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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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Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000...
by Jared Diamond ~ Paperback / softback
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This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and...

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The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK ~ Hardback

All the big ideas, simply explained – an innovative and accessible guide to economics. Bring economics to life with The DK Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern d...

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Debt
by David Graeber ~ Paperback / softback
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A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the begin...

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

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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The Smartest Guys in the Room
by Bethany McLean ~ Paperback / softback

The tenth-anniversary edition of the definitive account of the Enron scandal, updated with a new chapter The Enron scandal brought down one of the most admired companies of the 1990s. Countless books and articles were written about it, but only The Smartest Guys in the Room holds up a decade later a...

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Business History around the World
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"wide-ranging, indispensable book." - EH.NET, William H. Becker, George Washington University This book offers the first in-depth international survey of current research and debates in business history. Over the last two decades enormous advances have been made on the history of busine...

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Lords of Finance: 1929, the Great Depression, and the Bankers Who...
by Liaquat Ahamed ~ Paperback / softback
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This has happened before. The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have ...

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The Great Degeneration
by Niall Ferguson ~ Paperback / softback

The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today- slowing growth, crushing debts, ageing populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that the institutions that were once the fou...

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The Rational Optimist
by Matt Ridley ~ Paperback

Previously published in slightly different form in hardcover: HarperCollins, 2010.

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Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert C Allen ~ Paperback / softback

Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of na...

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Stress Test
by Timothy F Geithner ~ Paperback / softback

New York Times Bestseller Washington Post Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Stress Test is the story of Tim Geithner's education in financial crises. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama's secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner ...

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Judgements of all Kinds
by Jim McAloon ~ Paperback / softback

New Zealand economic policy between the Second World War and Rogernomics has often been criticised as insulated, inefficient and inimical to growth. Judgements of all Kinds challenges such assessments by explaining New Zealand policy-making within its historical context. New Zealand in 1945 was one ...

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A Banquet of Consequences: Have we consumed our own future?
by Satyajit Das ~ Paperback / softback
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the global economy and their own prospects, A Banquet of Consequences incisively explains the problems confronting us, how we're making those problems worse, and what the real solutions are. For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, ...

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The Modern World-System II
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback / softback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twent...

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The Modern World-System III
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback / softback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentie...

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Gods of Money
by F.William Engdahl ~ Hardback

This is a book about power and about an extraordinarily wealthy elite that has wielded unprecedented power, not for the good, but rather for the enhancement of their own private position. The book tracks the evolution of the power amassed by a tiny group of men who have regarded themselves, quite li...

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The Modern World-System I
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback / softback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twent...

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The Great Crash 1929
by John Kenneth Galbraith ~ Paperback / softback

No account of the financial insanity of 1929 has been issued in a form at once so readable, so humorous, and so carefully authenticated as this classic book. J.K. Galbraith examines the 'gold rush fantasy' in American psychology and describes its dire consequences. The Florida land boom, the operati...

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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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Ruth, Roger and Me
by Andrew Dean ~ Paperback / softback

'Your words of "discomfort, loss, and disconnection" don't resonate with me at all.' Ruth Richardson to Andrew Dean, 16 December 2014.A time of major upheaval now stands between young and old in New Zealand. In Ruth, Roger and Me, Andrew Dean explores the lives of the generation of young people brou...

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Why Nations Fail
by Daron Acemoglu ~ Paperback / softback

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, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the r...

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The Modern World-System IV
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback / softback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twent...

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This Time Is Different
by Carmen M. Reinhart ~ Paperback

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the ...

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The Power of Gold
by Peter L Bernstein ~ Paperback / softback

"The need for realism in reform of its monetary system is what makes Bernstein?s story of the Power of Gold so timely. It is a compelling reminder that maintaining a fixed price for gold and fixed exchange rates were difficult even in a simpler financial environment?.Peter Bernstein was reluctant to...

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New Studies in Economic and Social History: Series Number 47
by Andrea Colli ~ Paperback / softback

In this new textbook, Andrea Colli gives a historical and comparative perspective on family business, examining through time the different relationships within family businesses and among family enterprises, inside different political and institutional contexts. He compares the performance of family...

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Triangle
by David Von Drehle ~ Paperback / softback

"Sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . . Triangle is social history at its best, a magnificent portrayal not only of the catastrophe but also of the time and the turbulent city in which it took place." --The New York Times Book Review Triangle is a poignantly detailed account of the...

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Seven Elements That Have Changed The World
by John Browne ~ Paperback / softback

'Fascinating and enjoyable ... enthused with insight' - Brian Cox Uranium, carbon, iron, titanium, gold, silver and silicon - former BP CEO John Browne explains how seven elements are shaping the 21st century, for good and for bad. Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, bu...

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

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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Makers and Takers
by Rana Foroohar ~ Hardback

Drawing on in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews at the highest rungs of Wall Street and Washington, Foroohar shows how this phenomenon of our best and brightest companies behaving like glorfied banks is solidifying Wall Street's reign over Main Street, widening the gap between rich and poor, ...

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The Age Of Capital
by Eric Hobsbawm ~ Paperback / softback

A major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875 - a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: "capitalism". The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades afte...

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The Undercover Economist
by Tim Harford ~ Paperback

Author BiographyTim Harford is an editorial writer at the Financial Times, where he also writes the newspaper's "Dear Economist" column and "The Undercover Economist" column, which also appears in Slate. He lives in London.

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Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
by Avner Greif ~ Paperback / softback

It is widely believed that current disparities in economic, political, and social outcomes reflect distinct institutions. Institutions are invoked to explain why some countries are rich and others poor, some democratic and others dictatorial. But arguments of this sort gloss over the question of wha...

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John R. Commons: Selected Essays
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John R. Commons is one of the most significant figures in the development of American economics. One of the founders of the Institutional school, Commons developed theories of the evolution of capitalism and of institutional change which continue to influence modern economics. These volumes collect,...

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Bailout
by Neil Barofsky ~ Paperback / softback

"Bailout is a jaw-dropping play-by-play of how the Treasury Department bungled the financial bailouts...With a prosecutor's logic and copious footnotes, Barofsky makes it clear that things are rarely what they seem in Washington."--USA TODAY At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Neil Barofs...

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Secret History of the American Empire
by John Perkins ~ Paperback / softback

New York Times bestseller From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an expos of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America'...

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The Shock Doctrine
by Naomi Klein ~ Paperback

Author BiographyNAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. Her first book, the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was translated into twenty-eight languages and called "a movement bible" by The New York Times. She writes an internationally syn...

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The Ascent of Money
by Niall Ferguson ~ Paperback / softback

The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrency In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of "Chimerica" into a...

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Rainbow's End
by Maury Klein ~ Paperback / softback

Few single events have affected business and society in the US so profoundly, and in such a short time. There have also been few books that address both these elements of the crash together, and very little published on the subject in the past decade. In this book, a gifted narrative historian with ...

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Financial History of the United States
by Herman Edward Krooss ~ Paperback

An examination of how political issues influence public finance.

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