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  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • Too Big to Failby Andrew Ross Sorkin

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.00

    A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington. In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account... more...

  • Boomerangby Michael Lewis

    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... more...

  • After the Music Stoppedby Alan S Blinder

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by Michiko Kakutani and the New York Times Book Review ?Blinder is a master storyteller . . . one of the best books yet about the financial crisis.? ? The Wall Street Journal Alan S. Blinder?esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal... more...

  • Start-up Nationby Dan Senor; Saul Singer

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? ... more...

  • Aftershockby Robert B. Reich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    A brilliant new reading of the economic crisis?and a plan for dealing with the challenge of its aftermath?by one of our most trenchant and informed experts. When the nation?s economy foundered in 2008, blame was directed almost universally at Wall Street. But Robert B. Reich suggests a different reason for the meltdown, and for a perilous road ahead.... more...

  • Paper Money Collapseby Detlev S. Schlichter; Thomas Mayer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    Explore the inevitable collapse of the fiat monetary system Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money, Second Edition challenges the mainstream consensus on money and monetary policy. While it is today generally believed that the transition from 'hard' and inflexible commodity money (such as a gold standard) to entirely flexible and potentially... more...

  • Multinationalism, Japanese Styleby Terutomo Ozawa

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Analyzing the motivating forces behind the trend toward Japanese direct overseas production, this work examines the appreciation of the yen, rising labor and energy costs, environmental decay, shortages of industrial sites, and critical dependence on overseas resources as factors in prompting Japanese firms to transfer production facilities abroad.... more...

  • Speculation, Trading, and Bubblesby José A. Scheinkman; Kenneth J. Arrow; Patrick Bolton; Sanford J. Grossman; Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The history of financial markets is full of moments in which asset prices inflate far beyond their intrinsic value. These events are commonly called bubbles, and in this book, José A. Scheinkman and other top economists offer new explanations for this phenomenon. Scheinkman discusses some stylized facts concerning bubbles, such as high trading volume... more...

  • Was Stalin Really Necessary?by Alec Nove

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency,... more...