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  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year'Hugely, highly and happily recommended'Stephen Fry'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race'Tim Harf... ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • 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

  • Economics in One Lesson

    The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    by Henry Hazlitt ...
    With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day.Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Small Is Beautiful

    A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

    Small is Beautiful is E. F. Schumacher's stimulating and controversial study of economics and its purpose. This remarkable book examines our modern economic system - its use of resources and impact on how we live - questioning whether they reflect what we truly care about. The revolutionary ideas are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking today as when they were first published in 1973. ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future

    by Jeff Booth ...
    We live in an extraordinary time. Technological advances are happening at a rate faster than our ability to understand them, and in a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. These advances bring efficiency and abundance—and they are profoundly deflationary.Our economic systems were built for a pre-technology era when labour and capital were inextricably linked ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • When McKinsey Comes to Town

    The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm

    **A TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022**An explosive exposé of a firm whose work has made your world more unequal, more corrupt and more dangerous.McKinsey & Company have earned billions consulting for almost every major corporation in the world - and countless governments, including yours. Shielded by NDAs, their practices have remained hidden - until now.In this propulsive ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • King of Capital

    The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone

    The story of Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone, and a financial revolution, King of Capital is the greatest untold success story on Wall Street.In King of Capital, David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ‘barbarians at the gate’ into disciplined, risk-conscious investors while the financial ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society

    The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

    by Jeremy Rifkin ...
    In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness but is now taking it to its ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Big Con

    How the Consulting Industry Weakens our Businesses, Infantilizes our Governments and Warps our Economies

    There is an entrenched relationship between the consulting industry and the way business and government are managed today which must change.Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington show that our economies' reliance on companies such as McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY stunts innovation, obfuscates corporate and political accountability and impedes our ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Price of Time

    The Real Story of Interest

    The first book of the next crisis. A history of interest rates by a leading financial commentator, updated with a new postscript.*Winner of the 2023 Hayek Book Prize**Longlisted for the 2022 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award*All economic and financial activities take place across time. Interest coordinates these activities. The story of capitalism is thus the story of interest: the ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • I, Millennial

    One Snowflake's Screed Against Boomers, Billionaires and Everything Else

    by Tom Ballard ...
    ‘A damn hilarious read.’ Nazeem Hussain‘A true barbarian.’ **Andrew BoltOur world is in chaos lol. And no, Australian Millennials, it’s not your imagination: things are especially f**ked for us.**Millions of Baby Boomers got beach houses, free education, jobs for life and a franking credit-fed retirement. But Millennials have been handed a housing crisis, crippling student debt, the gig economy, a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Man Who Broke Capitalism

    How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy

    by David Gelles ...
    New York Times BestsellerNew York Times reporter and “Corner Office” columnist David Gelles reveals legendary GE CEO Jack Welch to be the root of all that’s wrong with capitalism today and offers advice on how we might right those wrongs.In 1981, Jack Welch took over General Electric and quickly rose to fame as the first celebrity CEO. He golfed with presidents, mingled with movie stars, and was ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Day the World Stops Shopping

    How ending consumerism gives us a better life and a greener world

    We can't stop shopping but we must stop shopping - the consumer dilemma that defines our lives and our future. What would happen if we did?We are using up the planet at almost double the rate it can regenerate. To support our economies, we're told we must shop now like we've never shopped before, yet the scale of our consumption remains the biggest factor in the ruination of the world.But what ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Wrong Way

    How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

    Edited by Damien Cahill, Phillip Toner ...
    Since the 1980s, successive waves of ‘economic reform’ have radically changed the Australian economy.We have seen privatisation, deregulation, marketisation, and the contracting out of government services such as transport and education. For three decades, there has been a virtual consensus among the major political parties, policy makers and commentators as to the desirability of the neoliberal ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Galvanizing and uplifting' The Guardian'Bernie Sanders has changed US politics forever' Owen JonesIt's OK to be angry about capitalism. It's OK to want something better. Bernie Sanders takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled greed, and rigged against ordinary people. Where a handful of oligarchs h... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    Second Edition

    by Thomas Sowell ...
    Thomas Sowell “both surprises and overturns received wisdom” in this indispensable examination of widespread economic fallacies (The Economist)Economic Facts and Fallacies exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues-and does so in a lively manner and without requiring any prior knowledge of economics by the reader. These include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Capitalism without Capital

    The Rise of the Intangible Economy

    The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economyEarly in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • 人慈:橫跨二十萬年的人性旅程,用更好的視角看待自己

    Humankind: A Hopeful History

    Translated by 唐澄暐 ...
    series Next
    「本書刷新了我對人性的長久信念。」——《人類大歷史》作者**97%**的人認為,人性自私又貪婪,但當危機來襲,我們展現的是人類最好的本質。★**《衛報》:本書無疑是今年的《人類大歷史》。**★ 榮獲《華盛頓郵報》年度50大非小說類好書;2021年安德魯卡內基獎章提名。★ 最年輕的思想家《改變每個人的3個狂熱夢想》作者最新巨著。★ 版權售出46國,上市首週空降各大暢銷榜冠軍。</p... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Wealth of Nations

    by Adam Smith ...
    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith is a comprehensive look at the economics of the Industrial Revolution. Smith explains the benefits of a free market economy showing the ways in which it makes a more productive society. The book is part of the foundation of classical economics. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The Big Myth

    How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market

    "A carefully researched work of intellectual history, and an urgently needed political analysis." --Jane Mayer“[A] scorching indictment of free market fundamentalism … and how we can change, before it's too late.”-Esquire, Best Books of Winter 2023The bestselling authors of Merchants of Doubt offer a profound, startling history of one of America's most tenacious--and destructive--false ideas: the ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Introduction to Economics

    series Real Economics
    There are lots of people who pretend to understand Economics, but there are very few who really do understand Economics. If you dive into Economics and race towards your exams without taking the time to properly understand the key concepts at the heart of the subject, it will hardly be a surprise if you end up amongst the fakers rather than amongst the true experts.This book is intended for ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Reinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets

    by John McMillan ...
    Clear, insightful, and nondogmatic, this book gives us a new appreciation for one of our most ubiquitous institutions.From the wild swings of the stock market to the online auctions of eBay to the unexpected twists of the world's post-Communist economies, markets have suddenly become quite visible. We now have occasion to ask, "What makes these institutions work? How important are they? How can we ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Capital Order

    How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism

    A Financial Times Best Book of the Year"A must-read, with key lessons for the future."—Thomas PikettyA groundbreaking examination of austerity’s dark intellectual origins.For more than a century, governments facing financial crisis have resorted to the economic policies of austerity—cuts to wages, fiscal spending, and public benefits—as a path to solvency. While these policies have been successful ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD