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Economic Sophisms Vol II

by Frederic Bastiat

Why should I go on tormenting myself with this dry and dreary science of Political Economy? Why? The question is reasonable. Labour of every kind is in itself sufficiently repugnant to warrant one in asking...


Economic Sophisms Vol I

by Frederic Bastiat

My design in this little volume is to refute some of the arguments which are urged against the Freedom of Trade. I do not propose to engage in a contest with the protectionists; but rather to instil a principle...


David Ricardo's Theory: Comparative Advantage

by Jean Blaise Mimbang, 50 minutes Business & Jonathan Stone

A practical and accessible guide to understanding the Theory of Comparative Advantages

The motto of the Theory of Comparative Advantage formulated by David Ricardo is: specialize to rule.In fact, as we all live...


Utilitarianism

by John Stuart Mill

The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce...


Learning by Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth

by James Bessen & Inc. Garamond Agency

Technology is constantly changing our world, leading to more efficient production. In the past, technological advancements dramatically increased wages, but during the last three decades, the median wage has...


Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics

by John Tamny

John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to explain the basic principles of economics. His Dollars and Sense is an everyman’s guide to how money really...


The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

by Geoff Mulgan

The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan...


Sacroeconomía: Dinero, Obsequio y Sociedad en la Era de Transición

by Charles Eisenstein, Arianne Sved & Susa OÑAte

Sacroeconomía analiza la historia del dinero desde las antiguas economías del obsequio hasta el capitalismo moderno, revelando hasta qué punto el sistema monetario ha contribuido a la alienación, la competencia...


Power and Crime

by Vincenzo Ruggiero

This book provides an analysis of the two concepts of power and crime and posits that criminologists can learn more about these concepts by incorporating ideas from disciplines outside of criminology. Although...


The Systemic Nature of the Economic Crisis: The perspectives of heterodox economics and psychoanalysis

by Arturo Hermann

The most prominent aspect of the current financial crisis is its systemic character which manifests itself in high levels of inequality, rampant unemployment, economic and social insecurity and environmental...


Three Essays on Productivity (RLE: Business Cycles): The Impacts of Profitability, Business Cycles and the Capital Stock on Productivity

by Mark J. Lasky

The behaviour of US productivity since this book was originally publishedin 1994, has added new relevance to the relationship between profits and productivity. In the long run, productivity growth determines...


Industrial Restructuring, Financial Instability and the Dynamics of the Postwar US Economy (RLE: Business Cycles)

by David J. Carrier

This volume, originally published in 1997, examines the combined effect of financial instability and industrial restructuring on postwar economic growth and recession in the US. It sheds light on the fundamental...


Predicting Turning Points in the Interest Rate Cycle (RLE: Business Cycles)

by James W. Coons

Originally published in 1994 and the recipient of the Stonier Library Award, this volume evaluates an alternative approach - the sequential filter- to managing the uncertainty inherent in the future course of...


Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World

by Martin Adams

What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was...


The Economic Crisis in Social and Institutional Context: Theories, Policies and Exit Strategies

by Sebastiano Fadda & Pasquale Tridico

This book explores the foundations of the current economic crisis. Offering a heterodox approach to interpretation it examines the policies implemented before and during the crisis, and the main institutions...


Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Vol 1 SET

by Barry Chiswick & Paul Miller

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe...


Modernization and Revolution in China: From the Opium Wars to the Olympics

by June M Grasso, Jay P Corrin & Michael Kort

Extensively revised and updated, this popular text conveys the drama of China's struggle to modernize against the backdrop of a proud and difficult history. Spanning the years from China's humiliating defeat...


Basic Economics

by Thomas Sowell

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental...


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph Newhouse

In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by...


Approaches to Media Literacy: A Handbook: A Handbook

by Art Silverblatt, Jane Ferry & Barbara Finan

Completely updated, with current examples and new coverage of digital media, this popular handbook provides a range of qualitative approaches that enable students to effectively decipher information conveyed...