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  • Principles of Economics

    Principles of Economics is a university-level textbook in economics that offers a clear and concise exploration of the most important economic concepts.This book is unapologetically Austrian in its approach. It tackles major economic concepts and topics independently, but in a logical sequence aimed at delivering the reader an understanding of economics at an individual and societal level, and the ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Firms as Political Entities

    Saving Democracy through Economic Bicameralism

    When people go to work, they cease to be citizens. At their desks they are transformed into employees, subordinate to the hierarchy of the workplace. The degree of their sense of voicelessness may vary from employer to employer, but it is real and growing, inflamed by populist propaganda that ridicules democracy as weak and ineffective amid global capitalism. At the same time, corporations ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • The End of Enlightenment

    Empire, Commerce, Crisis

    'A brilliant and revelatory book about the history of ideas' David Runciman'Fascinating and important' Ruth ScurrThe Enlightenment is popularly seen as the Age of Reason, a key moment in human history when ideals such as freedom, progress, natural rights and constitutional government prevailed. In this radical re-evaluation, historian Richard Whatmore shows why, for many at its centre, the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Paul Keating

    by David A Day ...
    In the tradition of his bestselling CURTIN and CHIFLEY, David Day's exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers.Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth century, firstly as treasurer for eight years and then Prime Minister for five years. Although he has spent all of his adult life in the public eye, Keating has eschewed the idea ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Trade Wars Are Class Wars

    How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace

    Winner of the 2021 Lionel Gelber Prize: A provocative look at how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers“The authors weave a complex tapestry of monetary, fiscal and social policies through history and offer opinions about what went right and what went wrong . . . Worth reading for their insights into the history of trade and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Economic Consequences of the Peace

    The classic text on the Treaty of Versailles and post war Europe

    Series series Harriman Economics Classics
    An attendee at the ill-fated Versailles Conference, John Maynard Keynes had a front-row seat for the negotiations that would squander a peace and sew discord across a continent. One of his best-written works, 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace' was key in propelling Keynes to prominence. Published in 1919, it gained notoriety owing to its withering portraits of both French premier Georges ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    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

    $17.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • The Big Short

    Inside the Doomsday Machine

    by Michael Lewis ...
    THE OUTRAGEOUS NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, NOW AN OSCAR- AND BAFTA-WINNING FILMFrom the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.'In the hands of ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Boomerang

    The Meltdown Tour

    by Michael Lewis ...
    'A highly enjoyable exercise in financial disaster tourism... politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight' Robert Harris, The TimesIn this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies, showing how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Civilization

    The West and the Rest

    DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEARIf in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople.By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Unshakeable

    Your Guide to Financial Freedom

    ***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*Tony Robbins, arguably the most recognizable life and business strategist and guru, is back with a timely, unique follow-up to his smash New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game.**Market corrections are as constant as seasons are in nature. There have been 30 such corrections in the past 30 years, yet there’s never been an action plan for how not only to ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Too Big to Fail

    Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2010They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees.Andrew Ross Sorkin, the news-breaking New York Times journalist, delivers the first true in-the-room account of the most powerful men and women at the eye of the financial ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China

    A fascinating history of the intricate web of trade routes connecting ancient Rome to Eastern civilizations, including its powerful rival, the Han Empire.The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia, and the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan), laying ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • When China Rules The World

    The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World [Greatly updated and expanded]

    China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese.Jacques argues that we cannot understand China in western terms but only through its own history and culture. To this end, he introduces a powerful set of ideas including China as a civilization-state, the tributary system, the Chinese idea of race ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Square and the Tower

    Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

    **The New York Times bestseller'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt**What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world.Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Economics in One Lesson

    The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    by Henry Hazlitt ...
    **Over a million copies sold! A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, this classic guide to the basics of economic theory defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day.“A magnificent job of theoretical exposition.”—Ayn Rand**Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Going Infinite

    The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

    by Michael Lewis ...
    *INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*‘Extraordinary’ The Observer‘A stupefyingly pleasurable book to read’ New Yorker‘Lewis’s storytelling is as good as ever’ The EconomistFrom the #1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, the high-octane story of the enigmatic figure at the ... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • China: A History

    by John Keay ...
    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.Despite the recent rise of China to a position of dominance on the world economic stage, Chinese history remains an elusive subject. Yet it is this vast narrative of appalling loss, superhuman endeavour and incredible invention that has made China the superpower it is today. From the dawn of legend to the ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $28.99 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    'The most important book of the Trump era' The EconomistHow does a democracy die?What can we do to save our own?What lessons does history teach us?In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before.Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Crashed

    How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

    by Adam Tooze ...
    **Winner of the 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize'Majestic, informative and often delightful ... insights on every page' Yanis Varoufakis, ObserverThe definitive history of the Great Financial Crisis, from the acclaimed author of The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction.**In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Debt

    The First 5,000 Years,Updated and Expanded

    by David Graeber ...
    Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debtHere anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • On Money

    by Rick Morton ...
    Series series On Series
    Money makes the world go round, but does it make us happy?Money is one of the most fraught subjects; it raises powerful emotions in all of us. Too much money often corrupts people - too little can make people feel desperate.Growing up in rural Queensland, journalist Rick Morton has known poverty from the inside. Now he isn't poor, but his spending habits and attitude to money are still informed by ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD