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  • The American Political Economy: Institutional Evolution of Market and Stateby Marc Allen Eisner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Policy debates are often grounded within the conceptual confines of a state-market dichotomy, as though the two existed in complete isolation. In this innovative text, Marc Allen Eisner portrays the state and the market as inextricably linked, exploring the variety of institutions subsumed by the market and the role that the state plays in creating... 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...

  • The Southwest Under Stressby Allen V. Kneese; F. Lee Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Southwest Under Stress examines the development-environment conflict in the four contiguous states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. It emphasizes three issues with implications that extend far beyond the Southwest: water---its quantity, quality, and allocation; environment---how and to what extent it should be preserved; and the future... more...

  • The Industrial Revolution for Kidsby Cheryl Mullenbach

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history   This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, and inventions of the time, from the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies and the dingy... more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...