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  • The History of the Standard Oil Companyby Ida M. Tarbell; David M. Chalmers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Muckrakers ? a term coined in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt ? referred to American journalists, novelists and critics who, in the early 20th century, attempted to expose corruption in politics and the abuses of big business. One publication spearheading these exposés was McClures Magazine, and Ida Tarbell was the writer whose dramatic revelations... more...

  • Early Economic Thoughtby Arthur Eli Monroe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    A vital and varied survey of economic theory in the pre-modern era, this well-chosen collection includes extracts from the works of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Antonio Serra, David Hume, and twelve other extraordinary thinkers. Their writings in this volume illustrate the ways in which great thinkers of the past sought to argue for and explain the... more...

  • General Economic Historyby Max Weber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    The final work of the great sociologist, economist, and political scientist starts with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, and then explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, technical requisites for transporting goods, banking systems, evolution of capitalism... more...

  • Chicagonomicsby Lanny Ebenstein

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    An in-depth look at the history and development of economic ideas emanating from and through the University of Chicago more...

  • The Elgar Companion to David Ricardoby Heinz D. Kurz; Neri Salvadori

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Arguably one of the most important economists who has lived, Ricardo's impact on the economics profession is immense. This unique and comprehensive Companion elucidates his significance and continuing legacy. Ricardo made major contributions to all fields of the subject, from monetary issues to value and income distribution, from capital accumulation,... more...

  • Natural Resources and Economic Growthby Marc Badia-Miró; Vicente Pinilla; Henry Willebald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The relationship between natural capital and economic growth is an open debate in the?? field of economic development. Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse for economic performance? The field of Economic History offers an excellent vantage to explore the relevance of institutions, technical progress and supply-demand drivers.... more...

  • Eurozone Dystopiaby William Mitchell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Eurozone Dystopia traces the origin of the Eurozone and shows how the historical Franco-German rivalry combined with the growing dominance of neo-liberal economic thinking to create a monetary system that was deeply flawed and destined to fail. It argues that the political class in Europe is trapped in a destructive groupthink which prevents it from... more...

  • Man?s Worldly Goodsby Leo Huberman

    Monthly Review Press 1936; US$ 17.00

    Man's Worldly Goods - The Story of The Wealth of Nations By Leo Huberman Originally published in the 1930s, this is 'an attempt to explain history by economic theory, and economic theory by history'. It charts the path from feudalism to capitalism, and then looks beyond capitalism to a perceived socialist future. Many of the earliest books, particularly... more...

  • Federal Banking in Brazilby Kurt e von Mettenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    This study is the first in a decade to provide an overview of banking in Brazil. It is argued that the big three federal banks have long provided essential policy alternatives and, since the liberalization of the industry in the 1990s, have realized competitive advantages over private and foreign banks. more...

  • The Development of International Insuranceby Robin Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Despite their economic and social importance, there are relatively few book-length studies of national insurance industries. This collection of nine essays by a group of international experts redresses this balance; providing an extensive geographical and thematic spread, linked via an extensive introduction. more...