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  • The Great Crash of 1929by John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial... more...

  • Pursuing Happinessby Stanley Lebergott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Whether watching baseball or undergoing heart surgery, Americans have bought a variety of goods and services to achieve happiness. Here is a provocative look at what they have chosen to purchase. Stanley Lebergott maintains that the average consumer has behaved more reasonably than many distinguished critics of "materialism" have suggested. He sees... more...

  • Thorstein Veblen and His Critics, 1891-1963by Rick Tilman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    The influential economist and philosopher Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was one of the most original and penetrating critics of American culture and institutions, and his work attracted and still attracts the attention of scholars from a wide range of political viewpoints and scholarly disciplines. Focusing on the doctrinal and theoretical facets of... more...

  • A Perilous Progressby Michael A. Bernstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The economics profession in twentieth-century America began as a humble quest to understand the "wealth of nations." It grew into a profession of immense public prestige--and now suffers a strangely withered public purpose. Michael Bernstein portrays a profession that has ended up repudiating the state that nurtured it, ignoring distributive justice,... more...

  • Circle of Friendsby Charles Gasparino

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The bestselling author of The Sellout tells the explosive story of the government?s crackdown on insider-trading networks?an investigation that has already racked up more than 60 convictions. In Circle of Friends , award-winning journalist Charles Gasparino?one of Wall Street's most knowledgeable observers?follows government investigators and... more...

  • Chinese Money in Global Contextby Niv Horesh

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012 offers a groundbreaking interpretation of the Chinese monetary system, charting its evolution by examining key moments in history and placing them in international perspective. Expertly navigating primary sources in multiple languages and across three millennia, Niv Horesh... more...

  • The Essential Galbraithby John Kenneth Galbraith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 16.00

    THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to THE GREAT CRASH, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America's worst... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Uses and Abuses of Economicsby Terence Hutchison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 230.00

    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...

  • Historians of Economics and Economic Thoughtby Steven G Medema; Warren J. Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This collection summarizes the work of key historians of economics and attempts to quantify their impact. The collection is authored by an impressive list of contributors, many of whom are themselves well-known in this field. more...