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  • 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...

  • American Commodities in an Age of Empireby Mona Domash

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a novel interpretation of the relationship between consumerism, commercialism, and imperialism during the first empire building era of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unlike other empires in history, which were typically built on military power, the first American empire was primarily a commercial one, dedicated... 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...

  • Contested Capitalismby Richard W. Carney

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the political origins of financial institutions across fifteen developed democracies, with focused case studies on the US, France, Japan, Austria, and Germany. The institutional arrangements of financial systems are widely seen as a central distinguishing feature of ?varieties of capitalism?. Through a wide-range of case studies,... 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...

  • Distinguished Women Economistsby Julianne Cicarelli

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    Women are vital members of the economics profession, yet they have traditionally received scant recognition for their work. This volume provides information on 51 remarkable women in the profession. They come from all areas of economics-academia, the business world, public policy-and include those who are currently active as well as 19th-century pioneers... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...