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  • Quarterly Essay 70 Dead Right

    How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

    Book 70 - Quarterly Essay
    How did the big banks get away with so much for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And when did arms manufacturers start sponsoring the Australian War Memorial?In this passionate essay, Richard Denniss explores what neoliberalism has done to Australian society. For decades, we have been led to believe that the private sector does everything better, that governments can’t ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Dead Aid

    Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa

    by Dambisa Moyo ...
    We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaigning for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it.Dambisa Moyo's excoriating and controversial book reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Translated by Arthur Goldhammer ...
    A New York Times #1 BestsellerAn Amazon #1 BestsellerA Wall Street Journal #1 BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Sunday Times BestsellerA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award“It seems safe to say that ... ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The New Case for Gold

    In The New Case for Gold, James Rickards explains why gold is one of the safest assets for investors in times of political instability and market volatility, and how every investor should look to add gold to his or her portfolio.Drawing on historical case studies, monetary theory and his personal experience as an investor, Rickards argues that gold should be a part of any prudent investor's ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Why Australia Prospered

    The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

    by Ian W. McLean ...
    Book 43 - The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Why Australia Prospered is a fascinating historical examination of how Australia cultivated and sustained economic growth and success. Beginning with the Aboriginal ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • Why the Germans Do it Better

    Notes from a Grown-Up Country

    by John Kampfner ...
    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***BOOK OF THE YEAR IN GUARDIAN, ECONOMIST & NEW STATESMAN'Excellent and provocative... a passionate, timely book.' Sunday Times'A fine new book... thoughtful, deeply reported and impeccably even-handed.' The TimesEmerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Poor Economics

    A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

    The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live.Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these ... Read more

    $22.99 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

  • Everything is Obvious

    Why Common Sense is Nonsense

    Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Why did Facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? Did the surge in Iraq really lead to less violence? And does higher pay incentivize people to work harder?If you think the answers to these questions are a matter of common sense, think again. As sociologist and network science pioneer Duncan Watts explains in this ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Changing Jobs

    The Fair Go in the New Machine Age

    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

  • 2052

    A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

    Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop-either through catastrophic "overshoot and collapse"-or through well-managed "peak and decline."So, where are we now? And what does ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Crash Course

    The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment

    The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the "Twenty-Teens." The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Factfulness Illustrated

    Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - Why Things are Better than You Think

    The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES*#1 Sunday Times bestseller * ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • How Innovation Works

    by Matt Ridley ...
    ‘Ridley is spot-on when it comes to the vital ingredients for success’ Sir James DysonBuilding on his bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject.Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Bad Samaritans

    The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations and the Threat to Global Prosperity

    by Ha-Joon Chang ...
    It's rare that a book appears with a fresh perspective on world affairs, but renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang has some startlingly original things to say about the future of globalization. In theory, he argues, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into modern industrial societies. In practice, though, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio

    Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio

    The classic guide to constructing a solid portfolio— with out a financial advisor!“With relatively little effort, you can design and assemble an investment portfolio that, because of its wide diversification and minimal expenses, will prove superior to the most professionally managed accounts. Great intelligence and good luck are not required.”William Bernstein’s commonsense approach to portfolio ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • Capital and Ideology

    Translated by Arthur Goldhammer ...
    A New York Times BestsellerAn NPR Best Book of the YearThe epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system.Thomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

    Foreword by Bill GatesFrom the authors of New York Times bestsellers, The Alliance and The Start-up of You, comes a smart and accessible must-have guide for budding entrepreneurs everywhere.Silicon Valley is renowned for its striking number of businesses which have grown from garage start-ups into global giants; Apple, Cisco, Google, HP and Intel to name a few. But what is the secret to their ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • China Matters

    Getting it Right for Australia

    Australia and China face a new era, but are we ready?Australia’s prosperity and security are linked to China as never before. But what kind of a country is China becoming? Will its demand for Australian goods and services increase? Can the Communist Party continue to keep the middle class satisfied while cracking down on political freedoms? How will China use its economic and military might, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Vietnam

    by Bill Hayton ...

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Great Escape

    Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

    by Angus Deaton ...
    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 years ago, some parts of the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • The Challenge for Africa

    In this urgent yet optimistic new work, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, The Challenge for Africa celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

    Australia's economic history is the story of the transformation of an indigenous economy and a small convict settlement into a nation of nearly 23 million people with advanced economic, social and political structures. It is a history of vast lands with rich, exploitable resources, of adversity in war, and of prosperity and nation building. It is also a history of human behaviour and the ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

  • Economics: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD