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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic T...

John Brooks

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Com...

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Published: Aug 2014

Microeconomics Made Simple: Basic Mic...

Austin Frakt

Find all of the following topics, explained in plain-English:IntroductionWhat is Economics? | Not a Perfect Model | Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics1. Maximizing UtilityDecreasing Marginal Utility | Opportunity Cost...

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Published: Jun 2014

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, S...

John Hagel III

In a radical break with the past, information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into its stream. Individuals and companies can no longer rely on the stocks of knowledge that they've carefully built up and stored away....

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Published: Dec 2012

Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and ...

Chris Harman

We've been told for years that the capitalist free market is a self-correcting perpetual growth machine in which sellers always find buyers, precluding any major crisis in the system. Then the credit crunch of August 2007 turned into...

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Published: Nov 2010

The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ow...

Michael Heller

Twenty-five new runways would eliminate most air travel delays in America; fifty patent owners are blocking a major drug company from creating a cancer cure; 90 percent of our broadcast spectrum sits idle while American cell phone ser...

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Published: Feb 2010

Why Information Grows: The Evolution ...

Cesar Hidalgo

What is economic growth? And why, historically, has it occurred in only a few places? Previous efforts to answer these questions have focused on institutions, geography, finances, and psychology. But according to MIT's antidisciplinar...

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Published: Nov 2016

Conceptualizing Capitalism: Instituti...

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

A few centuries ago, capitalism set in motion an explosion of economic productivity. Markets and private property had existed for millennia, but what other key institutions fostered capitalism's relatively recent emergence? Until now,...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Essential Keynes

John Keynes

The essential writings of the 20th century's most influential economist, collected in one volume Today, John Maynard Keynes is best remembered for his pioneering development of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of active fiscal an...

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Published: Jan 2016

The General Theory of Employment, Int...

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the twentieth century. On economic theory, he ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to...

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Published: Mar 2017

From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangibl...

Arnold Kling

Originally published in hardback in 2009 as: From poverty to prosperity: intangible assets, hidden liabilities and the lasting triumph over scarcity.

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Published: Jul 2011

Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise...

James Kwak

Here is a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.Economism: an ideology that distorts the vali...

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Published: Mar 2018

Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distrib...

John C. Medaille

Taking "free markets" from rhetoric to realityFor three decades free-market leaders have tried to reverse longstanding Keynesian economic policies, but have only produced larger government, greater debt, and more centralized...

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Published: Jul 2011

The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief ...

Branko Milanovic

Who is the richest person in the world, ever? Does where you were born affect how much money you'll earn over a lifetime? How would we know? Why—beyond the idle curiosity—do these questions even matter? In The Haves and the Have-N...

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Published: Aug 2012

Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trad...

Arthur M. Okun

First published in 1975, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, by famed economist Arthur Okun, has been continuously in print for nearly four decades. The book owes it enduring appeal to Okun's skill in discussing the tensions be...

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Published: Apr 2015

Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Stil...

John Quiggin

In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the ...

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Published: May 2012

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not ...

Robert B. Reich

From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date—a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Per...

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Published: May 2016

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The I...

Jeremy Rifkin

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society,New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Co...

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Published: Jul 2015

Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrong...

Dani Rodrik

“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 TimesIn the wake of the financial crisis and the...

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Published: Oct 2016

Who Gets What -- And Why: The New Eco...

Alvin E. Roth

“In his fluent and accessible book, Mr. Roth vividly describes the successes of market design.” — Economist.com​“In this fascinating, often surprising book, Alvin Roth guides us through the jungles of mo...

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Published: Jun 2016

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if P...

E. F. Schumacher

"Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom." —Newsweek One the 100 most influential books published since World War II —The Times Literary Supplement Hailed as an "eco-bible" by T...

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Published: Nov 2010

How Much is Enough?: Money and the Go...

Robert Skidelsky

A provocative and timely call for a moral approach to economics, drawing on philosophers, political theorists, writers, and economists from Aristotle to Marx to Keynes   What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of mon...

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Published: Aug 2013

The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

Introduction by Robert ReichCommentary by R. H. Camell and A. S. Skinnerb Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, a...

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Published: Nov 2000

Saving Our Sad and Beautiful World: A...

Richard Swift

With capitalism vulnerable and out-of-step in the wake of financial crises this book investigates the alternatives that are on offer--including socialism, anarchism, and deep ecology. It picks its way through the pockets of resistant ...

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Published: May 2014

Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle an...

Ludwig Von Mises

New edition with an introduction by Roger Garrison and an index. Booms and busts are not endemic to the free market, argues the Austrian theory of the business cycle, but come about through manipulation of money and credit by central ...

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Published: Sep 2014

Planned Chaos

Ludwig Von Mises

This new edition (completely reset) of Planned Chaos features a new introduction by Chris Westley of Jacksonville State University. The introduction brings this classic up to date - not that it has ever fallen out of date or ever will...

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Published: Sep 2014

Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined ...

Nicholas Wapshott

"I defy anybody—Keynesian, Hayekian, or uncommitted—to read [Wapshott's] work and not learn something new."—John Cassidy, The New YorkerAs the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged ...

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Published: Sep 2012

Naked Economics: Undressing the Disma...

Charles Wheelan

"Explains our global economy in a way that is (gasp!) actually entertaining."—Book MagazineFinally! A book about economics that won't put you to sleep. In fact, you won't be able to put this bestseller down. In our challen...

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Published: Apr 2010
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