• Euro the Battle for the New Global Currency
    Euro the Battle for the New Global Currency
    ISBN: 9780300176742
    Title: Euro the Battle for the New Global Currency
    Author: MARSH DAVID

    This is a comprehensive political and economic account of the birth and development of the Euro. Today the Euro is the surpranational currency for 15 European countries and the world's second largest reserve currency. Marsh tells the story of the rivalries, intrigues, and deal-making that brought about a currency for Europe.






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    Price: $37.00
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  • Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe
    Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe
    ISBN: 9780141983240
    Title: Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe
    Author: STIGLITZ JOSEPH E


    Designed to bring Europe closer together, the euro has actually done the opposite: after nearly a decade without growth, unity has been replaced with dissent and enlargements with prospective exits. Joseph Stiglitz argues that Europe's stagnation and bleak outlook are a direct result of the fundamental flaws inherent in the euro project - economic integration outpacing political integration with a structure that actively promotes divergence rather than convergence. Money relentlessly leaves the weaker member states and goes to the strong, with debt accumulating in a few ill-favoured countries. The question now is: can the euro be saved?


    Laying bare the European Central Bank's misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining why austerity has condemned Europe to unending stagnation, Stiglitz outlines three possible ways forward: fundamental reforms in the structure of the Eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries suffering the most; a well-managed end to the euro; or a bold, new system he dubs the 'flexible euro;. This important book, by one of the world's leading economists, addresses the euro-crisis on a bigger intellectual scale than any predecessor.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City
    Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City
    ISBN: 9780241260852
    Title: Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City
    Author: DESMOND MATTHEW

    "New York Times "Bestseller
    From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America
    ""
    In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind.
    The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, Love don t pay the bills. She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas.
    Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America s vast inequality and to people s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.
    Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Evolution of Money
    Evolution of Money
    ISBN: 9780231173728
    Title: Evolution of Money
    Author: ORRELL DAVID & CHLUPATY ROMAN


    The sharing economy's unique customer to company exchange is possible because of the evolution of money. These transactions haven't always been as fluid as they are today, but they are likely to become even more so in the future. It is therefore critical that we learn to appreciate money's elastic nature as deeply as do Uber, Airbnb, Kickstarter, and other leading innovators, and that we better comprehend money's transition from hard currencies to cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, to access their cooperative potential.


    The Evolution of Money illuminates this fascinating reality, focusing on the tension between currency's real and abstract properties and advancing a vital theory of money rooted in this dual exchange. It begins with the debt tablets of ancient Mesopotamia and follows with the development of coin money in early Greece and Rome, gold-backed currencies in medieval Europe, and monetary economics in Victorian England. The book concludes in the digital era, with the cryptocurrencies and service providers that are making the most of money's virtual aspects and that suggest a tectonic shift within the relevant power structures. By building this organic timeline, The Evolution of Money helps us visualize and strategize money's next, transformative role.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $77.00
    $77.00
  • Executive Summary of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century
    Executive Summary of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century
    ISBN: 9781497552852
    Title: Executive Summary of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century
    Author: THIBEAULT A D


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Exorbitant Privilege
    Exorbitant Privilege
    ISBN: 9780199642472
    Title: Exorbitant Privilege
    Author: EICHENGREEN BARRY

    For more than half a century, the dollar has been not just America's currency but the world's. It is used globally by importers, exporters, investors, governments and central banks alike. This singular role of the dollar is a source of strength for the United States. It is, as a critic of U.S. policies once put it, America's "exorbitant privilege."& But now, with U.S. budget deficits extending as far as the eye can see, holding dollars is viewed as a losing proposition. Some say that the dollar may soon cease to be the world's standard currency, which would depress U.S. living standards and weaken the country's international influence.In& Exorbitant Privilege, one of the foremost economists, Barry Eichengreen, traces the rise of the dollar to international prominence. He shows how the greenback dominated internationally in the second half of the 20th century for the same reasons that the United States dominated the global economy. But now, with the rise of China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies, America no longer towers over the global economy. It follows, Eichengreen argues, that the dollar will not be as dominant. But this does not mean that coming changes need be sudden and dire, or that the dollar is doomed to lose its international status. Challenging the presumption that there is room for only one true global currency, Eichengreen shows that several currencies have regularly shared this role. What was true in the distant past will be true, once again, in the not-too-distant future. The dollar will lose its international currency status, Eichengreen warns, only if the United States repeats the mistakes that led to the financial crisis and only if it fails to put its fiscal and financial house in order.& Incisive, challenging and iconoclastic,& Exorbitant Privilege, is a fascinating analysis of the changes that lie ahead. It is a challenge, equally, to those who warn that the dollar is doomed and to those who regard its continuing dominance as inevitable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
    $26.99
  • Experience of Middle Australia the Dark Side of Economic Reform
    Experience of Middle Australia the Dark Side of Economic Reform
    ISBN: 9780521658447
    Title: Experience of Middle Australia the Dark Side of Economic Reform
    Author: PUSEY MICHAEL

    This book puts middle Australia under the microscope, examining how quality of life is faring in the face of change and uncertainty. 400 Australians from around the country shared their experiences of work, family, and community for this book, creating a striking picture of Australian society into a new millennium. This lived experience is set against hard data so that we can truly understand the impact - good and bad - of economic restructuring on the broad Australian middle class. Meticulously researched, it mounts a moral and intellectual counter-argument to economic reform. A sequel to the best-selling Economic Rationalism in Canberra, Michael Pusey's book will be equally important.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $87.00
    $87.00
  • Expulsions: Brutality & Complexity in the Global Economy
    Expulsions: Brutality & Complexity in the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9780674599222
    Title: Expulsions: Brutality & Complexity in the Global Economy
    Author: SASSEN SASKIA

    Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today's socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, according to Saskia Sassen. They are more accurately understood as a type of expulsion--from professional livelihood, from living space, even from the very biosphere that makes life possible.

    This hard-headed critique updates our understanding of economics for the twenty-first century, exposing a system with devastating consequences even for those who think they are not vulnerable. From finance to mining, the complex types of knowledge and technology we have come to admire are used too often in ways that produce elementary brutalities. These have evolved into predatory formations--assemblages of knowledge, interests, and outcomes that go beyond a firm's or an individual's or a government's project.

    Sassen draws surprising connections to illuminate the systemic logic of these expulsions. The sophisticated knowledge that created today's financial "instruments" is paralleled by the engineering expertise that enables exploitation of the environment, and by the legal expertise that allows the world's have-nations to acquire vast stretches of territory from the have-nots. Expulsions "lays bare the extent to which the sheer complexity of the global economy makes it hard to trace lines of responsibility for the displacements, evictions, and eradications it produces--and equally hard for those who benefit from the system to feel responsible for its depredations.

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    Price: $64.00

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  • Extraordinary Time: the End of the Postwar Boom & the Birth of the Modern Economy
    Extraordinary Time: the End of the Postwar Boom & the Birth of the Modern Economy
    ISBN: 9781847941909
    Title: Extraordinary Time: the End of the Postwar Boom & the Birth of the Modern Economy
    Author: LEVINSON MARK


    For thirty years after the end of World War Two, the global economy experienced an unprecedented period of stability, growth, and prosperity. And then suddenly, in the early 1970s, everything fell apart. In An Extraordinary Time, Marc Levinson investigates how the 1973 financial disaster marked a radical turning point in global economics âe" and paved the way for the political and financial troubles of the present.


    Levinson begins by describing how a generation of visionary policymakers rebuilt the international economy in the wake of the devastation caused by the war, bringing unforeseen affluence to populations from Washington to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro to New Delhi. Then he examines why a series of shocks caused this fragile new system to collapse, giving way to an era of uncertainty and political extremism that we are still grappling with. Above all, he shows that we must understand the economic collapse of the 1970s if we want to overcome the problems of today: the stagnant wages, public anger and political polarisation that define the early twenty-first century all had their origins in the crisis of the post-war economy.


    Full of vivid anecdotes and rigorous analysis, An Extraordinary Time is an exciting new examination of the last sixty years of global history; by focusing on a pivotal but often forgotten moment in the twentieth-century, Levinson offers a crucial and timely reappraisal of our age.



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  • Extreme Economies: 9 Lessons From the World's Limits
    Extreme Economies: 9 Lessons From the World's Limits
    ISBN: 9781787632004
    Title: Extreme Economies: 9 Lessons From the World's Limits
    Author: DAVIES RICHARD

    To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From war zones, natural disasters and failed states, to aging societies and the challenges of technological advancement, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way.

    People living in these odd and marginal places are ignored by number crunching economists and political pollsters alike. Science suggests this is a mistake. This book tells the personal stories of humans living in extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Here, economies are not concerned with the familiar stock market crashes, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages.

    In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today's biggest economic questions, with vital lessons for our future.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World
    Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World
    ISBN: 9780007467105
    Title: Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World
    Author: HERTZ NOREENA

    In a fast-moving world we're often overloaded with differing opinions, conflicting data and changing advice. In this guide, Noreena Hertz guides practical steps to make better, smarter decisions.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in Confusing World
    Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in Confusing World
    ISBN: 9780007564736
    Title: Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in Confusing World
    Author: HERTZ NOREENA

    In a fast-moving world we're often overloaded with differing opinions, conflicting data and changing advice. In this essential guide, Noreena Hertz offers practical steps to how to make better, smarter decisions. * Why should you be wary of experts?* Are emails destroying your ability to think?* How do you know which sources of information are credible?* Whose advice should you trust? 'Eyes Wide Open' will help you through the data deluge and show you how to make better and smarter decisions. By weaving together cutting-edge research with real-world examples from Hollywood to Harry Potter, NASA to World War II spies, Hertz constructs a path to more astute and empowered decision-making in ten clear steps. With razor-sharp insight and an instinct for thought-provoking storytelling, she offers counterintuitive, effective guidance for making better choices--whether you are a businessperson, a professional, a patient, or a parent. 'Eyes Wide Open' is a game-changing book that empowers readers to become confident and wise decision-makers --savvy to how our emotions and habits can trip us up.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Fabric of Society & How It Creates Wealth: Wealth Distribution and Wealth Creation in Europe 1000-1800
    Fabric of Society & How It Creates Wealth: Wealth Distribution and Wealth Creation in Europe 1000-1800
    ISBN: 9780951838259
    Title: Fabric of Society & How It Creates Wealth: Wealth Distribution and Wealth Creation in Europe 1000-1800
    Author: FOSTER CHARLES & JONES ERIC


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    Price: $25.00
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  • Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local & Helped Save an American Town
    Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local & Helped Save an American Town
    ISBN: 9780316231411
    Title: Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local & Helped Save an American Town
    Author: MACY BETH

    The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.

    The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas.

    One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett's deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America.

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    Price: $36.00

    $36.00
  • Failure of Free Market Economics & the Future of Nz
    Failure of Free Market Economics & the Future of Nz
    ISBN: 9780473288563
    Title: Failure of Free Market Economics & the Future of Nz
    Author: NOBBS CHRIS

    This timely book lays bare the failures of the free market economics and its associated political doctrine of 'neoliberalism' which, the author claims, have been very damaging to New Zealand over the past three decades.

    The Failure of Free Market Economics and the Future of New Zealand examines the country's economy and society, trade pact negotiations, and the critical twenty-first-century issues of climate change and natural resource depletion. The book identifies the limitations of market-based transactions, and the significance of the 'common good'. By contrasting the different economic and political claims in favour of the free market, the mixed economy, and the requirements of the global ecosystem, the book points towards policies for a future for New Zealand that is more just, democratic and sustainable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Failure of Laissez-faire Capitalism & Economic Dissolution of the West
    Failure of Laissez-faire Capitalism & Economic Dissolution of the West
    ISBN: 9780986036255
    Title: Failure of Laissez-faire Capitalism & Economic Dissolution of the West
    Author: ROBERTS PAUL CRAIG


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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Fair Shot
    Fair Shot
    ISBN: 9781408899809
    Title: Fair Shot
    Author: HUGHES CHRIS

    Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes makes the case that one percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a radically simple way: a guaranteed income for working peopleThe first half of Chris Hughes' life followed the perfect arc of the American Dream. He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on a scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook. In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy. Through the rocket-ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet. To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. Hughes believes that a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty. Money - cold hard cash with no strings attached - gives people freedom, dignity and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that's missing. This book, grounded in Hughes' personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Fall: the Evidence for a Golden Age, 6,000 Years of Insanity, & the Dawning of a New Era
    Fall: the Evidence for a Golden Age, 6,000 Years of Insanity, & the Dawning of a New Era
    ISBN: 9781905047208
    Title: Fall: the Evidence for a Golden Age, 6,000 Years of Insanity, & the Dawning of a New Era
    Author: TAYLOR STEVE

    The Fall is a major work that overturns mainstream current thinking on the nature of civilization and human nature. It draws on the increasing evidence accumulated over recent decades that prehistoric humanity was peaceful and egalitarian, rather than war-like and crude. It is not natural for human beings to kill each other, for men to oppress women, for individuals to accumulate massive wealth and power, or to abuse nature. The worldwide myths of a Golden Age or an original paradise have a factual, archaeological basis.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • False Economy a Surprising Economic History of the World
    False Economy a Surprising Economic History of the World
    ISBN: 9780141033709
    Title: False Economy a Surprising Economic History of the World
    Author: BEATTIE ALAN

    Why doesn't Africa grow cocaine? Does believing in God make your country richer? How can a diamond mine be a bad business? Alan Beattie wants to alter the way you think about the world. Filled with extraordinary stories of financial triumph and disaster, False Economy provides a counterintuitive look at how the world really works, and asks why it all too frequently doesn't. Provocative, witty and erudite, Beattie poses questions that challenge our most basic assumptions and uses fascinating examples from history to show why economies can go so right, or so wrong. 'Mesmerising, supremely entertaining and informative' Financial Times 'Thorough research, eclectic examples and a sprightly tone' Publishers Weekly 'It would be fun to talk with Mr. Beattie at a dinner party. He's witty. He's well read and well travelled' New York Times 'Fascinating, wide-ranging, engaging, clear and sparky. A brilliant read' City AM

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy
    False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy
    ISBN: 9780982417126
    Title: False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy
    Author: BAKER DEAN

    Dean Baker, codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research recounts the strategies used by the country’s top economic policymakers to conceal their failure to recognize the housing bubble or take steps to rein it in before it grew to unprecedented levels, resulting in the loss of millions of jobs, homes, and the life savings of tens of millions of people. He quashes dire warnings of looming rampant inflation and spiraling debt with solid historic evidence to the contrary—evidence that supports more stimulus, not less. He reveals the evolving role of the U.S. dollar in today’s global economy and lays down cogent arguments about why the dollar will fall in value. With a dose of optimism, Baker outlines a thoughtful progressive program for rebuilding the economy and reshaping the financial system, including new financial transaction taxes that will reduce or eliminate economic waste while providing stimulus and incentives where and when they are most needed. Simply the best succinct explanation of the causes, cures, dynamics, and politics of the financial crisis—an indispensible book.—Robert Kuttner, coeditor, The American Prospect

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Family Trusts 101
    Family Trusts 101
    ISBN: 9780473214661
    Title: Family Trusts 101
    Author: XUCCOA JANET

    Updated and revised second edition. If you are considering purchasing assets, including property, or if you are thinking about protecting your assets, then this book is "must read" for you. From her years of study and experience, Janet Xuccoa brings you a simple, easy to understand guide to the basics of Trust use and amnagement, including: How Trusts can to exist; If a Trust is appropriate for you; The best steps to take to place assets into a trust: How Trustees should act; What a Professional Trustee can and should do for a Trust; How to manage a Trust. You don't need any previous experience with Trusts to get real value from this text. With lots of clear examples and an every-day style, Janet makes it simple to understand how trusts can protect your home and your wealth in times of trouble.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Family Trusts 101
    Family Trusts 101
    ISBN: 9780473247669
    Title: Family Trusts 101
    Author: XUCCOA JANET

    If you are considering purchasing assets, including property, or if you are thinking about protecting your assets, then this book is "must read" for you. From her years of study and experience, Janet Xuccoa brings you a simple, easy to understand guide to the basics of Trust use and amnagement, including: How Trusts can to exist; If a Trust is appropriate for you; The best steps to take to place assets into a trust: How Trustees should act; What a Professional Trustee can and should do for a Trust; How to manage a Trust. You don't need any previous experience with Trusts to get real value from this text. With lots of clear examples and an every-day style, Janet makes it simple to understand how trusts can protect your home and your wealth in times of trouble.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Family Trusts in NZ
    Family Trusts in NZ
    ISBN: 9780143204305
    Title: Family Trusts in NZ
    Author: CRON JONATHAN

    A family trust can give you all of the benefits of personally owning your assets, while protecting those assets for your future use and for future generations. Setting up a family trust is simple and relatively inexpensive, but it is important to understand how they work and how they should be run. People set up family trusts for many different reasons: - To protect family assets from legal action or claims by creditors - To share the tax burden among family members - To protect family assets in the case of a relationship breakdown - To protect assets that will be passed on to future generations. This definitive guide, by one of New Zealand's foremost practitioners in family trusts, brings together everything you need to know. Clear and straightforward, it includes up-to-date advice, with many real-life examples that will help you to determine if a family trust is right for you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Farewell to Alms a Brief Economic History of the World
    Farewell to Alms a Brief Economic History of the World
    ISBN: 9780691141282
    Title: Farewell to Alms a Brief Economic History of the World
    Author: CLARK GREGORY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
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  • Faster, Higher, Farther: the Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal
    Faster, Higher, Farther: the Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal
    ISBN: 9780593077252
    Title: Faster, Higher, Farther: the Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal
    Author: EWING JACK


    A shocking expos#65533; of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal.


    When news of Volkswagen's clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and trust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, investors panicked, the company embarrassed and facing bankruptcy.


    As lawsuits and criminal investigations piled up, by early 2017 VW had settled with regulators and car-owners for $20 billion, with additional fines and claims still looming.


    In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the scandal. He describes VW's rise from "the people's car" during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being "green." He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Pi#65533;ch and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods.


    With unprecedented access to key players and a ringside seat during the course of the legal proceedings, Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud-with potentially devastating consequences.


    As the future of one of the world's biggest companies remains uncertain, this is the extraordinary story of Volkswagen's downfall.



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    Price: $38.00
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  • Fat Wallet: Fast Guide to Money
    Fat Wallet: Fast Guide to Money
    ISBN: 9780473354671
    Title: Fat Wallet: Fast Guide to Money
    Author: CHURCH STEPHEN

    Money is a core survival skill yet schools and universities rarely offer training in this area. Parents are poorly equipped or unsure how to prepare children for financial success and open discussions about money remain a social taboo. Fat Wallet changes all that. You will gain confidence with the money in your life, understand your personal attitudes beliefs and behaviours around money and learn to get confortable with “money speak”. Fat Wallet is basic financial advice written for those who want to improve their relationship with the money in their lives.

    Stephen Church is a successful businessman that built and ran 7 companies, two of which sold to public firms. His career included sharebroking, options and foreign currency trading, and business in the investment property sector. Stephen also worked as a sector manager for NZ Trade and Enterprise and offered management-consulting services through his company Creative Island Ltd. Fat Wallet was inspired by a desire to assist young adults understand the complexity of money using basic concepts and relatable graphics.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
    Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
    ISBN: 9780691152639
    Title: Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
    Author: RAJAN RAGHURAM

    Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. InFault Lines, Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also to blame, and warns that a potentially more devastating crisis awaits us if they aren't fixed.

    Rajan shows how the individual choices that collectively brought about the economic meltdown--made by bankers, government officials, and ordinary homeowners--were rational responses to a flawed global financial order in which the incentives to take on risk are incredibly out of step with the dangers those risks pose. He traces the deepening fault lines in a world overly dependent on the indebted American consumer to power global economic growth and stave off global downturns. He exposes a system where America's growing inequality and thin social safety net create tremendous political pressure to encourage easy credit and keep job creation robust, no matter what the consequences to the economy's long-term health; and where the U.S. financial sector, with its skewed incentives, is the critical but unstable link between an overstimulated America and an underconsuming world.

    InFault Lines, Rajan demonstrates how unequal access to education and health care in the United States puts us all in deeper financial peril, even as the economic choices of countries like Germany, Japan, and China place an undue burden on America to get its policies right. He outlines the hard choices we need to make to ensure a more stable world economy and restore lasting prosperity.
    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942
    Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942
    ISBN: 9781863959186
    Title: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942
    Author: GYNGELL ALLAN


    Everything Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.


    In Fear of Abandonment, expert and insider Allan Gyngell tells the story of how Australia has shaped the world and been shaped by it since it established an independent foreign policy during the dangerous days of 1942. Gyngell argues that the fear of being abandoned - originally by Britain, and later by our most powerful ally, the United States - has so far driven how Australia acts in the world.


    Spanning events as diverse as the Malayan Emergency, the White Australia Policy, the Vietnam War, Whitlam in China, apartheid in South Africa, East Timorese independence and the current South China Sea dispute, this vivid narrative history reveals how Australia has evolved as a nation on the world stage.


    Fear of Abandonment is a gripping and authoritative account of the way Australians and their governments have helped create the world we now inhabit in the twenty-first century. In revealing the history of Australian foreign affairs, it lays the foundation for how it should change.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • Fictitious Capital How Finance Is Appropriating Our Future
    Fictitious Capital How Finance Is Appropriating Our Future
    ISBN: 9781784787196
    Title: Fictitious Capital How Finance Is Appropriating Our Future
    Author: DURAND CEDRIC

    How finance is a mechanism of social and political domination

    The 2007-08 credit crisis and the long recession that followed brutally exposed the economic and social costs of financialization. Understanding what lay behind these events, the rise of "fictitious capital" and its opaque logic, is crucial to grasping the social and political conditions under which we live. Yet, for most people, the operations of the financial system remain shrouded in mystery.

    In this lucid and compelling book, economist C#65533;dric Durand offers a concise and critical introduction to the world of finance, unveiling the truth behind the credit crunch. Fictitious Capital moves beyond moralizing tales about greedy bankers, short-sighted experts and compromised regulators to look at the big picture. Using comparative data covering the last four decades, Durand examines the relationship between trends such as the rise in private and public debt and the proliferation of financial products; norms such as our habitual assumptions about the production of value and financial stability; and the relationship of all this to political power.

    Fictitious Capital offers a stark warning about the direction that the international economy is taking. Durand argues that the accelerated expansion of financial operations is a sign of the declining power of the economies of the Global North. The City, Wall Street and other centres of the power of money, he suggests, may already be caked with the frosts of winter.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Fifty Ideas You Really Need to Know Economics
    Fifty Ideas You Really Need to Know Economics
    ISBN: 9781780875859
    Title: Fifty Ideas You Really Need to Know Economics
    Author: CONWAY EDMUND

    What exactly is a credit crunch? Why do footballers earn so much more than the rest of us? Which country is likely to be the world's leading economy in 10 years' time? Daily Telegraph economics editor Edmund Conway introduces and explains the central ideas of economics in a series of fifty essays. Beginning with an exploration of the basic theories, such as Adam Smith's 'invisible hand', and concluding with the latest research into the links between wealth and happiness, he sheds light on all the essential topics needed to understand booms and busts, bulls and bears, and the way the world really works.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
    Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
    ISBN: 9780349142630
    Title: Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
    Author: HARFORD TIM


    Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service


    A Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week Book of the Year


    Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down?


    The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on.
    How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend?


    From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next.


    Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Finance & the Good Society
    Finance & the Good Society
    ISBN: 9780691158099
    Title: Finance & the Good Society
    Author: SHILLER ROBERT J.


    The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today in the painful aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. New York Times best-selling economist Robert Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance--he is probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and the real estate bubble that led up to the subprime mortgage meltdown. But in this important and timely book, Shiller argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. He makes a powerful case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing the general well-being. We need more financial innovation--not less--and finance should play a larger role in helping society achieve its goals.



    Challenging the public and its leaders to rethink finance and its role in society, Shiller argues that finance should be defined not merely as the manipulation of money or the management of risk but as the stewardship of society's assets. He explains how people in financial careers--from CEO, investment manager, and banker to insurer, lawyer, and regulator--can and do manage, protect, and increase these assets. He describes how finance has historically contributed to the good of society through inventions such as insurance, mortgages, savings accounts, and pensions, and argues that we need to envision new ways to rechannel financial creativity to benefit society as a whole.



    Ultimately, Shiller shows how society can once again harness the power of finance for the greater good.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer
    Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer
    ISBN: 9781784705046
    Title: Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer
    Author: SHAXSON NICHOLAS


    This is a book that none of us can afford to ignore - an agenda-setting, campaigning investigation that shows how global finance works for the few and not the many.


    ** A Financial Times Book of the Year **
    'Essential reading' YANIS VAROUFAKIS


    We need finance - but when finance grows too big it becomes a curse.


    The City of London is the single biggest drain on our resources, sucking talent out of every sphere, siphoning wealth and hoovering up government time. Yet to be 'competitive', we're told we must turn a blind eye to money laundering and appease big business with tax cuts.


    Tracing the curse back through economic history, Nicholas Shaxson uncovers how we got to this point. Moving from offshore tax havens to the bizarre industry of wealth management, he tells the explosive story of how finance established a stranglehold on society - and reveals how we can begin to break free.


    'A radical, urgent and important manifesto for improving our country'
    Oliver Bullough, Observer


    'Superbly written... A must-read'
    Misha Glenny, author of McMafia


    'Hard-hitting, well written and informative'
    Financial Times



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Financial Crisis Who Is to Blame
    Financial Crisis Who Is to Blame
    ISBN: 9780745651644
    Title: Financial Crisis Who Is to Blame
    Author: DAVIES HOWARD

    There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the summer of 2007.A huge number of suspects have been identified, from greedy investment bankers, through feckless borrowers, dilatory regulators and myopic central bankers to violent video games and high levels of testosterone among the denizens of trading floors. There is not even agreement on whether the crisis shows a need for more government intervention in markets, or less: some maintain that government encouragement of home ownership lay at the heart of the problem in the US, in particular.In The Financial Crisis Howard Davies charts a course through these arguments, and the evidence advanced for each of them. The reader can thereby assess the weight to be attached to each, and the likely effectiveness of the remedies under development.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Firefighting: The Financial Crisis & Its Lessons
    Firefighting: The Financial Crisis & Its Lessons
    ISBN: 9780143134480
    Title: Firefighting: The Financial Crisis & Its Lessons
    Author: BERNANKE BEN, GEITHNER TIMOTHY F., PAULSON HENRY M

    From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, a magnificent big-picture synthesis--from why it happened to where we are now.

    In 2018, Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, and Hank Paulson came together to reflect on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis ten years on. Recognizing that, as Ben put it, "the enemy is forgetting," they examine the causes of the crisis, why it was so damaging, and what it ultimately took to prevent a second Great Depression. And they provide to their successors in the United States and the finance ministers and central bank governors of other countries a valuable playbook for reducing the damage from future financial crises. Firefighting provides a candid and powerful account of the choices they and their teams made during the crisis, working under two presidents and with the leaders of Congress.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction & Investing in the Future
    Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction & Investing in the Future
    ISBN: 9780190645410
    Title: Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction & Investing in the Future
    Author: GALE WILLIAM G

    Keeping the economy strong will require addressing two distinct but related problems. Steadily rising federal debt makes it harder to grow our economy, boost our living standards, respond to wars or recessions, address social needs, and maintain our role as a global leader. At the same time, we have let critical investments lag and left many people behind even as overall prosperity has grown.

    In Fiscal Therapy, William Gale, a leading authority on how federal tax and budget policy affects the economy, provides a trenchant discussion of the challenges posed by the imbalances between spending and revenue. America is facing a gradual decline as debt accumulates and delay raises the costs of action. But there is hope: fiscal responsibility aligns with both conservative and liberal goals and citizens of all stripes can support the notion of making life better for our children and grandchildren.

    Gale provides a plan to make the economy and nation stronger, one that controls entitlement spending but preserves and enhances their anti-poverty and social insurance roles, increases public investments on human and physical capital, and raises and reforms taxes to pay for government services in a fair and efficient way. What is needed, he argues, is to balance today's needs against tomorrow's obligations.

    We face significant fiscal challenges but, if we are wise enough to seize our opportunities, we can strengthen our economy, increase opportunity, reduce inequality, and build better lives for our children and grandchildren. We do not have to kill popular programs or starve government. Indeed, one main goal of fiscal reform is to maintain the vital functions that government provides. We need to act responsibly, pay for the government we want, and shape that government in ways that serve us best.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • Fish Can't See Water: How National Culture can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy
    Fish Can't See Water: How National Culture can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy
    ISBN: 9781118608562
    Title: Fish Can't See Water: How National Culture can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy
    Author: LEWIS RICHARD D & HAMMERICH KAI

    How national culture impacts organizational culture--and business success

    Using extensive case studies of successful global corporations, this book explores the impact of national culture on the corporate strategy and its execution, and through this ultimately business success--or failure. It does not argue that different cultures lead to different business results, but that all cultures impact organizations in ways both positive and negative, depending on the business cycle, the particular business, and the particular strategies being pursued. Depending on all of these factors, cultural dynamics can either enable or derail performance. But recognizing those cultural factors is difficult for business leaders; like everyone else, they too can be blind to the culture of which they are a part.

    The book offers managers and leaders eight recommendations for recognizing those cultural factors that negatively impact performance, as well as those that can be harnessed to encourage superior performance. With real case studies from companies in Asia, Europe, and the United States, this book offers a truly global approach to organizational culture.Offers a fresh approach to the effects of national culture on organizational culture that is applicable to any country in any regionBased on case studies of such companies as Toyota, Samsung, General Motors, Nokia, Walmart, Kone and British LeylandIt describes the origins and nature of the most common corporate crisis and how culture impacts the response to such a crisisIdeal for managers, business leaders, and board members, as well as business school students

    A welcome response to the flat-Earth fad that argues we're all alike, this book offers a nuanced and practical view of cultural differentiators and how they can enable or derail business performance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated & Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
    Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated & Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
    ISBN: 9781118995723
    Title: Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated & Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
    Author: VAUGHAN LIAM


    "The first thing you think is where's the edge, where can I make a bit more money, how can I push, push the boundaries. But the point is, you are greedy, you want every little bit of money that you can possibly get because, like I say, that is how you are judged, that is your performance metric"
    --Tom Hayes, 2013


    In the midst of the financial crisis, Tom Hayes and his network of traders and brokers from Wall Street's leading firms set to work engineering the biggest financial conspiracy ever seen. As the rest of the world burned, they came together on secret chat rooms and late night phone calls to hatch an audacious plan to rig Libor, the 'world's most important number' and the basis for $350 trillion of securities from mortgages to loans to derivatives. Without the persistence of a rag-tag team of investigators from the U.S., they would have got away with it....


    The Fix by award-winning Bloomberg journalists Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch, is the inside story of the Libor scandal, told through the journey of the man at the centre of it: a young, scruffy, socially awkward misfit from England whose genius for math and obsessive personality made him a trading phenomenon, but ultimately paved the way for his own downfall.


    Based on hundreds of interviews, and unprecedented access to the traders and brokers involved, and the investigators who caught up with them, The Fix provides a rare look into the dark heart of global finance at the start of the 21st Century.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Flash Boys
    Flash Boys
    ISBN: 9780393244663
    Title: Flash Boys
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Flash Boys
    Flash Boys
    ISBN: 9780141981031
    Title: Flash Boys
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    Michael Lewis's epic bestseller tells the outrageous story of the multi-millionaires and whizz kids who scammed the banking system in the blink of an eye - and the whistleblowers who tried to stop them. It's hilarious, terrifying and it's all true. 'Explosive . . . a juggernaut of a book.' Will Pavia, The Times'Thrilling, a masterclass.' Robert McCrum, Observer, Books of the Year 'Jaw-dropping, astonishing . . . Lewis has lit the touch paper.' Liam Halligan, Spectator'Probably the best current writer in America.' Tom Wolfe 'I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.' Malcolm Gladwell

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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