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Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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The revolutionary geniuses and  #1 New York Times bestselling authors behind the Freakonomics phenomenon unveil essential tools that will allow you to—“think like a freak”—to see the world more unconventionally, and... (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 and Stephen J. Dubner
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Challenge your thinking and take a break from analyzing the current economic climate. Levitt and Dubner entertain us again with smart storytelling that offers interesting insights into human behavior. Are people hardwired for altruism or selfishness? Can... (read more)

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The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
by Raj Patel
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Raj Patel's remarkable and ambitious new book asks some basic economic and political questions and comes up with surprising solutions. Patel explores ways we might more accurately value the world, arguing that our current market system is deeply flawed... (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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The roots of the bubble and the story of Wall Street's collapse can be told no clearer — nor with as much humor — as by Michael Lewis. If you read only one book that explains the current economic crisis, make it The Big Short.... (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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Lewis describes the causes of the financial crisis with clarity, while putting it all in a very human context by focusing on a few of the individuals involved. It would have been easy for Lewis to second guess — in retrospect, it seems crazy to have... (read more)

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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"What makes this book fascinating is the way that Levitt uses advanced economic techniques — the kind that would knock me unconscious quicker than chloroform if I had to read them in a textbook — and applies them to seemingly unexplainable phenomena... (read more)

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The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
by Tim Harford
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Tim Harford's follow-up to his breakout bestseller, The Undercover Economist, is a panoramic view of the role of economics in our lives, from our jobs and marriages to our cities and even the history of human civilization. The Logic of Life sheds light... (read more)

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The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
by Dan Ariely
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Why are we more motivated about our work when we feel it has meaning? Can we increase our enjoyment of an activity by interrupting it? Why do we believe that information from a dating web site, which reads more like a baseball card than a personality... (read more)

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Flash Boys
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
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Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has... (read more)

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Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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Rather than a grim manifesto on the world's problems, Jeffrey Sachs offers readers what he calls the four key goals of a global society — prosperity for all, the end of extreme poverty, stabilization of the global population, and environmental... (read more)

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The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, Why the Poor Are Poor And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, Why the Poor Are Poor And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
by Tim Harford
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Bookstores have been flooded with popular economics books since the publication of the wildly popular Freakonomics. Although The Undercover Economist was not the first to market, it should have been. Told in a genuinely engaging style, it puts the... (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
by Paul Krugman
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We could have prevented this economic free-fall, Paul Krugman believes. He wrote the first edition of The Return of Depression Economics in response to the Asian crisis of the 1990s, which he saw as a warning to economies around the world. Now Krugman... (read more)

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Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
by Christopher Hayes
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Chris Hayes — the best thing to happen to political punditry in 2012 — provides an immensely readable analysis of numerous societal failings in recent times. The book is highly entertaining and thought provoking, addressing sociological... (read more)

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