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American Capitalism: A Reader

by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Inequality Hoax

by James Piereson

The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a dense work of economic history that documents the rise of income...


Banking: The Root Cause of the Injustices of Our Time

by Abdalhalim Orr & Abdassamad Clarke

The original 1987 Norwich seminar Usury: The Root Cause of the Injustices of Our Time, whose proceedings form the core of this work, had an extraordinary effect. After the endless analyses and altercations of...


Bad Banks

by Alex Brummer

Bad Banks is a gripping account of the problems and scandals that continue to bedevil the world's banking system some seven years after the credit crunch.

It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of individual...


Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit

by Till Düppe & E. Roy Weintraub

Finding Equilibrium explores the post–World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma—that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium...


Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

by Emily Erikson

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company’s...


British-Owned Railways in Argentina: Their Effect on the Growth of Economic Nationalism, 1854-1948

by Winthrop R. Wright

During the nineteenth century, British-owned railways grew under the protection of an Argentine ruling elite that considered railways both instruments and symbols of progress. Under this program of support for...


A Search for Solvency: Bretton Woods and the International Monetary System, 1941-1971

by Alfred E., Jr. Eckes

Diverted by the dramatic military and political events of July 1944, few Americans realized the significance of an international conference taking place at Bretton Woods, a mountain resort in New Hampshire,...


The History of Capitalism in Mexico: Its Origins, 1521-1763

by Enrique Semo & Lidia Lozano

What lies at the center of the Mexican colonial experience? Should Mexican colonial society be construed as a theoretical monolith, capitalist from its inception, or was it essentially feudal, as traditional...


Capitalism, Slavery, and Republican Values: American Political Economists, 1819-1848

by Allen Kaufman, Eugene D. Genovese & Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

In the troubled days before the American Civil War, both Northern protectionists and Southern free trade economists saw political economy as the key to understanding the natural laws on which every republican...


East Texas Lumber Workers: An Economic and Social Picture, 1870-1950

by Ruth A. Allen

In 1950 a million Texans-more than a tenth of the entire population of the state-lived in a region where one family in every two earned less than $2,000 a year. Composing that region are the thirty-two counties...


South-East Europe in Evolution

by Hardy Hanappi

Recent developments in the global economy, such as the Greek budget crisis, have led to new focus on the role of Europe, and in particular on the countries in Europe's south-eastern region. This new volume from...


Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

by Vincent Barnett

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization...


Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants

by Stephen J. Glain

A thousand years ago, a vast Arab empire stretched from the Asian steppe across the Mediterranean to Spain, pioneering new technologies, sciences, art and culture. Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated...


The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition

by F. A. Hayek & Bruce Caldwell

A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was...


The Market and Other Orders

by Bruce Caldwell

In addition to his groundbreaking contributions to pure economic theory, F. A. Hayek also closely examined the ways in which the knowledge of many individual market participants could culminate in an overall...


The Medieval Broadcloth: Changing Trends in Fashions, Manufacturing and Consumption

by Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen & Marie-Louise Nosch

The eight papers presented here provide a useful introduction to medieval broadcloth, and an up-to-date synthesis of current research. The word broadcloth is nowadays used as an overall term for the woven textiles...


Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialism: The New Debate on Empire

by Raymond E. Dumett

The publication by Longman of P J Cain and A.G. Hopkins two-volume study of "British Imperialism" (1688-1914; 1914-1994) caused a sensation amongst historians of European imperialism and economic international...


In the Name of Profit

by Robert L. Heilbroner

Said One Executive:

“Why should my conscience bother me?”

Here are dramatic true stories of executives whose desire for profit leads them into shameful decisions.

Naming actual executive of major American...


Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development

by Martin Schiefelbusch & Hans-Liudger Dienel

Presenting recent research on the international integration of infrastructures in Europe this book combines general and methodological chapters and examples from a variety of different sectors such as transport,...