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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
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Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist's 2011... (read more)

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The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
by John Micklethwait
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From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionaryand#160;argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than theand#160;fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state Dysfunctional government: Itand#8217;s... (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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Price of Civilization (12 Edition)
Price of Civilization (12 Edition)
by Jeffrey Sachs
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY   “Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out a detailed path to reform, regulation, and recovery.”&mdash... (read more)

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Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins
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This groundbreaking book reveals how today's global businesses can be both environmentally responsible and highly profitable.... (read more)

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Flash Boys
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
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Lewis yet again pens an investigative and insightful story of money and finance, proving once more his skill at capturing what defines our era.... (read more)

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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
by Pietra Rivoli
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Preface. Prologue. PART I:  KING COTTON. Chapter 1. Reinsch Cotton Farm, Smyer, Texas. Chapter 2. The History of American Cotton. Chapter 3. Back at the Reinsch Farm. PART II: MADE IN CHINA. Chapter 4. Cotton Comes to China. Chapter 5. The Long Race... (read more)

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End of Growth (11 Edition)
End of Growth (11 Edition)
by Richard Heinberg
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Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
by Manfred B Steger
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Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor Politics and Government at Illinois State University and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Globalization Research Center of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. His books include Globalism: The New Market Ideology.... (read more)

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Manfred Steger
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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to... (read more)

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Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (Public Planet Books)
Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (Public Planet Books)
by Arjun Appadurai
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Argues that the many forms of ethnic violence around the world, both internal and transnational, need to be seen in the context of globalization.... (read more)

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Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work (BK Currents)
Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work (BK Currents)
by Jonathan Rowe
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Why We Need the Commons A huge part of our economy is invisible, invaluable, and under siege. This is “the commons,” a term that denotes everything we share. Some parts of the commons are gifts of nature: the air and oceans, the web of... (read more)

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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
by Thomas Sowell
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Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes... (read more)

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Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
by Thomas Sowell
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From one of America's best-known economists, the one book anyone who wants to understand the economy needs to read.... (read more)

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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In WE-Commerce, visionary marketing strategist Billee Howard lays out her plan for a new vision of success and long-term, purposeful profitability in the new global, sharing economy Today, the most successful small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive... (read more)

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The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
by Jacqueline Novogratz
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The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue... (read more)

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Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead
Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead
by Tamara Draut
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An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (P.S.)
by John Steele Gordon
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“Impressive. ... A deft, lively handling of an ambitious project that would have daunted almost any other writer.” Ron Chernow, author of Alexander... (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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