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Theory of Economics

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  • Debt, Updated and Expanded

    The First 5,000 Years

    by David Graeber

    Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debtHere anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Doughnut Economics

    Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

    by Kate Raworth

    Economics is broken, and the planet is paying the price.Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative?In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Theory of Moral Sentiments

    by Adam Smith and 3 more

    Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good. Smith's classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on renewed ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • The Black Swan

    The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper? This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world disasters. Their ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Model Thinker

    What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

    by Scott E. Page

    Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja.From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Economics: The User's Guide

    A Pelican Introduction

    by Ha-Joon Chang

    series Pelican Books
    What is economics?What can - and can't - it explain about the world?Why does it matter?Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the W... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Undoing Project

    A Friendship that Changed the World

    by Michael Lewis

    THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BIG SHORT AND FLASH BOYS'A gripping account of how two psychologists reshaped the way we think ... What a story it is' Sunday Times'You'll love it ... full of surprises and no small degree of tragedy' Tim HarfordIn 1969 two men met on a university campus. Their names were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They were different in every way. But ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Skin in the Game

    Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    From the bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold book that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility'Skin in the game means that you do not pay attention to what people say, only to what they do, and how much of their neck they are putting on the line'Citizens, artisans, police, fishermen, political activists and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Deficit Myth

    Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy

    by Stephanie Kelton

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'The tools we desperately need to build a safe future for all. Read it' Naomi Klein'This book is going to be influential' Financial Times'A rock star in her field' The Times'Convincingly overturns conventional wisdom' New York TimesSupporting the economy, paying for healthcare, creating new jobs, ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Shock Doctrine

    The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

    by Naomi Klein

    'Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell' John le CarréAround the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors.Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Aftermath

    Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos

    by James Rickards

    In his most practical book to date, financial expert and investment advisor James Rickards shows how and why our financial markets are being artificially inflated and what smart investors can do to protect their assets.What goes up must come down. As any student of financial history knows, the dizzying heights of the stock market can't continue indefinitely. In turbulent times, the elites are ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life

    by Avinash K. Dixit and 1 more

    The international bestseller—don't compete without it!A major bestseller in Japan, Financial Times Top Ten book of the year, Book-of-the-Month Club bestseller, and required reading at the best business schools, Thinking Strategically is a crash course in outmaneauvering any rival. This entertaining guide builds on scores of case studies taken from business, sports, the movies, politics, and ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

    by Ha-Joon Chang

    Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works. He succeeds in both setting the historical record straight ('the washing machine has changed the world more than the internet'; 'the US does not have the highest living standard in the world'; 'people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than people in rich countries') and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Value of Everything

    Making and Taking in the Global Economy

    by Mariana Mazzucato

    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

    by Abhijit V. Banerjee and 1 more

    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

  • Whoops!

    Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay

    by John Lanchester

    'Endlessly witty, but the wit is underpinned by a tremendous, unembarrassed anger and moral lucidity. A superb guide which will turn any reader into an expert within the space of 200 pages' Jonathan CoeThere's probably a word in German for that feeling you get when you can understand something while it's being explained to you, but lose hold of the explanation as soon as it stops. A lot of writing ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    by Thomas Piketty

    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

    $25.29 AUD

  • Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

    The History of a Dangerous Idea

    by Mark Blyth

    Conservatives today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Small Is Beautiful

    A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

    by E F Schumacher

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Wealth Of Nations: An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations (Mobi Classics)

    by Adam Smith

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith. It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. Excerpted ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Competitive Strategy

    Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

    by Michael E. Porter

    Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity—like all great breakthroughs—Porter’s analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry competition in five underlying forces. Porter ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • How Much is Enough?

    Money and the Good Life

    by Robert Skidelsky and 1 more

    In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong?Robert and Edward Skidelsky argue that wealth is not - or should not be - an end in itself, but a means to 'the good life'. Tracing the concept from Aristotle to the present, they show ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Soccernomics

    by Simon Kuper and 1 more

    At last, football has its answer to Freakonomics, The Tipping Point and The Undercover Economist.Why do England lose?”“Why do Germany & Brazil Win?”“How have Spain conquered the World?”"Penalties - what are they good for?"“What is the price on achieving success and the true cost of failure?”These are questions every football fan has asked. Soccernomics (previously published as Why England Lose) ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Make Time

    How to focus on what matters every day

    by Jake Knapp and 1 more

    'If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book.' - Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better'Make Time is essential reading for anyone who wants to create a happier, more successful life.' Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness ProjectMost of our time is spent by default. We all wish for more hours in the day. We all struggle to... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD