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Economic History

  • Basic Incomeby Guy Standing

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it...as we move into an age where work and leisure become blurred, and work dissociated from incomes, Standing's analysis is vital' Paul Mason Shouldn't everyone receive a stake in society's wealth? Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed... more...

  • The Divideby Jason Hickel

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    For decades we have been told a story about the divide between rich countries and poor countries. We have been told that development is working: that the global South is catching up to the North, that poverty has been cut in half over the past thirty years, and will be eradicated by 2030. It?s a comforting tale, and one that is endorsed by the... more...

  • Completing Capitalismby Bruno Roche; Jay Jakub

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    Proven, Profitable, and Sustainable For the past fifty years, leaders in the business world have believed that their sole responsibility is to maximize profit for shareholders. But this obsessive focus was a major cause of the abuses that nearly sunk the global economy in 2008. In this analytically rigorous and eminently practical book, Bruno Roche... more...

  • Completing Capitalismby Bruno Roche; Jay Jakub

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    Proven, Profitable, and Sustainable For the past fifty years, leaders in the business world have believed that their sole responsibility is to maximize profit for shareholders. But this obsessive focus was a major cause of the abuses that nearly sunk the global economy in 2008. In this analytically rigorous and eminently practical book, Bruno Roche... more...

  • Bankers and Empireby Peter James Hudson

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to push out... more...

  • Corruptionby Carlo Alberto Brioschi

    Brookings Institution Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    From ancient times to modern, corruption has been ingrained in human society and is still a powerful issue in the contemporary world. In Corruption: A Short History , Carlo Brioschi provides a thorough and entertaining look at how corruption was born and has evolved over time, without ever being stamped out. He examines corruption through politics... more...

  • The Interest Standard of Currencyby Ernst Dick

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1925. This book sets forth a plan to stabilize the currency at a time in which there was much discussion of what to radically change to improve the state of the flow of gold and discounts and interests. It addresses such questions as ?what is a standard of currency? and ?to whom does the gold belong? among its discussion of... more...

  • Stone Age Economicsby Marshall Sahlins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 24.95

    Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, Sahlins radically revises traditional views of... more...

  • Theory of Moneyby Jacob T. Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    This title, first published in 1965, provides an analysis of the forces and mechanisms governing the formation of the overall level of money prices. Even though this problem has a long history, and in spite of its obvious practical importance, it remains one of the most poorly understood questions in economic theory. This title will be of interest... more...

  • The Impact of Price Uncertaintyby Donald V. Coes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1979. This book addresses three questions regarding uncertainty in economic life: how do we define uncertainty and use the concept meaningfully to provide conclusions; how can the level of uncertainty associated with a particular variable of economic interest be measured; and does experience provide any support for the view... more...