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  • Lean Inby Sheryl Sandberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    The #1 international best seller In  Lean In,  Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers.... more...

  • The Locust and the Beeby Geoff Mulgan

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different... more...

  • The Rise of the Western Worldby Douglass C. North; Robert Paul Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 28.00

    This 1973 book is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700. more...

  • The Lords of Creationby Frederick Lewis Allen; Mark Crispin Miller; Gretchen Morgenson

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    An acclaimed classic detailing the economic history of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and exposing the capitalist giants who changed the world Frederick Lewis Allen’s insightful financial history of the United States—from the late 1800s through the stock market collapse of 1929—remains a seminal work on what brought... more...

  • Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith; Laurence Dickey

    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 contains—and 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...

  • Animal Spiritsby George A. Akerlof; Robert J. Shiller

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller... more...

  • An Economic History of Europeby Karl Gunnar Persson; Paul Sharp

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The second edition of a leading textbook on European economic history, updated throughout and with new coverage of post-financial crisis Europe. more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    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

    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...