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  • Representing Public Creditby Natalie Roxburgh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Public credit was controversial in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. It entailed new ways of thinking about the individual in relation to the State and was for many reasons a site of cultural negotiation and debate. At the same time, it required commitment from participants in order to function. Some of the debates relating to public credit,... more...

  • The Power of a Single Numberby Philipp Lepenies

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Since it was first widely used in the mid-twentieth century, GDP has become the most powerful statistical indicator of our time. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary political target. And while criticism of this hegemonic measure has grown over the past decade, neither its champions nor its detractors deny its... more...

  • Economic Thought and Historyby Monika Poettinger; Gianfranco Tusset

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Economic Thought and History looks at the relationship between facts and thought in historical economic research, viewing it in the context of periods of economic crisis and providing detailed analyses of methods used in determining the bond between economic history and economic theory. This interdisciplinary collection brings together international... more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...