• Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    ISBN: 9780452287082
    Title: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Author: PERKINS JOHN

    The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men"." John Perkins wrote that they "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."" In Perkins''s case the tool was debt - --convincing strategically important countries to borrow huge amounts of money for enormous ""development" " projects that served the very rich while driving the country deeper into poverty and debt. And once indebted, these countries could be controlled. In this latest edition, Perkins provides revealing new details about how he and others did their work. But more importantly, in an explosive new section he describes how the EHM tools are being used around the world more widely than ever-- - even in the U. S. itself. The cancer has metastasized, yet most people still aren''t aware of it. Fear and debt drive the EHM system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The EHM system - --employing false economics, bribes, surveillance, deception, debt, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power - --has become the dominant system of economics, government, and society today. It has created what Perkins calls a ""Death Economy."" But Perkins offers hope: he concludes with dozens of specific, concrete suggestions for actions all of us can take to wrest control of our world away from the economic hit men, and help give birth to a Life Economy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    ISBN: 9781576753019
    Title: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Author: PERKINS JOHN

    The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men"." John Perkins wrote that they "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."" In Perkins''s case the tool was debt - --convincing strategically important countries to borrow huge amounts of money for enormous ""development" " projects that served the very rich while driving the country deeper into poverty and debt. And once indebted, these countries could be controlled. In this latest edition, Perkins provides revealing new details about how he and others did their work. But more importantly, in an explosive new section he describes how the EHM tools are being used around the world more widely than ever-- - even in the U. S. itself. The cancer has metastasized, yet most people still aren''t aware of it. Fear and debt drive the EHM system. We are hammered with messages that terrify us into believing that we must pay any price, assume any debt, to stop the enemies who, we are told, lurk at our doorsteps. The EHM system - --employing false economics, bribes, surveillance, deception, debt, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power - --has become the dominant system of economics, government, and society today. It has created what Perkins calls a ""Death Economy."" But Perkins offers hope: he concludes with dozens of specific, concrete suggestions for actions all of us can take to wrest control of our world away from the economic hit men, and help give birth to a Life Economy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Confidence Men Wall Street Washington & the Education of a President
    Confidence Men Wall Street Washington & the Education of a President
    ISBN: 9780061430466
    Title: Confidence Men Wall Street Washington & the Education of a President
    Author: SUSKIND RON

    The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it. Until August 2007, when that confidence finally began to crumble. In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Ron Suskind tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in 'a new era of responsibility.' It is a story that follows the journey of Barack Obama, who rose as the country fell, and offers the first full portrait of his tumultuous presidency. Wall Street found that straying from long-standing principles of transparency, accountability, and fair dealing opened a path to stunning profits. Obama's determination to reverse that trend was essential to his ascendance, especially when Wall Street collapsed during the fall of an election year and

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth
    Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth
    ISBN: 9780231174695
    Title: Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth
    Author: OSTRY JONATHAN D & LOUNGANI PRAKASH & BERG ANDREW

    Three International Monetary Fund economists show that the increase in inequality has been a political choice--and explain what policies we should choose instead to achieve a more inclusive economy. Confronting Inequality is a rigorous and empirically rich book that is crucial for a time when many fear a new Gilded Age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $91.00
    $91.00
  • Conscience Economy How a Mass Movement for Good Is Great for Business
    Conscience Economy How a Mass Movement for Good Is Great for Business
    ISBN: 9781629560120
    Title: Conscience Economy How a Mass Movement for Good Is Great for Business
    Author: OVERMAN STEVEN

    A generation of people around the world, from Boston to Bangkok, from New York to New Delhi, are making everyday choices in ways that defy traditional logic. They are judging where and how their clothes were made, not just how they fit. They are thinking global but buying local. They are spending their money and their time, forming loyalties, casting votes and even enjoying entertainment based increasingly upon their desire to make a positive impact on others and the world around them. This new generation believes they can and must make the world better, and they expect business and government to get with the program.

    The implications of the Conscience Economy are not "soft." Ignore it, and your consumer or voter base will rebel, using a host of free tools and cheap connectivity to spread their rejection to peers around the world in real time. Leverage it, and Conscience Culture is a wellspring of financial upside. The Conscience Economy is the must-hear guide to this unprecedented shift in human motivation and behavior. Author Steven Overman provides context, inspiration and some basic tools to help listeners reframe how they evolve and grow whatever it is they lead-whether it's a community, a business, a product, or a marketing campaign. From the boardroom to the startup loft, from the State Department to the pulsing marketplaces of the developing world, The Conscience Economy will help international leaders, influencers, investors and decision-makers to manage, innovate and thrive in a new world where "doing good" matters as much as "doing well."



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
    Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
    ISBN: 9781625271754
    Title: Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
    Author: MACKEY JOHN; SISODIA RAJENDRA; GEORGE BILL (FOREWO

    The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors

    At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future.

    Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today's best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. From Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Tata to Costco, Panera, Google, the Container Store, and Amazon, today's organizations are creating value for all stakeholders#151;including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

    Read this book and you'll better understand how four specific tenets#151;higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management#151;can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Consolations of Economics: How We Will All Benefit from the New World Order
    Consolations of Economics: How We Will All Benefit from the New World Order
    ISBN: 9780571307784
    Title: Consolations of Economics: How We Will All Benefit from the New World Order
    Author: LYONS GERARD

    In the next twenty years the world economy will enjoy one of its strongest periods of growth. Greater innovation and technical change will increase opportunities. Life expectancy, income and educational standards will rise. The West's share in the global economic cake may get smaller, but there will be more cake than ever before. These are the predictions of Gerard Lyons, a leading international economist who spent nearly thirty years working in the City. He is now the chief economic adviser to the Mayor of London. Over the last quarter-century he has been ahead of the game in predicting the major economic trends that we now take as a given. The Consolations of Economics is a lucid and accessible expert's attempt to look objectively at the changing global economy - what is happening and what it means. He shows how we can embrace change, rather than hide from it. The results are fascinating, refreshing - and unusually cheering.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Contest of the Century: the New Era of Competition With China
    Contest of the Century: the New Era of Competition With China
    ISBN: 9781846146657
    Title: Contest of the Century: the New Era of Competition With China
    Author: DYER GEOFF

    By sea and on the airwaves, by dollar and yuan, a contest has begun that will shape the next century.China's rise has entered a critical phase, one that represents a new and formidable challenge to the West. Having spent the last three decades focused solely on growing its economy, China now aims to translate its considerable economic heft into political and military influence around the globe. With its new navy, China is trying to ease the US out of Asia and re-assert its traditional leadership in the region. Beijing is planning to make the renminbi the principal international currency, toppling the American dollar. And by investing billions to export its media companies overseas, it hopes to control the global debate about democracy, intervention and human rights.In The Contest of the Century, award-winning journalist Geoff Dyer shows how China and the US are now embarking on a great power-style competition that will dominate the century. Mixing pride and insecurity, nationalist edge and frustrated ambitions, China has started to behave like an aspiring great power by trying shape the world to its own ends.A former Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times and one of the few foreign journalists ever to interview Premier Wen Jiabao, Dyer provides a unique portrait of the energies and anxieties that are driving China's ambitious agenda. Yet he also shows why China may struggle to unseat the US; China's designs are provoking intense anxiety, especially in Asia, and America's alliances have deep roots. As The Contest of the Century shows us, their tussle for influence will be the most significant global power struggle of the coming decades, and it will shape the future for everyone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Contest of the Century: the New Era of Competition With China - and How America can Win
    Contest of the Century: the New Era of Competition With China - and How America can Win
    ISBN: 9780307960757
    Title: Contest of the Century: the New Era of Competition With China - and How America can Win
    Author: DYER GEOFF

    From the former "Financial Times" Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs--an inside account of Beijing's quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top. The structure of global politics is shifting rapidly. After decades of rising, China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. In this deeply informed book, Geoff Dyer makes a lucid and convincing argument that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power-style competition that will dominate the century. This contest will take place in every arena: from control of the seas, where China's new navy is trying to ease the United States out of Asia and reassert its traditional leadership, to rewriting the rules of the global economy, with attempts to turn the renminbi into the predominant international currency, toppling the dominance of the U.S. dollar. And by investing billions to send its media groups overseas, Beijing hopes to shift the global debate about democracy and individual rights. Eyeing the high ground of international politics, China is taking the first steps in an ambitious global agenda. Yet Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United States. China's new ambitions are provoking intense anxiety, especially in Asia, while America's global influence has deep roots. If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is no longer dominant but still immensely powerful, it can withstand China's challenge. With keen insight based on a deep local knowledge--offering the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases, lockstep Beijing military parades and the neon media screens of Xinhua exported to New York City's Times Square--"The Contest of the Century "is essential reading at a time of great uncertainty about America's future, a road map for retaining a central role in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Cornered the New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction
    Cornered the New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction
    ISBN: 9780470928561
    Title: Cornered the New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction
    Author: LYNN BARRY C

    "A manifesto for our times."
    -Thomas Frank, Wall Street Journal
    Barry C. Lynn, one of the most original and surprising students of the American economy, paints a genuinely alarming picture: most of our public debates about globalization, competitiveness, creative destruction, and risky finance are nothing more than a cover for the widespread consolidation of power in nearly every imaginable sector of the American economy.


    Cornered strips the camouflage from the secret world of twenty-first-century monopolies-neofeudalist empires whose sheer size, vast resources, and immense political power enable the people who control to direct virtually every major industry in America in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Lynn reveals how these massive juggernauts, which would have been illegal just thirty years ago, came into being, how they have destroyed or devoured their competition, and how they collude with one another to maintain their power and create the illusion of open, competitive markets.


    A confluence of small government zealotry and misguided efficient market theories has lead to a complete dismantling of government oversight of industry. Has that brought us the promised economic utopia? Just the opposite. For decades, the dominant elite has used the federal government to all but encourage companies to buy one another up, outsource all their production, and make their profits by leveraging their complete power over the market itself. Lynn makes clear it will take more than a lawsuit or two to overthrow America's corporatist oligarchy and restore a model of capitalism that protects our rights as property holders and citizens, and the independence of our Republic.

    • Details how regular citizens can join together to beat the great powers, and how to do so by relearning the real history and language of our democratic republic.
    • Includes stories of real people and real industries that show how monopolies threaten independent businesses, squelch innovation, degrade the quality and safety of products, destabilize vital industrial and financial systems, and destroy the fabric of democracy
    • Explores monopoly power across a wide array of industries, including appliances, auto parts, beer, eyeglasses, medical supplies, pet food, surfboards, vitamins, and more.
    • Demonstrates how the drive for "always lower prices" makes your job disappear, puts your small business out of business, and turns dreams of entrepreneurial success into impossible fantasies

    Lynn is that rarest of creatures, a journalist whose theoretical writings are taken very seriously by the top policymakers and economic thinkers in Washington and around the world. His work has been compared already to John Kenneth Galbraith and Peter Drucker. The Washington Post called Lynn's last book-on globalization-"Tom Friedman for grownups." Cornered is essential reading for anyone who cares about America and its future.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World
    Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World
    ISBN: 9781610912389
    Title: Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World
    Author: SUKHDEV PAVAN

    There is an emerging consensus that all is not well with today's market-centric economic model. Although it has delivered wealth over the last half century and pulled millions out of poverty, it is recession-prone, leaves too many unemployed, creates ecological scarcities and environmental risks, and widens the gap between the rich and the poor. Around $1 trillion a year in perverse subsidies and barriers to entry for alternative products maintain "business-as-usual" while obscuring their associated environmental and societal costs. The result is the broken system of social inequity, environmental degradation, and political manipulation that marks today's corporations.

    We aren't stuck with this dysfunctional corporate model, but business needs a new DNA if it is to enact the comprehensive approach we need. Pavan Sukhdev lays out a sweeping new vision for tomorrow's corporation: one that will increase human wellbeing and social equity, decrease environmental risks and ecological losses, and still generate profit. Through a combination of internal changes in corporate governance and external regulations and policies, Corporation 2020can become a reality in the next decade-and it must, argues Sukhdev, if we are to avert catastrophic social imbalance and ecological harm.

    Corporation 2020presents new approaches to measuring the true costs of business and the corporation's obligation to society. From his insightful look into the history of the corporation to his thoughtful discussion of the steps needed to craft a better corporate model, Sukhdev offers a hopeful vision for the role of business in shaping a more equitable, sustainable future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive & Work Does Not Pay
    Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive & Work Does Not Pay
    ISBN: 9781785900440
    Title: Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive & Work Does Not Pay
    Author: STANDING GUY

    Guy Standing, best-selling author of The Precariat, reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy. The Corruption of Capitalism shows why, in the interests of democracy and our common wealth, the rise of rentier capitalism must be resisted. If it is not, we risk dire social and political consequences.
    The book reveals the extent to which global capitalism has been rigged in favour of rent-seekers to the detriment of workers - not just those in low-paid and precarious employment, but the professionals and entrepreneurs we like to think of as the drivers of our economy. The implications of the Age of Rentier Capitalism go beyond the economic sphere as the plutocracy fund and influence political parties, while media ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few powerful individuals.The Corruption of Capitalism shows why, in the interests of democracy and our common wealth, the rise of rentier capitalism must be resisted. If it is not, we risk dire social and political consequences.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Corruption of Economics
    Corruption of Economics
    ISBN: 9780856832444
    Title: Corruption of Economics
    Author: GAFFNEY MASON & HARRISON FRED

    Condemning the post-industrial economy to protracted periods of economic failure, this thought-provoking book documents how the integrity of economics as a discipline was deliberately compromised in the United States towards the end of the 19th century. Several chairs of economics were funded at leading universities to rebrand economics to justify unearned income. The tools for this strategy became neo-classical economics, and, unlike classical economists like Adam Smith who described wealth as the product of three factors--land, labor, and capital--the new theorists reduced these to two: labor and capital, thus treating land as capital. This concealed the benefits enjoyed by those in receipt of the rent from land. The effect, the authors reveal, was to deprive professional economists of the ability to diagnose problems, forecast important trends, and prescribe solutions.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $86.00
    $86.00
  • Cost of Inequality
    Cost of Inequality
    ISBN: 9781908096296
    Title: Cost of Inequality
    Author: LANSLEY STEWART


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    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Cotton Tenants
    Cotton Tenants
    ISBN: 9781612192123
    Title: Cotton Tenants
    Author: AGEE JAMES

    In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and literary conventions. Critic Lionel Trilling called it the “most realistic and most important moral effort of our American generation.”

    The origins of Agee and Evan's famous collaboration date back to an assignment for Fortune magazine, which sent them to Alabama in the summer of 1936 to report a story that was never published. Some have assumed that Fortune's editors shelved the story because of the unconventional style that marked Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and for years the original report was lost.

    But fifty years after Agee’s death, a trove of his manuscripts turned out to include a typescript labeled “Cotton Tenants.” Once examined, the pages made it clear that Agee had in fact written a masterly, 30,000-word report for Fortune.

    Published here for the first time, and accompanied by thirty of Walker Evans’s historic photos, Cotton Tenants is an eloquent report of three families struggling through desperate times. Indeed, Agee’s dispatch remains relevant as one of the most honest explorations of poverty in America ever attempted and as a foundational document of long-form reporting. As the novelist Adam Haslett writes in an introduction, it is “a poet’s brief for the prosecution of economic and social injustice.”

    Co-Published with The Baffler magazine

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Counting for Nothing Op
    Counting for Nothing Op
    ISBN: 9780868615714
    Title: Counting for Nothing Op
    Author: WARING MARILYN


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    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Counting for Nothing: What Men Value & What Women are Worth
    Counting for Nothing: What Men Value & What Women are Worth
    ISBN: 9780802082602
    Title: Counting for Nothing: What Men Value & What Women are Worth
    Author: WARING MARILYN


    Safe drinking water counts for nothing. A pollution-free environment counts for nothing. Even some people - namely women - count for nothing. This is the case, at least, according to the United Nations System of National Accounts. Author Marilyn Waring, former New Zealand M.P., now professor, development consultant, writer, and goat farmer, isolates the gender bias that exists in the current system of calculating national wealth.


    As Waring observes, in this accounting system women are considered 'non-producers' and as such they cannot expect to gain from the distribution of benefits that flow from production. Issues like nuclear warfare, environmental conservation, and poverty are likewise excluded from the calculation of value in traditional economic theory. As a result, public policy, determined by these same accounting processes, inevitably overlooks the importance of the environment and half the world's population.


    Counting for Nothing, originally published in 1988, is a classic feminist analysis of women's place in the world economy brought up to date in this reprinted edition, including a sizeable new introduction by the author. In her new introduction, the author updates information and examples and revisits the original chapters with appropriate commentary. In an accessible and often humorous manner, Waring offers an explanation of the current economic systems of accounting and thoroughly outlines ways to ensure that the significance of the environment and the labour contributions of women receive the recognition they deserve.



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    Price: $82.00
    $82.00
  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
    Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
    ISBN: 9780099535478
    Title: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
    Author: MCDONOUGH WILLIAM & BRAUNGART MICHA

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Crash of 2016: the Plot to Destroy America - & What We can do to Stop It
    Crash of 2016: the Plot to Destroy America - & What We can do to Stop It
    ISBN: 9780446584821
    Title: Crash of 2016: the Plot to Destroy America - & What We can do to Stop It
    Author: HARTMANN THOM

    The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before-including during the Great Depression and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion that could make the Great Depression look like child's play. In THE CRASH OF 2016, Thom Hartmann argues that the facade of our once-great United States will soon disintegrate to reveal the rotting core where corporate and billionaire power and greed have replaced democratic infrastructure and governance. Our once-enlightened political and economic systems have been manipulated to ensure the success of only a fraction of the population at the expense of the rest of us. The result is a for the rich, by the rich scheme leading to policies that only benefit the highest bidders. Hartmann outlines the destructive forces-planted by Lewis Powell in 1971 and come to fruition with the Reagan Revolution-that have looted our nation over the past decade, and how their actions fit into a cycle of American history that lets such forces rise to power every four generations. However, a backlash is now palpable against the economic royalists-a term coined by FDR to describe those hoarding power and wealth-including the banksters, oligarchs, and politicians who have plunged our nation into economic chaos and social instability. Although we are in the midst of what could become the most catastrophic economic crash in American History, a way forward is emerging, just as it did in the previous great crashes of the 1760s, 1856, and 1929. The choices we make now will redefine American culture. Before us stands a genuine opportunity to embrace the moral motive over the profit motive-and to rebuild the American economic model that once yielded great success. Thoroughly researched and passionately argued, THE CRASH OF 2016 is not just a roadmap to redemption in post-Crash America, but a critical wake-up call, challenging us to act. Only if the right reforms are enacted and the moral choices are made, can we avert disaster and make our nation whole again.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    ISBN: 9780141032214
    Title: Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    Author: TOOZE ADAM

    In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed - through greed, malice and incompetence - to be about to bring the entire system to its knees.

    Crashed is a brilliantly original and assured analysis of what happened and how we were rescued from something even worse - but at a price which continues to undermine democracy across Europe and the United States. Gnawing away at our institutions are the many billions of dollars which were conjured up to prevent complete collapse. Over and over again, the end of the crisis has been announced, but it continues to hound us - whether in Greece or Ukraine, whether through Brexit or Trump. Adam Tooze follows the trail like no previous writer and has written a book compelling as history, as economic analysis and as political horror story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas
    Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas
    ISBN: 9780141977034
    Title: Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas
    Author: HOWKINS JOHN

    Creativity is the fastest growing business in the world. Companies are hungry for people with ideas - and more and more of us want to make, buy, sell and share creative products. But how do you turn creativity into money In this newly rewritten edition of his acclaimed book, leading creative expert John Howkins shows what creativity is, how it thrives and how it is changing in the digital age. His key rules for success include: Invent yourself. Be unique. Own your ideas. Understand copyright, patents and IP laws. Treat the cirtual as real, and vice versa. Learn endlessly: borrow, reinvent and recycle. Know when to break the rules. Whether in film or fasion, software or stories, by turning ideas into assets anyone can make creativity pay.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Criminal Capital How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime
    Criminal Capital How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime
    ISBN: 9781137337290
    Title: Criminal Capital How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime
    Author: PLATT STEPHEN

    In the first book to expose the role played by the international financial services industry in facilitating crime and laundering criminal property, one of the world's leading anti-financial crime specialists scrutinises the vulnerability of banks, brokerages, trust companies, and investment funds to criminal abuse.
    Discover:
    - How the finance industry enables corruption, drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, proliferation, piracy, and tax evasion
    - Why extreme and dangerous industry behaviour correlates with the risk taking that toppled the global economy in 2008
    - What measures can be taken to prevent criminals from compromising the legitimacy of the global financial system
    Examining the role of the traditional powerhouse financial centres as well as offshore centres and rapidly emerging international financial centres in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, this highly informative book challenges the reader to consider whether following the 2008 crisis, sufficient steps have been taken to address toxic behaviours in financial services; or whether radical reform is needed.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Culture & Resistance in a Post-crash World
    Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Culture & Resistance in a Post-crash World
    ISBN: 9781780329529
    Title: Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Culture & Resistance in a Post-crash World
    Author: HAIVEN MAX

    Today, when it seems like everything has been privatized, when austerity is too often seen as an economic or political problem that can be solved through better policy, and when the idea of moral values has been commandeered by the right, how can we re-imagine the forces used as weapons against community, solidarity, ecology and life itself?
    In this stirring call to arms, Max Haiven argues that capitalism has colonized how we all imagine and express what is valuable. Looking at the decline of the public sphere, the corporatization of education, the privatization of creativity, and the power of finance capital in opposition to the power of the imagination and the growth of contemporary social movements, Haiven provides a powerful argument for creating an anti-capitalist commons. Not only is capitalism crisis itself, but moving beyond it is the only key to survival.
    Crucial reading for all those questioning the imposition of austerity and hoping for a fairer future beyond it.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Crisis Economics: a Crash Course in the Future of Finance
    Crisis Economics: a Crash Course in the Future of Finance
    ISBN: 9780141045931
    Title: Crisis Economics: a Crash Course in the Future of Finance
    Author: ROUBINI NOURIEL & MIHM STEPHEN

    In this myth-busting book Nouriel Roubini shows that everything we think about economics is wrong. Financial crises are not unpredictable ‘black swans’, but an inherent part of capitalism. Only by remaking our financial systems to acknowledge this, can we get out of the mess we’re in. Will there be another recession, and if so what shape? When will the next bubble occur? What can we do about it? Here Roubini gives the answers, and lists his commandments for the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Crisis Updated Edition
    Crisis Updated Edition
    ISBN: 9781869407407
    Title: Crisis Updated Edition
    Author: BOLLARD ALAN ET AL

    CRISIS takes readers from the overheated markets of 2007, through the collapse of investment banks and stressful times for numerous economies in 2008/9, and on to a fragile recovery around the world since 2010. In two new chapters for this edition, Bollard reveals how New Zealand is grappling with the impact of the US debt ceiling crisis, the current sovereign debt crises in Europe and the devastating effects of the Christchurch earthquakes. Bad news on the Reuters screen, emergency meetings and urgent decisions, making sure Christchurch has enough cash and ATMs: Crisis captures the drama of events as politicians, bankers and government officials struggle to deal with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Cryptocurrency: the Future of Money
    Cryptocurrency: the Future of Money
    ISBN: 9781784700737
    Title: Cryptocurrency: the Future of Money
    Author: VIGNA PAUL & CASEY MICHAEL J


    The system that governs how money works, with its brokers and middlemen, has stayed roughly the same for centuries. Now thereâe(tm)s an alternative, and it puts us on the cusp of a revolution that could reshape our world.


    At the heart of this lie cryptocurrencies, a technology with the transformative potential of the printing press or the internet. They bypass the elites and cut out the gatekeepers. Unlike traditional money theyâe(tm)re peer-to-peer, they donâe(tm)t have a nationality, theyâe(tm)re digital and democratic. They are also lawless.


    For the Afghani woman denied a bank account by a repressive society, or any of the worldâe(tm)s 2.5 billion unbanked individuals, cryptocurrencies open new possibilities. What would a world without banks or credit cards or even national currencies look like for all of us?


    From Silicon Valley to the streets of Beijing, this is a book about a revolution in the making, a story of human invention, and a guide to the future.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Culture of Growth: the Origins of the Modern Economy
    Culture of Growth: the Origins of the Modern Economy
    ISBN: 9780691168883
    Title: Culture of Growth: the Origins of the Modern Economy
    Author: MOKYR JOEL


    During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why did it continue, leading to today's unprecedented prosperity? In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific advances and pioneering inventions that would instigate explosive technological and economic development. Bringing together economics, the history of science and technology, and models of cultural evolution, Mokyr demonstrates that culture--the beliefs, values, and preferences in society that are capable of changing behavior--was a deciding factor in societal transformations.


    Mokyr looks at the period 1500-1700 to show that a politically fragmented Europe fostered a competitive "market for ideas" and a willingness to investigate the secrets of nature. At the same time, a transnational community of brilliant thinkers known as the "Republic of Letters" freely circulated and distributed ideas and writings. This political fragmentation and the supportive intellectual environment explain how the Industrial Revolution happened in Europe but not China, despite similar levels of technology and intellectual activity. In Europe, heterodox and creative thinkers could find sanctuary in other countries and spread their thinking across borders. In contrast, China's version of the Enlightenment remained controlled by the ruling elite.


    Combining ideas from economics and cultural evolution, A Culture of Growth provides startling reasons for why the foundations of our modern economy were laid in the mere two centuries between Columbus and Newton.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Currency Power: Understanding Monetary Rivalry
    Currency Power: Understanding Monetary Rivalry
    ISBN: 9780691167855
    Title: Currency Power: Understanding Monetary Rivalry
    Author: COHEN BENJAMIN J.



    Monetary rivalry is a fact of life in the world economy. Intense competition between international currencies like the US dollar, Europe's euro, and the Chinese yuan is profoundly political, going to the heart of the global balance of power. But what exactly is the relationship between currency and power, and what does it portend for the geopolitical standing of the United States, Europe, and China? Popular opinion holds that the days of the dollar, long the world's dominant currency, are numbered. By contrast, Currency Power argues that the current monetary rivalry still greatly favors America's greenback. Benjamin Cohen shows why neither the euro nor the yuan will supplant the dollar at the top of the global currency hierarchy.



    Cohen presents an innovative analysis of currency power and emphasizes the importance of separating out the various roles that international money might have. After systematically exploring the links between currency internationalization and state power, Cohen turns to the state of play among today's top currencies. The greenback, he contends, is the "indispensable currency"--the one that the world can't do without. Only the dollar is backed by all the economic and political resources that make a currency powerful. Meanwhile, the euro is severely handicapped by structural defects in the design of its governance mechanisms, and the yuan suffers from various practical limitations in both finance and politics.



    Contrary to today's growing opinion, Currency Power demonstrates that the dollar will continue to be the leading global currency for some time to come.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Currency Trading for Dummies
    Currency Trading for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118989807
    Title: Currency Trading for Dummies
    Author: BROOKS KATHLEEN & DOLAN BRIAN

    Your plain-English guide to currency trading
    Currency Trading For Dummies is a hands-on, user-friendly guide that explains how the foreign exchange (ForEx) market works and how you can become a part of it. Currency trading has many benefits, but it also has fast-changing financial-trading avenues. ForEx markets are always moving. So how do you keep up? With this new edition of Currency Trading For Dummies, you'll get the expert guidance you've come to know and expect from the trusted For Dummies brand--now updated with the latest information on the topic.


    Inside, you'll find an easy-to-follow introduction to the global/ForEx market that explains its size, scope, and players; a look at the major economic drivers that influence currency values; and the lowdown on how to interpret data and events like a pro. Plus, you'll discover different types of trading styles and make a concrete strategy and game plan before you act on anything.

    • Covers currency trading conventions and tools
    • Provides an insider's look at key characteristics of successful currency traders
    • Explains why it's important to be organized and prepared
    • Offers guidance on trading pitfalls to avoid and risk management rules to live by

    Whether you're just getting started out in the foreign exchange market or an experienced trader looking to diversify your portfolio, Currency Trading For Dummies sets you up for trading success.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Currency Wars: the Making of the Next Global Crisis
    Currency Wars: the Making of the Next Global Crisis
    ISBN: 9781591845560
    Title: Currency Wars: the Making of the Next Global Crisis
    Author: RICKARDS JAMES

    Drawing on a mix of economic history, network science, and sociology, this rich history provides an understanding of the increasing threats to U.S. national security, from dollar devaluation to collapse in the European periphery, and more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
    Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
    ISBN: 9780999745465
    Title: Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
    Author: WU TIM

    "Persuasive and brilliantly written, the book is especially timely given the rise of trillion-dollar tech companies."--Publishers Weekly

    From the man who coined the term "net neutrality," author of The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants, comes a warning about the dangers of excessive corporate and industrial concentration for our economic and political future.

    We live in an age of extreme corporate concentration, in which global industries are controlled by just a few giant firms -- big banks, big pharma, and big tech, just to name a few. But concern over what Louis Brandeis called the "curse of bigness" can no longer remain the province of specialist lawyers and economists, for it has spilled over into policy and politics, even threatening democracy itself. History suggests that tolerance of inequality and failing to control excessive corporate power may prompt the rise of populism, nationalism, extremist politicians, and fascist regimes. In short, as Wu warns, we are in grave danger of repeating the signature errors of the twentieth century.

    In The Curse of Bigness, Columbia professor Tim Wu tells of how figures like Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt first confronted the democratic threats posed by the great trusts of the Gilded Age--but the lessons of the Progressive Era were forgotten in the last 40 years. He calls for recovering the lost tenets of the trustbusting age as part of a broader revival of American progressive ideas as we confront the fallout of persistent and extreme economic inequality.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00

    $32.00
  • Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture & Organization in the 21st Century
    Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture & Organization in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781908009982
    Title: Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture & Organization in the 21st Century
    Author: LEICESTER G & O'HARA M


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World
    Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World
    ISBN: 9781118347034
    Title: Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World
    Author: SPITZNAGEL MARK

    As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznagel describes his "Daoist" and "roundabout" investment approach, "one gains by losing and loses by gaining." This is "Austrian Investing," an archetypal, counterintuitive, and proven approach, gleaned from the 150-year-old Austrian School of economics, that is both timeless and exceedingly timely.

    In "The Dao of Capital," hedge fund manager and tail-hedging pioneer Mark Spitznagel--with one of the top returns on capital of the financial crisis, as well as over a career--takes us on a gripping, circuitous journey from the Chicago trading pits, over the coniferous boreal forests and canonical strategists from Warring States China to Napoleonic Europe to burgeoning industrial America, to the great economic thinkers of late 19th century Austria. We arrive at his central investment methodology of "Austrian Investing," where victory comes not from waging the immediate decisive battle, but rather from the "roundabout" approach of seeking the intermediate positional advantage (what he calls "shi"), of aiming at the indirect means rather than directly at the ends. The monumental challenge is in seeing time differently, in a whole new "intertemporal" dimension, one that is so contrary to our wiring.

    Spitznagel is the first to condense the theories of Ludwig von Mises and his Austrian School of economics into a cohesive and--as Spitznagel has shown--highly effective investment methodology. From identifying the monetary distortions and non-randomness of stock market routs (Spitznagel's bread and butter) to scorned highly-productive assets, in Ron Paul's words from the foreword, Spitznagel "brings Austrian economics from the ivory tower to the investment portfolio."

    "The Dao of Capital" provides a rare and accessible look through the lens of one of today's great investors to discover a profound harmony with the market process--a harmony that is so essential today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00

    $49.00
  • Dark Pools
    Dark Pools
    ISBN: 9781847940971
    Title: Dark Pools
    Author: PATTERSON SCOTT

    Scott Patterson chronicles the next-generation financial threat: the growing embrace of artificial intelligence and the chilling prospect that soon so much trading will be ceded to computers that humans will cease to know exactly what is going on -- or what could happen. In Dark Pools, former Wall Street Journal reporter Scott Patterson lifts the lid on the insane quest for ever-more-intelligent trading programmes, ones that learn from each trade they process to become, in effect 'robot versions of Warren Buffett'. As their tentacles spread all over the planet and the 'market conversation' becomes, increasingly, one super-intelligent machine talking to another in private exchanges known as 'dark pools', questions about future stability of the system need to be answered. In a system with no transparency, how can we regulate these 'dark pools'? If computers are trading with each other, have people lost control? If it all comes crashing down, whose fault will it be? Pacy, revealing and profoundly chilling, Dark Pools gets behind the scenes of the financial markets to show just how shady some deals have become.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Darwin Economy Liberty, Competition, & the Common Good
    Darwin Economy Liberty, Competition, & the Common Good
    ISBN: 9780691156682
    Title: Darwin Economy Liberty, Competition, & the Common Good
    Author: FRANK ROBERT H.

    Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, "New York Times" economics columnist and best-selling author of "The Economic Naturalist," predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics. The reason, Frank argues, is that Darwin's understanding of competition describes economic reality far more accurately than Smith's. And the consequences of this fact are profound. Indeed, the failure to recognize that we live in Darwin's world rather than Smith's is putting us all at risk by preventing us from seeing that competition alone will not solve our problems.

    Smith's theory of the invisible hand, which says that competition channels self-interest for the common good, is probably the most widely cited argument today in favor of unbridled competition--and against regulation, taxation, and even government itself. But what if Smith's idea was almost an exception to the general rule of competition? That's what Frank argues, resting his case on Darwin's insight that individual and group interests often diverge sharply. Far from creating a perfect world, economic competition often leads to arms races, encouraging behaviors that not only cause enormous harm to the group but also provide no lasting advantages for individuals, since any gains tend to be relative and mutually offsetting.

    The good news is that we have the ability to tame the Darwin economy. The best solution is not to prohibit harmful behaviors but to tax them. By doing so, we could make the economic pie larger, eliminate government debt, and provide better public services, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. That's a bold claim, Frank concedes, but it follows directly from logic and evidence that most people already accept.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.95

    $46.95
  • Dear Undercover Economist
    Dear Undercover Economist
    ISBN: 9780349121543
    Title: Dear Undercover Economist
    Author: HARFORD TIM

    Are there tangible benefits in flossing? Is it wrong to fake orgasms? What does the perfect online dating ad look like? Should we bother doing the ironing? Is it really impossible to buy the perfect Christmas gift? (Other than this book, of course.)Economists might not be the first people you would think of to give you advice on such diverse areas as parenting, the intricacies of etiquette or the dark arts of seduction. But for years bestselling author T Harford has been doing just that: answering the most challenging questions in his brilliant column, where he uses the tools of economics to give practical advice about everyday dilemmas, conundrums and concerns. From family rows and the stock market to buying socks or speed dating, you'll find within these pages a witty - and of course rational - explanation for almost everything you ever wanted to know about life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt & the Myth of Endless Accumulation
    Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt & the Myth of Endless Accumulation
    ISBN: 9780745399409
    Title: Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt & the Myth of Endless Accumulation
    Author: FLEMING PETER

    In today's workplaces we work harder and longer, labouring under the illusion that this will bring us more wealth. As this myth becomes increasingly preposterous, it's time to understand why we believe in it, and where it came from.The Death of Homo Economicus explores the origin of this oppressive myth, in order to destroy it. The story begins with the creation of a fake persona labelled the 'dollar-hunting man', invented by economists Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek. Today, this persona, driven by competition and ego, is used by politicians and managers to draw a veil over the terrible reality of work under capitalism.Creeping into all aspects of life, the desire to constantly compete and accumulate must be resisted if we are to create a better way of life for all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Death of Money: the Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
    Death of Money: the Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
    ISBN: 9780670923700
    Title: Death of Money: the Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
    Author: RICKARDS JAMES

    "The next financial collapse will resemble& nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon& the best course to follow will require& comprehending a minefield of risks, while& poised at a crossroads, pondering the& death of the dollar."

    The international monetary system has collapsed three& times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971.& Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: war,& civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the& global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed& author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse& is rapidly approaching-and why this time, nothing less& than the institution of money itself is at risk.



    The American dollar has been the global reserve& currency since the end of the Second World War. If the& dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will& fail with it. No other currency has the deep, liquid pools& of assets needed to do the job.



    Optimists have always said, in essence, that there's& nothing to worry about-that confidence in the dollar& will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our& national debt or how dysfunctional our government. But& in the last few years, the risks have become too big to& ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to& make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest& economic competitors-China, Russia, and the oilproducing& nations of the Middle East-are doing everything& possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The& potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation.& Market collapse. Chaos.



    Rickards offers a bracing analysis of these and& other threats to the dollar. The fundamental problem is& that money and wealth have become more and more& detached. Money is transitory and ephemeral, and it may& soon be worthless if central bankers and politicians continue& on their current path. But true wealth is permanent& and tangible, and it has real value worldwide.

    The author shows how everyday citizens who save& and invest have become guinea pigs in the central& bankers' laboratory. The world's major financial players-national governments, big banks, multilateral& institutions-will always muddle through by patching& together new rules of the
    game. The real victims of the& next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what& worked for decades will keep working.



    Fortunately, it's not too late to prepare for the coming& death of money. Rickards explains the power of& converting unreliable money into real wealth: gold, land,& fine art, and other long-term stores of value. As he writes:& "The coming collapse of the dollar and the international& monetary system is entirely foreseeable. . . . Only nations& and individuals who make provision today will survive& the maelstrom to come."



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    ISBN: 9781612194196
    Title: Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    Author: GRAEBER DAVID

    Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber's "fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely" ("Financial Times") history of debt
    Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods--that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.
    Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like "guilt," "sin," and "redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Debt: the First 5000 Years
    Debt: the First 5000 Years
    ISBN: 9781612191294
    Title: Debt: the First 5000 Years
    Author: GRAEBER DAVID

    David Graeber teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written for Harper's, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review. In 2006, he delivered the Malinowski Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics, an annual talk that honors "outstanding anthropologists who have fundamentally shaped the study of culture." One of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Graeber has been called an "anti-leader of the movement" by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Atlantic wrote that he "has come to represent the Occupy Wall Street message...expressing the group's theory, and its founding principles, in a way that truly elucidated some of the things people have questioned about it."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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