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  • Battlers and Billionaires

    The Story of Inequality in Australia

    by Andrew Leigh ...
    Series Book 1 - Redback Quarterly
    Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway?In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid anecdotes, interesting history and powerful statistics to tell the story of inequality in this country. This is economics writing at its best.From egalitarian beginnings, Australian inequality rose through the nineteenth century. Then we became more equal again, with ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Cuckooland: Where the Rich Own the Truth

    by Tom Burgis ...
    'Stand by for fireworks as it hits the shelves' SUNDAY TIMES'If Orwell were with us today, he'd be writing books like this' PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE'Breath-taking and jaw-dropping' PETER FRANKOPAN'A true-life thriller' ANNE APPLEBAUMFrom the bestselling author of Kleptopia comes a true story about Cuckooland – a world where the rich can buy everything – including the tr... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $11.99 AUD

  • Utopia for Realists

    And How We Can Get There

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' GuardianIn Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable.... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Econobabble

    How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense

    Series Book 8 - Redback
    Economics is like a tyre lever: it can be used to solve a problem, or to beat someone over the head.What is econobabble? We hear it every day, when politicians and commentators use incomprehensible economic jargon to dress up their self-interest as the national interest, to make the absurd seem inevitable or the inequitable seem fair. This book exposes the stupid arguments, bizarre contradictions ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Zero Hour

    Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage

    Will you be prepared to take advantage when the revolution comes or will you go down with the rest?Revolutions are cyclical. They run on a very specific timetable. You could be so much happier, healthier, and wealthier if you grasped the powerful cycles that influence everything from currency valuations to election returns.As the end of the decade draws near, we are approaching an extremely rare ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Talking to My Daughter

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    Translated by Jacob T. Moe ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Yanis Varoufakis, world renowned economist, writes to his daughter to teach her the hazards of capitalism.'Why is there so much inequality?' asked Xenia to her father. Answering her questions in a series of accessible and tender letters, Varoufakis educates her to what economics and capitalism is and why it is so dangerous.Taking from memories of her childhood and a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Balancing Act

    Australia Between Recession and Renewal; Quarterly Essay 61

    Series Book 61 - Quarterly Essay
    In this urgent essay, George Megalogenis argues that Australia risks becoming globalisation’s next and most unnecessary victim. The next shock, whenever it comes, will find us with our economic guard down, and a political system that has shredded its authority.Megalogenis outlines the challenge for Malcolm Turnbull and his government. Our tax system is unfair and we have failed to invest in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Gen F'd?

    How Young Australians Can Reclaim Their Uncertain Futures

    Series series The Crikey Read
    In Gen F'd? economist Alison Pennington shows how the most educated generation in Australia’s history stands to be the first generation worse off than their parents, and gives young people the tools to create the change we need. This is the fifth book in The Crikey Read series from Crikey and Hardie Grant Books.Young people today are digital natives, encouraged to market their own uniqueness and ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The New Great Depression

    Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World

    A Wall Street Journal and National Bestseller!The man who predicted the worst economic crisis in US history shows you how to survive it.The current crisis is not like 2008 or even 1929. The New Depression that has emerged from the COVID pandemic is the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. Most fired employees will remain redundant. Bankruptcies will be common, and banks will buckle under the ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • Limits to Growth

    The 30-Year Update

    In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, preeminent environmental scientists Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows have teamed up again to update and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Radical Uncertainty

    Decision-making for an unknowable future

    'A brilliant new book'Daily Telegraph'Well written . . . and often entertaining'The Times'A sparkling analysis'ProspectWhen uncertainty is all around us, and the facts are not clear, how can we make good decisions?We do not know what the future will hold, particularly in the midst of a crisis, but we must make decisions anyway. We regula... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Changing Jobs

    The Fair Go in the New Machine Age

    Series series Redback
    An essential guide to the future of work in Australia.For many Australians, rapid progress in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation is a growing anxiety. What will it mean for jobs? What will it mean for their kids’ futures? More broadly, what will it mean for equality in this country?Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley believe that bursts in technology need not result in bursts of inequality ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Open Veins of Latin America

    five centuries of the pillage of a continent

    Translated by Cedric Belfrage ...
    Since its US debut, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organised the various facets ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • The Kingdom and the Quarry

    China, Australia, Fear and Greed

    by David Uren ...
    China has rapidly become Australia’s most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. In The Kingdom and the Quarry David Uren takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries’ relationship. From resource grabs to cybersurveillance, this is an authoritative and news-breaking book that investigates us inside key political and business events of recent times and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Requiem for the American Dream

    The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!In his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today? They're simple enough: reduce democracy, shape ideology, redesign the economy, shift the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Hoodwinked

    An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy IMPLODED -- and How to Fix It

    by John Perkins ...
    Series series John Perkins Economic Hitman Series
    John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Faster, Higher, Farther

    The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal

    by Jack Ewing ...
    A shocking exposé of Volkswagen’s fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal.Updated with a New Afterword by the Author.When news of Volkswagen’s clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and trust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Growth Delusion

    The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations

    by David Pilling ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019'A near miracle' Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About CapitalismAccording to the economy, we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn't it feel that way? The Growth Delusion explores how we prioritise growth maximisation without stopping to think about the costs. So much of what is important to our well ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Street Smarts

    Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

    by Jim Rogers ...
    Wall Street legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers investing insights and economic, political, and social analysis, drawing on lessons and observations from his lifetime in the markets.Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world--studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up--has enthralled readers, investors and Wall Street aficionados for ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • On The Brink

    by Hank Paulson ...
    Fast-paced and dramatic re-telling of the financial crisis that nearly bought the developed world to its knees. Hank Paulson was at the absolute epicentre of the recent economic storm, and his account of how he dealt with the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression makes for absolutely fascinating reading. The book contains all the decisive moments in the economic crisis, including ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Great Depression

    America 1929-1941

    One of the classic studies of the Great Depression, featuring a new introduction by the author with insights into the economic crises of 1929 and today.In the twenty-five years since its publication, critics and scholars have praised historian Robert McElvaine’s sweeping and authoritative history of the Great Depression as one of the best and most readable studies of the era. Combining clear-eyed ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Chasing Goldman Sachs

    How the Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down...And Why They'll Take Us to the Brink Again

    by Suzanne McGee ...
    You know what happened during the financial crisis … now it is time to understand why the financial system came so close to falling over the edge of the abyss and why it could happen again.Wall Street has been saved, but it hasn’t been reformed. What is the problem?Suzanne McGee provides a penetrating look at the forces that transformed Wall Street from its traditional role as a capital-generating ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Heartland

    a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth

    by Sarah Smarsh ...
    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION.An eye-opening, topical, and moving memoir of one woman’s experience of working-class poverty in America.Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teenage mothers on her maternal side, Smarsh grew up in a family of labourers trapped in a cycle ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Hard Labour

    wage theft in the age of inequality

    A startling investigation of how some of Australia’s best-known companies have abused their power to systematically underpay their workers in recent years.Whether it’s at McDonald’s, Coles, 7-Eleven, Woolworths, the major banks, high-end restaurants, or on farms, wage theft has become endemic. Billions of dollars have been unlawfully taken from workers at countless businesses, large and small.Hard ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD