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With the unprecedented changes in the global economy over the last year, the financial landscape has altered considerably. Check out the reports from new voices and award-winning veteran journalists below, ranging from every sector of America and the market.

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The World Is Flat 3.0

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly...

"..., via Frankfurt. I had Lufthansa business class. I knew exactly which direction I was going thanks..."

Thomas L. Friedman Thomas L. Friedman

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The Monster

How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America--and Spawned a Global Crisis

Who killed the economy? A page-turning, true-crime exposé of the subprime salesmen and Wall Street alchemists who produced the biggest financial scandal in...

"...Arnall, had in many ways been the founding father of subprime, the business of lending money to home..."

Michael W. Hudson Michael W. Hudson

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The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges...

"...the secret history of what we call the 'free market.' It should be compulsory reading."--Arundhati Roy "Pulls the curtain back on free-market myths and exposes the forces that are really driving our economy..."

Naomi Klein Naomi Klein

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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...

"..., poignant, and passionate, this revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage America—the story..."

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...

"...the world do business? In Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, journalist and economist Daniel Altman..."

Daniel Altman Daniel Altman

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Milton Friedman: A Biography

Born the son of immigrant parents, Milton Friedman went on to become a major figure during the resurgence of American conservatism. As an advisor to the Reagan...

"...." --Library Journal   "A surprisingly readable, succinct portrait of the combative economist." --Bloomberg News   "Ebenstein covers a lot of material with an engaging, lively style." --Democracy Journal..."

Lanny Ebenstein

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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...

"...into power. Greenomics, Batra argues, has extracted trillions of dollars from the American middle class and sharply benefited the rich, while protecting big business. Batra proves that Greenomics has also..."

Ravi Batra

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The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity

A leading political and business thinker identifies the greatest threat to our economic future: the things we think we know—but don’t America is at a...

"...to global competition and rapid technological change, America’s economy is about to face its most severe..."

Matt Miller Matt Miller

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Metropolitan Books

The Wrecking Crew

How Conservatives Rule

From the author of the landmark bestseller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, a jaw-dropping investigation of the decades of deliberate—and lucrative—conservative...

"...this was a novel development, made possible by the stock market crash and the Depression, which closed..."

Thomas Frank Thomas Frank

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Holt Paperbacks

The Mind of the Market

How Biology and Psychology Shape Our Economic Lives

"[A] captivating raconteur of all the greatest hits of behavioral, evolutionary and neuropsychology . . . Fascinating."—Los Angeles Times Book Review How did...

"...."—The Business Economist "Eye-opening … [The Mind of the Market] recounts truly fascinating experiments..."

Michael Shermer Michael Shermer

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The Trap

Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America

“Takes dead aim at the conservative economic consensus that has dominated U.S. politics . . . Biting and necessary.”—The American Prospect In this witty and...

"..., together, we might be able to change it."—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities..."

Daniel Brook

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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...

"...climate change and peak oil—that continuing to expand the economy may be impossible; the very..."

Bill McKibben Bill McKibben

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Bait and Switch

The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

The New York Times bestselling investigation into white-collar unemployment from “our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism”—The New York Times Book...

"..., white-collar job insecurity is no longer a function of the business cycle—rising as the stock market..."

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich

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Class Matters

The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America—and its implications for the way we live our lives We Americans have long thought of...

"...The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America—and its implications for the way we..."

By The New York Times and Bill Keller

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Picador

People Before Profit

The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis

Has globalization failed us? The promises of economic stability, increased prosperity, and cultural cooperation seem more like a pipe dream than ever before....

"...and economic insecurity. People Before Profit provides an essential understanding of our world economy..."

By Charles Derber and Noam Chomsky

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Picador

Offshore

The Dark Side of the Global Economy

An unknown realm to many investors, offshore finance allows giant corporations--such as Wal-Mart, British Petroleum, and Citigroup--to legally keep huge...

"..., like Cayman itself between the global market economy and colonial dependency on the United Kingdom..."

William Brittain-Catlin William Brittain-Catlin

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