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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Hardback
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for la...

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The Retreat of Western Liberalism
by Edward Luce ~ Paperback

'A panorama of the unravelling world order as riveting as any beach read' New Yorker 'Read this book: in the three hours it takes you will get a new, bracing and brilliant understanding of the dangers we in the democratic West now face. Luce is one of the smartest journalists working today, and his...

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Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith ~ Paperback

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been eagerly anticipated by Smith's contemporaries and b...

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Milton Friedman
by Lanny Ebenstein ~ Paperback

Born the son of immigrant parents, Milton Friedman went on to become a major figure during the resurgence of American conservatism. As an advisor to the Reagan administration and a widely read columnist, he played a vital role in shaping government policy and public opinion while he made headlines f...

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The Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith ~ Paperback

With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market was the engine of a fair and productive society. Books I-III of "The Wealth of Nations" examine the "division of labour" as the key to economic growth, by ensuring the i...

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After Piketty
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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Pik...

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Saving Capitalism
by Robert B Reich ~ Hardback
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Author BiographyROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations and has writte...

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Get off the Grass
by Paul Callaghan ~ Paperback

New Zealanders work harder and earn less than most other people in the developed world. Get Off the Grass is about how we can change that. In a brilliant intellectual adventure that takes us from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networks, Shaun Hendy and ...

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The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
by Tim Harford ~ Paperback
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If humans are so clever, why do we smoke and gamble, or take drugs, or fall in love? Is this really rational behaviour? And how come your idiot boss is so overpaid? In fact, the behaviour of even the unlikeliest of individuals - prostitutes, drug addicts, racists and revolutionaries - complies with ...

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Kicking Away the Ladder: Policies and Institutions for Economic...
by Ha-Joon Chang ~ Paperback

How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative new study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain "good policies" and "good institutions," seen today as necessary for economic development. Ado...

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Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered
by E.F. Schumacher ~ Paperback

First published in 1973, this controversial study looks at the economic structure of the western world in a revolutionary way. Schumacher maintains that man's current pursuit of profit and progress, which promotes giant organizations and increased specialization, has in fact resulted in gross econom...

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Planned Chaos
by Ludwig Von Mises ~ Paperback

This new edition (completely reset) of Planned Chaos features a new introduction by Chris Westley of Jacksonville State University. The introduction brings this classic up to date - not that it has ever fallen out of date or ever will. The title comes from Mises's description of the reality of centr...

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The Lexus and the Olive Tree
by Thomas L Friedman ~ Paperback

Half of this new, post-Cold War world is intent on building a better Lexus, on streamlining their societies and economies for the global marketplace, while the other half is locked in elemental struggles over who owns which olive tree, which strip of land. The key question, addressed in this book, i...

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Capitalism
by Ayn Rand ~ Paperback

The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her...

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Capital: v. 3: Critique of Political Economy
by Karl Marx ~ Paperback

It is in this third volume that Marx sets out his central thesis that "the basic laws of motion of the capitalist mode of production lead to explosive crises and its ultimate collapse". Here we find not only a sustained economic and social description of capitalism as a system and the bourgeoisie as...

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
by John Maynard Keynes ~ Paperback

 In 1936 Keynes published the most provocative book written by any economist of his generation. Arguments about the book continued until his death in 1946 and still continue today. This new edition, published 70 years after the original, features a new introduction by Paul Krugman which discuss...

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Utopia for Realists
by Rutger Bregman ~ Hardback

Author BiographyRutger Bregman is a journalist at The Correspondent, and one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013, and Bregman has...

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The Great Divide
by Joseph Stiglitz ~ Paperback

Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity an...

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Wealth and New Zealand
by Max Rashbrooke ~ Paperback

The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986. But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand's fortunes? Following his groundbreaking work on income inequality, Max Rashbrooke examines how weal...

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Universal Man
by Richard Davenport-Hines ~ Hardback

In Universal Man, noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century's most charismatic and revolutionary economist. Keynes helped FDR launch the New Deal, saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the cours...

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Friedrich Hayek
by Lanny Ebenstein ~ Hardback

Friedrich August von Hayek, a reserved Austrian economist, died in 1992. Though largely unrecognized during his lifetime, he is today regarded as a visionary. In 1944, in the wake of the great Depression and with the political left on the ascendant, Hayek published his seminal work, "The Road to Ser...

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A Companion to Marx's Capital
by David Harvey ~ Paperback

This major new textbook from the premier Marxist political thinker guides us through the classic text of political economy. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has taught and lectured on Marx's "Capital". In this book he draws on his rich knowledge of the text to create a step-by-step guide to the ...

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Small Is Beautiful
by E.F. Schumacher ~ Paperback

"Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom." --Newsweek One the 100 most influential books published since World War II --The Times Literary Supplement Hailed as an "eco-bible" by Time magazine, E.F. Schumacher's riveting, richly researched statement on sustainability ha...

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The Penguin History of Economics
by Roger E. Backhouse ~ Paperback

Nobody can ignore economics. There are never enough resources to go round, so human beings have always wrestled with the crucial issues of money, markets, bargaining, prices and production. In this new and authoritative history, Roger Backhouse takes the story of economics from the Greeks to the daw...

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The Theory of the Leisure Class
by Thorstein Veblen ~ Paperback

The Theory of the Leisure Class is one of the great works of economics as well as the first detailed critique of consumerism. Veblen argues that economic life is driven not by notions of utility, but by social vestiges from pre-historic times. Drawing examples from his time (turn-of-the-century Amer...

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Four Horsemen: The Survival Manual
by Mark Braund ~ Paperback

A deeper look at the issues raised by the acclaimed Four Horsemen film. As the global economy veers from crisis to catastrophe, people have finally had enough. Billions are denied effective access to an economy that has been hijacked by vested interests. The people who caused the financial crisis su...

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Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction
by Christopher J Berry ~ Paperback

Author BiographyChris Berry is Professor Emeritus at Glasgow University. In addition to his reputation as a leading scholar of Smith, Hume, and the Scottish Enlightenment, his books include The Idea of Luxury (Cambridge University Press, 1994_. He has given invited keynote lectures on his work in Ch...

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British Economists and the Empire
by John Cunningham Wood ~ Paperback

This study, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with what the British economists over the period 1860 to 1914 wrote on a range of economic and non-economic aspects of the British Empire, and the reasons for their conclusions. The attempt is also made to correct the view that mainstream B...

Pre-order - out 18 Jul 2018
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Modern Economic Classics-Evaluations Through Time
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In this book, first published in 1988, the editors have included the reviews of thirteen classic works on economic theory, empirical economic studies, political economy and management. Each major work was chosen due to its contribution in shaping our current knowledge and perspectives, and each essa...

Pre-order - out 18 Jul 2018
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith ~ Paperback

This edition contains generous selections from all five volumes of The Wealth of Nations, and places Smith's inquiry into its historical, intellectual, and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the...

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Data-Centric Business and Applications
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This book discusses processes and procedures in information/data processing and management. The global market is becoming more and more complex with an increased availability of data and information, and as a result doing business with information is becoming more popular, with a significant impact ...

Pre-order - out 26 Aug 2018
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Property, Social Action and the Legal-Economic Nexus
by Josef Sima ~ Book

Property rights, once at the heart of classical economic orthodoxy, have been all but disregarded by today's economists. As property (respect for it and expressed consent) is widely considered a necessary condition for peace and prosperity, it deserves much more attention from our current profession...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
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Born on Third Base
by Chuck Collins ~ Paperback

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor--all while retreating into en...

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The Community of Advantage
by Robert Sugden ~ Hardback

Author BiographyRobert Sugden is Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has been a prominent behavioural and experimental economist since the pioneering era of the 1980s. He is also well known for his work in economic theory, methodology of economics, and philosophy o...

Pre-order - out 19 Jul 2018
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Good Money: Be in the know. Boost your financial well-being.
by Nathalie Spencer ~ Hardback

Money touches our lives in innumerable ways - we use it to buy things we need, and things we certainly don't. But what does it mean to be 'good with money'? From decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in and looking at the role of luck in success, through to exposing what it really mean...

Pre-order - out 4 Oct 2018
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Broadway and Economics
by Matthew C. Rousu ~ Paperback

Economics has often been described as "the dismal science," with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world's problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals a...

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The Enigma of Capital
by David Harvey ~ Paperback

Author BiographyDavid Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is among the top twenty most cited authors in the humanities and is the world's most cited academic geographer. His books include The Limits to Capital, Social Justic...

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The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education
by W.Edwards Deming ~ Paperback

In this book W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis. "... competition, we see now, is destructive. It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we ...

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Capital
by Karl Marx ~ Paperback
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Few writers have had a more demonstrable impact on the development of the modern world than has Karl Marx (1818-1883). Born in Trier into a middle-class Jewish family in 1818, by the time of his death in London in 1883, Marx claimed a growing international reputation. Of central importance then and ...

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Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
by Ludwig Von Mises ~ Paperback

This is a newly annotated edition of the classic first published in German in 1922. It is the definitive refutation of nearly every type of socialism ever devised. Mises presents a wide-ranging analysis of society, comparing the results of socialist planning with those of free-market capitalism in a...

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