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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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The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
by Steve Fraser
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A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against... (read more)

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Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality
Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality
by David Cay Johnston
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Praised as a “page-turner…just the kind of spotlight that is needed” (Counterpunch) and “a potent chronicle of Americas ‘extreme inequality” (Kirkus Reviews), Divided collects the writings of leading scholars, activists... (read more)

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The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do about Them
The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do about Them
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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How has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it?... (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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The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind
The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind
by David Cay Johnston
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A bestselling authors shocking analysis of the many ways we are victimized by corporations   David Cay Johnston, the bestselling author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch, is famous for exposing the perfidies of our biggest institutions. Now he turns... (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 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 Rigged Game: Corporate America and a People Betrayed
The Rigged Game: Corporate America and a People Betrayed
by John Hively
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Demonstrates what popular opinion entertains, that 'the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.'... (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 teeters on the... (read more)

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Beyond Outrage (12 Edition)
Beyond Outrage (12 Edition)
by Robert B. Reich
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America’s economy and democracy are working for the benefit of an ever-fewer privileged and powerful people. But rather than just complain about it or give up on the system, we must join together and make it work for all of us. In this timely book,... (read more)

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The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy
The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy
by Si Kahn
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Research has shown that people who enjoy their work are more productive and creative and generally have higher levels of job satisfaction. Fun workplaces report high levels of team spirit and employee morale. And given today's extremely low unemployment... (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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Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality
Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality
by David Cay Johnston
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The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super–rich. The Occupy movement made... (read more)

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Economic Apartheid in America a Primer
Economic Apartheid in America a Primer
by Chuck Collins
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This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States, including tax policy in light of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and recent corporate scandals... (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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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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Fairtax: The Truth: Answering the Critics
Fairtax: The Truth: Answering the Critics
by Neal Boortz
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The host of radio's The Neal Boortz Show, syndicated in nearly two hundred national markets, Neal Boortz is the author (with Congressman John Linder) of the New York Times bestsellers The FairTax Book and FairTax: The Truth, and author of The Terrible... (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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With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough
With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough
by Peter Barnes
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Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won't be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America's middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically, our middle class needs--and... (read more)

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