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Summary of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World - Niall Ferguson

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Niall Ferguson in his book “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World”. This summary offers a concise overview...


The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich

by Ndongo Sylla

This critical account of the fair trade movement explores the vast gap between the rhetoric of fair trade and its practical results for poor countries, particularly those of Africa. In the Global North, fair...


The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It

by Richard Vague

In this illuminating and provocative work, Richard Vague argues that the rapid expansion of private debt—rather than public spending—is what constrains economic growth and triggers economic calamities like...


Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

by Steven Malanga

As their infatuation with President Obama fades, millions of Americans anxiously ask, Is this the change we were waiting for? The current administration represents change, for sure, Steven Malanga argues - a...


The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters

by Diane Coyle

The world's leading economies are facing not just one but many crises. The financial meltdown may not be over, climate change threatens major global disruption, economic inequality has reached extremes not seen...


Ireland: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (Rosc)

by International Monetary Fund. Department

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...


Ireland: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Iosco Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

by International Monetary Fund. Department

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...


Republic of Croatia: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Reviving Growth. Croatia remains stuck in an unusually drawn out recession, with real GDP contracting for the 5th consecutive year in 2013. Domestic demand is depressed as corporations and households...


Mali: Technical Assistance Report-Audit of the Expenditure Chain

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

PREFACE In response to a request from the Minister of Economy and Finance, an IMF Fiscal Affairs Department mission visited Bamako from January 7 to 21, 2014 in order to: (1) describe the expenditure chain by...


Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)

by Robert Bideleux

First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic...


Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

by Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte & Verena Blechinger-Talcott

Since the end of the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan's most important security partner, the nature of the partnership...


Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States

by Premilla Nadasen

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons

by Peter Barnes

The commons - those creations of nature and society we inherit together and must preserve for our children - is under siege. Our current version of capitalism - the corporate, globalized version 2.0 - is rapidly...


an Côte d'Ivoire: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

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...


Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana

by Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

Global development actors such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund claim that the shift to the poverty reduction strategy framework and emphasis on local participation address the social cost...


Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance

by Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson & Stijn van Nieuwerburgh

The financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008 led to one of the most sweeping government interventions in private financial markets in history. The bailout has already cost American taxpayers...


Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression

by Douglas A. Irwin

The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset...


With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

by Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won't be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America's middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically,...


Athens after the Peloponnesian War (Routledge Revivals): Class, Faction and Policy 403-386 B.C.

by Barry Strauss

Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that - at least in the case of Athens - has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing...


Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future

by C. Eugene Steuerle

The news coming out of Washington, D.C., and reverberating around the nation increasingly sounds like a broken record: low or zero growth in employment, inadequate funds to pay future Social Security and Medicare...