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  • Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and then Took on the West

    by Catherine Belton

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year 2020A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 2020‘The Putin book that we’ve been waiting for’ Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland‘Books about modern Russia abound … Belton has surpassed them all. Her much-awaited book is the best and most important on modern Russia’ The Times<s... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Sovereign Individual

    Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

    by James Dale Davidson and 1 more

    Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. The Sovereign Individual details strategies necessary for adapting financially to the next phase of Western civilization.Few observers of the late ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Communist Manifesto (Illustrated + Audiobook Download Link + Active TOC)

    by Karl Marx and 1 more

    FEATURES:      •     Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations      •     A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book      •     Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book      •     Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and sta... ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Jackson Rising

    The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi

    by Kali Akuno and 1 more

    Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. with the highest percentage of Black people, a history of vicious racial terror and concurrent Black resistance is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in the collection of essays that is Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson Mississippi.Undeterred by the uncertainty, anxiety and fear brought ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Hillbilly Elegy: The International Bestselling Memoir Coming Soon as a Netflix Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close

    by J. D. Vance

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close‘The political book of the year’ Sunday Times‘A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir … A superb book’ New York Post‘I bought this to try to better understand Trump’s appeal … but the memoir is so much more than that. A gripping, unputdownable page-turner’ India Knight, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dog Days

    Australia After the Boom

    by Ross Garnaut

    series Redback #3
    A blueprint for the nation after the boom. Australians have just lived through a period of exceptional prosperity, but, says influential economist Ross Garnaut, the Dog Days are on their way. Are we ready for the challenges ahead? In Dog Days, Garnaut explains how we got here, what we can expect next and the tough choices we need to make to survive the new economic conditions. Are we clever enough ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dark Money

    how a secretive group of billionaires is trying to buy political control in the US

    by Jane Mayer

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS, BEST NONFICTIONA LITHUB BOOK OF THE DECADEThe US is one of the largest democracies in the world — or is it?America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge-fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding pro ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Unwinding

    by George Packer

    America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth.George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Longest Decade

    by George Megalogenis

    Paul Keating and John Howard altered the nation’s body-clock. Between them, they dominated 30 years of power, as both treasurers and prime ministers. Typically, they have been seen only as antagonists with competing visions of Australia and its place in the world. In The Longest Decade, however, George Megalogenis argues that they also deserve to be seen as the twin architects of the political, ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Good Economics for Hard Times

    Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

    by Abhijit V. Banerjee and 1 more

    FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas PikettyIn this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 13 Bankers

    The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    by Simon Johnson and 1 more

    In spite of its key role in creating the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, the American banking industry has grown bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks whose assets amount to more than 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, this oligarchy proved it could first hold the global economy hostage and then use its political muscle to ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • On Fire

    The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

    by Naomi Klein

    'Naomi Klein's work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations' - Greta ThunbergFor more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Another Now

    Dispatches from an Alternative Present

    by Yanis Varoufakis

    Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires.Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won.In Another Now world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being a fantasy, he describes how it could have come about - and might yet. But would we really want it?Varoufakis's boundary-breaking new book confounds ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Luck of Politics

    True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune

    by Andrew Leigh

    A delightful look at chance and outrageous fortuneIn 1968, John Howard missed out on winning the state seat of Drummoyne by just 420 votes. Howard reflects: ‘I think back how fortunate I was to have lost.’ It left him free to stand for a safe federal seat in 1974 and become one of Australia’s longest-serving prime ministers.In The Luck of Politics, Andrew Leigh weaves together numbers and stories ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Democracy in Chains

    the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

    by Nancy MacLean

    An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatise public education, and curb democratic majority rule.Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over US government is a secretive political establishment with deep and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Treasure Islands

    Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World

    by Nicholas Shaxson

    Billionaire Warren Buffet, currently the third wealthiest man in the world, paid the lowest rate of tax among his office staff, including his receptionist.In 2006 the world's three biggest banana companies did nearly �400 million worth of business in Britain but paid just �128,000 in tax between them.In January 2009, US law enforcement fined Lloyds TSB $350 million after it admitted secretly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Price of Civilization

    Economics and Ethics After the Fall

    by Jeffrey Sachs

    One of the world's most brilliant economists and the bestselling author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs has written a book that is essential reading for everyone.In this time of crisis, The Price of Civilization sets out a bold and provocative, yet responsible and achievable, plan; and reveals why we must - and how we can - change our economic culture in this time of crisis ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Profits of Doom

    How vulture capitalism is swallowing the world

    by Antony Loewenstein

    The kind of investigative book that makes you sit up and take notice.Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • China's Great Wall of Debt

    Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle

    by Dinny McMahon

    'One of the clearest and most thorough statements of an argument often made about the country: that its government has relied on constant stimulus to keep growth strong, an addiction that is bound to backfire. Second, he comes closer than any previous writer to covering the Chinese economy as Michael Lewis, the hugely popular author of The Big Short, might do. His analysis is informed but ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • End This Depression Now!

    by Paul Krugman

    A call-to-arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman.The Great Recession is more than four years old—and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful volley, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge—all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all—remain in a state of intense pain."How bad have things gotten? How ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • The End of History and the Last Man

    by Francis Fukuyama

    A LANDMARK WORK OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A GLOBAL BESTSELLER. STILL AS RELEVANT TODAY.With the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 the threat of the Cold War which had dominated the second half of the twentieth century vanished. And with it the West looked to the future with optimism but renewed uncertainty.The End of History and the Last Man was the first book to offer a picture of what the new century ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Profits of Doom

    How vulture capitalism is swallowing the world

    by Antony Loewenstein

    Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres. Mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations are invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar.Best-selling journalist Antony ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Maonomics

    Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do

    by Loretta Napoleoni and 1 more

    The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of "communism with a profit motive." Maonomics charts the prodigious ascent of the Chinese economic ... Read more

    $33.21 AUD

  • Life at the Bottom

    The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

    by Theodore Dalrymple

    A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist. ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD