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  • Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Eraby Sonja Novkovic; Tom Webb

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    An essential introduction to the co-operative business model as a sustainable and equitable alternative to the current growth-obsessed economic paradigm. more...

  • The Immigrant and the Universityby Karin Sveen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Peder Sather was a scribe before he emigrated from Norway to New York in 1832. There, he worked as a servant and a clerk at a lottery office before opening an exchange brokerage. During the gold rush, he moved to San Francisco to help establish the banking house of Drexel, Sather & Church on Montgomery Street. Sather was a founder and a liberal benefactor... more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australiaby Simon Ville; Glenn Withers

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 144.00

    Provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of Australia's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future in an engaging, contemporary narrative. more...

  • The Road Ahead for the Fedby John D. Ciorciari; John B. Taylor

    Hoover Institution Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    Expert contributors examine the recent actions of the Federal Reserve and suggest directions for the Fed going forward by drawing on past political, historical, and market principles. They explain how the Fed arrived at its current position, offer ideas on how to exit the situation, and propose new market-based reforms that can help keep the Fed on... more...

  • Why Labor Should Savour Its Greensby Brad Orgill

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2013; US$ 18.99

    Australia is suffering from a crisis of confidence: globalization, deregulation, and privatization have delivered economic growth and enhanced consumption for the past 20 years, but the effects of the 2007?08 financial crisis, rising inequality, job insecurity, and increased corporate power over voters and employees are all eroding the nation?s sense... more...

  • Government Policies and the Delayed Economic Recoveryby Lee E. Ohanian; John B. Taylor; Ian Wright

    Hoover Institution Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    This book examines the reasons for the unprecedented weak recovery following the recent US recession and explores the possibility that government economic policy is the problem. Drawing on empirical research that looks at issues from policy uncertainty to increased regulation, the volume offers a broad-based assessment of how government policies are... more...

  • Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Citiesby Chad Broughton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement.... more...

  • The Beholden Stateby Brian C. Anderson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 31.99

    While there is plenty of literature on California?s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail how a place seen just a generation ago as the dynamic engine of the American future could, through bad policy ideas, find itself with among... more...

  • The Presidency and Economic Policyby Chris J. Dolan; John Frendreis; Raymond Tatalovich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    The Presidency and the Economic Policy offers an update on how economic issues have developed and evolved since the first version of the book was published in 1994. This book addresses the extent to which the president influences the domestic and global economy, manages and coordinates the economic policymaking process, and determines various economic... more...

  • Patterns of Economic Change by State and Areaby Mary Meghan Ryan

    Bernan Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    Patterns of Economic Change by State and Area: Income, Employment, and Gross Domestic Product is a special edition of Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change. This book presents data on personal income, employment, and gross domestic product for the United States as a whole, the seven regions, each state, and 366... more...