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  • Everybody Ought to Be Richby David Farber

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Today, consumer credit, employee stock options, and citizen investment in the stock market are taken for granted--fundamental facts of American economic life. But few people realize that they were first widely promoted by John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), the innovative financier and self-made businessman who built the Empire State building, made millions... more...

  • A Farewell to Almsby Gregory Clark

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer?... more...

  • Frontiers of Economics: Nobel Laureates of the Twentieth Centuryby Abu Wahid

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    Economics Nobel laureates are the pioneers of the science of economics. They are the most brilliant products of the discipline and have made enormous original contributions to the field of economics, and oftentimes history, political science, business, and other subjects. Their works, struggles, successes and failures are fascinating, and readers... more...

  • The Global Impact of the Great Depression 1929-1939by Dietmar Rothermund

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This study broadens the conventional focus of the Great Depression to include its impact on the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. It covers the economic background and causes, from the international gold standard to agricultural over-production in the US. Other areas discussed include: the impact on the peasantry in developing countries;... more...

  • Monopolies in Americaby Charles R. Geisst

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    In this study, the author traces the rise of monopolies from the railroad era to today's computer software empires. The history of monopolies has been dominated by strong and charismatic personalities. This work tells tells the stories behind the individuals. more...

  • The Moral Consequences of Economic Growthby Benjamin M. Friedman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    From the author of Day of Reckoning , the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan?s economic policy (?Every citizen should read it,? said The New York Times ): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that economic growth provides far more than material benefits. In clear-cut prose, Benjamin M. Friedman examines the political and social histories of... more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Marketby Justin Fox

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?Do we really need yet another book about the financial crisis? Yes, we do?because this one is different?.A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we?re in.? ?Paul Krugman, New York Times Book Review   ?Fox makes business history thrilling.? ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch   A lively history of ideas, The Myth of... more...

  • The New Economic Criticismby Mark Osteen; Martha Woodmansee

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists... more...

  • The Roman Market Economyby Peter Temin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 38.95

    The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. The Roman Market Economy uses the tools of modern economics to show how trade, markets, and the Pax Romana were critical to ancient Rome's prosperity. ... more...

  • Rumby Ian Williams

    Nation Books 2006; US$ 16.95

    Ian Williams describes in captivating detail how Rum and the molasses that it was made from was to the 18th century what oil is today. Rum was used by the colonists to clear Native American tribes and to buy slaves. To make it, they regularly traded with the enemy French during the Seven Years' War, angering their British masters and setting themselves... more...