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  • Battlers and Billionaires

    The Story of Inequality in Australia

    by Andrew Leigh ...
    series Redback Quarterly #1
    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

  • Econobabble

    How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense

    series Redback #8
    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

  • Quarterly Essay 70 Dead Right

    How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

    series Quarterly Essay #70
    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

  • 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

  • Moneyland

    Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back

    SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH**SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR**an ECONOMIST Politics and Current Affairs book of the yearand a DAILY MAIL and TIMES book of the year'You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.'Simon Kuper, Ne... ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • Thank You for Being Late

    An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

    The new international bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The World is Flat - this is an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century.**'As a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat . . . Thank You for Being Late is a master class in explaining ... After your session with Dr. Friedman, you have a much better idea of the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Value of Everything

    Making and Taking in the Global Economy

    WINNER OF THE 2019 MADAME DE STAËL PRIZE AND THE 2018 LEONTIEF PRIZE FOR ADVANCING THE FRONTIERS OF ECONOMIC THOUGHTSHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight.In modern capitalism, value-extraction is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Good Economics for Hard Times

    Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

    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

  • Once Upon a Time in Russia

    The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History

    by Ben Mezrich ...
    A gripping and shocking insight into the lives of Russia’s most famous oligarchs from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House.Once Upon a Time in Russia is the untold true story of the larger-than-life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime: “Godfather of the Kremlin” Boris ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Profit Over People

    Neoliberalism and Global Order

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • Another Now

    Dispatches from an Alternative Present from the no. 1 bestselling author

    'I could not recommend this more. If you're looking for a sense of optimism, a sense of political possibility, this book is very important' Owen JonesWhat would a fair and equal society actually look like?Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires.In Another Now world-famous economist, Yanis Varoufakis, shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

    'Magisterial ... Immensely readable' Douglas Alexander, Financial TimesA compelling history of catastrophes and their consequences, from 'the most brilliant British historian of his generation' (The Times)Disasters are inherently hard to predict. But when catastrophe strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • 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

  • Profits of Doom

    How vulture capitalism is swallowing the world

    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

  • 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

  • Glimpses of Utopia

    Real ideas for a fairer world

    by Jess Scully ...
    It’s hard to be excited about the future right now. Climate change is accelerating; inequality is growing; politics is polarised; institutions designed to protect us are strained; technology is disrupting the world of work. We need to upgrade the operating systems of our society. Jess Scully asks, What can we do? The answer is: plenty! All over the world, people are refusing the business-as-usual ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Conquest of Bread

    Peter Kropotkin was born a Russian prince whose father owned 1,200 serfs. As he aged, he came to hate the inequality in his society, and renounced his royal title. He was imprisoned and spent decades in exile for his views, which he has laid out in this book. He points out the flaws inherent in feudalism and capitalism, and how our current economic system creates poverty and scarcity even though ... Read more

    $1.47 AUD

  • The End of History and the Last Man

    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

    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

  • The Wages of Destruction

    The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

    by Adam Tooze ...
    Adam Tooze's The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy provides a groundbreaking new account of how Hitler established himself in power, mobilized for war - and led his country to annihilation.Was the tragedy of the Second World War determined by Nazi Germany's terrifying power, or by its fatal weakness?This gripping and universally-acclaimed new history tells the real ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    by Paul Kennedy ...
    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZEPaul Kennedy’s international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might.Kennedy’s masterwork begins in the year 1500, at a time of various great centres of power including Minh China, the Ottomans, the rising Mughal state, the nations of Europe. But it was the latter which, through competition, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Market Society

    History, Theory, Practice

    Market Society: History, Theory, Practice explores the social basis of economic life, from the emergence of market society in feudal England to the complex and interwoven markets of modern capitalist society. This lively and accessible book draws upon a variety of theories to examine the social structures at the heart of capitalist economies. It considers how capitalism is constituted, the ... Read more

    $55.21 AUD