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Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
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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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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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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The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation
The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation
by Greg LeRoy
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Exploring in depth the abuses of tax breaks by large corporations and government through the "economic development" of communities, LeRoy offers a series of commonsense reforms that would give taxpayers powerful new tools to redirect monies in ways that... (read more)

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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
by Roger Lowenstein
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John Meriwether, a famously successful Wall Street trader, spent the 1980s as a partner at Salomon Brothers, establishing the best--and the brainiest--bond arbitrage group in the world. A mysterious and shy midwesterner, he knitted together a group of Ph.... (read more)

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The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with... (read more)

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Next American Economy
Next American Economy
by William J Holstein
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At a time when debate is raging about how to create jobs and revive the American economy, veteran business writer William J. Holstein argues that the best way for us to recover our economic footing is to do what Americans do best-innovate and create new... (read more)

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Occupy the Economy: Why Capitalism Can't Win (12 Edition)
Occupy the Economy: Why Capitalism Can't Win (12 Edition)
by Richard D. 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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Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself
Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself
by Sheila Bair
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Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, Sheila Bair witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 becameand#8212;along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithnerand... (read more)

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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
by Timothy F. Geithner
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From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression On January 26, 2009, during the depth of the... (read more)

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The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It
The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It
by Thom Hartmann
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The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before — including during the Great Depression and the Civil War — because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America... (read more)

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The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
by Timothy Noah
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For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. Our incomes are increasingly drastically unequal: the top 1% of Americans collect almost 20% of the nation's income-more than double their share in 1973. We have... (read more)

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Econned (11 Edition)
Econned (11 Edition)
by Yves Smith
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Why are we in such a financial mess today?  There are lots of proximate causes: over-leverage, global imbalances, bad financial technology that lead to widespread underestimation of risk. But these are all symptoms. Until we isolate and tackle... (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 New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
by George Soros
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In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval since the Great Depression, legendary financier George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled,... (read more)

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The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions
The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions
by Alfred E Kahn
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As Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board in the late 1970s, Alfred E. Kahn presided over the deregulation of the airlines and his book, published earlier in that decade, presented the first comprehensive integration of the economic theory and... (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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The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
by Jeffrey Sachs
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For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving.  But Sachs turns his attention back home in The Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for every American. In a... (read more)

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Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America's Addiction to Credit
Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America's Addiction to Credit
by Robert D Manning
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Credit-card debt is choking American prosperity off at the neck. In Credit Card Nation, Robert D. Manning tells a fascinating story about the present and future consequences of credit dependence across all strata of U.S. society. Through extensive... (read more)

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The Price of Inequality
The Price of Inequality
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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