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Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


The End of Theory

by Richard Bookstaber

Our economy may have recovered from the Great Recession—but not our economics. In The End of Theory, Richard Bookstaber, one of the world's leading risk managers, discusses why the human condition and the...


Happiness for All?

by Carol Graham

The Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness equally available to everyone in America...


Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

by 50MINUTES.Com

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

Thomas Piketty’s 2013 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century...


Europe's Orphan

by Martin Sandbu

Originally conceived as part of a unifying vision for Europe, the euro is now viewed as a millstone around the neck of a continent crippled by vast debts, sluggish economies, and growing populist dissent. In...


Doughnut Economics

by Kate Raworth

Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental...


Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America

by Danielle DiMartino Booth

A Federal Reserve insider pulls back the curtain on the secretive institution that controls America’s economy

After correctly predicting the housing crash of 2008 and quitting her high-ranking Wall Street...


National Basketball Association Franchises: Team Performance and Financial Success

by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.

This book examines the development of the NBA and its clubs, how each club has performed, and to what extent each has prospered and succeeded as a business enterprise despite competition for market share. It...


Physics and Politics

by Walter Bagehot

'Physics and Politics’ is a description of the evolution of communities of men. The materials here are derived mainly from books, the surface to be observed being so extensive, but the attitude is precisely...


The Currency of Confidence

by Stephen C. Nelson

The IMF is a purposive actor in world politics, primarily driven by a set of homogenous economic ideas, Stephen C. Nelson suggests, and its professional staff emerged from an insular set of American-trained...


Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

by Michelle Baddeley

Traditionally economists have based their economic predictions on the assumption that humans are super-rational creatures, using the information we are given efficiently and generally making selfish decisions...


The Code Economy

by Philip E. Auerswald

What do Stone Age axes, Toll House cookies, and Burning Man have in common? They are all examples of code in action. What is "code"? Code is the DNA of human civilization as it has evolved from Neolithic simplicity...


Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

by Malene Rydahl

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.

For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world’s happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so...


Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality

by James Kwak & Simon Johnson

Here is a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths.

Economism: an ideology...


Elinor Ostrom

by Vlad Tarko

Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been at the forefront of New Institutional Economics and Public Choice revolutions, discovering surprising ways in which communities...


Development strategies for local areas

by Giovanni Pino

Development Strategies for Local areas is a scientific monograph that proposes a methodological approach useful to identify the social, economic, and environmental factors most likely to favor the sustainable...


Austerity and Recovery in Ireland

The Outline of Sanity

by G. K. Chesterton

This antiquarian book contains Gilbert Keith Chesterton's 1926 thesis, "The Outline of Sanity". Within this famous book Chesterton explores the subjects of poverty, concentration of wealth, work, agriculture,...


There Are 3 Types of American Capitalism. Old, New, and Global. What is Old Capitalism? New Capitalism? Global Capitalism? : SHORT STORY #55. Nonficti

by Alla P. Gakuba

There are 3 types of American capitalism: (1) Old capitalism which occurred from the 17th century—1940s; (2) New capitalism, from 1940s–1991; and (3) Global capitalism from 1991– present.

The story defines,...


3 Types of Economies. Market, Planning, and Mixed: SHORT STORY # 54.  Nonfiction series #1- # 60

by Alla P. Gakuba

There are 3 types of economies: market, planning, and mixed.  The story gave definitions and introduced advantages and disadvantages of each type of economy.

The author lived under all 3 types of economies:...