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The Wealth of China: Untangling the Mystery of the World's Second Largest Economy

by Qiang Gao & Yu Yi

China's stunning economic growth over the past three decades is mysterious to many observers. China's rise poses numerous questions: How did China eclipse two hundred years of Western growth in just three decades?...


How It All Began: Origins of the Modern Economy: Origins of the Modern Economy

by W. W. Rostow

First published in 1975, this book traces the origins of our modern economy, showing the routes by which nations have either achieved wealth or have been impoverished. W. W. Rostow brings together issues of...


Bolshevism at a Deadlock

by Karl Kautsky

Bolshevism at a Deadlock was written Karl Kautsky, one of the leading Marxist intellectuals of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, in response to the catastrophic failures of Stalin's first Five...


A History of Development Economics Thought: Alternative Approaches: Challenges and Counter-Challenges

by Shahrukh Rafi Khan

This book explores the history of economic development thought, with an emphasis on alternative approaches in macro development economics.

Given that the pioneers of development economics in the 1940s and 1950s...


National Identity and the Agrarian Republic: The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830)

by Manuela Albertone

This book outlines how, from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century, the political and social dimension of French economic thought, and particularly of Physiocracy, spurred American Republicans to...


Economic Methodology: A Historical Introduction

by Harro Maas

Ever since the inception of economics over two hundred years ago, the tools at the discipline's disposal have grown more and more more sophisticated. This book provides a historical introduction to the methodology...


Equal Rights for All. Special Privileges for None. Re-Examining the Anti-Federalist Populist Heritage of Freedom

by Thomas E. Vass

About 55% of American citizens abhor the transformation of the society and government into a European socialist state but do not know what to do to restore freedom. A clue for what comes next can be gained by...


History of the Anti-Corn Law League

by Archibald Prentice

First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Victorian Working Class: Selections from the "Morning Cronicle"

by P. E Razzell & R. W Wainwright

First Published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Money: The Unauthorized Biography

by Felix Martin

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind’s greatest inventions....


The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics

by Gabriel Abend

In recent years, many disciplines have become interested in the scientific study of morality. However, a conceptual framework for this work is still lacking. In The Moral Background, Gabriel Abend develops just...


The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry

by William K. Black

In this expert insider's account of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, William Black lays bare the strategies that corrupt CEOs and CFOs-in collusion with those who have regulatory oversight of their...


Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation

by William Hogeland

Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes...


Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It

by H. W. Brands

The world runs on the U.S. dollar. From Washington to Beijing, governments, businesses, and individuals rely on the dollar to conduct commerce and invest profitably and safely-even after the global financial...


Creole Economics: Caribbean Cunning under the French Flag

by Katherine E. Browne

What do the trickster Rabbit, slave descendants, off-the-books economies, and French citizens have to do with each other? Plenty, says Katherine Browne in her anthropological investigation of the informal economy...


The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Study

by Stuart J. Borsch

Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of Central Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating was the Black Death across the Old World that...


Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan's Bank

by Robert D. Auerbach

The Federal Reserve-the central bank of the United States-is the most powerful peacetime bureaucracy in the federal government. Under the chairmanship of Alan Greenspan (1987-2006), the Fed achieved near mythical...


Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety

by Gideon Rachman

From one of the world’s most influential commentators on international affairs, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, comes a stark warning about a gathering global political crisis.

Successive...


The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

by Daniel Yergin & Joseph Stanislaw

The Commanding Heights is about the most powerful political and economic force in the world today -- the epic struggle between government and the marketplace that has, over the last twenty years, turned the...


The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers

by Robert L. Heilbroner

The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish”...