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  • The Philosophy of Debtby Alexander X. Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    I owe you a dinner invitation, you owe ten years on your mortgage, and the government owes billions. We speak confidently about these cases of debt, but is that concept clear in its meaning?? This book aims to clarify the concept of debt so we can find better answers to important moral and political questions. This book seeks to accomplish two... more...

  • The Economist's Taleby Peter Griffiths

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    In this brutally honest, day-by-day account of a mission he undertook in Sierra Leone in 1986, Peter Griffiths uses his diary to tell the story of how the World Bank, obsessed with the free market, imposed a secret agreement on the government, banning all government food imports or subsidies. more...

  • Labour and Living Standards in Pre-Colonial West Africaby Klas Rönnbäck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Sub-Saharan Africa is the poorest region in the world. But its current status has skewed our understanding of the economy before colonization. Rönnbäck reconstructs the living standards of the population at a time when the Atlantic slave trade brought money and men into the area, enriching our understanding of West African economic development. more...

  • An Economic History of the United Statesby Frederick S. Weaver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    Tracing the economic machine of the United States from its first experiments in the colonies to the post?Great Recession era of today, Frederick S. Weaver creates a dynamic narrative of this country?s progression through times of feast and times of famine. more...

  • Post-Keynesian Essays from Down Under Volume I: Essays on Keynes, Harrod and Kaleckiby Joseph Halevi; G.C. Harcourt; Peter Kriesler; John Nevile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 125.00

    In the first volume of Post-Keynesian Essays from Down Under, Halevi, Harcourt, Kriesler and Neville bring together a collection of their most influential papers on Keynes, Harrod and Kalecki. more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    This text surveys the growth and decline of the economies of Renaissance Florence and of Victorian Britain, and relates their experiences to that of the USA in recent decades, a period notable for accumulating public debt. more...

  • World Economic Primacyby Charles P. Kindleberger

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 104.99

    This study examines how certain countries have achieved, at some period in their history, economic superiority over other nations. The author explores not only the factors that lead to this primacy, but also the circumstances that bring the primacy to an end. 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...

  • The Anatomy of an International Monetary Regimeby Giulio M. Gallarotti

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 144.99

    Widely considered the crowning achievement in the history of international monetary relations, the classical gold standard (1880- 1914) has long been treated like a holy relic. Its veneration, however, has done more to obscure than to reveal the actual nature of the era's monetary system. In The Anatomy of an International Monetary Regime, Giulio... more...