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  • The New Economics

    A Manifesto

    by Steve Keen ...
    In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the wall of Wittenberg church. He argued that the Church’s internally consistent but absurd doctrines had pickled into a dogmatic structure of untruth. It was time for a Reformation.Half a millennium later, Steve Keen argues that economics needs its own Reformation. In Debunking Economics, he eviscerated an intellectual church – neoclassical economics ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Equality

    Translated by Steven Rendall ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceA Public Books Best Book of the Year“A profound and optimistic call to action and reflection. For Piketty, the arc of history is long, but it does bend toward equality. There is nothing automatic about it, however: as citizens, we must be ready to fight for it, and constantly (re)invent the myriad of institutions that will bring it about. This book is ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD $22.99 AUD

  • With the Falling of the Dusk

    The compelling and powerful bestselling book by critically acclaimed journalist and author of Talking to My Country and The Queen is Dead

    by Stan Grant ...
    A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.History is turning.In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama's declaration of the 'end of history' and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise of China, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • Mission Economy

    A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

    'One of the most influential economists in the world' WiredEven before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, capitalism was stuck. It had no answers to a host of problems, including disease, inequality, the digital divide and, perhaps most blatantly, the environmental crisis. Taking her inspiration from the 'moonshot' programmes which successfully co-ordinated public and private sectors on a massive ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • Fully Automated Luxury Communism

    A Manifesto

    by Aaron Bastani ...
    Fully Automated Luxury Communism promises a radically new left future for everyone. New technologies will liberate us from work, providing the opportunity to build a society beyond both capitalism and scarcity. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness. Solar power will deliver the energy that we need, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Short History of Economic Thought

    Now in its fourth edition, A Short History of Economic Thought provides an elementary overview of the history of economic thought.This new edition continues to offer its trademark of clear and concise coverage of the main schools of thought and paradigm shifts in the field of mainland Europe, as well as addressing Anglo-American trends. The book has been thoroughly updated throughout in order to ... Read more

    $39.99 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

  • 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

  • Moneyland

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

    A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERPRESENTER OF THE BBC RADIO 4 SERIES 'HOW TO STEAL A TRILLION'SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEARAN ECONOMIST POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS BOOK OF THE YEARA DAILY MAIL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland</em... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 70 Dead Right

    How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

    Series 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

  • 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

    $29.99 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

  • 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

    $15.99 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

    $21.99 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

    $16.99 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 Russia's most influential oligarchs, including Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky, from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires.To understand the state of Russia today, one must understand the oligarchs who have shaped it.Once Upon a Time in Russia is the true and untold story of the larger-than-life oligarchs who reaped the riches ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Marx: Philosophy in an Hour

    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Karl Marx in just one hour.Karl Marx's philosophical critique of capitalism and his solution of communism directly led to the formation of the communist state in the Soviet Union. Whilst this great venture has now all but completely failed, Marx’s philosophy has proved to be arguably the most influential of the twentieth ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $6.99 AUD

  • Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

    'Magisterial ... Immensely readable' Douglas Alexander, Financial Times'Insightful, productively provocative and downright brilliant' New York 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 th... ... Read more

    $18.99 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

    $18.99 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

    $19.99 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

    $18.99 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

    $25.99 AUD