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  • A History of Professional Economists and Policymaking in the United Statesby Jonathan S. Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Over the course of the twentieth century, professional economists have become a feature in the policymaking process and have slowly changed the way we think about work, governance, and economic justice. However, they have also been a frustrating, paradoxical, and in recent years, controversial fixture in American public life. This book focuses... more...

  • The Old Regime and the Revolutionby Alexis de Tocqueville

    Harriman House 2013; US$ 6.49

    A profound and elegantly written investigation into the true causes of the French Revolution, this masterpiece by Alexis de Tocqueville remains as lively, counter-intuitive and memorable as on its first publication.Originally a bestseller simultaneously in France and Britain, today it sits at the top of book charts in China, and is beloved by historians... 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...

  • The Evolution of Moneyby David Orrell; Roman Chlupatř

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    The sharing economy?s unique customer to company exchange is possible because of the evolution of money. These transactions haven?t always been as fluid as they are today, but they are likely to become even more so in the future. It is therefore critical that we learn to appreciate money?s elastic nature as deeply as do Uber, Airbnb, Kickstarter,... more...

  • Great Economic Thinkers from Antiquity to the Historical Schoolby Bertram Schefold

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book contains commentaries from the series "Klassiker der National÷konomie" (classics of economics), which have been translated into English for the first time. This selection focuses on neglected, but notable writers in a deserted sub-discipline, localising the beginning of economic science not with Adam Smith, but with the moral question of... more...

  • The Historian's Huck Finn: Reading Mark Twain's Masterpiece as Social and Economic Historyby Ranjit Dighe

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 58.00

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is widely regarded as a classic American novel?a groundbreaking one in which the author attempts to accurately portray society through the use of at-times coarse vernacular English. In this book, readers can experience the full text of Twain's Huckleberry Finn accompanied by annotations in footnote form throughout.... more...

  • Studies in the Economic History of Southern Africaby Z.A. Konczacki; Jane L. Parpart; Timothy M. Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 73.95

    First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Understanding 'Classical' Economicsby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The 'classical' approach to economic problems, which can be traced back to Adam Smith and David Ricardo, has seen a remarkable revival in recent years. The essays in this collection argue that this approach holds the key to an explanation of important present day economic phenomena. Focusing on the analytical potentialities of classical economics,... more...

  • The Uses and Abuses of Economicsby Terence Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Terence Hutchison has made a unique contribution to debates in the history of economic thought and in economic methodology. The material collected here - much of which is appearing for the first time - includes some of the most significant and provocative parts of this contribution. Working from the principle that an idea that offends no one is not... more...

  • Freedom and Growthby S.R. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers... more...