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The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
by Michael Spence
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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 With the British Industrial Revolution, part of the worlds population started to experience extraordinary economic growth—leading to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between... (read more)

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Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence
Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence
by William L Silber
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Over the course of nearly half a century, five American presidents, and leaders around the world, have relied on the financial acumen, and the integrity, of Paul A. Volcker to help steer the global economy through turmoil and drastic change. From the... (read more)

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Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
by Bill McKibben
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"Masterfully crafted, deeply thoughtful and mind-expanding."--Los Angeles Times In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. Deep Economy makes the... (read more)

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The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
by David A. Stockman
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A New York Times bestseller The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington's craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American... (read more)

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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In WE-Commerce, visionary marketing strategist Billee Howard lays out her plan for a new vision of success and long-term, purposeful profitability in the new global, sharing economy Today, the most successful small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive... (read more)

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
by John Maynard Keynes
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Keynes profoundly influenced the New Deal and created the basis for classic economic theory. “I can think of no single book that has so changed the conception held by economists as to the working of the capitalist system” (Robert L... (read more)

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Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition
Worldly Philosophers 7TH Edition
by Robert L Heilbroner
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The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish” (The New York Times). The Worldly... (read more)

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Finance and the Good Society
Finance and the Good Society
by Robert J Shiller
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"Finance and the Good Society is a provocative call for understanding, then reinventing finance as a force that could create inclusive prosperity. Shiller acknowledges the excesses, inequalities, and unfortunate incentives to sleaziness in the current... (read more)

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Freefall
Freefall
by Joseph E Stiglitz
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The Great Recession, as it has come to be called, has impacted more people worldwide than any crisis since the Great Depression. Flawed government policy and unscrupulous personal and corporate behavior in the United States created the current financial... (read more)

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The New Geography of Jobs
The New Geography of Jobs
by Enrico Moretti
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andquot;A persuasive look at why some U.S. cities have prospered in recent decades while others have declined.andquot;andmdash;Bloomberg Businessweek Weandrsquo;re used to thinking of the United States in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus... (read more)

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Obama's Bank: Financing a Durable New Deal
Obama's Bank: Financing a Durable New Deal
by Michael Likosky
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The Obama administration aims to lay a sound foundation for growth by investing in high-speed rail, clean energy, information technology, drinking water, and other vital infrastructures. The idea is to partner with the private sector to produce these... (read more)

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Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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The Great Recession, as it has come to be called, has impacted more people worldwide than any crisis since the Great Depression. Flawed government policy and unscrupulous personal and corporate behavior in the United States created the current financial... (read more)

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The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019
The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019
by Harry S Dent
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In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war,... (read more)

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Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders
Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders
by Michael Kinsley
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Bill Gates is more than the world's most successful capitalist; he's also the world's biggest philanthropist. Gates has approached philanthropy the same way he revolutionized computer software: with a fierce ambition to change the rules of the game. That'... (read more)

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Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature
Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature
by Mark Tercek and Jonathan Adams
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What is nature worth? The answer to this question — which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms — is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature's Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment... (read more)

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Free to Choose: A Personal Statement
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement
by Milton Friedman
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The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.... (read more)

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The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
by Joyce Appleby
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With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic, out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous... (read more)

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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
by Thomas Sowell
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Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose... (read more)

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Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
by Jeremy Adelman
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Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth centurys most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a... (read more)

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This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
by Carmen M Reinhart
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"A classic."--Nouriel Roubini "This is quite simply the best empirical investigation of financial crises ever published. Covering hundreds of years and bringing together a dizzying array of data, Reinhart and Rogoff have made a truly heroic contribution... (read more)

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