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The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

by Martin Ruhs

Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant...


This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

by Sarah Ruth van Gelder

Occupy Wall Street protests have spread around the world, with a common slogan of "We are the 99%." But there is a great deal of confusion and misperception about this movement. This book clarifies the who,...


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

More Than 4 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

Published in 35 Languages

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?

What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?

How much do parents really matter?...


13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

by Simon Johnson & James Kwak

Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks—Bank...


The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

by 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...


Economic Rights of Women in Ancient Greece

by David M. Schaps

A survey of women's economic rights in ancient Greece, outside of the household economy and concerning their relationship to real property and possessions. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities...


After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street¿and Washington

by 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...


Beyond Mechanical Markets: Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State

by Roman Frydman & Michael D. Goldberg

In the wake of the global financial crisis that began in 2007, faith in the rationality of markets has lost ground to a new faith in their irrationality. The problem, Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg argue,...


American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury

by Kevin Phillips

An explosive examination of the coalition of forces that threatens the nation, from the bestselling author of American Dynasty In his two most recent bestselling books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy...


End This Depression Now!

by Paul Krugman

A New York Times best-selling call to arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.

The Great Recession is more than four years old—and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful...


Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

by Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson

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,...


Pinched

by Don Peck

The Great Recession is not done with us yet. While the most acute part of the economic crisis is past, the recession's most significant impact on American life still lies in the future. The personal, social,...


Baby Boomer Bust?: How the Generation of Promise Became the Generation of Panic

by Roger Chiocchi

Baby Boomer Bust? examines and analyzes the meltdown of 2008/2009 from economic, political and social perspectives and illuminates how the meltdown has directly impacted Baby Boomers -- once known as the generation...


Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Experience and American Prospects

by Dmitry Orlov

A guide to the decline of the American empire for individuals, families and communities


The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise,

by Virginia Postrel

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


A Brave New China. The big Change

by Francesco Sisci

How the Chinese look at themselves, the world, and the challenges of the future. Where is China, What is China: Where are the traditional pigtails of the old mandarins, the Mao’s bicycles and his suits? Where...


Republic of Kazakhstan : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Solid growth in recent years, supported by high oil prices and output, has boosted living standards. This year, the economy is slowing down, in large part because of weaker domestic and external...


Guinea : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Press Releas

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Economic activity remained weak in early 2014. Activity was impacted by an outbreak of the Ebola virus since late 2013, but lagging structural reforms, energy shortages, and political uncertainty...


The Analysis of Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation

by Martin Peitz & Yossi Spiegel

This volume contains a selection of papers that were presented at the CRESSE Conferences held in Chania, Crete, from July 6th to 8th, 2012, and in Corfu from July 5th to 7th, 2013. The chapters address current...


From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone

by Diane Frost

Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not...