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  • Austerity by Mark Blyth
    Austerity (English, Paperback) Mark Blyth

    In Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth, a renowned scholar of political economy, provides a powerful and trenchant account of the shift toward austerity policies by governments throughout the world since 2009.

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  • Janesville by Amy Goldstein
    Janesville (Paperback) Amy Goldstein

    * Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 *...

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  • Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
    Irrational Exuberance (English, Paperback) Robert J. Shiller

    An expert on market volatility offers a timely updated edition of his best-selling study that shows that the value of the stock market may be significantly inflated and urges cautious optimism, predicting that the market may show poorer performance in the future.

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  • My Life, Our Times by Gordon Brown
    My Life, Our Times (English, Paperback) Gordon Brown

    Reflecting on the personal and ideological tensions within Labour and its successes and failures in power, he describes how to meet the challenge of pursuing a radical agenda within a credible party of government.

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  • Planet Ponzi by Mitch Feierstein
    Planet Ponzi (Paperback) Mitch Feierstein

    As the global economy struggles to avoid meltdown, so the greatest Ponzi scheme in history approaches its final death rattle. Politicians have stood by and watched the financial industry create a massive overhang of debt, a mountain of low quality assets - and ultimately, an economic disaster which has dwarfed all others.

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  • The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel
    The Great Leveler (English, Hardback) Walter Scheidel

    How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world history...

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  • A Diary of the Euro Crisis in Cyprus by Panicos Demetriades
    A Diary of the Euro Crisis in Cyprus (English, Hardback) Panicos Demetriades

    The former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus tells the story of the Euro crisis in Cyprus from the inside and explains how the crisis unraveled through a series of key events that occurred during his tenure.

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  • How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
    How the World Works (Paperback) Noam Chomsky

    With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. This title collects speeches and interviews with Chomsky. It includes What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and, The Common Good.

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  • Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Too Big to Fail (English, Paperback) Andrew Ross Sorkin

    They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. This book gives an account of the most powerful men and women at the eye of the financial storm - from Lehman Brothers CEO Dick the gorilla Fuld, to AIG's Joseph Cassano, dubbed 'The Man Who Crashed the World'.

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  • Why Minsky Matters by L. Wray
    Why Minsky Matters (English, Paperback) L. Wray

    Perhaps no economist was more vindicated by the global financial crisis than Hyman P. Minsky (1919?96). Although a handful of economists raised alarms as early as 2000, Minsky's warnings began a half-century earlier, with writings that set out a compelling theory of financial instability. Yet even today he remains largely outside mainstream economics; few people have a good grasp of his writings,...

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  • How Bad Writing Destroyed the World by Adam Weiner
    How Bad Writing Destroyed the World (English, Paperback) Adam Weiner

    Literary history meets economic policy in this entertaining polemic on the ethical and potentially destructive power of terrible literature.

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  • My Life, Our Times by Gordon Brown
    My Life, Our Times (Hardback) Gordon Brown

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERGordon Brown has been a guiding force for Britain and the world over three decades. And by showing us what progressive politics has achieved in recent decades, he inspires us with a vision of what it might yet achieve today.

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  • This Time Is Different by Carmen M. Reinhart
    This Time Is Different (English, Paperback) Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth S. Rogoff

    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing - and recovering - their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different". This book covers topics ranging from medieval currency debasements to today's subprime catastrophe.

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  • The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Great Crash 1929 (Paperback) John Kenneth Galbraith

    Examines the causes, effects, and long-term consequences of America's infamous financial meltdown, showing how rampant speculation and blind optimism sustained a market mania, and led to its terrible downward spiral. This book describes the people and corporations at the heart of the financial community, and how they were affected by the disaster.

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  • Who's Afraid of John Maynard Keynes? by Paul Davidson
    Who's Afraid of John Maynard Keynes? (English, Paperback) Paul Davidson

    Davidson explains the importance of the market economy, and unveils how and why global financial crises occur when the liquidity of financial assets traded in the market, suddenly collapse.70 years after Keynes' death, in another era of financial crisis and economic slump, Keynes' ideas have made a comeback within economic circles.

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  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
    The Big Short (English, Paperback) Michael Lewis

    From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, this title tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.

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  • Supercrash by Darryl Cunningham
    Supercrash (Paperback) Darryl Cunningham

    An eloquent and devastating analysis in comic-book form of our economic world, and - quite simply - what makes us tick.

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  • Making It Happen by Iain Martin
    Making It Happen (English, Paperback) Iain Martin

    An explosive, controversial account of the collapse of RBS and the collapse of the British economy

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  • Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed
    Lords of Finance (English, Paperback) Liaquat Ahamed

    In Lords of Finance, we meet these men, the four bankers who truly broke the world: the enigmatic Norman Montagu of the bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the NY Federal Reserve, the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbanlk and the xenophobic Emile Moreau of the Banque de France.

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  • Why Minsky Matters by L. Wray
    Why Minsky Matters (English, Hardback) L. Wray

    Perhaps no economist was more vindicated by the global financial crisis than Hyman P. Minsky (1919?96). Although a handful of economists raised alarms as early as 2000, Minsky's warnings began a half-century earlier, with writings that set out a compelling theory of financial instability. Yet even today he remains largely outside mainstream economics; few people have a good grasp of his writings,...

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