISBN: 9781260108828
    Title: Building Financial Models
    Author: TJIA JOHN S.

    The go-to guide for developing effective financial analysis and valuation models--updated with new content and materials
    This fully revised edition of Building Financial Models builds on the elements that have made it renowned in the field of financial modeling, including how to develop a sound conceptual understanding of accounting for modeling and how to apply the tools at hand, which are the two key attributes for producing effective and easy-to-use models. A classic in how-to books for designing and building financial models for use in a wide variety of finance roles, this edition includes:
    * The latest Microsoft Excel shortcuts, functions, and modeling techniques* A full chapter on accounting that takes the mystery out of the subject for modeling work* Expert methods for building models that are easy to understand and superbly fit to the task* New additional materials on valuation analysis and sections on scenarios and sensitivity analysis through the use of Data Tables
    Supported by all-new exercise files from the companion website, this comprehensive guide takes you step by step through the entire process of developing a projection model, starting with a basic pilot model with each chapter introducing additional concepts and features. By the end, you will produce--through your own hands-on participation--a fully functional and dynamic integrated financial statement projection and valuation model.
    With Building Financial Models, Third Edition, you have everything you need to boost your financial modeling expertise.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $164.00
    $164.00
  • Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
    Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
    ISBN: 9780141983479
    Title: Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
    Author: GRAEBER DAVID

    From bestselling writer David Graeber--"a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate" (Slate)--a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs...and their consequences.

    Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs." It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.

    There are hordes of people--HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers--whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

    Graeber explores one of society's most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. "Clever and charismatic" (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and "a thought-provoking examination of our working lives" (Financial Times).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
    Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
    ISBN: 9781497644892
    Title: Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
    Author: BROOKS JOHN

    From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at GE and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Buying Time: the Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    Buying Time: the Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781781685488
    Title: Buying Time: the Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    Author: STREECK WOLFGANG

    The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started.&

    In this book, based on his 2012 Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck places the crisis in the context of the long neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that began in the 1970s. He analyses the subsequent tensions and conflicts involving states, governments, voters and capitalist interests, as expressed in inflation, public debt, and rising private indebtedness. Streeck traces the transformation of the tax state into a debt state, and from there into the consolidation state of today. At the centre of the analysis is the changing relationship between capitalism and democracy, in Europe and elsewhere, and the advancing immunization of the former against the latter.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Buying Time: the Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    Buying Time: the Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781786630711
    Title: Buying Time: the Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    Author: STREECK WOLFGANG

    The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started.
    In this book, based on his 2012 Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck places the crisis in the context of the long neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that began in the 1970s. He analyses the subsequent tensions and conflicts involving states, governments, voters and capitalist interests, as expressed in inflation, public debt, and rising private indebtedness. Streeck traces the transformation of the tax state into a debt state, and from there into the consolidation state of today. At the centre of the analysis is the changing relationship between capitalism and democracy, in Europe and elsewhere, and the advancing immunization of the former against the latter."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
    Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
    ISBN: 9780393609936
    Title: Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
    Author: KUTTNER ROBERT

    In the years surrounding the Second World War, a serendipitous confluence of events created a healthy balance between the market and the polity-between the engine of capitalism and the egalitarian ideals of democracy. Yet, from the 1970s on, a power shift occurred in which financial regulations were rolled back, taxes were cut, inequality worsened and disheartened voters turned to far-right, faux populism. Robert Kuttner lays out the events that led to the post-war miracle and charts its dissolution all the way to Trump, Brexit and the tenuous state of the EU. He asks whether today's poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultra-nationalism is inevitable, and whether democracy can find a way to survive.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Can the Euro Be Saved?
    Can the Euro Be Saved?
    ISBN: 9781509515257
    Title: Can the Euro Be Saved?
    Author: SAWYER MALCOLM


    The economies of the eurozone countries are plagued by multiple crises, which cast major doubts over the future of the euro. In this engaging new book, leading economist Malcolm Sawyer argues that the entire policy framework of the eurozone was fundamentally flawed from its foundation. He shows how these 'design faults' intensified the crisis and are now locking in perpetual self-defeating austerity.


    Sawyer proposes a bold alternative agenda for reviving the continent's economic prosperity and saving the euro. He argues, however, that the required solutions are certain to encounter huge obstacles. He therefore concludes that Europe faces a bleak economic future, blighted by low growth, high unemployment and social division.


    This major contribution to one of the key economic debates of our time will be essential reading for everyone interested in Europe's future.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?
    Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?
    ISBN: 9781509513734
    Title: Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?
    Author: KEEN STEVE


    The Great Financial Crash had cataclysmic effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise. Many leading commentators declared shortly before the crisis that the magical recipe for eternal stability had been found. Less than a year later, the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression erupted.

    In this explosive book, Steve Keen, one of the very few economists who anticipated the crash, shows why the self-declared experts were wrong and how ever-rising levels of private debt make another financial crisis almost inevitable unless politicians tackle the real dynamics causing financial instability. He also identifies the economies that have become ?The Walking Dead of Debt?, and those that are next in line ‒ including Australia, Belgium, China, Canada and South Korea.

    A major intervention by a fearlessly iconoclastic figure, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the true nature of the global economic system.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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