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The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class

by Edward Conard

The scourge of America’s economy isn't the success of the 1 percent—quite the opposite. The real problem is the government’s well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success.

 

Four...


Prosperity for All

The Laws of Justice: How We Can Solve World Conflicts and Bring Peace

by Ryuho Okawa

How can we resolve conflicts in this world? Why is that we continue to live in a world of turmoil, when we all wish to live in a world of peace and harmony? Just in recent years, we've faced issues that jeopardize...


The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions

by Per Molander

“Virtually all human societies are marked by inequality, at a level that surpasses what could be expected from normal differences in individuals’ capabilities alone.”

So begins this new approach to the...


Keynes's General Theory - A Retrospective View

by A. C. Pigou

This antiquarian book contains Arthur Cecil Pigou's 1950 economic treatise, "Keynes's General Theory - A Retrospective View". This fascinating monograph will appeal to those with an interest in modern economics,...


Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know about Economics and the Environment

by Richard L. Stroup

It's one thing to be passionate about protecting the environment. It's another to be successful at it. In the second edition of this popular title, Richard Stroup explains why many of our environmental laws...


The Corruption of Capitalism

by Guy Standing

There is a lie at the heart of global capitalism. Politicians, financiers and global bureaucrats claim to believe in free competitive markets, but have constructed the most unfree market system ever. It is corrupt...


The Modern Russian Theater: A Literary and Cultural History: A Literary and Cultural History

by Nicholas Rzhevsky

This comprehensive and original survey of Russian theater in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first encompasses the major productions of directors such as Meyerhold, Stanislavsky, Tovostonogov, Dodin,...


Pervasive Information Systems

by Panos E Kourouthanassis & George M Giaglis

Today's ubiquitous computing technology is imbedded in everyday objects from cars to clothes to shipping containers, whose location, context, and state can be monitored, instantly processed, and acted upon....


Public Administration and Society: Critical Issues in American Governance

by Richard C Box

Update and expanded, and featuring three new readings, this book provides a unique approach for instructors who want to expose their students to the social, political, and historical context of the practice...


After the Crisis

Macro-control and Economic Development in China

by Jiagui Chen

This book, together with Economic Development and Reform Deepening in China is a collection of papers written in recent years about maintaining economic growth, managing inflation, the relationship between growth...


On Ethics and Economics: Conversations with Kenneth J. Arrow

by Kenneth J. Arrow, Kristen Renwick Monroe & Nicholas Monroe Lampros

Part intellectual autobiography and part exposition of complex yet contemporary economic ideas, this lively conversation with renowned scholar and public intellectual Kenneth J. Arrow focuses on economics and...


Summary of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: by Thomas Piketty | Includes Analysis

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty | Includes Analysis

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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a study of inequity, both historically and in the present. The book...


The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives

by Per L. Bylund

This book shows the effects and implications of regulation on how the market functions, with an emphasis on how regulation affects economic actors in other parts of the economy. It focuses on how re-allocation...


Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics

by Katrine Marcal

A funny, clever, and thought-provoking examination of the myth of the "economic man" and its impact on the global economy How do you get your dinner? That is the basic question of economics. When economist and...


Killing the Competition: Economic Inequality and Homicide

by Martin Daly

Criminologists have known for decades that income inequality is the best predictor of the local homicide rate, but why this is so has eluded them. There is a simple, compelling answer: most homicides are the...


Financial Development, Economic Crises and Emerging Market Economies

by Faruk Ülgen

Recurrent crises in emerging markets and in advanced economies in the last decades cast doubt about the ability of financial liberalization to meet the aims of sustainable economic growth and development. The...


The Financialization of GDP: Implications for economic theory and policy

by Jacob Assa

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other statistics based on national income accounting are ubiquitous but rarely understood today. GDP has been criticized for many reasons, including not reflecting well-being,...


Education Is Not an App: The future of university teaching in the Internet age

by Jonathan A. Poritz & Jonathan Rees

Whilst much has been written about the doors that technology can open for students, less has been said about its impact on teachers and professors. Although technology undoubtedly brings with it huge opportunities...