• & the Weak Suffer What They Must: Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    & the Weak Suffer What They Must: Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    ISBN: 9781568585048
    Title: & the Weak Suffer What They Must: Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS

    "The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must." Thucydides
    The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of authoritarianism. Europe has dragged the world into hideous morasses twice in the last one hundred years it can do it again. Yanis Varoufakis, the newly elected Finance Minister of Greece, has a front-row seat, and shows the Eurozone to be a house of cards destined to fall without a radical change in direction. And, if the European Union falls apart, he argues, the global economy will not be far behind.
    Varoufakis shows how, once America abandoned Europe in 1971 from the dollar zone, Europe s leaders decided to create a monetary union of 18 nations without control of their own money, without democratic accountability, and without a government to support the Central Bank. This bizarre economic super-power was equipped with none of the shock absorbers necessary to contain a financial crisis, while its design ensured that, when it came, the crisis would be massive. When disaster hit in 2009, Europe turned against itself, humiliating millions of innocent citizens, driving populations to despair, and buttressing a form of bigotry unseen since the Second World War.
    In the epic battle for Europe s integrity and soul, the forces of reason and humanism will have to face down the new forms of authoritarianism. Europe s crisis is pregnant with radically regressive forces that have the capacity to cause a humanitarian bloodbath while extinguishing the hope for shared prosperity for generations to come. The principle of the greatest austerity for the European economies suffering the greatest recessions would be quaint if it were not also the harbinger of misanthropy and racism.
    Here, Varoufakis offers concrete policies that the rest of the world can take part in to intervene and help save Europe from impending catastrophe, and presents the ultimate case against austerity. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European capitalism should be avoided at all cost. Europe, he argues, is too important to be left to the Europeans.
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  • & the Weak Suffer What They Must?
    & the Weak Suffer What They Must?
    ISBN: 9781847924049
    Title: & the Weak Suffer What They Must?
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    This paperback edition is not released until 2020. The hardback and ebook editions are available now.


    The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europeâe(tm)s economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, âe~the emerging rock star of Europeâe(tm)s anti-austerity uprisingâe(tm) (Telegraph), shows that the origins of the collapse go far deeper than our leaders are prepared to admit âe" and that we have done nothing so far to fix them.


    In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded and several more came close. But the storm is far from overâe¦


    From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt with countries such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain at its bottom. Its woeful design ensured that collapse would be inevitable and catastrophic. But since the hurricane landed Europeâe(tm)s leaders have chosen a cocktail of more debt and harsh austerity rather than reform, ensuring that the weakest citizens of the weakest nations pay the price for the bankersâe(tm) mistakes, while doing nothing to prevent the next collapse. Instead, the principle of the greatest austerity for those suffering the greatest recessions has led to a resurgence of racist extremism. Once more, Europe is a potent threat to global stability.


    Drawing on the personal experience of his own negotiations with the eurozoneâe(tm)s financiers and offering concrete policies and alternatives, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess and how we can get out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history in order to save European capitalism from itself.



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  • & the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    & the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    ISBN: 9781784704117
    Title: & the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis & America's Economic Future
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER


    The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe's economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, 'the emerging rock star of Europe's anti-austerity uprising' (Telegraph), shows that the origins of the collapse go far deeper than our leaders are prepared to admit - and that we have done nothing so far to fix them.


    In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded and several more came close. But the storm is far from over...


    From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt with countries such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain at its bottom. Its woeful design ensured that collapse would be inevitable and catastrophic. But since the hurricane landed Europe's leaders have chosen a cocktail of more debt and harsh austerity rather than reform, ensuring that the weakest citizens of the weakest nations pay the price for the bankers' mistakes, while doing nothing to prevent the next collapse. Instead, the principle of the greatest austerity for those suffering the greatest recessions has led to a resurgence of racist extremism. Once more, Europe is a potent threat to global stability.


    Drawing on the personal experience of his own negotiations with the eurozone's financiers and offering concrete policies and alternatives, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess and how we can get out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history in order to save European capitalism from itself.



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  • 13th Labour of Hercules Inside the Greek Crisis
    13th Labour of Hercules Inside the Greek Crisis
    ISBN: 9781846275739
    Title: 13th Labour of Hercules Inside the Greek Crisis
    Author: PALAIOLOGOS YANNIS


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  • 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    ISBN: 9781846275869
    Title: 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    Author: PALAIOLOGOS YANNIS

    This is a riveting examination of the political, social and cultural forces behind Greece's recent great financial crisis, and its effect on the Greeks and Greece today.

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  • 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    ISBN: 9781846276248
    Title: 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis
    Author: PALAIOLOGOS YANNIS

    Fully updated with a new 8,000-word epilogue to incorporate the events of 2015; a riveting insider's account of the social, cultural and political forces behind Greece's recent financial crisis and its aftermathSince the revelation of its massive hidden deficit in late 2009, Greece has been at the centre of the world's attention. Observers around the globe have watched with morbid fascination as the country has repeatedly flirted with political and financial chaos, as one failed rescue programme has followed another, as extremism spread and its official creditors bickered about the causes of its inability to recover.How did a prosperous, seemingly advanced economy in the heart of Europe collapse so precipitously? And why has it proved so hard for it to stand on its feet again? These are the central questions running through The 13th Labour of Hercules. Through a series of compelling stories - from a cancer sufferer depending on charitable health care, to the Financial Minister charged with clearing up tax evasion, to the union bosses fighting mass unemployment and the workings of a prejudiced, corrupt government - it brings to life the social, cultural and political forces that left Greece defenceless when the global economic hurricane came, and the vicious interplay between economic depression, institutional failure and social breakdown since the country's Great Crisis began.

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  • 17 Contradictions & the End of Capitalism
    17 Contradictions & the End of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781781251614
    Title: 17 Contradictions & the End of Capitalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

    "What I am seeking here is a better understanding of the contradictions of capital, not of capitalism. I want to know how the economic engine of capitalism works the way it does, and why it might stutter and stall and sometimes appear to be on the verge of collapse. I also want to show whythis economic engine should be replaced, and with what." --from the Introduction To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill. But knowing what makes capitalism work--and what makes it fail--is crucial to understanding its long-term health, and the vast implications for the global economy that go along with it. In Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, the eminent scholar David Harvey, author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism, examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. He contends that while the contradictions have made capitalism flexible and resilient, they also contain the seeds of systemic catastrophe. Many of the contradictions are manageable, but some are fatal: the stress on endless compound growth, the necessity to exploit nature to its limits, and tendency toward universal alienation. Capitalism has always managed to extend the outer limits through "spatial fixes," expanding the geography of the system to cover nations and people formerly outside of its range. Whether it can continue to expand is an open question, but Harvey thinks it unlikely in the medium term future: the limits cannot extend much further, and the recent financial crisis is a harbinger of this. David Harvey has long been recognized as one of the world's most acute critical analysts of the global capitalist system and the injustices that flow from it. In this book, he returns to the foundations of all of his work, dissecting and interrogating the fundamental illogic of our economic system, as well as giving us a look at how human societies are likely to evolve in a post-capitalist world.

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  • 2052 Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
    2052 Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
    ISBN: 9781603584210
    Title: 2052 Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
    Author: RANDERS JORGEN

    Forty years ago, "Limits to Growth" addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. So, where are we now? In the book "2052," a professor of climate strategy issues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next 40 years.

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  • 23 Things They Dont Tell You About Capitalism
    23 Things They Dont Tell You About Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780141047973
    Title: 23 Things They Dont Tell You About Capitalism
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    In 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism one of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in.There's no such thing as a "free" market. Globalization isn't making the world richer. We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich onesHigher paid managers don't produce better results. This galvanizing, fact-packed book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn't just bad for people - it's an inefficient way of running economies too. Here Chang lays out the alternatives, and shows there's a better way.

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  • 24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep
    24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep
    ISBN: 9781781683101
    Title: 24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep
    Author: CRARY JONATHAN

    "24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep" explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.
    Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.

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  • 30 Second Economics
    30 Second Economics
    ISBN: 9781742661766
    Title: 30 Second Economics
    Author: MARRON DONALD

    In these times of financial crisis, the economic consensus of the past 15 years has been destroyed. It¿s clear that there¿s a problem, but what¿s the solution? Once again, different economic theories are being debated and names such as Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes are being bandied about. What once seemed like an esoteric discipline relevant only to bankers and academics is now in our everyday lives and important to every one of us. Does a truly free market exist and, if it did, what effect would that have on society? Is it possible to spend your way out of recession? What are our choices? 30-Second Economics takes the 50 most significant economic theories of the past 120 years, and challenges financial high-flyers to explain them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture. Economics will suddenly seem a lot more fun than the economy, and make a lot more sense, and along the way we¿ll meet the founding fathers of modern economics such as Adam Smith, J.S. Mills, David Ricardo, and Alfred Marshall. From neo-liberalism to Marxism, plus everything in between, this is the ultimate 'Crash' course in economic theory.

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  • 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
    40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
    ISBN: 9781451687866
    Title: 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
    Author: BUFFETT HOWARD G

    If you could accomplish anything with your life, what would you do?Legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son in 2006, when he announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy. Howard G. Buffett set out to help the most vulnerable people on earth-nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard has given himself a deadline: 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge. All of us have about 40 chances to make our mark in the world. This is a lesson Howard learned through his passion for farming. All farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. This applies to all of us, however, because we all have about 40 productive years to make our personal marks in the world, whatever our passions may be. "40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World" is a new book that captures Howards journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. It is told in a unique format: 40 stories that will provide readers a compelling look at Howards lessons learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. This book presents a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. Its a mindset, providing reasons to hope and actions to take. About new approaches that are desperately needed. "40 Chances" provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.

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  • 50 Capitalism Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Capitalism Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781784296094
    Title: 50 Capitalism Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: PORTES JONATHAN


    Controversial and unavoidable, it shapes our society and our lives - but what really is capitalism? Does it mean greed is good? Are inequality and poverty its inevitable consequences? Can economic growth continue forever or are constant cycles of boom and bust a foregone conclusion? Indeed is capitalism in a fatal crisis - and what, if any, are the alternatives?


    From capitalism's history, core theories and key institutions to its current-day political power and social impact, this book explains everything you need to understand the world's dominant economic system. Jonathan Portes demystifes the fundamental concepts of capital, creative destruction, the market and the invisible hand; dissects the rival ideologies of socialism, liberalism and Keynesianism; predicts what capitalism means for immigration, the environment and the future of work; and much more - all in 50 concise and authoritative essays.


    Here is the essential one-volume guide to capitalism: its strengths and weaknesses, past and future - a future that will affect us all.



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  • 50 Economics Classics
    50 Economics Classics
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 Economics Classics
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM


    From Karl Marx to Naomi Klein, from The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital, here are the 50 most important titles on finance and world economy distilled. 50 Economics Classics considers the legacy of some of the great names including Ricardo, Keynes, Malthus and Friedman, and highlights the work of newer writers including Piketty, Luigi Zingales and Enrico Moretti. It presents the most influential titles on finance and work economy, from JL Galbraith's and Ben Bernanke's explanations of the Great Depression, to Robert Shiller's spotlight on the tech bubble, to Michael Lewis's insights into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. These are the great reads, novel ideas and famous texts in international political economy - illuminated and clarified for all.

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  • Accidental Salesperson: How to Take Control of Your Sales Career & Earn the Respect & Income You Deserve
    Accidental Salesperson: How to Take Control of Your Sales Career & Earn the Respect & Income You Deserve
    ISBN: 9780814430866
    Title: Accidental Salesperson: How to Take Control of Your Sales Career & Earn the Respect & Income You Deserve
    Author: LYTLE CHRIS


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  • Accountants' Truth: Knowledge & Ethics in the Financial World
    Accountants' Truth: Knowledge & Ethics in the Financial World
    ISBN: 9780199603107
    Title: Accountants' Truth: Knowledge & Ethics in the Financial World
    Author: GILL MATTHEW


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  • Accounting: a Very Short Introduction
    Accounting: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199684311
    Title: Accounting: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: NOBES CHRIS


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  • Acquisitive Society
    Acquisitive Society
    ISBN: 9781110805013
    Title: Acquisitive Society
    Author: TAWNEY R H

    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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  • Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    ISBN: 9780691135144
    Title: Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    Author: LO ANDREW

    Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe--and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist.

    Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought--a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation.

    A fascinating intellectual journey filled with compelling stories, Adaptive Markets starts with the origins of market efficiency and its failures, turns to the foundations of investor behavior, and concludes with practical implications--including how hedge funds have become the Galápagos Islands of finance, what really happened in the 2008 meltdown, and how we might avoid future crises.

    An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions in economics, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how markets really work.

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  • Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    ISBN: 9781784705763
    Title: Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS


    A Number One Sunday Times Bestseller


    What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth.


    After being swept into power with the left-wing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece's relationship with the EU--and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis's new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, D.C. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Lagarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others, as he struggles to resolve Greece's debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis's arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe's elite.


    Varoufakis's unvarnished memoir is an urgent warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed--and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. Adults in the Room is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations.



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  • Affluent Society
    Affluent Society
    ISBN: 9780140285192
    Title: Affluent Society
    Author: GALBRAITH JOHN KENNETH

    A compelling challenge to conventional thought New York Times In this newly updated edition of his classic text on the ""economics of abundance"", Galbraith lays bare the hazards of individual and social complacency about economic inequality. It is as relevant now, with the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, as when it was first published 40 years ago. Galbraith challenges why we worship work and productivity when so many of the goods we produce are superfluous, and why we grudge spending on public works while ignoring extravagance in the private sector. THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY exemplifies Galbraith's wit, clarity and eloquence of prose.

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  • Affluent Society
    Affluent Society
    ISBN: 9780395925003
    Title: Affluent Society
    Author: GALBRAITH JOHN KENNETH


    John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America



    With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of what economic security means in The Affluent Society. Warning against individual and societal complacence about economic inequity, he offers an economic model for investing in public wealth that challenges conventional wisdom (a phrase he coined that has since entered our vernacular) about the long-term value of a production-based economy and the true nature of poverty. Both politically divisive and remarkably prescient, The Affluent Society is as relevant today on the question of wealth in America as it was in 1958."

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  • Affluenza
    Affluenza
    ISBN: 9780091900113
    Title: Affluenza
    Author: JAMES OLIVER

    There is currently an epidemic of ""affluenza"" throughout the world an obsessive, envious keeping-up-with-the-Joneses mentality that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, author and psychologist Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why. He discovered how, despite very different cultures and levels of wealth, affluenza is spreading. Cities he visited include Sydney, Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York and Shanghai. In each place he interviewed groups of people to try to find out not only why this is happening, but also how one can increase one's emotional immune system. He asks: Why do so many people want what they don't have, despite being richer and freer from traditional restraints than ever before? In asking this question, he uncovers the way to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what we have. In other words, how to be successful and stay sane.

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  • After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response &  the Work Ahead
    After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response & the Work Ahead
    ISBN: 9781594205309
    Title: After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response & the Work Ahead
    Author: BLINDER ALAN


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  • After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response, & the Work Ahead
    After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response, & the Work Ahead
    ISBN: 9780143124481
    Title: After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response, & the Work Ahead
    Author: BLINDER ALAN S

    One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the financial crisis and its lessons. Alan S. Blinder - esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - presents here the first definitive history of the crisis. With bracing clarity, he chronicles the perfect storm of events beginning in 2007, from the bursting of the housing bubble to the financial implosion that followed the Lehman bankruptcy, and shows how events in the financial markets devastated the U.S. and the global economies. Updated with a new postscript to bring his analysis up to the present day, After the Music Stopped reveals how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what we must do to recover from it, and what we have - or have not - learned. 'Highly readable . . . Benefits from Mr. Blinder's clear-eyed prose and nimble gifts as an explainer . . . Direct and concise..' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 'A masterpiece - simple, straightforward, and wise.' President William J. Clinton

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  • Against the Troika Crisis & Austerity in the Eurozone
    Against the Troika Crisis & Austerity in the Eurozone
    ISBN: 9781784783136
    Title: Against the Troika Crisis & Austerity in the Eurozone
    Author: LAPAVITSAS COSTAS & FLASSBECK HEINER

    A radical anti-capitalist alternative to Eurozone austerity

    On the 25th January 2015 the Greek people voted in an election of historic importance--not just for Greece but potentially all of Europe. The radical party Syriza was elected and austerity and the neoliberal agenda is being challenged. Suddenly it seems as if there is an alternative. But what?

    The Eurozone is in a deep and prolonged crisis. It is now clear that monetary union is a historic failure, beyond repair--and certainly not in the interests of Europe's working people.

    Building on the economic analysis of two of Europe's leading thinkers, Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas (a candidate standing for election on Syriza's list), Against the Troika is the first book to propose a strategic left-wing plan for how peripheral countries could exit the euro. With a change in government in Greece, and looming political transformations in countries such as Spain, this major intervention lays out a radical, anti-capitalist programme at a critical juncture for Europe. The final three chapters offer a detailed postmortem of the Greek catastrophe, explain what can be learned from it--and provide a possible alternative.

    Against the Troika is a practical blueprint for real change in a continent wracked by crisis and austerity.


    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Age of Deleveraging Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth & Deflation
    Age of Deleveraging Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth & Deflation
    ISBN: 9781118150184
    Title: Age of Deleveraging Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth & Deflation
    Author: SHILLING A GARY

    Top economist Gary Shilling shows you how to prosper in the slow-growing and deflationary times that lie ahead While many investors fear a rapid rise in inflation, author Gary Shilling, an award-winning economic forecaster, argues that the global economy is going through a long period of de-leveraging and weak growth, which makes deflation far more likely and a far greater threat to investors than inflation. Shilling explains in clear language and compelling logic why the world economy will struggle for several more years and what investors can do to protect and grow their wealth in the difficult times ahead. The investment strategies that worked for last 25 years will not work in the next 10 years. Shilling advises readers to avoid broad exposure to stocks, real estate, and commodities and to focus on high-quality bonds, high-dividend stocks, and consumer staple and food stocks. Written by one of today′s best forecasters of economic trends-twice voted by Institutional Investor as Wall Street′s top economist Clearly explains what to invest in, what to avoid, and how to cope with a deflationary, slow-growth economy Demonstrates how Shilling has been consistently right about major economic trends since he began forecasting in the early 1980s Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this timely guide lays out a convincing case for why investors need to be prepared for a long period of weak growth and deflation-not inflation-and what you can do to prosper in the difficult times ahead.

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  • Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People
    Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People
    ISBN: 9781786631145
    Title: Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People
    Author: GANTZ JEREMY

    The stories behind the inequality crisis
    Forty years ago, the richest 1 percent controlled 25 percent of America s wealth. Today it s 40 percent, and the richest one-tenth of 1 percent have as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Launched in Chicago in 1976, the muckraking, progressive magazine In These Times has been tracking this disastrous history through groundbreaking and heart-wrenching reportage, as well as incisive analysis. This book tells the story of a shockingly successful corporate crackdown, from Reaganomics to the precarious sharing economy, as well as intermittent movements to stem the tide, from the Seattle global justice protests to the Fight for 15.
    Featuring contributions from Barbara Ehrenreich, Tom Frank, Tom Geoghegan, Juan Gonzalez, Chris Hayes, Naomi Klein, Salim Muwakkil, Ralph Nader, Frances Fox Piven, Bernie Sanders, Slavoj i ek, and many others, The Age of Inequality will be the definitive account of one of the defining issues of our time."

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  • Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy
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    ISBN: 9780241003794
    Title: Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy
    Author: ALPERT DANIEL

    The Age of Oversupply looks at why Western capitalism is broken and how the US can recover its global economic leadership statusThe invisible hand of capitalism is broken. Economic and political forces are preventing markets from correcting themselves. Governments and central banks across the developed world have tried every tool imaginable, yet our economies remain sluggish. How did we get here, and how can advanced nations prosper once more?In this bold call to arms, economic policy expert Daniel Alpert argues that oceans of cheap global labour and capital have shackled the economies of the West. Distracted by a technology boom and debt bubble, they failed to respond to the challenges unleashed by the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and beyond.Global oversupply and the lack of domestic growth are intertwined, Alpert shows. We cannot understand the housing bubble and the financial crisis without appreciating how the rise of emerging nations distorted the economies of rich countries. And we can't chart a path for growth without recognizing that many of these forces are still at work.The Age of Oversupply offers a bold, fresh approach to fixing the West's economic woes. It also delivers a vigorous challenge to proponents of austerity economics.'An elegantly argued explanation of the anemic stagnation that has followed the recent financial crisis' -Nouriel Roubini, author of Crisis EconomicsDaniel Alpert is a founding managing partner of investment bank Westwood Capital, LLC. He is widely quoted in the business media and was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job. Alpert is also a fellow of the Century Foundation, the United States' oldest policy think tank. He lives in New York.

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    ISBN: 9781419715983
    Title: Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, & the Financial Crisis
    Author: CUNNINGHAM DARRYL

    Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham's latest work of graphic-nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand's biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the U.S. and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to a ffect today's politics and policies, starting with her most noted disciple, economist Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve). Cunningham also shows how right-wing conservatives, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement have co-opted Rand's teachings (and inherent contradictions) to promote personal gain and profit at the expense of the middle class. Tackling the complexities of economics by distilling them down to a series of concepts accessible to all age groups, Cunningham ultimately delivers a devastating analysis of our current economic world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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    Aig Story
    ISBN: 9781118345870
    Title: Aig Story
    Author: CUNNINGHAM LAWRENCE A & GREENBERG MAURICE R


    A legendary CEO tells the inside story of building the world's largest insurance company-and the dramatic tale of its near-destruction after he left in early 2005, as successors transformed AIG and drove it to the center of the financial crisis of 2008


    In 1962, Maurice Greenberg was handed leadership of a small, failing insurance company. By 2004, American International Group (AIG) had become the world's eighteenth largest company. Then the financial crisis hit and "Hank" Greenberg's magnificent creation teetered on the brink. You've read other accounts of AIG. Now read the inside story.


    In The AIG Story, Maurice Greenberg enlists Lawrence Cunningham to help chronicle the origins of the company and its relentless pioneering of open markets everywhere in the world. They regale readers with riveting vignettes of how AIG grew from a modest group of insurance enterprises in 1970 to the largest insurance company in world history. They help us understand AIG's distinctive entrepreneurial culture and how its outstanding employees worldwide helped pave the road to globalization.&

    • A unique inside account of AIG by one of the iconic business leaders of the twentieth century who developed close relationships with many of the most important world leaders of the period and helped to open markets everywhere
    • Offers new critical perspective on battles with N. Y. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the 2008 U.S. government seizure of AIG amid the financial crisis
    • Enriched by the craftsmanship, research and extensive interviews of other players by corporate governance expert, law professor, and writer Lawrence Cunningham
    • Shares considerable information not previously made public&
    The AIG Story captures an impressive saga in business history-one of innovation, vision and leadership at a company that was nearly-destroyed with a few strokes of governmental pens. The AIG Story is really Hank Greenberg's story, told from the very heart of events and carrying important lessons and implications for the U.S., especially its role in international affairs, its approach to business, its legal system and its handling of financial crises.

    Format: Hardback
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  • Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
    Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
    ISBN: 9780755362677
    Title: Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
    Author: IRWIN NEIL

    Six times a year, Basel, Switzerland, hosts what is arguably the planet's most exclusive dinner party, an intimate weekend gathering of the world's most powerful central bankers to exchange ideas, eat and drink well, and enjoy the company of the only people who can understand the unique burdens they share. Neil Irwin's 'The Alchemists' opens in Basel during the May 2010 meeting, with Europe in the throes of a particularly acute installment of its ongoing financial crisis, and each of our protagonists facing his own particular dilemma.















































































































































































































































































































































































































































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    Six times a year, Basel, Switzerland, hosts what is arguably the planet's most exclusive dinner party, an intimate weekend gathering of the world's most powerful central bankers to exchange ideas, eat and drink well, and enjoy the company of the only people who can understand the unique burdens they share. Neil Irwin's 'The Alchemists' opens in Basel during the May 2010 meeting, with Europe in the throes of a particularly acute installment of its ongoing financial crisis, and each of our protagonists facing his own particular dilemma.
    Published: December 2012



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  • Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
    Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
    ISBN: 9780755362684
    Title: Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
    Author: IRWIN NEIL


    When the first rumblings of the coming financial crisis were heard in August 2007, three men who were never elected to public office suddenly became the most powerful men in the world. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to try and contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system.


    Neil Irwin's The Alchemists is both a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we've ever seen, and an insightful examination of the role and power of the central bank. It begins in Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world. It is the story of how these figures and institutions became what they are - the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells.


    Irwin covered the financial crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and the people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in 27 cities in 11 countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers' role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from--and where it may well be going.



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    All the Devils are Here: Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World
    ISBN: 9780670920365
    Title: All the Devils are Here: Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World
    Author: MCLEAN BETHANY


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    All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
    ISBN: 9781568584799
    Title: All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power
    Author: PRINS NOMI

    Culled from original presidential archival documents, All the Presidents' Bankers delivers an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics-or greed driving bankers.Nomi Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protege relationships that have confined national influence to a privileged cluster of people.This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how financiers have retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation. It explores the alarming global repercussions of a system lacking barriers between public office and private power. Prins leaves us with an ominous choice: either we break the alliances of the power elite, or they will break us.

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    ISBN: 9781783963768
    Title: Almighty Dollar
    Author: DHARSHINI DAVID

    An incisive new take on popular economics: follow a dollar on its journey around the world!
    Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents: call dollars what you will, more than $1,200,000,000,000 worth of notes are floating around right now – in wallets, in ATMs, under mattresses or in shop tills. And that’s before you count the money held electronically in banks.

    But what is really happening as these billions of dollars go around the world every day? In succinct, clear terms Dharshini David lays bare the complexity of the opaque international system. By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s Central Bank, Nigerian railroads, the oil fields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar answers questions such as: why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the US its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the globe?

    Publisher Jennie Condell said: “Dharshini David is a rising star – a born communicator and trained economist who has reported on business and economics stories around the world. This is a future classic: a truly popular book that allows readers with little or no knowledge of economics to grasp the global economy, by means of one simple concept. It is perfect reading for everyone who wants to understand the realities of our globalised world. We are thrilled to be working with Dharshini and to be launching her as a major new voice in non-fiction.”

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    Title: AME Economics Workbook Level 3
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    Americana: A 400 Year History of American Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780399563799
    Title: Americana: A 400 Year History of American Capitalism
    Author: SRINIVASAN BHU

    From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism.

    In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself.

    Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.

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    ISBN: 9781594205491
    Title: America's Bank the Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
    Author: LOWENSTEIN ROGER

    A tour de force of historical reportage, "America s Bank" illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established.
    For nearly a century, America, alone among developed nations, refused to consider any central or organizing agency in its financial system. Americans mistrust of big government and of big banks a legacy of the country s Jeffersonian, small-government traditions was so widespread that modernizing reform was deemed impossible. Each bank was left to stand on its own, with no central reserve or lender of last resort. The real-world consequences of this chaotic and provincial system were frequent financial panics, bank runs, money shortages, and depressions. By the first decade of the twentieth century, it had become plain that the outmoded banking system was ill equipped to finance America s burgeoning industry. But political will for reform was lacking. It took an economic meltdown, a high-level tour of Europe, and improbably a conspiratorial effort by vilified captains of Wall Street to overcome popular resistance. Finally, in 1913, Congress conceived a federalist and quintessentially American solution to the conflict that had divided bankers, farmers, populists, and ordinary Americans, and enacted the landmark Federal Reserve Act.
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