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Trying to understand the world economy and how our markets are in a crisis. Take a look at our books below to give you some insight.

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A bestselling book in its fifth edition offering a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world.

"...A bestselling book in its fifth edition offering a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world.. This book offers a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets..."

Stephen Valdez

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Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Greenspan's Fraud

How Two Decades of His Policies Have Undermined the Global Economy

For two decades Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has held reign over economic policy, outlasting three presidents. His long tenure has had a profound...

"..., international bestselling author Ravi Batra takes sharp aim at Greenspan's policies since he came..."

Ravi Batra

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St. Martin's Griffin

Deep Economy

The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

“Masterfully crafted, deeply thoughtful and mind-expanding.”—Los Angeles Times In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest...

"...a local economy will mean, however, ceasing to worship markets as infallible and consciously setting..."

Bill McKibben Bill McKibben

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A Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks Book

Nickel and Dimed

On (Not) Getting By in America

The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5...

"...The bestselling, landmark work of undercover reportage, now updated Acclaimed as an instant classic upon publication, Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5.... The bestselling, landmark work..."

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich

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In the span of one day, how does the world do business? In Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, journalist and economist Daniel Altman answers this...

"...an emerging commodity market, such as emissions, is a big challenge. Ivan, Miro, and I review a stack..."

Daniel Altman Daniel Altman

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The Clinton Charisma

A Legacy of Leadership

The Clinton Charisma is a fascinating, prescriptive guide that reveals the former president's complex leadership techniques, including his attention to public...

Donald T. Phillips

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Metropolitan Books

The Big Necessity

The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

An utterly original exploration of the world of human waste that will surprise, outrage—and entertain Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly,...

Rose George Rose George

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Picador

Moveable Feasts

From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat

Today the things we eat and drink have crossed oceans, continents, and even airspace before reaching the dinner table. The complex systems and technologies...

"...Today the things we eat and drink have crossed oceans, continents, and even airspace before reaching the dinner table. The complex systems and technologies.... Today the things we eat and drink have crossed oceans, continents, and even airspace before reaching the dinner table. The complex systems and technologies devised throughout the centuries to deliver our food supply reveal surprising things about politics, culture, economies--and our appetites. In Mumbai, India's chaotic commercia..."

Sarah Murray Sarah Murray

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Exodus to the Virtual World

How Online Fun Is Changing Reality

Virtual worlds have exploded out of online game culture and now capture the attention of millions of ordinary people: husbands, wives, fathers, mothers,...

Edward Castronova

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The New Golden Age

The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos

Bestselling author and economist Ravi Batra takes aim at the obstacles to global prosperity--from corrupt financial institutions to political motivations--and...

"...Bestselling author and economist Ravi Batra takes aim at the obstacles to global prosperity--from corrupt financial institutions to political motivations--and.... In The New Golden Age, bestselling..."

Ravi Batra

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Poisoned Wells

The Dirty Politics of African Oil

Each week the oil and gas fields of sub-Saharan Africa produce well over a billion dollars’ worth of oil, an amount that far exceeds development aid to the...

"...vast corruption that reaches deep into American and European economies. In Poisoned Wells, Nicholas..."

Nicholas Shaxson Nicholas Shaxson

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Morals and Markets

An Evolutionary Account of the Modern World

Economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Friedman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems-while often in conflict-are really devices...

"...Economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Friedman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems-while often in conflict-are really devices.... Economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Friedman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems-while often in conflict..."

Daniel Friedman Daniel Friedman

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Palgrave Macmillan

Unbearable Cost

Bush, Greenspan and the Economics of Empire

In these essays James K. Galbraith wrote the history of Bush's presidency while it happened. This work contains Galbraith's most influential writings on...

"...and the ongoing transformation of the American economy under the steerage of Alan Greenspan..."

James K. Galbraith

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Palgrave Macmillan

Introduction to International Macroeconomics

A Primer on Theory, Policy and Applications

This updated edition of Graham Bird's introductory text on international macroeconomics is concerned with monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate issues and policy...

"...This updated edition of Graham Bird's introductory text on international macroeconomics is concerned with monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate issues and policy.... This updated edition of Graham Bird's introductory text on international macroeconomics is concerned with monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate issues and policy as they affect individual countries in the global economy, rather than with issues of comparative advantage and international trade. As such, it is something of a hybri..."

Graham Bird

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Economics 2.0

What the Best Minds in Economics Can Teach You About Business and Life

A compilation of cutting-edge economic research in an accessible format

"...the irrationality of financial markets, the subprime crisis, globalization, and the methods marketers..."

By Norbert Häring and Olaf Storbeck

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Palgrave Macmillan

Surfing Economics

Essays for the Inquiring Economist

Surfing Economics is a collection of essays by one of Europe's leading young economists. These essays are written to bring to life in a non-technical manner...

Huw David Dixon

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Palgrave Macmillan

The Morality of Money

An Exploration in Analytic Philosophy

The morality of sex, violence and money is at the centre of much human life. While the first two have been subject to intensive historical and philosophical...

By Adrian Walsh and Tony Lynch

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Offshore Finance and Small States

Sovereignty, Size and Money

One path towards development taken by a number of small jurisdictions is the establishment of an offshore financial centre. This text analyses the actual...

"...One path towards development taken by a number of small jurisdictions is the establishment of an offshore financial centre. This text analyses the actual.... One path towards development taken by a number of small jurisdictions is the establishment of an offshore financial centre. This text analyses the actual economic contribution for several small Caribbean economies and the impact to continued operation arising from an international initiative for the exchange of taxpayer information..."

William Vlcek

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The Confiscation of American Prosperity

From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression

This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes...

"...the coming crisis.. "Can a recent history of the U.S. economy read a bit like a crime story? Yes, in the hands of Michael Perelman" - Seth Sandronsky, Sacramento News & Review   "The Confiscation..."

Michael Perelman Michael Perelman

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A collection of essays by leading historians of early modern Europe and the U.S., this book explores how merchants, entrepreneurs, and other early modern...

By Margaret C. C. Jacob and Catherine Secretan

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What are the driving forces - both endogenous and exogenous - for, and how have they influenced China's economic transformations during the past decades? This...

"...the operational mechanisms of the Chinese economy between the pre-- and post-reform periods and through both national and provincial dimensions. A multiregional comparison of the Chinese economy is conducted..."

Rongxing Guo

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Financial Institutions and Markets

Current Issues in Financial Markets

This book is a collection of research papers that contribute to the understanding of ongoing developments in financial institutions and markets both in the...

"...This book is a collection of research papers that contribute to the understanding of ongoing developments in financial institutions and markets both in the.... This book is a collection of research papers that contribute to the understanding of ongoing developments in financial institutions and markets both in the United States and globally..."

By George G. Kaufman and Robert R. Bliss

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Partly, the increasing integration of financial markets and the rise of foreign direct investment is a consequence of world trade expansion. But in addition to...

"...Partly, the increasing integration of financial markets and the rise of foreign direct investment is a consequence of world trade expansion. But in addition to.... Partly, the increasing integration of financial markets and the rise of foreign direct investment is a consequence of world trade..."

By Hörst Tomann and Jens Hölscher

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Managing the World Economy

Managing the World Economy, while recognizing how much has been achieved since the start of the Industrial Revolution, challenges the view that much better...

"...Managing the World Economy, while recognizing how much has been achieved since the start of the Industrial Revolution, challenges the view that much better.... Managing the World Economy, while recognizing how much has been achieved since the start of the Industrial Revolution, challenges the view that much better results could not have been attained. It argues that faster economic growth..."

John Mills

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