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The Death of Detroit

by Dan Greenup

In 1950, Detroit was one of the wealthiest cities in America. These days, it's one of the poorest. Over the past sixty years, the Motor City has lost more than half of its population. As the former "Paris of...


Crisis: One Central Bank Governor & the Global Financial Collapse

by Alan Bollard & Sarah Gaitanos

An authoritative insider's perspective, this book penned by the governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand chronicles the global financial and economic meltdown. A well-researched and dynamic firsthand account,...


Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)

by Manuel Pérez-García

The birth of a mass consumer society in Western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical...


Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914

by Nigel Goose & Katrina Honeyman

The purpose of this collection is to bring together representative examples of the most recent work that is taking an understanding of children and childhood in new directions. The two key overarching themes...


The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture

by Daniel Mrozowski, Kirk Boyle & Rebecca Barrett-Fox

The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-first-Century Bust Culture examines pop artifacts not typically included in discussions of the financial meltdown; the collected essays treat our...


Bought and Paid For: The Hidden Relationship Between Wall Street and Washington

by Charles Gasparino

A top reporter exposes the deep ties between the Obama administration and the big banks that are bankrupting our country.

As the recession continues, President Obama has chastised the "fat cats" who feast...


Wealth of an Empire: The Treasure Shipments that Saved Britain and the World

by Robert Switky

Wealth of an Empire tells the dramatic true story of a top-secret mission that changed the course of World War II: Great BritainÆs shipment of virtually its entire treasury across the treacherous waters of...


Sourcebook in Late-Scholastic Monetary Theory: The Contributions of Martin de Azpilcueta, Luis de Molina, and Juan de Mariana

by Stephen J. Grabill

The Sourcebook is a thematically unified collection of seminal texts in the history of economics on the topic of money and exchange relations (cambium)_its nature, purpose, value, and relationship to justice...


Reforming the World Monetary System: Fritz Machlup and the Bellagio Group

by Carol M Connell

Focusing on Fritz Machlup, Connell presents the story of the Bellagio Group and its contribution to modern finance. Initiated by Machlup the Bellagio Group was made up of thirty-two non-government academic economists....


The Economies of Latin America: New Cliometric Data

by César Yáñez & Albert Carreras

The economic backwardness of Latin America and the Caribbean has long been discussed, but seldom been the subject of such a wide-ranging quantitative study. The twelve essays in this collection present a twenty-first-century...


Multinationals, Subsidiaries and National Business Systems: The Nickel Industry and Falconbridge Nikkelverk

by Pål Thonstad Sandvik

Scholarly attention has tended to focus on the owners and management of the multinationals, but when the focus is changed to that of subsidiaries, different aspects of business development and international...


Energy, Trade and Finance in Asia: A Political and Economic Analysis

by Justin Dargin & Tai Wei Lim

This study offers a vital reappraisal of the trade relationship between north-east Asia and the Gulf. Writing from a non-western standpoint, Dargin and Lim make a compelling case for how these regions became...


Mining and the State in Brazilian Development

by Gail D Triner

'Mining and the State' examines the fundamental economic institutional structure of Brazil through the prism of its mineral endowment.


The Development of International Insurance

by Robin Pearson

Despite their economic and social importance, there are relatively few book-length studies of national insurance industries. This collection of nine essays by a group of international experts redresses this...


Federal Banking in Brazil: Policies and Competitive Advantages

by Kurt E von Mettenheim

This study is the first in a decade to provide an overview of banking in Brazil. It is argued that the big three federal banks have long provided essential policy alternatives and, since the liberalization of...


Argentina's Parallel Currency: The Economy of the Poor

by Georgina M Gomez

Analyzes the rise and fall of the Red de Trueque (launched in 1995 by a group of environmentalists who exchanged goods and services at their own 'market' using a system of mutual credit) in Argentina. This book...


Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff

by Erin Arvedlund

The untold story of the Madoff scandal, by one of the first journalists to question his investment practices

Despite all the headlines about Bernard Madoff, he is still shrouded in mystery. How did he fool...


Positive Linking: How Networks Can Revolutionise the World

by Paul Ormerod

According to Paul Ormerod, author of the bestselling Butterfly Economics and Why Most Things Fail, the mechanistic viewpoint of conventional economics is drastically limited - because it cannot comprehend the...


Economic Fascism: Primary Sources on Mussolini's Crony Capitalism

by Carlo Celli

It may be argued that Mussolini (1883–1945, dictator of Italy 1922–1943) invented modern crony capitalism. Although he described himself as a socialist, he rejected the Marxist version. Today nobody supports...


The Terrible 10: A Century of Economic Folly

by Burton A Abrams

The U.S. economy made impressive gains in the 20th century, but this progress makes it easy to forget a harsh reality: Americans were the victims of disastrous government policies that cost trillions of dollars...