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  • 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 19th and early 20th centuries. Unlike other empires in history, which were typically built on military power, the first American empire was primarily a commercial one, dedicated to pushing... more...

  • Castles, Battles, and Bombsby Jurgen Brauer; Hubert van Tuyll

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Castles, Battles, and Bombs reconsiders key episodes of military history from the point of view of economics—with dramatically insightful results. For example, when looked at as a question of sheer cost, the building of castles in the High Middle Ages seems almost inevitable: though stunningly expensive, a strong castle was far cheaper... 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...

  • 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 the large... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Beyond Capitalby Michael A. Lebowitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    Winner of The Deutscher Memorial Prize 2004. In a completely reworked edition of his classic (1991) volume, Michael A. Lebowitz explores the implications of the book on wage-labour that Marx originally intended to write. Focusing upon critical assumptions in Capital that were to be removed in Wage-Labour and upon Marx's methodology, Lebowitz stresses... more...

  • A Farewell to Almsby Gregory Clark

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    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...