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  • Richistanby Robert Frank

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    The rich have always been different from you and me, but this revealing and funny journey through ? Richistan ? entertainingly shows that they are more different than ever. Richistanis have 400-foot-yachts, 30,000-square-foot homes, house staffs of more than 100, and their own ?arborists.? They?re also different from Old Money, and have torn down blue-blood... more...

  • The High-Beta Richby Robert Frank

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    The rich are not only getting richer, they are becoming more dangerous. Starting in the early 1980s the top one percent (1%) broke away from the rest of us to become the most unstable force in the economy. An elite that had once been the flat line on the American income charts - models of financial propriety - suddenly set off on a wild ride of economic... more...

  • Who Repo'd My Jet?: the manic millionaires and why they'll lead us to the next boom and bustby Robert Frank

    Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 24.99

    Through intimate portraits of people who are named and on the record, Who Repo’d My Jet? chronicles the decline of the newly moneyed class: their mortgaged mansions, blown-up balance sheets, repossessed Bentleys and Gulfstreams, and wrecked lives and relationships. But who cares about the sudden discomfort of the rich amidst so much real... more...

  • Falling Behindby Robert Frank

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels... more...

  • Luxury Feverby Robert H. Frank

    Free Press 2001; US$ 25.00

    A new luxury fever has America in its grip. Independent of stock prices, recessions, and inflation rates, the past two decades have witnessed a spectacular and uninterrupted rise in luxury consumption. Ordinary, functional goods are no longer acceptable. Our cars have gotten larger, heavier, and far more expensive. Mansions larger than 30,000 square... more...

  • The Darwin Economyby Robert H. Frank

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist , predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics.... more...

  • Luxury Feverby Robert H. Frank

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    A new luxury fever has America in its grip. Independent of stock prices, recessions, and inflation rates, the past two decades have witnessed a spectacular and uninterrupted rise in luxury consumption. Ordinary, functional goods are no longer acceptable. Our cars have gotten larger, heavier, and far more expensive. Mansions larger than 30,000 square... more...

  • The Darwin Economyby Robert H. Frank

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist , predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics.... more...

  • What Price the Moral High Ground?by Robert H. Frank

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    Financial disasters--and stories of the greedy bankers who precipitated them--seem to underscore the idea that self-interest will always trump concerns for the greater good. Indeed, this idea is supported by the prevailing theories in both economics and evolutionary biology. But is it valid? In What Price the Moral High Ground? , economist and... more...

  • Luxury Feverby Robert H. Frank

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    A new luxury fever has America in its grip. Independent of stock prices, recessions, and inflation rates, the past two decades have witnessed a spectacular and uninterrupted rise in luxury consumption. Ordinary, functional goods are no longer acceptable. Our cars have gotten larger, heavier, and far more expensive. Mansions larger than 30,000 square... more...