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  • The Crisis of Crowdingby Ludwig B. Chincarini

    Wiley 2012; US$ 40.00 US$ 34.99

    A rare analytical look at the financial crisis using simple analysis The economic crisis that began in 2008 revealed the numerous problems in our financial system, from the way mortgage loans were produced to the way Wall Street banks leveraged themselves. Curiously enough, however, most of the reasons for the banking collapse are very similar... more...

  • And the Weak Suffer What They Must?by Yanis Varoufakis

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of failed capitalism. In this startling account of Europe’s economic rise and catastrophic fall, Yanis Varoufakis pinpoints the flaws in the European Union’s design – a design that was thought up after the Second World War, and... more...

  • The Commanding Heightsby Daniel Yergin; Joseph Stanislaw

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 9.99

    The Commanding Heights is about the most powerful political and economic force in the world today -- the epic struggle between government and the marketplace that has, over the last twenty years, turned the world upside down and dramatically transformed our lives. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize joins with a leading expert on... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 124.99

    Like the United States today, Renaissance Florence and Victorian Britain were the richest, most dynamic economic systems of their times. Yet each succumbed to a fiscal crisis brought on by public debt and taxation and eventually fell into long-term economic decline. Now, public debt and taxation dominate the America policy agenda. Must the United States... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    This title explores the growth of America in terms of material prosperity. It interweaves economic history and cultural analysis onto his examination of postwar growth politics. The book contrasts the reasons for expansion and the way it has occurred in the past 50 years with the negative effects it has produced and the reactions against it. more...

  • Paternalistic Capitalismby Andreas G. Papandreou

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    The distinguished economist and Greek political leader presents here a powerful critique of American capitalism and its relationship to government and foreign policy. Dr. Papandreou first examines the orthodox view of the contemporary capitalist economy a more...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by Ewout Frankema

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage. more...

  • Rules of Exchangeby Alessandro Stanziani

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 37.00

    Provides a new intellectual, economic and legal history of capitalism from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. more...

  • Economic Thought in Early Modern Japanby Bettina Gramlich-Oka; Gregory Smits

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    This volume deepens and revises our understanding of early-modern Japan by examining connections between economic thought and policy. It also engages issues of interest to scholars of world history and economic thought outside Japan or East Asia. more...