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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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Land of Promise (13 Edition)
Land of Promise (13 Edition)
by Michael Lind
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How did a weak collection of former British colonies become an industrial, financial, and military colossus? From the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the American economy has been transformed by wave after wave of emerging technology: the steam... (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 Presidents 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 presidential... (read more)

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Price of Inequality (13 Edition)
Price of Inequality (13 Edition)
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–... (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 Betrayal of the American Dream
The Betrayal of the American Dream
by Donald L Barlett
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A New York Times bestseller America’s unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world’s greatest... (read more)

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The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street
The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street
by Robert Scheer
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In The Great American Stickup, celebrated journalist Robert Scheer uncovers the hidden story behind one of the greatest financial crimes of our time: the Wall Street financial crash of 2008 and the consequent global recession. Instead of going where... (read more)

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America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse
America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse
by Bill White
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In America's Fiscal Constitution, Bill White—a finance expert and three time former Houston mayor—tells the story of generations of leaders who established clear limits on federal debt. He describes how debt has grown to threaten the nation's... (read more)

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Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy
Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy
by Elly Blue
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Making the case for adopting more sustainable modes of transportation, this engaging reference explores the economic benefits of bicycling. It starts with an analysis of the real costs incurred by individuals and families in existing transportation... (read more)

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Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy
Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy
by Anat Shenker-Osorio
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After everything thats happened, how is it possible that conservatives still win debates about the economy? Time and again the right wins over voters by claiming that their solutions are only common sense, even as their tired policies of budgetary... (read more)

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The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite Is Sending the Middle Class
The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite Is Sending the Middle Class
by Jeff Faux
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Renowned economist Jeff Faux explains why neither party's leaders have a plan to remedy America's unemployment, inequality, or long economic slide America's political and economic elite spent so long making such terrible decisions that they caused the... (read more)

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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
by John Hope Bryant
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The American economy is stalled because business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize their companies and the economy: the poor. The massive economic energy and potential of the poor and the struggling middle... (read more)

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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do about It
Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do about It
by Peter Cappelli
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Peter Cappelli confronts the myth of the skills gap and provides an actionable path forward to put people back to work. Even in a time of perilously high unemployment, companies contend that they cannot find the employees they need. Pointing to a skills... (read more)

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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Ba
War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Ba
by Lou Dobbs
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Lou Dobbs's bestselling exposé of the silent assault on the living standards of ordinary Americans Millions of TV viewers have known Lou Dobbs for years as the Walter Cronkite of economics coverage, and now the anchor has become the preeminent... (read more)

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What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution
What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution
by Gar Alperovitz
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Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming.But just what is this thing called a... (read more)

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Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (Open Media)
Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (Open Media)
by Richard Wolff
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Todays economic crisis is capitalisms worst since the Great Depression. Millions have lost their jobs, homes and healthcare while those who work watch their pensions, benefits, and job security decline. As more and more are impacted by the crisis, the... (read more)

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Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (Vintage)
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (Vintage)
by Robert B Reich
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Updated and With a New Introduction When the nation’s economy foundered in 2008, blame was directed almost universally at Wall Street bankers. But Robert B. Reich, one of our most experienced and trusted voices on public policy, suggests another... (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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Wal-Mart Wars: Moral Populism in the Twenty-First Century
Wal-Mart Wars: Moral Populism in the Twenty-First Century
by Rebekah Peeples Massengill
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Wal-Mart is Americas largest retailer. The national chain of stores is a powerful stand-in of both the promise and perils of free market capitalism. Yet it is also often the target of public outcry for its labor practices, to say nothing of class-action... (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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