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Class Matters

by The New York Times & Bill Keller

The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America—and its implications for the way we live our lives

We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We have no...


Bait and Switch

by Barbara Ehrenreich

The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor

Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers....


The Keynes Solution

by Paul Davidson

Today's financial crisis has led to a widespread lack of confidence in the laissez faire style of economic policy. In The Keynes Solution author Paul Davidson provides insights into how we got into the crisis—but...


Topology of 2x2 Games

by David Goforth & David Robinson

Game theory has implications for all the social sciences and beyond. It now provides the theoretical basis for almost all teaching in economics, and 2x2 games provide the very basis of game theory. Here, Goforth...


Living with Transition in Laos: Market Intergration in Southeast Asia

by Jonathan Rigg

Laos - the Lao People's Democratic Republic - is one of the least understood and studied countries of Asia. Its development trajectory is also one of the most interesting, as it moves from state, or perhaps...


Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Region

by Akira Kohsaka

In the past, undersupply of public infrastructure was blamed for low productivity growth in the United States in the 1970s, while greater private sector participation was emphasized for infrastructure development...


Economic Myths and the Mythology of Economics (Routledge Revivals)

by E. J. Mishan

First published in 1986, Economic Myths and the Mythology of Economics is a polemical study in which the author focuses on the popular myths and misconceptions that colour our understanding of economic issues....


Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

by Philip Cooke & Andrea Piccaluga

International contributors provide the first examination of the growing subject of regional knowledge-economy development.

Illustrated by data and 'stylized' accounts, the international contributors chart the...


SPIN-FREE ECONOMICS

by Nariman Behravesh

With technology and globalization advancing at breakneck speed, the world economy becomes more complex by the day. Activists, politicians, and media enablers-conservative and liberal, left and right, informed...


Citadel Values II: Essays for Contemplation

by Robert E., Jr. Freer

This book is an educational tool to capture the lessons and fortify students in the greater world beyond The Citadel. The essays of comfort and wisdom reflect the author's thinking and writing during tumultuous...


Loony Intelligence

by Ph.D.,, Lieselotte Badenhorst

Synopsis:

The economic downturn has taken most people by surprise. Only a few economists and some so-called "whistle blowers" warned of the imminent crisis. As a psychologist, Dr. Lieselotte Badenhorst believes...


Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa: From Patrimonialism to Profit

by Scott D. Taylor

Can Africa develop businesses beyond the extractive or agricultural sectors? What would it take for Africa to play a major role in global business? By focusing on recent changes, Scott D. Taylor demonstrates...


How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

by Walter Rodney

Few books have been as influential in understanding African impoverishment as this groundbreaking analysis. Rodney shows how the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, bear major responsibility...


Northern Light: Lessons for America from Canada's Fiscal Fix

by Brian Lee Crowley & Robert P. Murphy

As the US wrestles with its growing fiscal crisis, Northern Light examines what lessons Americans and their political leaders might draw from how Canada in the 1990s slew its deficit dragon, balanced the budget,...


The Housing Monster

by prole. prole.info

This scathing illustrated essay takes one seemingly simple, everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround it. Starting with the construction site and the physical building of houses,...


Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

by Michael Lewis

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial...


Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

An incisive look at the global economic crisis, our flawed response, and the implications for the world’s future prosperity. The Great Recession, as it has come to be called, has impacted more people worldwide...


The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

by Paul Krugman

The New York Times bestseller: the Nobel Prize–winning economist shows how today’s crisis parallels the Great Depression—and explains how to avoid catastrophe. With a new foreword for this paperback edition....


The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century

by Paul Krugman

"Paul Krugman is a hero of mine. Read his book."—Al Franken No one has more authority to call the shots the way they really are than award-winning economist Paul Krugman, whose provocative New York Times columns...


The Affluent Society

by John Kenneth Galbraith

Galbraith's classic on the "economics of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought." With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Galbraith cuts to the...