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History of Chinese Ancient Educational Thought (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

China enjoys a splendid ancient culture, which is inseparable from the role of cultural transmission played by the country's system of education. As a nation that attaches great importance to education, China...


The Blind Decades: Employment and Growth in France, 1974-2014

by Philippe Askenazy

France is often described as one of the last Western economies unable to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside and has even resisted the great recession that...


Marginal Workers, Marginal Jobs: The Underutilization of American Workers

by Teresa A. Sullivan

Unemployment levels have received a great deal of attention and discussion in recent years. However, another labor category-underemployment-has virtually been ignored. Underutilized or underemployed workers...


The Industrialization of São Paulo, 1800-1945

by Warren Dean

São Paulo is one of the few places in the underdeveloped world where an advanced industrial system has grown out of a tropical raw-material-exporting economy. By 1960 there were 830,000 industrial workers in...


Moral Controversies in American Politics

by Warren Tatalovich, Byron W. Daynes & Theodore J. Lowi

This popular book impartially examines eight hotly-contested current political issues in which one or or both sides seeks to use government authority to enforce certain norms of behavior--in chapters that are...


The Practice of American Public Policymaking

by Selden Biggs & Lelia B. Helms

Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance....


Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

by Mark C. Taylor

We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is...


Economics After the Crisis: An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspective: An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Gl

by Irene van Staveren

Economics After the Crisis is an introductory economics textbook, covering key topics in micro and macro economics. However, this book differs from other introductory economics textbooks in the perspective it...


Postwar Urban America: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies

by John F. McDonald

This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western...


New Education Experiment in China (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

The founder of the New-Style Education Experiment of China provides Western readers with a rare inside look at the Chinese education system The New-Style Education of China details the character and soul of...


My View on Reading (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

One of China's top education scholars, Zhu Yongxin provides never-before-tried methods for promoting literacy throughout China

As China steps up to power in a modern world, creating a literate population is...


The Industrial Revolution

by Pat Hudson

This is an introduction to the Industrial Revolution which offers an

integrated account of the economic and social aspects of change during

the period.


Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance

by Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial...


Wall Street Under Oath: The Story of Our Modern Money Changers

by Ferdinand Pecora

Ferdinand Pecora investigated with ruthlessly abandon the nation's most influential bankers and stockbrokers to determine what caused the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression....


American Capitalism: A Reader

by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist

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


Hayek and Popper: On Rationality, Economism, and Democracy

by Mark Notturno

Karl Popper and Friedrich von Hayek are remembered as two of the twentieth century's greatest proponents of open society. However, over the years, Hayek's ideas have tended to be favoured over Popper's in both...


The Industrial Revolution

by Pat Hudson

This is an introduction to the Industrial Revolution which offers an

integrated account of the economic and social aspects of change during

the period.


Ecclesiastical Lordship, Seigneurial Power and the Commercialization of Milling in Medieval England

by Adam Lucas

This is the first detailed study of the role of the Church in the commercialization of milling in medieval England. Focusing on the period from the late eleventh to the mid sixteenth centuries, it examines the...


Central Banking in a Democracy: The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives

by John H. Wood

The Federal Reserve System, which has been Congress's agent for the control of money since 1913, has a mixed reputation. Its errors have been huge. It was the principal cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s...


An Economic History of Liberal Italy (Routledge Revivals): 1850-1918

by Gianni Toniolo

This book, first published in 1990, examines Italy's economic history from its Unification in 1850 to the end of the First World War. Particular attention is paid to the extent to which Italy exhibits the features...