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Economic History

  • Out of Sightby Erik Loomis

    The New Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment. Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries, yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments. This situation creates an all-too-familiar ôrace to the bottom,? where profit is generated... more...

  • The Great Disruptionby The Economist; Adrian Wooldridge

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 18.99

    The Great Disruption is a collection drawn from Adrian Wooldridge's influential Schumpeter columns in The Economist addressing the causes and profound consequences of the unprecedented disruption of business over the past five years. The Great Disruption has many causes. The internet is spreading faster than any previous technology. Emerging... more...

  • Gittinsby Ross Gittins

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 27.26

    The honest, robust and intelligent recollections of one of Australia's pre-eminent economic journalists - as insightful and entertaining as the man himself. more...

  • The Money Gameby Adam Smith

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Adam Smith (1930?2014) is the pseudonym of George Goodman, a writer and editor best known for his Emmy Award?winning PBS program Adam Smith?s Money World . After graduating from Harvard College, he studied political economy as a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford. Goodman made his name as a journalist presenting financial and economic concepts... more...

  • American Enterpriseby Andy Serwer; David K. Allison; Peter Liebhold; Nancy Davis; Kathleen G. Franz

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95

    ANDY SERWER is the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance. He was formerly the managing editor of Fortune magazine, as well as a regular contributor on CNN's "American Morning" and a co-host of CNN's "In the Money." DAVID K. ALLISON, NANCY DAVIS, KATHLEEN G. FRANZ, and PETER LIEBHOLD are curators at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. more...

  • The Little Big Numberby Dirk Philipsen

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. It is our universal yardstick of progress. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose.... more...

  • Universal Manby Richard Davenport-Hines

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    In Universal Man , noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century?s most charismatic and revolutionary economist. Keynes helped FDR launch the New Deal, saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the course of two World Wars, and instructed Western nations... more...

  • The Haitian Economy (Routledge Revivals)by Mats Lundahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Haiti is a very poor country with a stagnant economy. This title, first published in 1983, considers the Haitian economy, placing it in its historical context, and explores the reasons why it has performed so badly. Mats Lundahl examines agriculture, which has failed to provide an adequate standard of living, analyses the structure of agricultural... more...

  • Political Economies of Empire in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Maria Fusaro

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    Early modern European economic development seen through the interaction of two major players in the Mediterranean economy: Venice and England. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Classical Greeceby Josiah Ober

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class... more...