• Debt: the First 5000 Years
    Debt: the First 5000 Years
    ISBN: 9781612191812
    Title: Debt: the First 5000 Years
    Author: GRAEBER DAVID

    Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems-to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There's not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that 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. Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history-as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • Debunking Economics 2 the Naked Emperor of Social Sciences
    Debunking Economics 2 the Naked Emperor of Social Sciences
    ISBN: 9781848139923
    Title: Debunking Economics 2 the Naked Emperor of Social Sciences
    Author: KEEN STEVE

    Debunking Economics exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking was published back in 2001, the market economy seemed invincible, and conventional 'neoclassical' economic theory basked in the limelight. Steve Keen argued that economists deserved none of the credit for the economy's performance, and that 'the false confidence it has engendered in the stability of the market economy has encouraged policy-makers to dismantle some of the institutions which initially evolved to try to keep its instability within limits'. That instability exploded with the devastating financial crisis of 2007, and now haunts the global economy with the prospect of another Depression.In this radically updated and greatly expanded new edition, Keen builds on his scathing critique of conventional economic theory whilst explaining what mainstream economists cannot: why the crisis occurred, why it is proving to be intractable, and what needs to be done to end it.Essential for anyone who has ever doubted the advice or reasoning of economists, Debunking Economics provides a signpost to a better future.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $78.00
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  • Deep Economy the Wealth of Communities & the Durable Future
    Deep Economy the Wealth of Communities & the Durable Future
    ISBN: 9780805087222
    Title: Deep Economy the Wealth of Communities & the Durable Future
    Author: MCKIBBEN BILL

    "Masterfully crafted, deeply thoughtful and mind-expanding.""--Los Angeles Times" In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. "Deep Economy "makes the compelling case for moving beyond "growth" as the paramount economic ideal and pursuing prosperity in a more local direction, with regions producing more of their own food, generating more of their own energy, and even creating more of their own culture and entertainment. Our purchases need not be at odds with the things we truly value, McKibben argues, and the more we nurture the essential humanity of our economy, the more we will recapture our own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Default Line Why the Global Economy Is in Such a Mess
    Default Line Why the Global Economy Is in Such a Mess
    ISBN: 9781781854105
    Title: Default Line Why the Global Economy Is in Such a Mess
    Author: ISLAM FAISAL


    Why did Greece have to use military aeroplanes to fly in Euros at the height of its debt crisis? How can a banking system become so unregulated that it offers a gold credit card to a dog? For Channel 4's Economics Editor Faisal Islam, these are examples of nations, institutions, and individuals crossing the 'default line', the point at which the optimism of economic boom flips into fiscal madness.


    Having exposed the Icelandic banking crisis, watched Lehman Bros crash, investigated emerging economies in India and China and interviewed a host of key international players from the Governor of the Bank of England to the head of the the Chinese sovereign wealth fund, Faisal Islam is the perfect guide to the global economic crisis.


    Juxtaposing vivid anecdotes with high-level exclusive interviews and trenchant economic analysis, THE DEFAULT LINE is a really accessible way of understanding the economic shape of the contemporary world.



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  • Development as Freedom
    Development as Freedom
    ISBN: 9780385720274
    Title: Development as Freedom
    Author: SEN AMARTYA

    By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability.Development as Freedomis essential reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Development as Freedom
    Development as Freedom
    ISBN: 9780198297581
    Title: Development as Freedom
    Author: SEN AMARTYA

    The main purpose of development is to spread freedom and its thousand charms to the unfree citizens. The author explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence, millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedom and remain imprisoned in one way or another by economic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00
    $78.00
  • Diamonds
    Diamonds
    ISBN: 9780745672311
    Title: Diamonds
    Author: SMILLIE IAN

    Diamonds are a multi-billion dollar business involving some of the world's largest mining companies, a million and a half artisanal diggers, more than a million cutters and polishers and a huge retail jewellery sector. But behind the sparkle of the diamond lies a murkier story, in which rebel armies in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo turned to diamonds to finance their wars. Completely unregulated, so-called blood diamonds became the perfect tool for money laundering, tax evasion, drug-running and weapons-trafficking. Diamonds brings together for the first time all aspects of the diamond industry. In it, Ian Smillie, former UN Security Council investigator and leading figure in the blood diamonds campaign, offers a comprehensive analysis of the history and structure of today's diamond trade, the struggle for effective regulation and the challenges ahead. There is, he argues, greater diversification and competition than ever before, but thanks to the success of the Kimberley Process, this coveted and prestigious gem now represents a fragile but renewed opportunity for development in some of the world's poorest nations. This part of the diamond story has rarely been told.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader: Lessons from 21 Weeks of Real Trading
    Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader: Lessons from 21 Weeks of Real Trading
    ISBN: 9780470521458
    Title: Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader: Lessons from 21 Weeks of Real Trading
    Author: BRANDT PETER L


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Dictionary of Economics 4ed
    Dictionary of Economics 4ed
    ISBN: 9780199696321
    Title: Dictionary of Economics 4ed
    Author: BLACK JOHN

    This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of over 3,400 key economic terms, covering all aspects of the field, including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labor economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include terms relevant to the financial crisis, such as black swan, credit crunch, Northern Rock, and Iceland, making this dictionary the most up-to-date available. Entries are supplemented by web links which are regularly updated on a companion website.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Dictionary of Finance & Banking
    Dictionary of Finance & Banking
    ISBN: 9780199664931
    Title: Dictionary of Finance & Banking
    Author: MARKET HOUSE BOOKS LTD. STAFF

    The best-selling Dictionary of Finance and Banking includes over 5,200 entries. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated, and adds more than 150 new entries. Terms focus particularly upon recent terminology, institutions, and safety measures coined or introduced since the economic crash of 2008-9, including reactions to the crisis such as the Asset Protection Scheme and the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The dictionary defines terms from all aspects of personal and international finance, including money markets, private investments and borrowing, central banking, foreign exchanges, monetary policy, and public and government finance. Now with expanded coverage of capital structure and corporate restructuring. Recommended up-to-date web links for many entries, accessed via the Dictionary of Finance and Banking website, provide valuable extra information.
    With clear and accessible definitions, this jargon-free dictionary is a perfect companion to financial titles in this series including A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Accounting, and A Dictionary of Economics, and provides accurate and valuable information for students, practitioners, private investors, and readers of the financial pages alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Digital Bank Strategies to Succeed as a Digital Bank
    Digital Bank Strategies to Succeed as a Digital Bank
    ISBN: 9789814516464
    Title: Digital Bank Strategies to Succeed as a Digital Bank
    Author: SKINNER CHRIS

    Digital Bank tracks the innovations in banking and how the mobile internet is changing the dynamics of consumer and corporate relationships with their banks. The implication is that banks must become digitised, and that is a challenge as becoming a Digital Bank demands new services focused upon 21st-century technologies.Digital Bank not only includes extensive guidance and background on the digital revolution in banking, but also in-depth analysis of the activities of incumbent banks such as Barclays in the UK and mBank in Poland, as well as new start-ups such as Metro Bank and disruptive new models of banking such as FIDOR Bank in Germany. Add on to these a comprehensive sprinkling of completely new models of finance, such as Zopa and Bitcoin, and you can see that this book is a must-have for anyone involved in the future of business, commerce and banking.'This is an up-to-the-minute look at the challenges banks face as the information age goes into overdrive.' Michael Mainelli, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Commerce, Gresham College, London'Whoever reads this book without swiftly moving to action, may regret it.' Guido Poli, Head of Market Intelligence, Banca Monte deiPaschi di Siena

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    ISBN: 9780691179490
    Title: Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, & Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
    Author: BRUNTON FINN


    The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators--from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies


    Bitcoin may appear to be a revolutionary form of digital cash without precedent or prehistory. In fact, it is only the best-known recent experiment in a long line of similar efforts going back to the 1970s. But the story behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its blockchain technology has largely been untold--until now. In Digital Cash, Finn Brunton reveals how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal.


    The incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world's most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads awaiting revival in the far future. Along the way, Digital Cash explores the hard questions and challenges that these innovators faced: How do we learn to trust and use different kinds of money? What makes digital objects valuable? How does currency prove itself as real to us? What would it take to make a digital equivalent to cash, something that could be created but not forged, exchanged but not copied, and which reveals nothing about its users?


    Filled with marvelous characters, stories, and ideas, Digital Cash is an engaging and accessible account of the strange origins and remarkable technologies behind today's cryptocurrency explosion.



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  • Digital Gold Bitcoin & the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
    Digital Gold Bitcoin & the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
    ISBN: 9780241180617
    Title: Digital Gold Bitcoin & the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
    Author: POPPER NATHANIEL

    A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.

    Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement.

    The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society s most basic institutions.

    An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement s colorful central characters, including a British anarchist, an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

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  • Digital Gold: the Untold Story of Bitcoin
    Digital Gold: the Untold Story of Bitcoin
    ISBN: 9780241180990
    Title: Digital Gold: the Untold Story of Bitcoin
    Author: POPPER NATHANIEL


    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award


    A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.


    Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement.


    The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society's most basic institutions.


    An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement's colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.



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    Price: $32.00
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  • Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy
    Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy
    ISBN: 9781786631671
    Title: Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy
    Author: MURPHY RICHARD

    What happens when the rich are allowed to hide their money in tax havens, and what we should do about it?

    The revelations from the Panama Papers show unknown levels of secret money: how the superrich hide their wealth from the rest of us.Dirty Secretsuncovers the extent of the corruption behind this crisis and exposes the failures of those in power to control this rampant greed.
    Tax havens are part of the global architecture of capitalism. It is claimed that they provided the freedom from regulation that was necessary to really make markets work and so we all actually gained from them. In this sense they are the ultimate expression of neoliberalism. But this argument and that philosophy has now failed. Furthermore democracy itself is being threatened by the political fall-out from the mistrust this regime has created. The result is that tax havens are now a threat to the very system that supposedly spawned it.Dirty Secretsis the most revelatory examination of the crisis by a leading expert, but also offers solutions on how governments can regulate havens and what the world might look like without them."

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  • Disaster Capitalism
    Disaster Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781784781156
    Title: Disaster Capitalism
    Author: LOEWENSTEIN ANTONY

    Crisis? What crisis? How powerful corporations make a killing out of disaster
    Award-winning journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across the US, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Australia to witness the reality of "Disaster Capitalism" the hidden world of privatized detention centers and militarized private security, formed to protect corporations as they profit from war zones. He visits Britain s immigration detention centers, tours the prison system in the United States, and digs into the underbelly of the companies making a fortune from them. Loewenstein reveals the dark history of how large multinational corporations have become more powerful than governments, supported by media and political elites."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
    Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
    ISBN: 9781250156945
    Title: Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
    Author: WILLINK JOCKO


    FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE--AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM


    Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. InDiscipline Equals Freedom, the #1New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofExtreme Ownership describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals--but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress.Discipline Equals Freedomcovers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.


    Within these pages discover the keys to becoming stronger, smarter, faster, and healthier. There is only one way to achieve true freedom: The Way of Discipline. Read this book and find The Way.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • Do Damp & Mold Matter
    Do Damp & Mold Matter
    ISBN: 9781877448898
    Title: Do Damp & Mold Matter
    Author: CHAPMAN & BENNETT


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    ISBN: 9781509516551
    Title: Do We Need Economic Inequality?
    Author: DORLING DANNY


    Although economic inequality provokes widespread disquiet, its supposed necessity is rarely questioned. At best, a basic level of inequality is seen as a necessary evil. At worst, it is seen as insufficient to encourage aspiration, hard work and investment - a refrain sometimes used to advocate ever greater inequality.


    In this original new book, Danny Dorling critically analyses historical trends and contemporary assumptions in order to question the idea that inequality is an inevitability. What if, he asks, widespread economic inequality is actually just a passing phase, a feature of the capitalist transition from a settled rural way of life to our next highly urban steady-state? Is it really likely that we face a Blade Runner-style dystopian future divided between a tiny elite and an impoverished mass?


    Dorling shows how, amongst much else, a stabilizing population, changing gender relations and rising access to education make a more egalitarian alternative to this nightmare vision not only preferable, but realistic. This bold contribution to one of the most significant debates of our time will be essential reading for anyone interested in our economic, social and political destiny.



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    Price: $24.00
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  • Do What You Love: & Other Lies About Success & Happiness
    Do What You Love: & Other Lies About Success & Happiness
    ISBN: 9781941393475
    Title: Do What You Love: & Other Lies About Success & Happiness
    Author: TOKUMITSU MIYA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
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  • Dollars & Sense: How We Misthink Money & How to Spend Smarter
    Dollars & Sense: How We Misthink Money & How to Spend Smarter
    ISBN: 9780062872722
    Title: Dollars & Sense: How We Misthink Money & How to Spend Smarter
    Author: ARIELY DAN & KREISLER JEFF

    Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain?Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent?Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we've overpaid for it before?In Dollars and Sense, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler, Ariely takes us deep inside our minds to expose the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money.Exploring a wide range of everyday topics--from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales--Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.

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    Price: $23.00
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  • Dollars & Sex an Economist Puts a Price on Sex & Love
    Dollars & Sex an Economist Puts a Price on Sex & Love
    ISBN: 9781743311653
    Title: Dollars & Sex an Economist Puts a Price on Sex & Love
    Author: ADSHADE MARINA

    A big book on the economics of sex and love in the style of Freakonomics. Like Freakonomics and the many other books that followed in the same vein, Marina Adshade's DOLLARS AND SEX traffics in the mysteries of everyday life and how we, as humans, make decisions. But Adshade takes a more stimulating approach by focusing on the really juicy parts: how we make these decisions as they pertain to love, sex, and marriage. By gathering date from around the globe, asking the right questions, and making unconventional connections, Adshade is able to hold a mirror up to our collective libidinous behavior and tell us stories about ourselves that we may be surprised to learn. Among the book's more provocative lessons: More women than men are attending university, resulting in an increase in casual hook-ups, but a decline in long-term dating; Women care significantly about income when searching for love online, but they still prefer a really hot guy over one who is not (unless he makes a TON of money); Marriage rates are falling as women's education rates and wages increase, so if you want a better chance at marriage, you might want to spend less time in school!

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  • Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    ISBN: 9780241427903
    Title: Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles & All of Us
    Author: FOROOHAR RANA

    Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans.

    How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, FT columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street.

    Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and offshore their exorbitant profits. Yet she also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Don't Buy It: the Trouble With Talking Nonsense About the Economy
    Don't Buy It: the Trouble With Talking Nonsense About the Economy
    ISBN: 9781610391771
    Title: Don't Buy It: the Trouble With Talking Nonsense About the Economy
    Author: SHENKER-OSORIO ANAT

    After everything that’s happened, how is it possible that conservatives still win debates about the economy? Time and again the right wins over voters by claiming that their solutions are only common sense, even as their tired policies of budgetary sacrifice and corporate plunder both create and prolong economic disaster. Why does the electorate keep buying what they’re selling? According to political communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio, it’s all about language—and not just theirs, but ours.

    In Don’t Buy It Shenker-Osorio diagnoses our economic discourse as stricken with faulty messages, deceptive personification, and, worst of all, a barely coherent concept of what the economy actually is. Opening up the business section of most newspapers or flipping on cable news unleashes an onslaught of economic doomsaying that treats the economy as an ungovernable force of nature. Alternately, by calling the economy “unhealthy” or “recovering” as we so often do, we unconsciously give it the status of a living being. No wonder Americans become willing to submit to any indignity required to keep the economy happy. Tread lightly, we can’t risk irritating the economy!

    Cutting through conservative myth-making, messaging muddles, and destructive misinformation, Shenker-Osorio suggests a new way to win the most important arguments of our day. The left doesn’t have to self-destruct every time matters economic come to the fore—there are metaphors and frames that can win, and Shenker-Osorio shows what they are and how to use them.

    Don’t Buy It is a vital handbook for seizing victory in the economic debate. In the end, it convincingly shows that radically altering our politics and policies for the better is a matter of first changing the conversation—literally

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Double Entry How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
    Double Entry How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
    ISBN: 9780393088960
    Title: Double Entry How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
    Author: GLEESON-WHITE JANE

    Filled with colorful characters and history, takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the heart of the story is double-entry bookkeeping: the first system that allowed merchants to actually measure the worth of their businesses. Luca Pacioli-monk, mathematician, alchemist, and friend of Leonardo da Vinci-incorporated Arabic mathematics to formulate a system that could work across all trades and nations. As Jane Gleeson-White reveals, double-entry accounting was nothing short of revolutionary: it fueled the Renaissance, enabled capitalism to flourish, and created the global economy. John Maynard Keynes would use it to calculate GDP, the measure of a nation's wealth. Yet double-entry accounting has had its failures. With the costs of sudden corporate collapses such as Enron and Lehman Brothers, and its disregard of environmental and human costs, the time may have come to re-create it for the future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
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  • Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
    Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
    ISBN: 9781847941398
    Title: Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
    Author: RAWORTH KATE


    *The Sunday Times Bestseller*

    Economics is broken, and the planet is paying the price.


    Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative?


    In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving beyond the myths of 'rational economic man' and unlimited growth, Doughnut Economics zeroes in on the sweet spot: a system that meets all our needs without exhausting the planet.


    The demands of the 21st century require a new shape of economics. This might just be it.



    *A Financial Times and Forbes Book of the Year*
    *Winner of the Transmission Prize 2018*
    *Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017*


    'The John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century.' George Monbiot, Guardian

    'This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling.' Times Higher Education

    'Raworth's magnum opus . . . A fascinating reminder to business leaders and economists alike to stand back at a distance to examine our modern economics.' Books of the Year, Forbes


    'There are some really important economic and political thinkers around at the moment - such as Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics.' Andrew Marr, Guardian

    'An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking.' Martin Wolf, Books of the Year, Financial Times

    'A compelling and timely intervention.' Caroline Lucas MP, Books of the Year, The Ecologist



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  • Downfall of Money Germany's Hyperinflation & the Destruction of the Middle Class
    Downfall of Money Germany's Hyperinflation & the Destruction of the Middle Class
    ISBN: 9781408840184
    Title: Downfall of Money Germany's Hyperinflation & the Destruction of the Middle Class
    Author: TAYLOR FREDERICK

    Many theorists believed a hundred years ago, just as they did at the beginning of our twenty-first century, that the world had reached a state of economic perfection, a never before seen condition of beneficial human interdependence that would lead to universal growth and prosperity. And yet the early years of the Weimar Republic in Germany witnessed the most complete and terrifying unravelling of a major country's financial system to have occurred in modern times. The story of the Weimar Republic's financial crisis has a clear resonance in the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is anxious once more about what money is, what it means and how we can judge if its value is true. The Downfall of Money will tell anew the dramatic story of the hyperinflation that saw the once-solid German mark, worth 4.2 to the dollar in 1914, trading at over four trillion by the autumn of 1923. It is a trajectory of events uncomfortably relevant for today's uncertain world. The Downfall of Money will reveal the real causes of the crisis, what this collapse meant to ordinary people, and also trace its connection to Germany's subsequent catastrophic political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources and making sense for the general reader of the vast amount of specialist research that has become available in recent decades, it will provide a timely, fresh and surprising look at this chilling period in history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Dragons in Diamond Village: & Other Tales from the Back Alleys of Urbanising China
    Dragons in Diamond Village: & Other Tales from the Back Alleys of Urbanising China
    ISBN: 9780670080960
    Title: Dragons in Diamond Village: & Other Tales from the Back Alleys of Urbanising China
    Author: BANDURSKI DAVID

    In 2009, on the outskirts of the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, Xian villagers secretly prepared for the Dragon Boat Festival. For them, the commemoration of the 221 BC poet Qu Yuan, who threw himself into a river to protest official corruption, held particular resonance. Guangzhou's drive to become a 'National Model City' ahead of the 2010 Asia Games accelerated a voracious demand for land, turning the ground beneath the villagers' feet into a commodity as valuable as diamonds, a treasure too rich for local officials to ignore. Dragons in Diamond Village is about the courage of individuals: Huang Minpeng, a semi-literate farmer turned self-taught rights defender; He Jieling, a suburban housewife who just wanted to open a hair salon; Xian villagers like Lu Zhaohui who refuse to give up the land their families have cultivated for generations. Theirs is a community bound by shared history and a belief in the necessity of change, a band of unlikely activists fighting for their place in China's new cities.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Eat the Rich a Treatise on Economics
    Eat the Rich a Treatise on Economics
    ISBN: 9780871137609
    Title: Eat the Rich a Treatise on Economics
    Author: OROURKE P J


    P.J. sets off on a world tour to investigate funny economics. Having seen ‘good' capitalism on Wall Street, he looks at ‘bad' capitalism in Albania, views ‘good' socialism in Sweden and endures ‘bad' socialism in Cuba. The result is the world's only astute, comprehensive and concise presentation of the basic principles of economics that can make you laugh on purpose.


    ‘P.J. O'Rourke is the acceptable face of US Republican arrogance. He sneers so irresistibly, you cough up your liberal guts laughing' Observer


    ‘The first thing you learn about O'Rourke is this: he cannot turn off his mirth valve. Such is the severity of P.J.'s condition, the only person to have more entries in The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotationsis Oscar Wilde. This makes O'Rourke either the funniest man alive, or the wittiest heterosexual of all time . . . In Eat the Rich, O'Rourke's ninth book, he squares up to the daunting topic of the world's wealth: who has it, who hasn't and why' Mail on Sunday


    ‘P.J. at his scathing best . . . This is economics for the uninitiated' Irish News



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Ecology of Commerce a Declaration of Sustainability
    Ecology of Commerce a Declaration of Sustainability
    ISBN: 9780061252792
    Title: Ecology of Commerce a Declaration of Sustainability
    Author: HAWKEN PAUL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin & Economic Nonsense
    Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin & Economic Nonsense
    ISBN: 9781863958042
    Title: Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin & Economic Nonsense
    Author: DENNISS RICHARD

    No Marketing Blurb

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Econocracy
    Econocracy
    ISBN: 9780141986869
    Title: Econocracy
    Author: EARLE JOE


    'Our democracy has gone profoundly wrong. Economists have failed us. Politicians have lied to us. Things must change. This fearless new book will help make it happen' Owen Jones


    'An explosive call for change ... packed with original research ... a case study for the question we should all be asking since the crash: how have the elites - in Westminster, in the City, in economics - stayed in charge?' Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian

    'Utterly compelling and sobering' Ha-Joon Chang

    A century ago, the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now economics is the supreme ideology of our time, with its own rules and language. The trouble is, most of us can't speak it.


    This is damaging democracy. Dangerous agendas are hidden inside mathematical wrappers; controversial policies are presented as 'proven' by the models of economic 'science'. Government is being turned over to a publicly unaccountable technocratic elite.


    The Econocracy reveals that economics is too important to be left to the economists - and shows us what we can do about it.


    'A rousing wake-up call from a collective of dissident graduate students ... technically assured, well-argued and informative' Robert Skidelsky


    'If war is too important to be left to the generals, so is the economy too important to be left to narrowly trained economists ... thought-provoking' Martin Wolf


    'An interesting and highly pertinent book' Noam Chomsky



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Econocracy: the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts
    Econocracy: the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts
    ISBN: 9781526110138
    Title: Econocracy: the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts
    Author: MORAN CAHAL

    One hundred years ago the idea of "the economy" didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues arethought about and addressed. The result is that the majority of citizens, who cannot speak this language, are locked out of politics while political decisions are increasingly devolved to experts. The econocracy explains how economics came to be seen this way - and the damaging consequences. Itopens up the discipline and demonstrates its inner workings to the wider public so that the task of reclaiming democracy can begin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Economic Facts & Fallacies 2ed
    Economic Facts & Fallacies 2ed
    ISBN: 9780465022038
    Title: Economic Facts & Fallacies 2ed
    Author: SOWELL THOMAS

    From one of Americas most distinguished economists comes this work that exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues--and does so in a lively, easy-to-understand style.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Economic Thought: a Brief History
    Economic Thought: a Brief History
    ISBN: 9780231172585
    Title: Economic Thought: a Brief History
    Author: KURZ HEINZ

    In this concise and strategic history, Heinz D. Kurz selects major moments in the development of economic ideas to portray the growth of the field and how economic insights are acquired, lost, and reborn. His timeline focuses on the dynamic individuals who give old ideas new life and the historical events that provoke the combination and recombination of different approaches and theories.

    Kurz takes the reader from ancient Greece to classical economics to the visionary work of Kenneth J. Arrow and Amartya Sen. Among many other topics, he explains what Adam Smith meant by an "invisible hand"; how Karl Marx's "law of motion" works in capitalist economies; the roots of Austrian economists' emphasis on the problems of information, incomplete knowledge, and uncertainty; and John Maynard Keynes's principle of effective demand and economic stabilization. A final chapter sums up the major concerns of economists today and their relation to world events.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • Economics 101
    Economics 101
    ISBN: 9781440593406
    Title: Economics 101
    Author: MAYER DAVID A.

    A Crash Course in the Study of Production and Consumption

    Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of economics into tedious discourse that would put even Joseph Stiglitz to sleep. "Economics 101" cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore how societies allocate their resources for maximum benefit.

    From quantitative easing to marginal utility, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that you won't be able to get anywhere else.

    So whether you're looking to master the major principles of finance, or just want to learn more about why money matters, "Economics 101" has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Economics After the Crisis Objectives & Means
    Economics After the Crisis Objectives & Means
    ISBN: 9780262017442
    Title: Economics After the Crisis Objectives & Means
    Author: TURNER ADAIR

    The global economic crisis of 2008--2009 seemed a crisis not just of economic performance but also of the system's underlying political ideology and economic theory. But a second Great Depression was averted, and the radical shift to New Deal-like economic policies predicted by some never took place. Perhaps the correct response to the crisis is simply careful management of the macroeconomic challenges as we recover, combined with reform of financial regulation to prevent a recurrence. In Economics After the Crisis, Adair Turner offers a strong counterargument to this somewhat complacent view. The crisis of 2008--2009, he writes, should prompt a wide set of challenges to economic and political assumptions and to economic theory.


    Turner argues that the faults of theory and policy that led to the crisis were integral elements within a broader set of simplistic beliefs about the objectives and means of economic activity that dominated policy thinking for several decades. This dominant discourse cast economic growth as the objective, markets as the universally applicable means of achieving it, and inequality as inevitable and necessary. Turner takes on these assumptions point by point, arguing that more rapid growth should not be the overriding objective for rich developed countries, that inequality should concern us, that the pre-crisis confidence in financial markets as the means of pursuing objectives was profoundly misplaced, and that these conclusions have broad implications for the case for economic freedom, for specific areas of public policy (including financial regulation and climate change), and for the discipline of economics itself.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Economics Book Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Economics Book Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780756698270
    Title: Economics Book Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Author: DORKLING KINDERSLEY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Economics for Dummies
    Economics for Dummies
    ISBN: 9780470879481
    Title: Economics for Dummies
    Author: FLYNN SEAN MASAKI

    Grasp the history, principles, theories, and terminology of economics with this updated bestseller

    Since the initial publication of "Economics For Dummies" in 2005, the U.S. has endured a number of drastic changes and events that sent its economy into a tailspin. This newly revised edition presents updated material about the recent financial crisis and the steps taken to repair it.

    Packed with refreshed information and relevant new examples from today's economy, it gives you a straightforward, easy-to-grasp understanding of how the economy functions-and how it influences personal finances. New information on deciphering consumer behavior Refresh coverage of fiscal and monetary policies A new chapter on health care policy and the financial crisis

    Presenting complex theories in simple terms and helping you decode the jargon, understand the equations, and debunk the common misconceptions, "Economics For Dummies" tackles the topic in terms you can understand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00

    $36.00
  • Economics for the Common Good
    Economics for the Common Good
    ISBN: 9780691192253
    Title: Economics for the Common Good
    Author: TIROLE JEAN & RENDALL STEVEN


    From the Nobel Prize-winning economist, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society


    When Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by strangers and asked to comment on current events far from his own research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect more deeply on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics can help us improve the shared lot of societies and humanity as a whole. To show how, Tirole shares his insights on a broad range of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Compelling and accessible, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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