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


Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing, 1700 to 1850: Narratives of Consumption

by Ian Mitchell

Three decades of research into retailing in England from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries has established a seemingly clear narrative: fixed shops were widespread from an early date; 'modern' methods...


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...


Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization

by Gordon Brown

The international financial crisis that has held our global economy in its grip for too long still seems to be in full stride. Former British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown believes...


Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

by Michael R. Yogg

Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting achievements. Iconoclastic and rebellious, Cabot broke free...


Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted C. Fishman

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


Economic Development and Global Crisis: The Latin American Economy in Historical Perspective: The Latin American Economy in Historical Perspective

by José Luís|Marcuzzo, Maria Crist Cardoso & María Eugenia Romero Sotelo

This edited collection uses a history of economic thought perspective to explore the evolving role of Latin America within the context of globalization. In particular, it examines the region's resilience in...


The Reception of David Ricardo in Continental Europe and Japan

by Gilbert Faccarello & Masashi Izumo

This book is a coherent and unique collection of chapters exploring the reception and diffusion of David Ricardo's writings in different languages. The book highlights the similarities and differences between...


Hayek, Mill and the Liberal Tradition

by Andrew Farrant

This book considers the relationship between Hayek and Mill, taking issues with Hayek's criticism of Mill and providing a broader perspective of the liberal tradition. Featuring contributions from the likes...


GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

by Diane Coyle

Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013—or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at...


A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

by Luigi Zingales

A forceful and sometimes personal look at how pro-business forces overwhelmed the pro-market principles that made American capitalism great, and how to get it back on track.


A History of Accounting and Accountants

by Richard Brown

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


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...