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  • As Gods Among Men

    A History of the Rich in the West

    by Guido Alfani ...
    How the rich and the super-rich throughout Western history accumulated their wealth, behaved (or misbehaved) and helped (or didn’t help) their communities in times of crisisThe rich have always fascinated, sometimes in problematic ways. Medieval thinkers feared that the super-rich would act 'as gods among men’; much more recently Thomas Piketty made wealth central to discussions of inequality. In ... Read more

    $25.99 USD


  • Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money

    by David Gerard ...
    Silicon Valley tries to disrupt the world — and the world says "no."Facebook: the biggest social network in history. A stupendous, world-shaping success. But governments were giving Facebook trouble over personal data abuses, election rigging and fake news.Mark Zuckerberg wondered: what if Facebook could pivot to finance? Or, better: what if Facebook started its own private world currency?Facebook ... Read more

    $7.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Fed Unbound

    Central Banking in a Time of Crisis

    by Lev Menand ...
    Do the Fed’s efforts to stabilize the economy worsen inequality?The Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank, was built for a monetary system composed primarily of investor-owned, government-chartered banks. But over the years, the erosion of banking law and the rise of alternative forms of money created outside of the banking system have pushed the Fed to take on more and more responsibilities to ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Innovation Illusion

    How So Little Is Created by So Many Working So Hard

    Timely, compelling, and certain to be controversial—a deeply researched study that reveals how companies and policy makers are hindering innovation-led growth Conventional wisdom holds that Western economies are on the threshold of fast-and-furious technological development. Fredrik Erixon and Bjorn Weigel refute this idea, bringing together a vast array of data and case studies to tell a very ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • After the Music Stopped

    The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

    **The New York Times bestseller"Blinder's book deserves its likely place near the top of reading lists about the crisis. It is the best comprehensive history of the episode... A riveting tale." - Financial Times**One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons.Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Naked Money: A Revealing Look at Our Financial System

    Charles Wheelan’s wonderfully whimsical, best-selling Naked series tackles the weird, surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.Consider the $20 bill.It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth twenty dollars? In the third volume ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Honourable Company

    by John Keay ...
    A history of the English East India company.During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Course on Statistics for Finance

    Taking a data-driven approach, A Course on Statistics for Finance presents statistical methods for financial investment analysis. The author introduces regression analysis, time series analysis, and multivariate analysis step by step using models and methods from finance.The book begins with a review of basic statistics, including descriptive statistics, kinds of variables, and types of data sets. ... Read more

    $100.99 USD

  • Economics in America

    An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality

    by Angus Deaton ...
    From the Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling coauthor of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, candid reflections on the economist’s craftWhen economist Angus Deaton immigrated to the United States from Britain in the early 1980s, he was awed by America’s strengths and shocked by the extraordinary gaps he witnessed between people. Economics in America explains in ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Chip War

    The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology

    by Chris Miller ...
    The Financial Times Business Book of the Year, this epic account of the decades-long battle to control one of the world’s most critical resources—microchip technology—with the United States and China increasingly in fierce competition is “pulse quickening…a nonfiction thriller” (The New York Times).You may be surprised to learn that microchips are the new oil—the scarce resource on which the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Invisible Women

    Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

    #1 International BestsellerWinner of the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book PrizeA landmark, prize-winning, international bestselling examination of how a gender gap in data perpetuates bias and disadvantages women, now in paperbackData is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development to health care to ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Evil Geniuses

    The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

    by Kurt Andersen ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.“Essential, absorbing . . . a graceful, authoritative guide . . . a radicalized moderate’s moderate case for radical change.” ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Ascent of Money

    A Financial History of the World: 10th Anniversary Edition

    **The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrency"[An] excellent, just in time guide to the history of finance and financial crisis." —The Washington Post"Fascinating." —Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek**In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Dollars and Sex

    How Economics Influences Sex and Love

    Like Freakonomics, Dollars and Sex takes economics and converts it into a sexy science by applying the principles of supply and demand, and other market forces, to matters of love, courtship, sex, and marriage. As she does in her hugely popular blog, author Marina Adshade explores the marketplace for sex and love using research, economic analysis, and humor to reveal just how central the interplay ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Vivid Vision

    A Remarkable Tool for Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of The

    Many corporations have slick, flashy mission statements that ultimately do little to motivate employees and less to impress customers, investors, and partners. But there is a way to share your excitement for the future of your company in a clear, compelling, and powerful way and entrepreneur and business growth expert Cameron Herold can show you how. Vivid Vision is a revolutionary tool that will ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Reweaving the Tapestry of Tenure

    Eight Elders of the CLT Movement Who Championed Community Ownership of Land

    Edited by John Emmeus Davis ...
    The community land trust (CLT) movement has grown from a single CLT in 1970 to nearly six hundred today, scattered across a dozen countries. While many people can be credited with the global spread of CLTs, eight individuals have been especially influential in pioneering, refining, and promoting this dynamic strategy of community-led development on community-owned land. Shirley Sherrod, Mtamanika ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Marx

    The Alternative to Capitalism

    by Kieran Allen ...
    If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive look at the ideas of Karl Marx.Dispensing with the dryness of traditional explanations of Marx, Allen shows how Marx's ideas apply to modern society. The first section briefly outlines ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Foreign Currency Trading, 2nd Edition

    Discover Success on the World’s Most Exciting Exchange Market

    A roadmap for success; the strategies to use and pitfalls to avoid. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • A Finer Future

    Creating an Economy in Service to Life

    The blueprint for an inspiring regenerative economy that avoids collapse and works for people and the planet.Humanity is in a race with catastrophe. Is the future one of global warming, 65 million migrants fleeing failed states, soaring inequality, and grid-locked politics? Or one of empowered entrepreneurs and innovators working towards social change, leveling the playing field, and building a ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • El desierto blanco

    Nueve desconocidos huyen en globo de unos bombardeos. Deben decidir quién de ellos se tiene que tirar al mar para que el resto pueda llegar sano y salvo a una isla desierta y comenzar una nueva civilización. Los viajeros del globo son los únicos supervivientes de una guerra mundial que ha hecho desaparecer el mundo tal y como lo conocemos. Lo que está en juego, en realidad, no es el futuro de la ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Worth of War

    Although war is terrible and brutal, history shows that it has been a great driver of human progress. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg in this incisive, well-researched study of the benefits to civilization derived from armed conflict. Ginsberg makes a convincing case that war selects for and promotes certain features of societies that are generally held to represent progress. These ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Out of Captivity

    Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle

    “[A] remarkable story….An honest and harrowing memoir of a life-changing ordeal.” —Arizona RepublicThe spellbinding New York Times bestseller, Out of Captivity is the amazing true story of Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American civilian contractors who were held hostage by the FARC rebel group in Colombia for five and a half years. Written with Gary Brozek, this book is an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Medieval Market Morality

    Life, Law and Ethics in the English Marketplace, 1200–1500

    by James Davis ...
    This important study examines the market trade of medieval England by providing a wide-ranging critique of the moral and legal imperatives that underpinned retail trade. James Davis shows how market-goers were influenced not only by practical and economic considerations of price, quality, supply and demand, but also by the moral and cultural environment within which such deals were conducted. This ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    by Michael Lewis ...
    The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."-Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit ... Read more

    $12.99 USD