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  • The Book of Trespass

    Crossing the Lines that Divide Us

    by Nick Hayes ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA GUARDIAN, I AND SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION 2021'Brilliant, passionate and political . . . The Book of Trespass will make you see landscapes differently' Robert Macfarlane'A remarkable and truly radical work, loaded with resonant truths' George Monbiot</p... ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD $15.72 AUD

  • Beeching: 50 Years On

    50 Years On

    In 1963 Dr Beeching’s infamous report signalled the end for over 15,000 miles of track, a third of Britain’s stations, and for 70,000 jobs, as well as making irrevocable changes to the way of life of many consumers. Much misery was caused and Beeching’s name was muddied, but in hindsight the report probably did more than any other single factor to preserve the nation’s railway heritage. Without ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • How Civil Wars Start

    And How to Stop Them

    'When one of the world's leading scholars of civil war tells us that a country is on the brink of violent conflict, we should pay attention. This is an important book' Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies DieCivil wars are the biggest danger to world peace today - this book shows us why they happen, and how to avoid them.Most of us don't know it, but we are living in the ... Read more

    $16.99 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Deficit Myth

    Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Kelton has succeeded in instigating a round of heretical questioning, essential for a post-Covid-19 world, where the pantheon of economic gods will have to be reconfigured' Guardian'Stephanie Kelton is an indispensable source of moral clarity ... the truths that she teaches about money, debt, and deficits give us the tools we desperately need to build a safe future for ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Confessions of a Wall Street Insider

    A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters

    Although he was a suburban husband and father, living a far different life than the Wolf of Wall Street,” Michael Kimelman had a good run as the cofounder of a hedge fund. He had left a cushy yet suffocating job at a law firm to try his hand at the high-risk life of a proprietary trader - and he did pretty well for himself. But it all came crashing down in the wee hours of November 5, 2009, when ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • American Icon

    Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

    The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally.At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself.Under the ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Griftopia

    bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America

    by Matt Taibbi ...
    The dramatic story behind the most audacious power grab in American historyThe global financial crisis isn’t past but prologue. The fall and rescue of Wall Street was the coming-out party for the looters at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class—made up of the largest players in finance and the politicians who do their bidding—has been growing in power for a ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Beyond Outrage: Expanded Edition

    What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it

    America’s economy and democracy are working for the benefit of an ever-fewer privileged and powerful people. But rather than just complain about it or give up on the system, we must join together and make it work for all of us.In this timely book, Robert B. Reich argues that nothing good happens in Washington unless citizens are energized and organized to make sure Washington acts in the public ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • The Entrepreneurial State

    Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

    'Superb ... At a time when government action of any kind is ideologically suspect, and entrepreneurship is unquestioningly lionized, the book's importance cannot be understated' GuardianAccording to conventional wisdom, innovation is best left to the dynamic entrepreneurs of the private sector, and government should get out of the way. But what if all this was wrong? What if, from Silicon Valley ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Laundromat

    Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite

    Now a Major Motion Picture The Laundromat from Director Steven Soderbergh, starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas.The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale.A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters to Government (mini ebook)

    This mini ebook features a sample chapter from Mark Henderson’s brilliant new book THE GEEK MANIFESTO: why science matters.The geeks are coming. And our world needs them.We live in a country where:-A writer can be forced into court for telling the scientific truth.-The media would rather sell papers by scaremongering about the MMR vaccine or GM crops than reporting the facts.-A government advisor ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Next Economic Disaster

    Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It

    by Richard Vague ...
    Current debates about economic crises typically focus on the role that public debt and debt-fueled public spending play in economic growth. This illuminating and provocative work shows that it is the rapid expansion of private rather than public debt that constrains growth and sparks economic calamities like the financial crisis of 2008.Relying on the findings of a team of economists, credit ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • When the Money Runs Out

    The End of Western Affluence

    The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is a historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not ... Read more

    $35.96 AUD

  • The Money Mafia

    A World in Crisis

    Exposing perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explaining how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored, this book argues the existence of exotic energy sources to replace fossil fuels and consequently recommends an immediate end to fracking and offshore drilling for oil. It further urges an immediate worldwide mobilization to replace ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Now For Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear

    In 64 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW FOR THEN, Editor-at-Large for Wired magazine and guru of the digital age Ben Hammersley gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century. Explaining the effects of the changes in the modern world, and the latest ideas in technology, culture, business and politics, this book will demystify the internet, decode cyberspace, and ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Social Innovation

    Comparative Perspectives

    series Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation
    Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives investigates socio-economic impact. Since it is hard to establish causality and to measure social properties when investigating impact, especially at the level of society, the book narrows down impact to one priority aspect: social innovation – understood as organizations’ capacity to generate novel ideas, ways and means of doing things, of addressing ... Read more

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  • A Capitalist's Lament

    How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America

    by Leland Faust ...
    Leland Faust unmasks Wall Street’s unsavory tactics in powerful detail by giving readers a high-level view of how the financial services industry misleads them, overcharges them, and exposes them to needless risk. He documents the financial industry’s alluring come-ons, airbrushed risks, high-stakes gambling, half-truths, misleading statements, outlandish predictions, tricks to overcharge ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The China Fantasy

    Why Capitalism Will Not Bring Democracy to China

    by James Mann ...
    **The book that got China right: a prophetic work on how America's policies towards China led it away from liberalization and further towards authoritarianism, from the bestselling author of Rise of the Vulcans"[The China Fantasy] predicted, China would remain an authoritarian country, and its success would encourage other authoritarian regimes to resist pressures to change . . . Mann’s prediction ... Read more

    $15.61 AUD

  • Fed Up

    An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America

    A Federal Reserve insider pulls back the curtain on the secretive institution that controls America’s economyAfter correctly predicting the housing crash of 2008 and quitting her high-ranking Wall Street job, Danielle DiMartino Booth was surprised to find herself recruited as an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, one of the regional centers of our complicated and widely misunderstood ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Summary: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Review and Analysis of John Perkins's Book

    The must-read summary of John Perkins's book: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man".This complete summary of John Perkins's book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" reveals how economic projections were invented in order to convince other countries to accept important loans for infrastructure and development which they couldn't afford. In his book, the author provides evidence from interviews with ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Narrow Corridor

    How Nations Struggle for Liberty

    'As enjoyable as it is thought-provoking' Jared DiamondBy the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms - and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats.Liberty is hardly the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD