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  • Fantasylandby Kurt Andersen

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that... more...

  • Building Chicago Economicsby Robert Van Horn; Philip Mirowski; Thomas A. Stapleford

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    This book presents a collective attempt to chart the rise and development of the Chicago School during the decades that followed WWII. more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 6.99

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • Debt - Updated and Expandedby David Graeber

    Melville House 2014; US$ 30.00

    Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt  Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years,... more...

  • The History of Moneyby Jack Weatherford

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp. Author tour. National radio publicity.... more...

  • Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economicsby Mark Blaug; P.J. Lloyd

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    This is a unique account of the role played by 58 figures and diagrams commonly used in economic theory. These cover a large part of mainstream economic analysis, both microeconomics and macroeconomics and also general equilibrium theory. The authoritative contributors have produced a well-considered and definitive selection including some from empirical... more...

  • The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crisesby Martin H. Wolfson; Gerald A. Epstein

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    The Great Financial Crisis that began in 2007-2008 reminds us with devastating force that financial instability and crises are endemic to capitalist economies. This Handbook describes the theoretical, institutional, and historical factors that can help us understand the forces that create financial crises - with an emphasis on the crisis of 2007- 2008... more...

  • Fixed Ideas of Moneyby Tobias Straumann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    This book analyses how seven small European countries dealt with major financial crises in the last hundred years. more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • Fault Linesby Raghuram G. Rajan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines , Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also... more...