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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Powe...

Daron Acemoglu

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it ...

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Published: Mar 2013

The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape ...

Rajeev Charles Patel

Economics is about choices, but who gets to make them? Patel shows how free market fundamentalism has distorted how consumers value their world.

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Published: Jan 2010

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disas...

Naomi Klein

The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global 'free market' has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term 'dis...

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Published: Jun 2008

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving W...

Martin Adams

What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was right underneath our feet?...

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Published: Mar 2015

What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk ...

Gar Alperovitz

Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming.But just what is...

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Published: Apr 2013

False Profits: Recovering from the Bu...

Dean Baker

Despite reports that the recession may be over, the unemployment rate is more than ten percent and home foreclosures are at a record high. It's no secret that the U.S. economy is in shambles because of the recent housing bubble. Howev...

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Published: Jan 2010

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wre...

Chuck Collins

The focus of the worldwide Occupy protests is creating a world that works for 99% of people and businesses, not just the richest and most powerful 1%. But who are the 99%? Who are the 1%? How extensive and systemic is inequality in di...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, D...

William Easterly

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right "expert" solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addre...

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Published: Mar 2015

Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- ...

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Published: Aug 2011

Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Ne...

Thomas L. Friedman

A 'New York Times Book Review' Notable Book of the Year, this brilliant, essential book speaks to America's need for national renewal, and explains how a green revolution is the only way to secure the planet's future.

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Published: Nov 2009

That Used to Be Us: How America Fell ...

Thomas L. Friedman

A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2011 In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze the four major challenges we face as a country---globalization, the revolution...

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Published: Aug 2012

After the Fall: Saving Capitalism fro...

Nicole Gelinas

Robust financial markets support capitalism, they don't imperil it. But in 2008, Washington policymakers were compelled to replace private risk-takers in the financial system with government capital so that money and credit flows woul...

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Published: Apr 2011

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washing...

Jacob S. Hacker

A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the v...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Enigma of Capital: and the Crises...

David Harvey

For over forty years, David Harvey has been one of the world's most trenchant and critical analysts of capitalist development. In The Enigma of Capital, he delivers an impassioned account of how unchecked neoliberalism produced the s...

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Published: Sep 2011

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our Ne...

Richard Heinberg

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 fu...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Book of the Poor: What They Want,...

Kenan Heise

This stirring work takes readers on a heartbreaking, illuminating, and inspiring journey into the homes and lives of the 16 percent who live below the poverty threshold. Author and retired Chicago Tribune reporter Kenan Heise culls 50...

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Published: Sep 2012

White House Burning: Our National Deb...

Simon Johnson

From the authors of the national bestseller 13 Bankers, a chilling account of America's unprecedented debt crisis: how it came to pass, why it threatens to topple the nation as a superpower, and what needs to be done about it. With b...

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Published: Feb 2013

The General Theory of Employment, Int...

John Maynard Keynes

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is Keynes' masterpiece published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution," in the way ec...

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Published: May 2016

The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of...

Jerry Mander

In the vein of his bestseller, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, nationally recognized social critic Jerry Mander researches, discusses, and exposes the momentous and unsolvable environmental and social problems of cap...

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Published: May 2013

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of...

Dambisa Moyo

In How the West Was Lost, the New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo offers a bold account of the decline of the West's economic supremacy. She examines how the West's flawed financial decisions have resulted in an economic an...

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Published: Jan 2012

Breaking Through Power: It's Easier T...

Ralph Nader

In Breaking Through Power, Nader draws from a lifetime waging--and often winning--David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government. In this succinct, Tom Paine-style wake-up call, the iconic consumer...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Adam Smith Society Reader: A Prim...

James R. Otteson

What exactly is capitalism, and why do its advocates support it? What are the main objections to capitalism that have been raised by its critics? Are there moral reasons to support capitalism, or to oppose it? In this time of globaliz...

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Published: Oct 2014

Giants: The Global Power Elite

Peter Phillips

A look at the top 300 most powerful players in world capitalism, who are at the controls of our economic future.Who holds the purse strings to the majority of the world's wealth? There is a new global elite at the controls of our econ...

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Published: Aug 2018

The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces ...

Ruchir Sharma

International Bestseller"Quite simply the best guide to the global economy today." —Fareed ZakariaShaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world, and enlivened by encounters with villagers from Rio to Beijing, tycoons...

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Published: Jun 2017

America the Possible: Manifesto for a...

James Gustave Speth

In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, char...

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Published: Sep 2013

Our Choice Extinction or Evolution: T...

Richard Spitzer

Humans are great at making short-term, self-interested choices. We're less skilled at making long-term decisions with the greater good in mind. This isn't just an interesting quirk of human nature—it's a fundamental flaw that threat...

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Published: Nov 2017

How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a...

Wolfgang Streeck

The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimperAfter years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidenc...

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Published: Nov 2017

Understanding China: A Guide to China...

John Bryan Starr

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Published: Aug 2010
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