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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?

What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?

How much do parents really matter?

These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to...


This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

by Sarah Ruth van Gelder

Occupy Wall Street protests have spread around the world, with a common slogan of "We are the 99%." But there is a great deal of confusion and misperception about this movement. This book clarifies the who,...


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...


Economic Rights of Women in Ancient Greece

by David M. Schaps

A survey of women's economic rights in ancient Greece, outside of the household economy and concerning their relationship to real property and possessions. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities...


Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

by Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness,...


After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street¿and Washington

by Nicole Gelinas

Robust financial markets support capitalism, they don't imperil it. But in 2008, Washington policymakers were compelled to replace private risk-takers in the financial system with government capital so that...


Beyond Mechanical Markets: Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State

by Roman Frydman & Michael D. Goldberg

In the wake of the global financial crisis that began in 2007, faith in the rationality of markets has lost ground to a new faith in their irrationality. The problem, Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg argue,...


American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury

by Kevin Phillips

An explosive examination of the coalition of forces that threatens the nation, from the bestselling author of American Dynasty

In his two most recent bestselling books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy...


The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

by Martin Ruhs

Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant...


End This Depression Now!

by Paul Krugman

A New York Times best-selling call to arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.

The Great Recession is more than four years old—and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful...


Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

by Robert D. Putnam

A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity...


We Have Never Been Neoliberal: A Manifesto for a Doomed Youth

by Kean Birch

How to understand the crisis and stop the top 1% all at the same time.


Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

by Eric Kingson, Nancy Altman & David Cay Johnston

A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny...


Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Managing Macroeconomic Policy: The Johnson Presidency

by James E. Anderson & Jared E. Hazleton

Macroeconomic policy involves government action intended to influence the overall operation of the economy and to deal with such important public problems as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and recession....


Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East

by Nele Lenze & Charlotte Schriwer

For over a millennium, Asia and the Middle East have been closely connected through maritime activities and trade, a flourishing relationship that has given rise to new and thriving societies across the Indian...


Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

by Yesenia Barragan

Are we pawning our golden immortality for a fistful of cash?


Baby Boomer Bust?: How the Generation of Promise Became the Generation of Panic

by Roger Chiocchi

Baby Boomer Bust? examines and analyzes the meltdown of 2008/2009 from economic, political and social perspectives and illuminates how the meltdown has directly impacted Baby Boomers -- once known as the generation...


Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center

by Henry Mintzberg

Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in...


Liberia: Ad Hoc Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Augmentation of Access and Modification of Performance Criteria-

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Background. With the highest number of new and cumulative Ebola cases recorded to date, Liberia is the country most affected by the epidemic in West Africa. In addition to exacting a heavy human toll,...