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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

by Simon Johnson & James Kwak

Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks—Bank...


The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

by William Easterly

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems...


Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

by Michael Lewis

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who...


The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the...


The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity: Economics and Ethics After the Fall

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

“Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out a detailed path to reform, regulation,...


Barbarians of Oil: How the World's Oil Addiction Threatens Global Prosperity and Four Investments to Protect Your Wealth

by Sandy Franks & Sara Nunnally

An engaging look at the global oil industry and how to navigate the price volatility and new policies associated with it

Oil is?a constantly changing industry, and with the?recent BP oil spill in?the Gulf of...


Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism

by Joseph Heath

"Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man."  -- Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson (1946)

Every day economic claims are used by the media or in conversation to support social...


Selling America Short: The SEC and Market Contrarians in the Age of Absurdity

by Richard C. Sauer

An industry insider reveals the inner workings of our financial system and the agencies who attempt to control it

During his dozen years as an SEC attorney, author Richard Sauer opened and supervised some of...


Re-Made in the USA: How We Can Restore Jobs, Retool Manufacturing, and Compete with the World

by Todd Lipscomb

A business-based rallying cry to reclaim the US economy

There is a nagging feeling that the U.S. is slipping as a nation and our people are powerless to do anything to fix it. Issues such as jobs, product quality...


Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia

by Qaiser M Khan & Jean-Paul Faguet

Ethiopia's model for delivering basic services appears to be succeeding and to confirm that services improve when service providers are more accountable to citizens. As discussed in the World Development Report...


Jobenomics: A Plan For America: 20 Million New Jobs by 2020

by Chuck Vollmer

Jobenomics deals with the economics of job, wealth and revenue creation--the substance of which powers the US economy, sustains the American way of life, and secures US national sovereignty. Jobenomics, the...


Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations

by Frederick L. Feldkamp & R. Christopher Whalen

Applying the Lessons of History to Understanding Fraud Today and Tomorrow

Financial Stability provides a roadmap by which the world can anticipate and avoid future financial disruptions. This unique discussion...


What Has Government Done to Our Money?

by Murray N. Rothbard

What Has Government Done to Our Money? was first published in 1962 as Money, free and unfree, and details the history of money, from early barter systems, to the gold standard, to present-day systems of paper...


Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance

by A01

In Evolving Patterns in Global Trade and Finance, Professor Sven W Arndt offers succinct and rigorous explanations of important developments in trade, finance and international monetary relations. Topics include...


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


Was Stalin Really Necessary?: Some Problems of Soviet Economic Policy

by Alec Nove

First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an...


Becoming the Arsenal: The American Industrial Mobilization for World War II, 1938-1942

by Michael G. Carew

This book discusses government and private sector roles in American economy. Focusing on the mobilization of American economy against the threat of Axis ascendancy in Word War II, Carew places the mobilization...


Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money

by Detlev S. Schlichter & Thomas Mayer

Explore the inevitable collapse of the fiat monetary system

Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money, Second Edition challenges the mainstream consensus on money and monetary policy. While it is today...


More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy

by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work.

American individuals and institutions spent billions of...


The Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use

by George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang & William A. Masters

Persistent problems with poverty, rapid population growth and malnutrition in many developing countries are among the most serious issues facing the world today. This book examines the causes, severity and effects...