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  • Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic

    ‘A delightful compendium of the kind of facts you immediately want to share with anyone you encounter’ New York Times‘An ebullient, irrepressible spirit invests this book. It is erudite and sprightly’Sunday TimesFrom the creation of the first encyclopedia to Wikipedia, from ancient museums to modern kindergarten classes—here is award-winning writer Simon Winchester’s brilliant and all-encompassing ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Shortest History of Economics

    by Andrew Leigh ...
    Explore the human story of economics …'The secret of economics is that the most powerful insights come from a handful of big ideas that anyone can follow.'This small book tells a big story. From ancient times to the modern world, The Shortest History of Economics unearths the hidden economic forces behind war, innovation and social transformation. It traces how capitalism and the market system ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • 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

  • Serious Money

    Walking Plutocratic London

    **'A latter-day Canterbury Tales ... Serious Money has a serious mission' The Times'Eye-opening ... part guide, part indictment of a yawning wealth gap' Misha Glenny, Financial Times**London is a plutocrat's paradise, with more resident billionaires than New York, Hong Kong or Moscow. Far from trickling down, their wealth is burning up the environment and swallowing up the city. But what do we ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • The Lords of Easy Money

    How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy

    The Wall Street Journal Best Book of the YearNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe New York Times bestselling business journalist Christopher Leonard infiltrates one of America’s most mysterious institutions—the Federal Reserve—to show how its policies spearheaded by Chairman Jerome Powell over the past ten years have accelerated income inequality and put our country’s economic stab... ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Psycho-Cybernetics (Updated and Expanded)

    by Maxwell Maltz ...
    The landmark self-help bestseller that has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers.In this updated edition, with a new introduction and editorial commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, the original 1960 text has been annotated and amplified to make Maxwell Maltz's message even more relevant for the contemporary reader.Maltz was the first ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Theory U

    Leading from the Future as It Emerges

    Access the deepest source of inspiration and visionWe live in a time of massive institutional failure that manifests in the form of three major divides: the ecological, the social, and the spiritual. Addressing these challenges requires a new consciousness and collective leadership capacity. In this groundbreaking book, Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways and in so doing discover ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

  • Why Not Capitalism?

    by Jason Brennan ...
    Most economists believe capitalism is a compromise with selfish human nature. As Adam Smith put it, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." Capitalism works better than socialism, according to this thinking, only because we are not kind and generous enough to make socialism work. If we were ... Read more

    $58.99 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

  • Gen F'd?

    How Young Australians Can Reclaim Their Uncertain Futures

    Series series The Crikey Read
    In Gen F'd? economist Alison Pennington shows how the most educated generation in Australia’s history stands to be the first generation worse off than their parents, and gives young people the tools to create the change we need. This is the fifth book in The Crikey Read series from Crikey and Hardie Grant Books.Young people today are digital natives, encouraged to market their own uniqueness and ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Fama Portfolio

    Selected Papers of Eugene F. Fama

    This collection of the most influential work of the Nobel Prize laureate in economic sciences serves as an introduction for a new generation of readers.Few scholars have been as influential in finance and economics as University of Chicago professor Eugene F. Fama. Over the course of a brilliant and productive career, Fama has published more than one hundred papers, filled with diverse, highly ... Read more

    $95.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chip War

    The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology

    by Chris Miller ...
    ***Winner of the 2022 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award******Selected as one of Barack Obama's Favourite Books of 2023***'Pulse quickening. A nonfiction thriller - equal parts The China Syndrome and Mission Impossible' New York TimesAn epic account of the decades-long battle to control the world's most critical resource—microchip technologyPower in the modern ... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How Big Things Get Done

    The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration

    Nothing is more inspiring than a big vision that becomes a triumphant, new reality. Think of how Apple’s iPod went from a project with a single employee to an enormously successful product launch in eleven months. But they are the exception. Consider how London’s Crossrail project delivered five years late and billions overbudget. More modest endeavours, whether launching a small business, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • A History of Economic Thought

    This critical study of the development of systematic economic ideas explores them in both historical and contemporary contexts.Many of the issues that faced economists in the past are still with us. The theories and methods of such men as Adam Smith, T. R. Malthus, David Ricardo, J.S. Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, and J. M. Keynes are often relevant to us today. As the Great Recession taught ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Economic Development

    Economic Development, the leading textbook in this field, provides your students with a complete and balanced introduction to the requisite theory, driving policy issues, and latest research. Todaro and Smith take a policy-oriented approach, presenting economic theory in the context of critical policy debates and country-specific case studies, to show how theory relates to the problems and ... Read more

    $72.99 AUD

  • SPSS Statistics For Dummies

    The fun and friendly guide to mastering IBM’s Statistical Package for the Social SciencesWritten by an author team with a combined 55 years of experience using SPSS, this updated guide takes the guesswork out of the subject and helps you get the most out of using the leader in predictive analysis.Covering the latest release and updates to SPSS 27.0, and including more than 150 pages of basic ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

  • A Practical Guide to Macroeconomics

    There is an uncomfortably large gulf between academic research and what policy economists use to understand the economy. A Practical Guide to Macroeconomics shows how economists at policy institutions approach important real-world questions and explains why existing academic work – theoretical and empirical – has little to offer them. It argues that this disconnect between theory and practice is ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD

  • Factfulness

    Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

    'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world' BILL GATES'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMAThe international bestseller, inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Company of One

    Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business

    by Paul Jarvis ...
    What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale up a new business, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better-and smarter-solution is simply to remain small?Company of One is a refreshing new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Moneyless Man

    A Year of Freeconomic Living

    by Mark Boyle ...
    The astonishing reality of living without our most important resource: money.'An inspiring and entertaining guide to escaping the money trap and reconnecting with reality.' Paul Kingsnorth, author of Real EnglandImagine a year living without spending money...Former businessman Mark Boyle undertook this extraordinary challenge and recounts the amazing adventure it led him on. Going back to basics ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Running Randomized Evaluations

    A Practical Guide

    A comprehensive guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs in developing countriesThis book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which has run hundreds of such evaluations in dozens of countries throughout the world, it ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

  • The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

    by Martin Wolf ...
    From the author of The Shifts and the Shocks, and one of the most influential writers on economics, a reckoning with how and why the relationship between democracy and capitalism is coming undoneWe are living in an age when economic failings have shaken faith in global capitalism. Political failings have undermined trust in liberal democracy and in the very notion of truth. The ties that ought to ... Read more

    $14.99 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