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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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All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
by Nomi Prins
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Who rules America? All the Presidentsand#8217; Bankers is a groundbreaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history. Culled from original... (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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The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
by Lisa Dodson
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Called a “fascinating exploration of economic civil disobedience” by Publishers Weekly, Lisa Dodson’s stunning book The Moral Underground features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an... (read more)

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Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States: Essays
Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States: Essays
by George Soros
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Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States shows George Soros responding in real time to a rippling earthquake of financial instability. In this collection of essays written since the aftermath of the Crash of 2008, he addresses the urgent need... (read more)

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Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
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A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity — and our flawed responses to it — shapes our lives, our society, and our culture. Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do... (read more)

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The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth
The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth
by James K Galbraith
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The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europeand#8212;and a stale argument between two false solutions, and#8220;austerityand#8221; on one side and... (read more)

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The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
by Benn Steil
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"Benn Steil has written a wonderfully rich and vivid account of the making of the postwar economic order. The Battle of Bretton Woods tells the fascinating story of the contest between the United States and Britain, led by the outsized personalities of... (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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The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times
The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times
by Giovanni Arrighi
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The Long Twentieth Century traces the epochal shifts in the relationship between capital accumulation and state formation over a 700-year period. Giovanni Arrighi masterfully synthesizes social theory, comparative history and historical narrative in this... (read more)

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The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown
The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown
by Paul Taylor
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The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family... (read more)

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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
by Tim Harford
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In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. When faced with complex situations, we have all become accustomed to looking to our... (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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New Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles
New Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles
by Douglas D. Evanoff
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This volume critically re-examines the profession's understanding of asset bubbles in light of the global financial crisis of 2007-09. It is well known that bubbles have occurred in the past, with the October 1929 crash as the most demonstrative example.... (read more)

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The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
by Jeffrey D Sachs
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY   “Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out a detailed path to reform, regulation, and recovery.”&mdash... (read more)

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Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy [New in Paper]
Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy [New in Paper]
by Raghuram G Rajan
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"Fault Lines provides an excellent analysis of the lessons to be learned from the financial crisis, and the difficult choices that lie ahead. Of the many books written in the wake of our recent economic meltdown, this is the one that gets it right... (read more)

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Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
by Steven D Levitt
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The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the "freakquel" is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising... (read more)

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The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
by Leo Panitch
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For well over a century now, American capitalism has moved from crisis to crisis—from the ruthless competition that drove worker unrest in the Gilded Age through the horrors of the Great Depression to the present, when the deadly twins of... (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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The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics
The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics
by Grady Klein
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The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the worlds only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to... (read more)

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