• 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

    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
  • Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
    Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
    ISBN: 9780393609936
    Title: Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

    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
  • Can the Euro Be Saved?
    Can the Euro Be Saved?
    ISBN: 9781509515257
    Title: Can the Euro Be Saved?

    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
  • 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
  • Cancel the Apocalypse the New Path to Prosperity
    Cancel the Apocalypse the New Path to Prosperity
    ISBN: 9780349122922
    Title: Cancel the Apocalypse the New Path to Prosperity
    Author: SIMMS ANDREW

    Ever get the feeling that things are falling apart? You're not alone. From bad banks to global warming it can all look hopeless, but what if everything could turn out, well, even better than before? What if the only thing holding us back is a lack of imagination and a surplus of old orthodoxies?
    It's a topsy-turvy world in which a country can import the same amount of ice-cream, toilet paper and other goods to trading partners as it exports, and where top bankers are paid millions for destroying economic value, while hospital cleaners create value many times their pay.
    In fascinating and iconoclastic detail - on everything from the cash in your pocket to the food on your plate and the shape of our working lives - "Cancel the Apocalypse" describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning, how excessive materialism has come at a terrible cost to our environment, and hasn't even made us any happier in the process.
    Simms believes passionately in the human capacity for change, and shows how the good life remains in our grasp. While global warming and financial meltdown might feel like modern day horsemen of the apocalypse, Simms shows how such end of the world scenarios offer us the chance for a new beginning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    ISBN: 9780674979857
    Title: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    A New York Times #1 Best Seller
    An Amazon #1 Best Seller
    A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller
    A USA Today Best Seller
    A Sunday Times Best Seller
    Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
    Winner of the British Academy Medal
    Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award

    "It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year--and maybe of the decade."
    --Paul Krugman, New York Times

    "The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat."
    --The Economist

    "Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years."
    --Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post

    "Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book...In its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy."
    --Martin Wolf, Financial Times

    "A sweeping account of rising inequality...Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore."
    --John Cassidy, New Yorker

    "Stands a fair chance of becoming the most influential work of economics yet published in our young century. It is the most important study of inequality in over fifty years."
    --Timothy Shenk, The Nation

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Capital: a Critique of Political Economy Vol. 1
    Capital: a Critique of Political Economy Vol. 1
    ISBN: 9780140445688
    Title: Capital: a Critique of Political Economy Vol. 1

    One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, "Capital" is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.

    "Capital" rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the Working Class'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
  • Capitalism  a Graphic Guide
    Capitalism a Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781848310551
    Title: Capitalism a Graphic Guide

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • Capitalism : a Short History
    Capitalism : a Short History
    ISBN: 9780691165226
    Title: Capitalism : a Short History
    Author: KOCKA JURGEN

    In this book, one of the world's most renowned historians provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism in global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. From early commercial capitalism in the Arab world, China, and Europe, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century industrialization, to today's globalized financial capitalism, Jurgen Kocka offers an unmatched, balanced account of capitalism, one that weighs its huge achievements against its great costs, crises, and failures. Based on intensive research, the book puts the rise of capitalist economies in social, political, and cultural context, and shows how their current problems and foreseeable future are connected to a long history.

    Sweeping in scope, the book describes how capitalist expansion was connected to colonialism; how industrialism brought unprecedented innovation, growth, and welfare but also increasing inequality; and how managerialism, financialization, and globalization later changed the face of capitalism. The book also addresses the idea of capitalism in the work of thinkers such as Marx, Weber, and Schumpeter, and chronicles how criticism of capitalism is as old as capitalism itself, fed by its persistent contradictions and recurrent emergencies.

    Authoritative and accessible, "Capitalism" provides an enlightening account of a force that has shaped the modern world like few others."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

  • Capitalism 4.0 the Birth of a New Economy
    Capitalism 4.0 the Birth of a New Economy
    ISBN: 9781408809730
    Title: Capitalism 4.0 the Birth of a New Economy

    The global financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 ruined businesses and banks, individuals and even nations, and seemed to land a mortal blow to the capitalist system. But capitalism was not destroyed, rather it was irrevocably altered: the forces that precipitated the crisis are now contributing to the evolution of a new, stronger version of the capitalist model. Tracing the development of capitalism from the late eighteenth century through three distinct historical phases, Kaletsky shows how at each of these transitions the existing economic order appeared to be fatally threatened, only for capitalism to reinvent itself and emerge stronger than before. The turning point for our most recent age of capitalism came on 15 September 2008 when Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off market chaos which, had it not been for government bailouts and guarantees, would have toppled every bank in the Western world, an incident which set off the fourth major systemic transformation in capitalism's history - Capitalism 4.0. Understanding Capitalism 4.0 will be critical to the continued recovery of our global economies. In this controversial and wide-ranging book, Anatole Kaletsky, one of the world's foremost economic commentators, puts recent financial events into historical and ideological perspective. He describes the emerging features of this new capitalist model, explains how it differs from the previous versions - and how it will change politics, finance, international relations and economic thinking in the next decade.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Capitalism in America: A History
    Capitalism in America: A History
    ISBN: 9780141989310
    Title: Capitalism in America: A History

    Where does prosperity come from, and how does it spread through a society? What role does innovation play in creating prosperity and why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, find the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Alan Greenspan, legendary Chair of the Federal Reserve, distils a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a profound assessment of the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale of vast landscapes, titanic figures and triumphant breakthroughs as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial American economic debate is here - from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to America's violent swings in its openness to global trade.

    At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its enthusiasm for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new. Although messy and painful, it has lifted the overwhelming majority of Americans to standards of living unimaginable even a few generations past. At a time when productivity has again stalled, stirring populist furies, and the continuing of American pre-eminence seems uncertain, Capitalism in Americaexplains why America has worked so successfully in the past and been such a gigantic engine of economic growth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Capitalism in the Web of Life
    Capitalism in the Web of Life
    ISBN: 9781781689011
    Title: Capitalism in the Web of Life
    Author: MOORE JASON W

    Charting the recurrent crises, and long cyclical expansions of capitalism as socio-ecological process over the past six centuries, Jason Moore provides a groundbreaking theory and historical account of capitalism's development that comprehends the transformation of nature as constitutive of capital accumulation. Along the way, he moves beyond the society/nature distinction that limits so much environmentalism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
  • Capitalism in the Web of Life
    Capitalism in the Web of Life
    ISBN: 9781781689028
    Title: Capitalism in the Web of Life
    Author: JASON W. MOORE

    Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In "Capitalism in the Web of Life," Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today s global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a world-ecology of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism s greatest strength and the source of its problems is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. "Capitalism in the Web of Life" shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature rather than capitalism "and" nature is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation in the century ahead."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    ISBN: 9780691183299
    Title: Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

    Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Capitalism: A Graphic Guide
    Capitalism: A Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781785785146
    Title: Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

    Capitalism shapes every aspect of our world, beyond just our economic structures; it moulds our values and influences the way we write laws, wage wars and even conduct personal relationships.&

    From its beginnings to the present day, Capitalism: A Graphic Guidetells the story of capitalism's remarkable and often ruthless rise, evolving through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise.&

    This non-fiction graphic novel explores the key developments that have shaped our modern world, from early banking to the Opium Wars, financial crashes, the rise of service economies and concerns about sustainability. It also introduces us to the leading proponents and critics of capitalism, providing both a theoretical and practical understanding of this fascinating subject.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Capitalism: a Very Short Introduction
    Capitalism: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780192802187
    Title: Capitalism: a Very Short Introduction

    Explores the origins, forms, and crisis tendencies of capitalism and discusses possible alternatives, including socialism, communal and cooperative ventures, and options proposed by environmentalists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Capitalism: Ghost Story
    Capitalism: Ghost Story
    ISBN: 9781784780944
    Title: Capitalism: Ghost Story

    An impassioned manifesto from the author of Booker-winner God of Small Things, one of the most vocal campaigners in the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Capitalism: Money, Morals & Markets
    Capitalism: Money, Morals & Markets
    ISBN: 9781785900204
    Title: Capitalism: Money, Morals & Markets
    Author: PLENDER JOHN

    Capitalism has lifted millions out of poverty. Under its guiding hand, living standards throughout the Western world have been transformed. Further afield, the trail blazed by Japan is being followed by other emerging market countries across the globe, creating prosperity on a breathtaking scale. And yet, capitalism is unloved. From its discontents to its outright enemies, voices compete to point out the flaws in the system that allow increasingly powerful elites to grab an ever larger share of our collective wealth. In this incisive, clear-sighted guide, award winning Financial Times journalist John Plender explores the paradoxes and pitfalls inherent in this extraordinarily dynamic mechanism - and in our attitudes to it. Taking us on a journey from the Venetian merchants of the Rennaissance to the gleaming temples of commerce in 21st-century Canary Wharf via the South Sea Bubble, Dutch tulip mania and manic-depressive gambling addicts, Plender shows us our economic creation through the eyes of philosophers, novelists, poets, artists and the divines. Along the way, he delves into the ethics of debt; reveals the truth about the unashamedly materialistic artistic giants who pioneered copyrighting; and traces the path of our instinctive conviction that entrepreneurs are greedy, unethical opportunists, hell-bent on capital accumulation, while manufacturing is innately virtuous. Thoughtful, eloquent and above all compelling, Capitalism is a remarkable contribution to the enduring debate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
    Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
    ISBN: 9781846943171
    Title: Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
    Author: FISHER MARK

    After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. This book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Caring Economics
    Caring Economics
    ISBN: 9781250071248
    Title: Caring Economics

    Can the hyper-ambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth? Or is economics driven solely by materialism and self-interest? In Caring Economics, experts consider these questions alongside the Dalai Lama in a wide-ranging, scientific-based discussions on economics and altruism. Begun in 1987, the Mind and Life Institute arose out of a series of conferences held with the Dalai Lama and a range of scientists that sought to form a connection between the empiricism of contemporary scientific inquiry and the contemplative, compassion-based practices of Buddhism. Caring Economics is based on a conference held by the Mind and Life Institute in Zurich in which experts from all over the world gathered to discuss the possibility of having a global economy focused on compassion and altruism. Each chapter consists of a presentation by an expert in the field, followed by a discussion with the Dalai Lama in which he offers his response and his own unique insights on the subject. In this provocative and inspiring book, learn how wealth doesn't need to be selfish, that in fact, empathy and compassion may be the path to a healthier world economy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Cartoon Introduction to Economics #1 Microeconomics
    Cartoon Introduction to Economics #1 Microeconomics
    ISBN: 9780809094813
    Title: Cartoon Introduction to Economics #1 Microeconomics
    Author: KLEIN GRADY

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Cents & Sensibility
    Cents & Sensibility
    ISBN: 9780691183220
    Title: Cents & Sensibility
    Author: MORSON G S & SHAPIRO M

    In Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities--especially the study of literature--offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Arguing that Adam Smith's heirs include Austen, Chekhov, and Tolstoy as much as Keynes and Friedman, Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith's great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on ethics, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The authors contend that a few decades later, Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity.

    More than anyone, the great writers can offer economists something they need--a richer appreciation of behavior, ethics, culture, and narrative. Original, provocative, and inspiring, Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a dialogue between economics and the humanities and also shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself. Featuring a new preface, this book brings economics back to its place in the human conversation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good
    Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good
    ISBN: 9781783604722
    Title: Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good

    Few people would contest that modern capitalism comes with major costs: it damages the environment, harms workers, and increases inequality, to name just a few. Yet we're told time and again that those are simply inevitable side effects of the constant need for profit and growth--and that while they may be regrettable, there's no other way.

    Christian Felber disagrees. In& Change Everything, he lays out a wholly new vision for a humane economic model--the Economy for the Common Good, or ECG. Not just an idea, but a rapidly growing international movement, ECG is a practical, detailed blueprint for a new way of doing business, a people-centered approach that could sweep away austerity, support human (and humane) development, repair our damaged environment, and utterly reorient our relationship to work, money, and the purpose of both. Its vision is just short of breathtaking, but it remains grounded in reality, as evidenced by the fact that more than 1,700 companies around the world have already endorsed its principles.

    Nothing less than a call to re-examine all that we've ever been told about how economies work,& Change Everything& is a ringing manifesto for a new, better age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • China Choice: Why America Should Share Power
    China Choice: Why America Should Share Power
    ISBN: 9781863955621
    Title: China Choice: Why America Should Share Power
    Author: WHITE HUGH

    China is rising - how should America respond? That could be the crucial question of the 21st century, according to Hugh White. It is also a crucial question for Australia, affecting our future economy and security. In his ground-breaking book THE CHINA CHOICE, Hugh White considers the options for the Asian century. As China, the world's fastest-growing major economy, ascends, America has three choices: it can compete, share power or concede leadership in Asia. The choice is momentous: as significant for America's future as any it has faced. White controversially argues that America's best option is to share power with China and relinquish its supremacy. As these two behemoths face off across the Pacific, the choice America makes will also have an enormous impact on Australia. THE CHINA CHOICE is an urgent intervention in the China debate and provides a blueprint for a peaceful future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • China's Great Wall of Debt: How Massive Loans, Shadow Banks, Zombie Firms, & Ghost Cities Will Lead to Disaster
    China's Great Wall of Debt: How Massive Loans, Shadow Banks, Zombie Firms, & Ghost Cities Will Lead to Disaster
    ISBN: 9781408710357
    Title: China's Great Wall of Debt: How Massive Loans, Shadow Banks, Zombie Firms, & Ghost Cities Will Lead to Disaster

    A stunning inside look at how and why the foundations upon which China has built the world's second largest economy, have started to crumble. Over the course of a decade spent reporting on the ground in China as a financial journalist, Dinny McMahon gradually came to the conclusion that the widely held belief in China's inevitable economic ascent is dangerously wrong. In this unprecedented deep dive, McMahon shows how, lurking behind the illusion of prosperity, China's economic growth has been built on a staggering mountain of debt. While stories of newly built but empty cities, white elephant state projects, and a byzantine shadow banking system, have all become a regular fixture in the press in recent years, McMahon goes beyond the headlines to explain how such waste has been allowed to flourish, and why one of the most powerful governments in the world has been at a loss to stop it. Through the stories of ordinary Chinese citizens, McMahon tries to make sense of the unique--and often bizarre--mechanics of the Chinese economy, whether it be the state's addiction to appropriating land from poor farmers; or why a Chinese entrepreneur decided it was cheaper to move his yarn factory to South Carolina; or why ambitious Chinese mayors build ghost cities; or why the Chinese bureaucracy was able to stare down Beijing's attempts to break up the state's pointless monopoly over the distribution of table salt. Debt, entrenched vested interests, a frenzy of speculation, and an aging population are all pushing China toward an economic reckoning. China's Great Wall of Debt unravels an incredibly complex and opaque economy, one whose fortunes--for better or worse--will shape the globe like never before.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle
    China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle
    ISBN: 9781408710340
    Title: China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans & the End of the Chinese Miracle

    'One of the clearest and most thorough statements of an argument often made about the country: that its government has relied on constant stimulus to keep growth strong, an addiction that is bound to backfire. Second, he comes closer than any previous writer to covering the Chinese economy as Michael Lewis, the hugely popular author of The Big Short, might do. His analysis is informed but accessible, animated by anecdotes and characters, some colourful, some verging on tragic . . . McMahon is among the most compelling of the many analysts who conclude that China's economic miracle will end painfully' The Economist

    The world has long considered China a juggernaut of economic strength, but since the global financial crisis, the country's economy has ballooned in size, complexity, and risk. Once dominated by four state-owned banks, the nation's financial system is a tangle of shadow banking entities, informal financial institutions, and complex corporate funding arrangements that threaten growth, stability, and reform efforts. The country has accumulated so much debt so quickly that economists increasingly predict a financial crisis that could make 'Brexit' or Greece's economic ruin seem minor, and could undermine China's ascent as a superpower. Earlier this year, President Xi Jinping issued an urgent call for reform that gives the country until 2020 to transform its economy - a vaguely-defined objective that most economists agree is unrealistic. Whether or not China will be responsible for the next global recession, as some experts forecast, the fate of its economy will have far-reaching consequences for the rest of the world. Yet the inner workings of China's financial system are still very much a mystery to most outsiders. Now more than ever, as the country's slowing economy is being felt around the globe, it is essential to understand how China allowed its economy to become so mired in debt.

    China's Great Wall of Debt is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors - demographic shifts; urbanization; industrialization; a pervasive over-reliance on debt-fueled investments - that have brought the country to the brink of crisis. Anchored by stories of China's cities and its people; from factory workers and displaced farmers to government officials and entrepreneurs, the narrative will take readers inside the country's ghost cities, zombie companies, start-ups, and regulatory institutions as McMahon explains how things got so bad, why fixing the problems is so hard, and what the economic outlook means for China and for the rest of us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Chronicles: on Our Troubled Times
    Chronicles: on Our Troubled Times
    ISBN: 9780241234914
    Title: Chronicles: on Our Troubled Times

    The return of the best-selling, award-winning economist extraordinaire With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages - Chronicles sets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here. Tackling a wider range of subjects than in Capital, from productivity in Britain to Barack Obama, it comprises the very best of his writing for Liberation from the past ten years. Now, translated into English for the first time, it will further cement Piketty's reputation as the world's leading thinker today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
    ISBN: 9780241307205
    Title: Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times

    With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages - Chroniclessets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here. Tackling a wider range of subjects than in Capital, from Barack Obama to the migration crisis, it comprises the very best of his writing for Liberationfrom 2008 until the present day. Now, translated into English for the first time, it further cements Piketty's reputation as the world's leading thinker today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century
    Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780300209334
    Title: Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

    The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work is not new. In Americas early years, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison believed that the best economic plan for the Republic was for citizens to have some ownership stake in the land, which was the main form of productive capital. This book traces the development of that share idea in American history and brings its message to today's economy, where business capital has replaced land as the source of wealth creation. Based on a ten-year study of profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations, this important and insightful work makes the case that the Founders original vision of sharing ownership and profits offers a viable path toward restoring the middle class. Blasi, Freeman, and Kruse show that an ownership stake in a corporation inspires and increases worker loyalty, productivity, and innovation. Their book offers history-, economics-, and evidence-based policy ideas at their best.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Civilizing the Economy: a New Economics of Provision
    Civilizing the Economy: a New Economics of Provision
    ISBN: 9780521152464
    Title: Civilizing the Economy: a New Economics of Provision
    Author: BROWN MARVIN

    When a handful of people thrive while whole industries implode and millions suffer, it is clear that something is wrong with our economy. The wealth of the few is disconnected from the misery of the many. In Civilizing the Economy, Marvin Brown traces the origin of this economics of dissociation to early capitalism, showing how this is illustrated in Adam Smith's denial of the central role of slavery in wealth creation. In place of the Smithian economics of property, Brown proposes that we turn to the original meaning of economics as household management. He presents a new framework for the global economy that reframes its purpose as the making of provisions instead of the accumulation of property. This bold new vision establishes the civic sphere as the platform for organizing an inclusive economy and as a way to move toward a more just and sustainable world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who do the Most With the Least
    Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who do the Most With the Least
    ISBN: 9780679643760
    Title: Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who do the Most With the Least

    Jessica Jackley is an award-winning social entrepreneur focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. She is best known as a co-founder of Kiva, the world's first and largest P2P microlending website. She also co-founded ProFounder, a pioneering crowdfunding platform for U.S. entrepreneurs, and Kin & Co., a consultancy helping organizations support women and working families. She is an investor and advisor with Collaborative Fund, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. An active board member for several nonprofit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Jackley holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a certificate in Global Leadership and Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from Bucknell University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
  • Climate Casino Risk: Uncertainty & Economics for a Warming World
    Climate Casino Risk: Uncertainty & Economics for a Warming World
    ISBN: 9780300212648
    Title: Climate Casino Risk: Uncertainty & Economics for a Warming World

    The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions

    Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.

    Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved--and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.

    Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Coined: the Rich Life of Money & How Its History Has Shaped Us
    Coined: the Rich Life of Money & How Its History Has Shaped Us
    ISBN: 9781848549043
    Title: Coined: the Rich Life of Money & How Its History Has Shaped Us
    Author: SEHGAL KABIR

    Money isn't just coins, bank notes or clamshells; it is more than a store of value or unit of payment. It's an idea, a transformative player in how we view, cope, and harmonise with the world. Money isn't just what makes the world go around; it is largely what makes each of us go around.

    In Coined, Kabir Sehgal travels the world while presenting a multidimensional portrait of currency through the ages. He explores the origin of exchange in the Galapagos Islands, searches for hoards of coins from an ancient civilization in Bangladesh, and learns about the art that appears on money from coin collectors in Vietnam. He takes you from the vaults beneath the Federal Reserve in New York to a beehive where pollen can be understood as a natural form of exchange. He details the birth of money, to its place in our culture, to how the obsession for it can lead to death and destruction, all the while mixing engaging and entertaining stories from the front lines of global currency exchange with extensive, thoughtful research. The story of money is rich and varied because it is our story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World
    Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World
    ISBN: 9781568589435
    Title: Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World
    Author: PRINS NOMI

    A searing expose of the collusion between central bankers as they control global markets and dictate economic policy

    The 2008 financial crisis unleashed a chain reaction that turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Central banks and institutions like the IMF are overstepping the bounds of their mandates and directing the flow of money without any checks and balances. Meanwhile, the open door between private and central banking ensures endless manipulation against a backdrop of government support. Packed with details about the power players who orchestrate international finance-from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi to Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde-Collusion casts an unflinching spotlight on the dark conspiracies and unsavory connections within the halls of power.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Colonialism & Indian Economy
    Colonialism & Indian Economy
    ISBN: 9780198066446
    Title: Colonialism & Indian Economy

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $99.00
  • Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
    Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
    ISBN: 9780091936150
    Title: Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

    When Lehman Brothers bank went under, the world gasped. One of the world's biggest and most successful banks, its downfall was the event that sparked the slide of the world economy toward a Great Depression II. This is the gripping inside story of the dark characters who ruled Lehman, who refused to heed warnings that the company was headed for an iceberg; the world-class, mid-level people who valiantly fought to get Lehman off its disastrous course; and, the crash that didn't have to happen.

    This is a news-breaking explanation that answers the question everyone still asks: 'why did it happen'? Larry McDonald, a former vice-president at Lehman Brothers in charge of distressed debt trading and convertible securities, was right at the centre of the meltdown of the company and gives an intimate look at the madhouse that Lehman became. This book shows beyond a doubt that Richard Fuld, the long-time CEO of Lehman, and his top executives, were totally out to lunch, allowing Lehman's risk profile to reach gargantuan proportions. While the traders, like Larry McDonald, clearly predicted more than two years in advance that the market for packaged subprime mortgages and credit default swaps would evaporate, the high-flying Lehman bosses pushed hard on the gas pedal until the very end.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
    Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
    ISBN: 9780307588340
    Title: Colossal Failure of Common Sense the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual & Sustainable Society
    Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual & Sustainable Society
    ISBN: 9781903458983
    Title: Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual & Sustainable Society
    Author: LARGE MARTIN

    What social future do we want, and how do we get there? Common Wealth analyzes how the market has taken over the state and public services, while education and health have become "industries" and profit-making businesses. Toxic, neoliberal capitalism was unleashed during the 1980s and 1990s, only to crash in the worldwide financial melt-down beginnning in 2007 and followed by public bail-outs of financial institutions.
    Common Wealth proposes an alternative: a tripolar model of society, made up of government, civil society, and business, all of which work in cooperation to build a freer, more equitable, and sustainable society. The author describes ways of building common wealth, such as transforming capitalism for individual initiative and public benefit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Competitive Advantage of Nations: With a New Introduction
    Competitive Advantage of Nations: With a New Introduction
    ISBN: 9780684841472
    Title: Competitive Advantage of Nations: With a New Introduction

    : Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’sThe Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America.

    Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy.

    Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on thenew wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Concrete Economics: the Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth & Policy
    Concrete Economics: the Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth & Policy
    ISBN: 9781422189818
    Title: Concrete Economics: the Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth & Policy

    "an excellent new book" -- Paul Krugman,The New York Times

    History, not ideology, holds the key to growth.

    Brilliantly written and argued,Concrete Economics shows how government has repeatedly reshaped the American economy ever since Alexander Hamilton's first, foundational redesign.

    This book does not rehash the sturdy and long-accepted arguments that to thrive, entrepreneurial economies need a broad range of freedoms. Instead, Steve Cohen and Brad DeLong remedy our national amnesia about how our economy has actually grown and the role government has played in redesigning and reinvigorating it throughout our history. The government not only sets the ground rules for entrepreneurial activity but directs the surges of energy that mark a vibrant economy. This is as true for present-day Silicon Valley as it was for New England manufacturing at the dawn of the nineteenth century.

    The authors' argument is not one based on abstract ideas, arcane discoveries, or complex correlations. Instead it is based on the facts--facts that were once well known but that have been obscured in a fog of ideology--of how the US economy benefited from a pragmatic government approach to succeed so brilliantly.

    Understanding how our economy has grown in the past provides a blueprint for how we might again redesign and reinvigorate it today, for such a redesign is sorely needed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
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