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Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

By: Ahamed, Liaquat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN PR:

Seller ID: 9781594201820

ISBN: 159420182X

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Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize With penetrating insights for today, this vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers unforgettable portraits of the four men whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers that were the primary ... View more info

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Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why it Matters for

By: Akerlof, George A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 7/24/2013

Seller ID: 9780691145921

ISBN: 069114592X

Condition: USED


The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forward a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity. Akerlof and Shiller reassert the necessity of an active government role in economic policymakin... View more info

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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

By: Akerlof, George A/Shiller, Rob

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780691168319

ISBN: 0691168318

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Financial Crisis and the Free Market: How Destructive Banking Reform is Killing

By: Allison, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO: 1/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780071806770

ISBN: 0071806776

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The #1 "Wall Street Journal" Bestseller "Did Wall Street cause the mess we are in? Should Washington place stronger regulations on the entire financial industry? Can we lower unemployment rates by controlling the free market?" "The answer is NO." Not only is free market capitalism good for the economy, says industry expert John Allison, it is our only hope for recovery. As the nation's longest-serving CEO of a top-25 financial institution, Allison has had a unique inside view of the events leading up to the financial crisis. He has seen the direct effect of government incentives on th... View more info

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How to Think Like An Economist

By: Arnold, Roger A.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: SOUTH WESTERN:

Seller ID: 9780324015751

ISBN: 0324015755

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How To Think Like an Economist offers instructors a tool to both motivate students and get them to recognize how economics affects their everyday lives. In less than 200 pages, How to Think Like an Economist consists entirely of economics "stories" and real-world applications that the author has used in his class to help hundreds of students make the connection between economics and their lives. View more info

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Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers is the New Way to Be Smart

By: Ayres, Ian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 8/3/2013

Seller ID: 9780553384734

ISBN: 0553384732

Condition: USED


An international sensation--and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere--this "Wall Street Journal "and "New York Times "business bestseller examines the "power" in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed--even survive--in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate. Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger databases to find the unseen connections among seemingly unconnected things to predict hu... View more info

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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

By: Banerjee, Abhijit

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781586487980

ISBN: 1586487981

Condition: USED


Winner of the 2011 "Financial Times"/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year AwardBillions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world's poor. But much of their work is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at best, harmful misperceptions at worst.Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Drawing on this and their 15... View more info

Bastiat Collection

By: Bastiat, Claude

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9781610162005

ISBN: 1610162005

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Economic Sophisms

By: Bastiat, Frederic

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780910614146

ISBN: 0910614148

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Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't

By: Baumol, WIlliam J.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780300179286

ISBN: 0300179286

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The exploding cost of health care in the United States is a source of widespread alarm. Similarly, the upward spiral of college tuition fees is cause for serious concern. In this concise and illuminating book, the well-known economist William J. Baumol explores the causes of these seemingly intractable problems and offers a surprisingly simple explanation. Baumol identifies the "cost disease" as a major source of rapidly rising costs in service sectors of the economy. Once we understand that disease, he explains, effective responses become apparent.Baumol presents his analysis with chara... View more info

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History of Capitalism, 1500-2000

By: Beaud, Michel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: MONTHLY REVIEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781583670415

ISBN: 1583670416

Condition: USED


The conquest of the Americas inaugurated the slow accumulation of resources and the imperceptible structural transformations that culminated in the Industrial Revolution. From that moment on, capitalism grew and expanded with a dynamism and adaptability that are now all too familiar, profiting from wars and even managing to rebound after a series of devastating economic crises.In this highly-anticipated revised edition of the 1981 classic, Beaud extends one of the major strengths of the original: the interweaving of social, political, and economic factors in the context of history. At th... View more info

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Wolf of Wall Street

By: Belfort, Jordan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 5/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780345549334

ISBN: 0345549333

Condition: USED


Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the 1990s, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving sto... View more info

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Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

By: Bernanke, Ben S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 7/29/2016

Seller ID: 9780393247213

ISBN: 039324721X

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Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks

By: Bernstein, Jake

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9781250126689

ISBN: 1250126681

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Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780471252108

ISBN: 0471252107

Condition: USED


In this exciting new book, Peter L. Bernstein, who chronicled the evolution of risk in his recent bestseller, Against the Gods, tells the story of history's most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset: gold. From the ancient fascinations of Moses and Midas through the modern convulsions caused by the gold standard and its aftermath, gold has led many of its most eager and proud possessors to a bad end. Gold had them, rather than the other way around. And while the same cycle of obsession and desperation may reverberate in today's fast-moving, electronically-driven stock markets, the role of... View more info

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Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World was Created

By: Bernstein, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO:

Seller ID: 9780071747042

ISBN: 0071747044

Condition: USED


"Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed." -- John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group "Vital--a cogent, timely journey through the economic history of the modern world." -- "Publishers Weekly" In "The Birth of Plenty," William Bernstein, the bestselling author of The Four Pillars of Investing, presents his provocative, highly acclaimed theory of why prosperity has been the engine of civilization for the last 200 years. This is a fascinating, irresistibly written "big-picture" work that highlights and explains the impact of four el... View more info

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Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World

By: Bishop, Matthew

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 7/6/2013

Seller ID: 9781596913745

ISBN: 1596913746

Condition: USED


An examination of how today's leading philanthropists are revolutionizing the field, using new methods to have a vastly greater impact on the world. For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitalists - the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give - it's like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these "social investors" are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match. Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is leading the way: he has promised his enti... View more info

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After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

By: Blinder, Alan S.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 1/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780143124481

ISBN: 014312448X

Condition: USED


"Blinder is a master storyteller . . . one of the best books yet about the financial crisis." --"The Wall Street Journal" Alan S. Blinder--esteemed Princeton professor, "Wall Street Journal" columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan--is one of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers. In "After the Music Stopped," he delivers a masterful narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we must do to recover from it. With bracing clarity, Blinder chronicles the ... View more info

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Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

By: Bloom, Howard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PROMETHEUS BKS:

Seller ID: 9781591027546

ISBN: 1591027543

Condition: USED


Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of American leadership over? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does American civilization deserve to survive? These are the unnerving questions raised by the Great Crash of 2009. Visionary thinker Howard Bloom has a radically new answer. In The Genius of the Beast, the author of the acclaimed books The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain insists that global society has only begun to realize its full potential. Bloom argues that there's a hidden mandate beneath the surface of capitalism: "It's struggling to whisper and rumble its ... View more info

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J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall

By: Bremmer, Ian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 9/1/2012

Seller ID: 9780743274715

ISBN: 0743274717

Condition: USED


What "Freakonomics" does for understanding the economy, "The J Curve" does for better understanding how nations behave. The J curve is a visual tool that allows us to see at a glance why some crucial countries are in crisis and unstable while others are prosperous and politically solid. In this imaginative, playful, and practical guide, Ian Bremmer, an expert on the politics of international business, turns conventional wisdom on its head. He reveals how the United States can begin more successfully to act in its own interests. But "The J Curve" is not only for policymakers and their critic... View more info