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- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013?or Ghana?s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008?just as the world?s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece?s chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00
A comprehensive balanced portrait of the factors affecting economic development in Latin America, first published in 2003. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 7.75
This thoughtful new abridgment is enriched by the brilliant commentary which accompanies it. In it, Laurence Dickey argues that the Wealth of Nations containsand conceals--a great deal of how Smith actually thought a commercial society works. Guided by his conviction that the so-called "Adam Smith Problem"--the relationship between... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95
In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant?better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
?Whatever it takes? That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke?s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression during his career... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00
The political and economic history of Latin America has been marked by great hopes and even greater disappointments. Despite abundant resources—and a history of productivity and wealth—in recent decades the region has fallen further and further behind developed nations, surpassed even by other developing economies in Southeast Asia and... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 22.95
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme?but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short , Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really? Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his... more...