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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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  • The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis
    The Global Minotaur (English, Paperback) Yanis Varoufakis

    In this remarkable and provocative book, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis.

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  • Manias, Panics, and Crashes by Robert Z. Aliber
    Manias, Panics, and Crashes (English, Paperback) Robert Z. Aliber, Charles Poor Kindleberger

    This seventh edition of an investment classic has been thoroughly revised and expanded following the latest crises to hit international markets. Renowned economist Robert Z. Aliber introduces the concept that global financial crises in recent years are not independent events, but symptomatic of an inherent instability in the international system.

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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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  • 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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  • Unfinished Business by Tamim Bayoumi
    Unfinished Business (English, Paperback) Tamim Bayoumi

    A penetrating critique tracing how under-regulated trading between European and U.S. banks led to the 2008 financial crisis?with a prescription for preventing another meltdown...

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

    Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that it never dies peacefully. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the...

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

    Argues that income inequality increases during times of peace and decreases when conflict strikes, and considers what the future holds in a world where the violence that reduced inequality in the past has diminished.

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  • The Fed and Lehman Brothers by Laurence M. Ball
    The Fed and Lehman Brothers (English, Hardback) Laurence M. Ball

    This book sets the record straight on why the Federal Reserve failed to rescue Lehman Brothers during the financial crisis.

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  • Animal Spirits by George A. Akerlof
    Animal Spirits (English, Paperback) George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller

    The global financial crisis has made it clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations. This title challenges the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and puts forward a vision that transforms economics and restores prosperity. It asserts the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking.

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

    With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections and originally published in the US as individual short books which have collectively sold over half a million copies, How the World Works is a collection of speeches and interviews with Chomsky by David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman....

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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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  • The Great Rebalancing by Michael Pettis
    The Great Rebalancing (English, Paperback) Michael Pettis

    Argues that the separate economic issues different countries are dealing with are actually all the result of trade imbalances, and that in order to end the global financial crisis, a resolution for all must be reached.

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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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  • How to Speak Money by John Lanchester
    How to Speak Money (English, Paperback) John Lanchester

    sets out to decode the world of finance for all of us, explaining everything from high-frequency trading and the World Bank to the difference between bullshit and nonsense. As funny as it is devastating, How To Speak Money is a primer and a polemic.

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