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Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
by Barbara Garson
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One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies. The Great Recession has thrown huge economic chal­lenges at almost all Americans save... (read more)

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The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy: How to Save Yourself and Your Country
The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy: How to Save Yourself and Your Country
by Peter D. Schiff
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You might be thinking everythings okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.   Youd be wrong.   In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues that America is enjoying a... (read more)

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Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status
Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status
by Arthur B. Laffer
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When Arthur B. Laffer spearheaded the theory of supply-side economics and became a member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board, he took his place as an economic icon. More recently, he joined with Stephen Moore and Peter J. Tanous to... (read more)

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The Great Crash Ahead: Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down
The Great Crash Ahead: Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down
by Harry S. Dent, Jr.
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In his most recent New York Times bestselling book, The Great Depression Ahead, Harry S. Dent, Jr., predicted that the stimulus plan created in response to the first crisis would hit demographic and debt saturation headwinds and ultimately fail. In 2010,... (read more)

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
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Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather,... (read more)

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis
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Featuring an Exclusive Audio Interview with Michael Lewis When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre... (read more)

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Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist
Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist
by Tyler Cowen
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In Discover Your Inner Economist, one of America's most respected economists presents a quirky, incisive romp through everyday life that reveals how you can turn economic reasoning to your advantage—often when you least expect it to be... (read more)

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The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea
The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea
by Bob Burg
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Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
by Gretchen Morgenson
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In Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy. Drawing on previously untapped sources... (read more)

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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
by John C Bogle
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John C. Bogle's The Little Book of Index Investing is a power-packed explanation of why outperforming the market is an investor illusion. Instead, the founder of The Vanguard Group--the man who's been called "the conscience of the investment industry... (read more)

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High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust
High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust
by Robert Frank
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The rich are not only getting richer, they are becoming more dangerous. Starting in the early 1980s the top one percent broke away from the rest of us to become the most unstable force in the economy. An elite that had once been the flat line on the... (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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Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to... (read more)

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Postcatastrophe Economy: Rebuilding America and Avoiding the Next Bubble
Postcatastrophe Economy: Rebuilding America and Avoiding the Next Bubble
by Eric Janszen
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How bad will the current recession get? According to Eric Janszen, we could be facing an unemployment rate of over 10 percent; half of all retail stores boarded up; skeletons of unfinished buildings in our cities; and tax revenues down by 30 percent... (read more)

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Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better
Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better
by Tyler Cowen
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America has been through the biggest financial crisis since the great Depression, unemployment numbers are frightening, median wages have been flat since the 1970s, and it is common to expect that things will get worse before they get better. Certainly... (read more)

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Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
by Robert Neuwirth
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Thousands of Africans head to China each year to buy cell phones, auto parts, and other products that they will import to their home countries through a clandestine global back channel. Hundreds of Paraguayan merchants smuggle computers, electronics, and... (read more)

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The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class
The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class
by Michael J. Casey
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A wake-up call for middle class Americans who feel trapped in a post-crisis economic slump, The Unfair Trade is a riveting exposé of the vast global financial system whose flaws are the source of our economic malaise. Our livelihoods are now... (read more)

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The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
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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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The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, ?animal spirits? are... (read more)

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Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth
Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth
by Juliet B. Schor
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In Plenitude, economist and bestselling author Juliet B. Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to... (read more)

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On the Wealth of Nations (Books That Changed the World)
On the Wealth of Nations (Books That Changed the World)
by P. J. O'rourke
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Recognized almost instantly upon its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over 900 pages in two volumes—including the blockbuster 67-page... (read more)

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