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

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    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 Government Is the Problemby Milton Friedman

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. more...

  • Tropic of Hopesby Henry Knight

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Just after the Civil War, two states prominently laid claim to being America's paradise destinations. Private companies, state agencies, and journalists all lent a hand in creating a seductive, expansionist imagery that promoted semitropical California and Florida and helped "sell" Americans on the idea of an attainable paradise within the United... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • What Doomed Detroitby Kevin D. Williamson

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    Many cities have struggled with the decline of key industries, from Philadelphia?s shipyards to New York?s textile industry, but Detroitwhich is now in bankruptcyis both a victim of the decline of the Michigan automobile industry and a cause of it. A city with a history of civil disorderit is the only American city occupied on three separate occasions... more...

  • Living Largeby Harold Mitchell

    Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 16.65

    When Harold was sixteen, he secured a job at a Melbourne advertising agency just by virtue of having travelled the furthest for the interview. Living Large traces Mitchell's journey as media buyer inside several agencies to his brave decision to start in 1976 his own media-buying operation, a radical and, to the established agencies, highly unpopular... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Delawareby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later... more...

  • Assessing Low-Carbon Development in Nigeriaby Raffaello Cervigni; Irina Dvorak; John Allen Rogers

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has adopted an ambitious strategy to make Nigeria theworld’s 20th largest economy by 2020. Sustaining such a pace of growth will entail rapidexpansion of activity in key carbon-emitting sectors of the economy. In the absence ofpolicies to accompany economic growth with a reduced carbon footprint, emission ofgreenhouse... 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 New Dealby Fiona Venn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...