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  • Why Most Things Failby Paul Ormerod

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.12

    From the best-selling author of The Death of Economics and Butterfly Economics , a ground-breaking look at a truth all too seldom acknowledged: most commercial and public policy ventures will not succeed. Paul Ormerod draws upon recent advances in biology to help us understand the surprising consequences of the Iron Law of Failure. And he shows... more...

  • Economic Lessons of the 1930sby H. W. Arndt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 1963. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerceby Robin Law

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 41.00 US$ 33.62

    Essays, from an African perspective, on the nineteenth-century commercial transition in West Africa. more...

  • Peasant Rebels Under Stalinby Lynne Viola

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Peasant Rebels Under Stalin is the first history of the peasant rebellion against Soviet collectivization. Author Lynne Viola's study demonstrates that the scope of peasant resistance was far wider and more serious than previously assumed. Based on newly declassified Soviet archives, Viola's work documents the manifestation in Stalin's Russia of... more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    Like the United States today, Renaissance Florence and Victorian Britain were the richest, most dynamic economic systems of their times. Yet each succumbed to a fiscal crisis brought on by public debt and taxation and eventually fell into long-term economic decline. Now, public debt and taxation dominate the America policy agenda. Must the United States... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.68

    This title explores the growth of America in terms of material prosperity. It interweaves economic history and cultural analysis onto his examination of postwar growth politics. The book contrasts the reasons for expansion and the way it has occurred in the past 50 years with the negative effects it has produced and the reactions against it. more...

  • Paternalistic Capitalismby Andreas G. Papandreou

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    The distinguished economist and Greek political leader presents here a powerful critique of American capitalism and its relationship to government and foreign policy. Dr. Papandreou first examines the orthodox view of the contemporary capitalist economy a more...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by Ewout Frankema

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage. more...

  • Rules of Exchangeby Alessandro Stanziani

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Provides a new intellectual, economic and legal history of capitalism from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. more...

  • Economic Thought in Early Modern Japanby Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    This volume deepens and revises our understanding of early-modern Japan by examining connections between economic thought and policy. It also engages issues of interest to scholars of world history and economic thought outside Japan or East Asia. more...