• 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.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • Economics in 100 Quotes
    Economics in 100 Quotes
    ISBN: 9781760528423
    Title: Economics in 100 Quotes
    Author: PRICE BILL

    The story of economics through 100 wonderful quotes.
    In this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.
    -Benjamin Franklin (1789)

    Benjamin Franklin's famous quip sums up how many people feel about taxes, but when it comes to economics there are various theories. A great introduction to this subject is to study and understand quotations from some of the greatest economic analysts in history, where even a short sentence can unlock a whole new viewpoint.

    Economics in 100 Quotes is a compendium of thoughts from the past two millennia, brought together in the words of economists, politicians and philosophers. These are quotes that will inform, inspire and entertain. Accompanying commentary explores their meaning and reveals the life and work of the people who said them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Economics in Minutes
    Economics in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781782066477
    Title: Economics in Minutes
    Author: KISHTAINY NIALL

    'Economics in Minutes' condenses key economics concepts into 200 short and easily digested essays.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well & Why They Can Fail So Badly
    Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well & Why They Can Fail So Badly
    ISBN: 9780691198361
    Title: Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well & Why They Can Fail So Badly
    Author: QUIGGIN JOHN


    A masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes-and failures-of free-market economics


    Since 1946, Henry Hazlitt's bestselling Economics in One Lesson has popularized the belief that economics can be boiled down to one simple lesson: market prices represent the true cost of everything. But one-lesson economics tells only half the story. It can explain why markets often work so well, but it can't explain why they often fail so badly-or what we should do when they stumble. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson quipped, When someone preaches 'economics in one lesson, ' I advise: go back for the second lesson. In Economics in Two Lessons, John Quiggin teaches both lessons, offering a masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes-and failures-of free markets.


    Economics in Two Lessons explains why market prices often fail to reflect the full cost of our choices to society as a whole. For example, every time we drive a car, fly in a plane, or flick a light switch, we contribute to global warming. But, in the absence of a price on carbon emissions, the costs of our actions are borne by everyone else. In such cases, government action is needed to achieve better outcomes.


    Two-lesson economics means giving up the dogmatism of laissez-faire as well as the reflexive assumption that any economic problem can be solved by government action, since the right answer often involves a mixture of market forces and government policy. But the payoff is huge: understanding how markets actually work-and what to do when they don't.


    Brilliantly accessible, Economics in Two Lessons unlocks the essential issues at the heart of any economic question.

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    Price: $35.00
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  • Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    ISBN: 9781683960607
    Title: Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad & Mean
    Author: REICH ROBERT B

    Anyone who watches the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and The Daily Show and CNBC commentator's podcast, viewed on his Inequality Media website, has seen Reich's informal lectures on student debt, social security, and gerrymandering, which he accompanies by quickly drawing cartoons to illustrate his major points. Collected here, for the first time, are short essays, edited from his presentations, and Reich's clean-line, confident illustrations, created with a large sketchpad and magic marker. Economics in Wonderland clearly explains the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth, all of which are on vivid display in words and pictures.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Economics of Good & Evil
    Economics of Good & Evil
    ISBN: 9780199767205
    Title: Economics of Good & Evil
    Author: SEDLACEK TOMAS

    Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the ""Young Guns"" and one of the ""five hot minds in economics"" by the Yale Economic Review , he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil , Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations , but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments --and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. ""Even the most sophisticated mathematical model,"" Sedlacek writes, ""is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us."" Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club . Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.

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    Price: $46.00
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  • Economics of Inequality
    Economics of Inequality
    ISBN: 9780674504806
    Title: Economics of Inequality
    Author: PIKETTY THOMAS & GOLDHAMMER ARTHUR (TRANSLATOR)

    Thomas Piketty whose "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" pushed inequality to the forefront of public debate wrote "The Economics of Inequality" as an introduction to the conceptual and factual background necessary for interpreting changes in economic inequality over time. This concise text has established itself as an indispensable guide for students and general readers in France, where it has been regularly updated and revised. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer, "The Economics of Inequality" now appears in English for the first time.

    Piketty begins by explaining how inequality evolves and how economists measure it. In subsequent chapters, he explores variances in income and ownership of capital and the variety of policies used to reduce these gaps. Along the way, with characteristic clarity and precision, he introduces key ideas about the relationship between labor and capital, the effects of different systems of taxation, the distinction between historical and political time, the impact of education and technological change, the nature of capital markets, the role of unions, and apparent tensions between the pursuit of efficiency and the pursuit of fairness.

    Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, this is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one of the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics."

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  • Economics of Just About Everything: the Hidden Reasons for Our Curious Choices & Surprising Successes in Life
    Economics of Just About Everything: the Hidden Reasons for Our Curious Choices & Surprising Successes in Life
    ISBN: 9781743314715
    Title: Economics of Just About Everything: the Hidden Reasons for Our Curious Choices & Surprising Successes in Life
    Author: LEIGH ANDREW

    Did you know that another 10cm of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that a boy born in January is nearly twice as likely to play first grade rugby league as a boy born in December? Or that natural disasters attract more foreign aid if they happen on a slow news day? And that a perfectly clean desk can be as inefficient as a messy one?..Drawing on examples and data from across Australia, Andrew Leigh shows how economics can be used to illuminate what happens on the sporting field, in the stockmarket, and at work. Economics has things to say about AC/DC and Arthur Boyd, dating and dieting, Grange and Geelong, murder and poverty. Incentives matter, often in surprising ways and seemingly simple everyday activities can have unexpected outcomes. Insights from behavioural economics can also help us make better decisions...If you like fresh facts and provocative ideas, this is great train and weekend reading. You'll soon see the world and the people around you in a new light.

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  • Economics Rules: the Rights & Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    Economics Rules: the Rights & Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    ISBN: 9780393246414
    Title: Economics Rules: the Rights & Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    Author: RODRIK DANI

    Rethinking economics, from the inside out.

    In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline.

    Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world--but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right. Economics Rules argues that the discipline's much-derided mathematical models are its true strength. Models are the tools that make economics a science.

    Too often, however, economists mistake a model for the model that applies everywhere and at all times. In six chapters that trace his discipline from Adam Smith to present-day work on globalization, Rodrik shows how diverse situations call for different models. Each model tells a partial story about how the world works. These stories offer wide-ranging, and sometimes contradictory, lessons--just as children's fables offer diverse morals.

    Whether the question concerns the rise of global inequality, the consequences of free trade, or the value of deficit spending, Rodrik explains how using the right models can deliver valuable new insights about social reality and public policy. Beyond the science, economics requires the craft to apply suitable models to the context.

    The 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers challenged many economists' deepest assumptions about free markets. Rodrik reveals that economists' model toolkit is much richer than these free-market models. With pragmatic model selection, economists can develop successful antipoverty programs in Mexico, growth strategies in Africa, and intelligent remedies for domestic inequality.

    At once a forceful critique and defense of the discipline, Economics Rules charts a path toward a more humble but more effective science.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00

    $56.00
  • Economics Rules: the Rights & Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    Economics Rules: the Rights & Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    ISBN: 9780393353419
    Title: Economics Rules: the Rights & Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    Author: RODRIK DANI


    "A hugely valuable contribution. . . . In setting out a defence of the best in economics, Rodrik has also provided a goal for the discipline as a whole." --Martin Sandbu, Financial Times


    In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline.


    Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world--but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right. Economics Rules argues that the discipline's much-derided mathematical models are its true strength. Models are the tools that make economics a science.


    Too often, however, economists mistake a model for the model that applies everywhere and at all times. In six chapters that trace his discipline from Adam Smith to present-day work on globalization, Rodrik shows how diverse situations call for different models. Each model tells a partial story about how the world works. These stories offer wide-ranging, and sometimes contradictory, lessons--just as children's fables offer diverse morals.


    Whether the question concerns the rise of global inequality, the consequences of free trade, or the value of deficit spending, Rodrik explains how using the right models can deliver valuable new insights about social reality and public policy. Beyond the science, economics requires the craft to apply suitable models to the context.


    The 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers challenged many economists' deepest assumptions about free markets. Rodrik reveals that economists' model toolkit is much richer than these free-market models. With pragmatic model selection, economists can develop successful antipoverty programs in Mexico, growth strategies in Africa, and intelligent remedies for domestic inequality.


    At once a forceful critique and defense of the discipline, Economics Rules charts a path toward a more humble but more effective science.



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    Price: $36.00
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  • Economics the User's Guide
    Economics the User's Guide
    ISBN: 9781620408124
    Title: Economics the User's Guide
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    In this work, author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces readers to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
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  • Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism
    Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780307590572
    Title: Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism
    Author: HEATH JOSEPH

    Economists have a bad reputation. Not only do they assume that everyone is selfinterested and amoral, they are almost always cheerleaders for the free market. As a result, most people who do not already share their beliefs ignore everything that economists have to say. This is a problem. Even among the highly educated, economics is a minefield of fallacies and errors. Among those who know little about the subject--a group that includes the average taxpayer and consumer, as well as most journalists, political activists and politicians--almost every widely held belief is false. The level of economic illiteracy is stunning.
    Filthy Lucre aims to level the playing the field and, in this time of enormous market volatility and unprecedented instability, raise our level of economic literacy. Drawing on everyday examples to skewer the six favourite economic fallacies of the right and then the left, we learn why the right wing so wrongly believes that capitalism is the natural order of things, that any tax cut is a good tax cut, and that personal responsibility can solve any problem. And, contrary to how the left feels, why we must resist the urge to fiddle with prices, why the pursuit of profit is not such a bad thing, and why, despite efforts to improve or even fix wages, some jobs will always suck.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Economics: the User's Guide
    Economics: the User's Guide
    ISBN: 9780718197032
    Title: Economics: the User's Guide
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    What is economics?How does the global economy work?What do different economic theories tell us about the world?In Economics: the User's Guide, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces readers to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. by ignoring the received wisdom, and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial fate, Chang provides the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand - and address - our current economic woes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Economism: Bad Economics & the Rise of Inequality
    Economism: Bad Economics & the Rise of Inequality
    ISBN: 9781101871195
    Title: Economism: Bad Economics & the Rise of Inequality
    Author: KWAK JAMES


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    Price: $51.00
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  • Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
    Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
    ISBN: 9780452298842
    Title: Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
    Author: COWEN TYLER

    A leading economist, "who may very well turn out to be this decade's Thomas Friedman" (Wall Street Journal), illuminates the state of American food today

    Tyler Cowen, one of the most influential economists of the last decade, wants you to know that just about everything you've heard about how to get good food is wrong. Drawing on a provocative range of examples from around the globe, Cowen reveals why airplane food is bad, but airport food is improving, why restaurants full of happy, attractive people usually serve mediocre meals, and why American food has improved as Americans drink more wine. At a time when obesity is on the rise and forty-four million Americans receive food stamps, An Economist Gets Lunch will revolutionize the way we eat today--and show us how we're going to feed the world tomorrow.


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Economist January 18 - 24 2020 (27/01)
    Economist January 18 - 24 2020 (27/01)
    ISBN: 071486026747
    Title: Economist January 18 - 24 2020 (27/01)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $15.00
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  • Economist June 27th - July 4th 2014
    Economist June 27th - July 4th 2014
    ISBN: 9783002090118
    Title: Economist June 27th - July 4th 2014


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  • Economist Walks into a Brothel & Other Unexpected Places: New Ways to Understand Risk & Make Better Decisions
    Economist Walks into a Brothel & Other Unexpected Places: New Ways to Understand Risk & Make Better Decisions
    ISBN: 9780525533962
    Title: Economist Walks into a Brothel & Other Unexpected Places: New Ways to Understand Risk & Make Better Decisions
    Author: SCHRAGER ALLISON

    Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, career-record wave?

    Is it riskier to make an action movie or a horror movie?

    Should sex workers forfeit 50 percent of their income for added security or take a chance and keep the extra money?

    Most people wouldn't expect an economist to have an answer to these questions--or to other questions of daily life, such as who to date or how early to leave for the airport. But those people haven't met Allison Schrager, an economist and award-winning journalist who has spent her career examining how people manage risk in their lives and careers.

    Whether we realize it or not, we all take risks large and small every day. Even the most cautious among us cannot opt out--the question is always which risks to take, not whether to take them at all. What most of us don't know is how to measure those risks and maximize the chances of getting what we want out of life.

    In An Economist Walks into a Brothel, Schrager equips readers with five principles for dealing with risk, principles used by some of the world's most interesting risk takers. For instance, she interviews a professional poker player about how to stay rational when the stakes are high, a paparazzo in Manhattan about how to spot different kinds of risk, horse breeders in Kentucky about how to diversify risk and minimize losses, and a war general who led troops in Iraq about how to prepare for what we don't see coming.

    When you start to look at risky decisions through Schrager's new framework, you can increase the upside to any situation and better mitigate the downsides.

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  • Economist's Hour
    Economist's Hour
    ISBN: 9781509879144
    Title: Economist's Hour
    Author: APPELBAUM BINYAMIN

    The Economists' Hour by Binyamin Appelbaum is the biography of a revolution: the story of how economists who believed in the power and the glory of free markets transformed the business of government, the conduct of business and, as a result, the patterns of everyday life. In the four decades between 1969 and 2008, these economists played a leading role in reshaping taxation and public spending and clearing the way for globalization. They reshaped the US government's approach to regulation, assigning a value to human life to determine which rules are worthwhile. Economists even convinced President Nixon to end military conscription. The United States was the epicentre of the intellectual ferment, but the embrace of markets was a global phenomenon, seizing the imagination of politicians in countries including the United Kingdom, Chile and New Zealand. The revolution failed to deliver on its central promise of increased prosperity. In the United States, growth has slowed in every successive decade since the 1960s. And the cost of the failure was steep. Policymakers traded well-paid jobs for low-cost electronics; the loss of work weakened the fabric of society and of democracy. Soaring inequality extends far beyond incomes: life expectancy for less affluent Americans has declined in recent years. And the focus on efficiency has come at the expense of the future: lower taxes instead of education and infrastructure; limited environmental regulation as oceans rise and California burns. This book is a reckoning: the economists' hour is coming to an end, and the world they have left us with feels less predictable than when it began.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Economix: How & Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words & Pictures
    Economix: How & Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words & Pictures
    ISBN: 9780810988392
    Title: Economix: How & Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words & Pictures
    Author: GOODWIN MICHAEL

    Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide!
    Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? ReadEconomix.
    With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got.Economixexplains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.
    PRAISE FORECONOMIX


    “Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us.” —ComicMix.com

    “It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.”
    David Bachfounder of FinishRich Media; author of nineNew York Timesbestsellers, includingDebt Free for LifeandThe Automatic Millionaire



    “Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible—he has made economics comprehensibleandfunny.”


    Joel Bakan, author ofThe Corporation:The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power




    “An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!”


    John Perkins, author ofHoodwinkedand theNew York TimesbestsellerConfessions of an Economic Hit Man




    “Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and—here''s the joy—really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we''re looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it''s relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it.”


    Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief ofDiscovermagazine




    “Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economyand what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin''sEconomixand all will become clear.


    Nomi Prins, author ofIt Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions


    Economixis a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.”
    Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University



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  • Economy and Society
    Economy and Society
    ISBN: 9780520035003
    Title: Economy and Society
    Author: WEBER MAX

    Max Weber'sEconomy and Societyis the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination.Economy and Societywas the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Statusis Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition ofEconomy and Societywas published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in theAmerican Journal of Sociology:"My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies withEconomy and Societyis yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in theAmerican Sociological Reviewthat the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory ofEconomy and Society,the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.

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    Price: $142.00
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  • Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth & How to Fix It
    Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth & How to Fix It
    ISBN: 9781408710913
    Title: Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth & How to Fix It
    Author: MOYO DAMBISA

    A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is once again on the edge of chaos. Demonstrations have broken out from Belgium to Brazil led by angry citizens demanding a greater say in their political and economic future, better education, heathcare and living standards. The bottom line of this outrage is the same; people are demanding their governments do more to improve their lives faster, something which policymakers are unable to deliver under conditions of anaemic growth. Rising income inequality and a stagnant economy are threats to both the developed and the developing world, and leaders can no longer afford to ignore this gathering storm. In 'Edge of Chaos', Dambisa Moyo sets out the new political and economic challenges facing the world, and the specific, radical solutions needed to resolve these issues and reignite global growth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests & Market Prices are Determined
    Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests & Market Prices are Determined
    ISBN: 9780691166193
    Title: Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests & Market Prices are Determined
    Author: PEDERSEN LASSE HEJE

    "Efficiently Inefficient" describes the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and demystifies the secret world of active investing. Leading financial economist Lasse Heje Pedersen combines the latest research with real-world examples and interviews with top hedge fund managers to show how certain trading strategies make money and why they sometimes don t.

    Pedersen views markets as neither perfectly efficient nor completely inefficient. Rather, they are inefficient enough that money managers can be compensated for their costs through the profits of their trading strategies and efficient enough that the profits after costs do not encourage additional active investing. Understanding how to trade in this efficiently inefficient market provides a new, engaging way to learn finance. Pedersen analyzes how the market price of stocks and bonds can differ from the model price, leading to new perspectives on the relationship between trading results and finance theory. He explores several different areas in depth fundamental tools for investment management, equity strategies, macro strategies, and arbitrage strategies and he looks at such diverse topics as portfolio choice, risk management, equity valuation, and yield curve logic. The book s strategies are illuminated further by interviews with leading hedge fund managers: Lee Ainslie, Cliff Asness, Jim Chanos, Ken Griffin, David Harding, John Paulson, Myron Scholes, and George Soros.

    "Efficiently Inefficient" effectively demonstrates how financial markets really work.

    Free problem sets are available online at http: //www.lhpedersen.com "

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    Price: $85.00

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  • Empire of Cotton: a New History of Global Capitalism
    Empire of Cotton: a New History of Global Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780141979984
    Title: Empire of Cotton: a New History of Global Capitalism
    Author: BECKERT SVEN


    Winner of the 2015 Bancroft Prize and the 2015 Philip Taft Prize

    Finalist for the 2015 Pulizter Prize for History and shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature


    For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business - if all the cotton bales produced in 2013 had been stacked on top of each other they would have made a somewhat unstable tower 40,000 miles high.


    Sven Beckert's superb new book is a history of the overwhelming role played by cotton in dictating the shape of our world. It is both a gripping narrative and a brilliant case history of how the world works.



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  • End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy
    End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9780393247022
    Title: End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy
    Author: KING MERVYN


    Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the financial crisis. Agree or disagree, King s visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads of state. Lawrence H. Summers


    Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance.


    The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological innovations during that dynamic period relied on the widespread adoption of two much older ideas: the creation of paper money and the invention of banks that issued credit. We take these systems for granted today, yet at their core both ideas were revolutionary and almost magical. Common paper became as precious as gold, and risky long-term loans were transformed into safe short-term bank deposits. As King argues, this is financial alchemy'the creation of extraordinary financial powers that defy reality and common sense. Faith in these powers has led to huge benefits; the liquidity they create has fueled economic growth for two centuries now. However, they have also produced an unending string of economic disasters, from hyperinflations to banking collapses to the recent global recession and current stagnation.


    How do we reconcile the potent strengths of these ideas with their inherent weaknesses? King draws on his unique experience to present fresh interpretations of these economic forces and to point the way forward for the global economy. His bold solutions cut through current overstuffed and needlessly complex legislation to provide a clear path to durable prosperity and the end of overreliance on the alchemy of our financial ancestors.

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  • End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy
    End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9780349140674
    Title: End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy
    Author: KING MERVYN


    The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity.


    Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas.


    In this refreshing and vitally important book, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King - an actor in this drama - proposes revolutionary new concepts to answer the central question: are money and banking a form of Alchemy or are they the Achilles heel of a modern capitalist economy?



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  • End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, & the Future of the Global Economy
    End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, & the Future of the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9781408706114
    Title: End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, & the Future of the Global Economy
    Author: KING MERVYN

    Mervyn King was governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, guiding the country through the Great Recession and into the start of the recovery. Taking the long view, King shows that the crisis he faced was only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our money and banking systems became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. True, the transformation of precious metals into paper money, and the invention of banking institutions that could spin out long-term loans from short-term deposits, have provided a financial alchemy that has spawned two hundred years of economic growth-yet they also create vulnerabilities that have wrought repeated economic disasters, from hyperinflation to banking collapses. In The End of Alchemy, King tackles the fundamental question rising out of the Great Recession: are we slaves to the boom-and-bust cycles of money and banking, or can we remake these institutions to fashion a more stable future?

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • End of Ethics & the Way Back How to Fix a Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System
    End of Ethics & the Way Back How to Fix a Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System
    ISBN: 9781118550175
    Title: End of Ethics & the Way Back How to Fix a Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System
    Author: MALLOCH TED & MAMORSKY JORDAN

    Bestselling author and professor Ted Malloch calls for real financial reform to restore confidence and fairness to a broken system From Ponzi schemes to the credit crisis to the real estate bubble, the financial industry seems to have lost its way on the road to riches. As private greed continues to undermine the public good, one might wonder what ever happened to business ethics. And how can we reform the global financial system to benefit everyone, rather than just the very lucky few? In The End of Ethics and the Way Back , the bestselling author of Doing Virtuous Business teams up with attorney and Yale University Postdoctoral Fellow, Jordan Mamorsky to examine the most recent failures of business virtue, prudence, and governance-from Bernie Madoff to Jon Corzine and MF Global-before offering a set of structural and holistic solutions for our current ethical crisis in global finance. Features compelling case studies that reveal the saturation of economic vice in global finance Suggests structural reforms to the global financial system that would increase confidence among consumers and encourage ethical behavior among finance professionals Written by Ted Malloch, author of the bestseller Doing Virtuous Business with attorney Jordan Mamorsky Ideal for financial regulators, business students and academics, and professionals in the finance industry

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
    End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
    ISBN: 9780865716957
    Title: End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
    Author: HEINBERG RICHARD

    Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilisation is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Richard Heinberg's latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it shows why growth is being blocked by three factors: resource depletion; environmental impacts and crushing levels of debt. These converging limits will force us to re-evaluate cherished economic theories and to reinvent money and commerce. This book describes what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth's budget of energy and resources. We can thrive during the transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than continuing to pursue the now-unattainable prize of ever-expanding GDP.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • End of Money Counterfeiters Preachers Techies Dreamers & the Coming Cashless Society
    End of Money Counterfeiters Preachers Techies Dreamers & the Coming Cashless Society
    ISBN: 9780306818837
    Title: End of Money Counterfeiters Preachers Techies Dreamers & the Coming Cashless Society
    Author: WOLMAN DAVID

    The age of paper money and metal coins is coming to a close. "The End of Money" shines the spotlight on this revolution - and the people, technologies, and trends that are powering it. "The End of Money" is the story of hard currency - its history, conflicts, champions, detractors, and eventual demise.

    As the role of bills and coins in our everyday lives and in the economy lessens, real money is becoming not merely an abstraction, but an abstraction of an abstraction. What will an increasingly cashless future mean for society, and for the people whose careers are linked to the production, management, and collection of hard currency? This is their story, but it is also our story - because the fate of real money impacts all of our wallets. The tale spans from Britain's Master of the Mint, Isaac Newton, to massive zinc mines in Western Australia.

    David Wolman delivers an everyman-friendly explanation of the monetary policies espoused by titans like Jefferson, Keynes, Friedman, and Greenspan, while exploring the wider implications of PayPal's next-generation payment innovations. It examines the role of Las Vegas casinos as drivers of coin production, delves into Federal Reserve branch banks full of cash, showcases the boon in mobile phone banking in developing countries, and looks at the Secret Service's ongoing battle with counterfeiters. The book zooms from places like South Korea, where cell phone scans are used to pay for just about everything, to fMRI laboratories, where brain scientists are studying our emotional relationship to cash.

    From Bretton Woods and e-bullion businesses, to Andrew Jackson's "Specie Circular" of 1836, "The End of Money" takes readers on a cross-cultural journey into the world of hard currency - and peers into a future without it.

    Format: Hardback
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  • End of Normal: the Great Crisis & the Future of Growth
    End of Normal: the Great Crisis & the Future of Growth
    ISBN: 9781451644920
    Title: End of Normal: the Great Crisis & the Future of Growth
    Author: GALBRAITH JAMES

    The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other.
    Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until 2000--interrupted only by the troubled 1970s--represented a normal performance. From this perspective the crisis was an interruption, caused by bad policy or bad people, and full recovery is to be expected if the cause is corrected.
    "The End of Normal "challenges this view. Placing the crisis in perspective, Galbraith argues that the 1970s already ended the age of easy growth. The 1980s and 1990s saw only uneven growth, with rising inequality within and between countries. And the 2000s saw the end even of that--despite frantic efforts to keep growth going with tax cuts, war spending, and financial deregulation. When the crisis finally came, stimulus and automatic stabilization were able to place a floor under economic collapse. But they are not able to bring about a return to high growth and full employment.
    Today, four factors impede a return to normal. They are the rising costs of real resources, the now-evident futility of military power, the labor-saving consequences of the digital revolution, and the breakdown of law and ethics in the financial sector. The Great Crisis should be seen as a turning point, a barometer of the rise of unstable economic conditions, which should be regarded as the new normal. Policies and institutions going forward should be designed, above all, "modestly, "to cope with this fact, maintaining conditions for a good life in difficult times.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
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  • End of Normal: the Great Crisis & the Future of Growth
    End of Normal: the Great Crisis & the Future of Growth
    ISBN: 9781451644937
    Title: End of Normal: the Great Crisis & the Future of Growth
    Author: GALBRAITH JAMES K

    From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth.
    The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until 2000--interrupted only by the troubled 1970s--represented a normal performance. From this perspective, the crisis was an interruption, caused by bad policy or bad people, and full recovery is to be expected if the cause is corrected.
    "The End of Normal "challenges this view. Placing the crisis in perspective, Galbraith argues that the 1970s already ended the age of easy growth. The 1980s and 1990s saw only uneven growth, with rising inequality within and between countries. And the 2000s saw the end even of that--despite frantic efforts to keep growth going with tax cuts, war spending, and financial deregulation. When the crisis finally came, stimulus and automatic stabilization were able to place a floor under economic collapse. But they are not able to bring about a return to high growth and full employment. In "The End of Normal," "Galbraith puts his pessimism into an engaging, plausible frame. His contentions deserve the attention of all economists and serious financial minds across the political spectrum" ("Publishers Weekly," starred review).

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  • End of the Experiment? from Competition to the Foundational Economy
    End of the Experiment? from Competition to the Foundational Economy
    ISBN: 9780719096334
    Title: End of the Experiment? from Competition to the Foundational Economy
    Author: BOWMAN FROUD SUKH (EDS)

    For thirty years, the British economy has repeated the same old experiment of subjecting everything to competition and market because that is what works in the imagination of central government. This book demonstrates the repeated failure of that experiment by detailed examination of three sectors: broadband, food supply and retail banking. The book argues for a new experiment in social licensing whereby the right to trade in foundational activities would be dependent on the discharge of social obligations in the form of sourcing, training and living wages.Written by a team of researchers and policy advocates based at the Centre for Research on Socio Cultural Change, this book combines rigour and readability, and will be relevant to practitioners, policy makers, academics and engaged citizens.

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  • End of the Good Life: How the Financial Crisis Threatens a Lost Generation - & What We can do About It
    End of the Good Life: How the Financial Crisis Threatens a Lost Generation - & What We can do About It
    ISBN: 9780062217844
    Title: End of the Good Life: How the Financial Crisis Threatens a Lost Generation - & What We can do About It
    Author: FROYMOVICH RIVA


    Financial journalist Riva Froymovich has good reason to be anxious about the financial turmoil facing Generation Y. This is her generation.


    Indeed, Generation Y has suffered the brunt of the financial crisis and great recession. For those in the U.S. born after 1976, the American dream is a is becoming a nightmare. Swamped in student loan debt they're postponing marriage and buying homes, unable to save money, and delaying having children.


    The End of the Good Life: How the Financial Crisis Threatens a Lost Generation--and What We Can Do About It examines short-sighted government policies and initiatives that will wreak havoc on our youth. In addition to offering concrete policy suggestions, this book is driven by the touching personal stories of Americans and other young people around the globe affected by the financial crisis.



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  • End of the Performance Review: a New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance
    End of the Performance Review: a New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance
    ISBN: 9781137347497
    Title: End of the Performance Review: a New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance
    Author: BAKER TIM


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    Price: $60.00
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  • End this Depression Now!
    End this Depression Now!
    ISBN: 9780393345087
    Title: End this Depression Now!
    Author: KRUGMAN PAUL

    The Great Recession is more than four years old-and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful volley, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge-all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all-remain in a state of intense pain."

    How bad have things gotten? How did we get stuck in what now can only be called a depression? And above all, how do we free ourselves? Krugman pursues these questions with his characteristic lucidity and insight. He has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered over these past four years-a quick, strong recovery is just one step away, if our leaders can find the "intellectual clarity and political will" to end this depression now.

    Format: Paperback
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  • End Unemployment Now: How to Eliminate Joblessness, Debt, & Poverty Despite Congress
    End Unemployment Now: How to Eliminate Joblessness, Debt, & Poverty Despite Congress
    ISBN: 9781137280077
    Title: End Unemployment Now: How to Eliminate Joblessness, Debt, & Poverty Despite Congress
    Author: BATRA RAVI

    The year 2010 marked when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an end to the Great Recession. The economy had shed over six million jobs in 2008 and 2009, but few had been recalled to work by 2010. Today, government policies have yet to make a significant dent in unemployment. In End Unemployment Now, Ravi Batra explores why this is the case. He explains how joblessness can be completely eliminated--in just two years, and without the help of North America's painfully incompetent Congress.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
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  • Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public Vs. Private Sector Myths
    Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public Vs. Private Sector Myths
    ISBN: 9781610396134
    Title: Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public Vs. Private Sector Myths
    Author: MAZZUCATO MARIANA


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    Price: $38.00
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  • Equality for Women = Prosperity for All: The Disastrous Global Crisis of Gender Inequality
    Equality for Women = Prosperity for All: The Disastrous Global Crisis of Gender Inequality
    ISBN: 9781250051189
    Title: Equality for Women = Prosperity for All: The Disastrous Global Crisis of Gender Inequality
    Author: LOPEZ-CLAROS AUGUSTO

    "Not only timely but profoundly important and a must-read."--Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal studies, University of the West of England, Bristol, UKThe World Bank's enormous global project entitled Women, Business and the Law is the basis for many of the amazing findings presented in this startling volume. A systematic survey of 173 countries around the world was undertaken, and each economy was evaluated in terms of the answers to 47 questions concerning the rights of women in that locale. Typical examples of the 47 questions include: Can a woman, whether married or single, apply for a passport in the same way as a man? Can she travel outside the country? Can she sign a contract? Are there criminal sanctions for sexual harassment? There are 40 other equally pertinent questions asked.Astonishingly, the survey revealed a direct correlation between how many freedoms women enjoyed and how much prosperity was enjoyed by that particular country. This priceless and pioneering book proves irrefutably, once and for all, that freedom for women equals prosperity for all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Essential Keynes
    Essential Keynes
    ISBN: 9781846148132
    Title: Essential Keynes
    Author: KEYNES JOHN MAYNARD

    'Many of the greatest economic evils of our time are the fruits of risk, uncertainty, and ignorance'& John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist, and one of the most influential thinkers, of the twentieth century. He overturned the orthodoxy that markets were optimally self-regulating, and instead argued for state intervention to ensure full employment and economic stability. This new selection is the first comprehensive single-volume edition of Keynes's writings on economics, philosophy, social theory and policy, including several pieces never before published. Full of irony and wit, they offer a dazzling introduction to a figure whose ideas still have urgent relevance today.& Edited with an introduction by Robert Skidelsky

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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