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Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
by Sylvia Nasar
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Aandlt;Iandgt; New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestseller, this sweeping narrative from the author of andlt;Iandgt;A Beautiful Mind andlt;/Iandgt;takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single... (read more)

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What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
by David K Batker
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In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the goal of our economy. Emphasizing powerful... (read more)

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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
by Muhammad Yunus
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In this newly updated national bestseller, Nobel Peace Prize–winner Muhammad Yunus outlines his vision of a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world.... (read more)

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Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics
Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics
by Nicholas Wapshott
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As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend... (read more)

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Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
by Benjamin R Barber
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'\"Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book.\"\'\"Jackson Lears\n '... (read more)

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Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles
by Ruchir Sharma
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To identify the economic stars of the future we should abandon the habit of extrapolating from the recent past and lumping wildly diverse countries together. We need to remember that sustained economic success is a rare phenomenon. As an era of easy... (read more)

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The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work (Counterblasts)
The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work (Counterblasts)
by Belen Fernandez
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Factual errors, ham-fisted analysis, and contradictory assertions--compounded by a penchant for mixed metaphors and name-dropping--distinguish the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman. The Imperial Messenger... (read more)

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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good
The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good
by Robert Frank
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"I've been reading Robert Frank's books for years, and he just gets better and better. I strongly recommend The Darwin Economy: it's clear, persuasive, and cleverly entertaining, and it provides a new and original insight about a central issue in... (read more)

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Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
by George A Akerlof
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"This book is a sorely needed corrective. Animal Spirits is an important--maybe even a decisive--contribution at a difficult juncture in macroeconomic theory."--Robert M. Solow, Nobel Prize-winning economist "This book is dynamite. It is a powerful... (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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Anti-Systemic Movements (Radical Thinkers)
Anti-Systemic Movements (Radical Thinkers)
by Giovanni Arrighi
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Building on an analysis of the dissenting movements to have emerged since the rise of modern capitalism, Anti-Systemic Movements uncovers an international groundswell of resistance still vitally active at the end of the twentieth century. The authors... (read more)

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The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future
The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future
by Larry Elliott
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Over the past three decades, governments have ceded economic control to a new elite of free-market operatives and their colleagues in national and international institutions like the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. They promised... (read more)

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Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity
Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity
by R Glenn Hubbard
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Government policy and the Obama administration are driving the American economy straight toward catastrophe. Now, two respected economists–one a Republican, one a Democrat–explain why these policies are so dangerous and offer a bipartisan... (read more)

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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
by Tyler Cowen
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The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation   The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created... (read more)

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The Economist's Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics
The Economist's Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics
by George Demartino
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Economics is today among the most influential of all professions. Economists alter the course of economic affairs and deeply affect the lives of current and future generations. Yet, virtually alone among the major professions, economics lacks a body of... (read more)

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The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy
The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy
by Daniel Alpert
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Governments and central banks across the developed world have tried every policy tool imaginable, yet our economies remain sluggish or worse. How did we get here, and how can we compete and prosper once more? Daniel Alpert argues... (read more)

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Why Capitalism?
Why Capitalism?
by Allan H Meltzer
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A few centuries ago, capitalism set in motion an explosion of economic productivity. Markets and private property had existed for millennia, but what other key institutions fostered capitalismand#8217;s relatively recent emergence? Until now, the... (read more)

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Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
by Dambisa Moyo
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Hardly a day passes when newspaper headlines or media commentators dont scream warnings of impending doom—shortages of arable land, clashes over water, and political Armageddon as global demand for fossil fuels far outstrips supply—but only one... (read more)

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The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
by Anat R Admati
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Prudent, verifiable, and timely corporate accounting is a bedrock of our modern capitalist system. In recent years, however, the rules that govern corporate accounting have been subtly changed in ways that compromise these core principles, to the... (read more)

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A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity
A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity
by Luigi Zingales
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When the Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales came to the United States in the 1980s, he embraced the American Dream: the belief that what brings you success is hard work, not luck or who you know. But the economic events of the past decade have put... (read more)

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