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  • Masterless Men by Keri Leigh Merritt
    Masterless Men (English, Paperback) Keri Leigh Merritt

    This book examines the lives of the Antebellum South's underprivileged whites in nineteenth-century America.

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century (English, Paperback) Thomas Piketty

    Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siaecle.

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  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
    The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (Paperback) John Maynard Keynes

    John Maynard Keynes is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the 20th century. He ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was unmatched.

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  • Space Capitalism by Peter Lothian Nelson
    Space Capitalism (English, Paperback) Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block

    This book compares and contrasts the motivations, morality, and effectiveness of space exploration when pursued by private entrepreneurs as opposed to government.

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  • A Little History of Economics by Niall Kishtainy
    A Little History of Economics (English, Paperback) Niall Kishtainy

    A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and through the ideas of great thinkers in the field

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  • The Bank That Lived a Little by Philip Augar
    The Bank That Lived a Little (English, Hardback) Philip Augar

    Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britain's biggest financial institutions. In a tale of feuds, grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents, Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays' journey from an old...

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  • The Queen's Embroiderer by Joan DeJean
    The Queen's Embroiderer (English, Hardback) Joan DeJean

    From the author of How Paris Became Paris, a sweeping history of high finance, the origins of high fashion, and a pair of star-crossed lovers in 18th century France.

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  • Guns, Germs And Steel by Jared Diamond
    Guns, Germs And Steel (English, Paperback) Jared Diamond

    'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of SapiensWITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

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  • Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran by Richard Bulliet
    Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran (English, Paperback) Richard Bulliet

    A boom in the production and export of cotton turned Iran into the richest region of the Islamic caliphate in the ninth and tenth centuries. Yet in the eleventh century, Iran's primacy ended as its agricultural economy entered a steep decline. Richard W. Bulliet advances several provocative explanations, for example that the boom in cotton production paralleled the spread of Islam and that Iran's agricultural decline stemmed from a significant cooling of the climate that lasted more than a century. Substantiating his argument with innovative quantitative research and scientific discoveries, Bulliet first establishes the relationship between Iran's cotton industry and Islam and then outlines the evidence for what he terms the "Big Chill." He then focuses on a lucrative but temperature-sensitive industry of cross-breeding one-humped and two-humped camels, concluding with an unusual concatenation of events that had a profound and long-lasting impact not just on the history of Iran but on the development of the world.

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  • Not Enough by Samuel Moyn
    Not Enough (English, Hardback) Samuel Moyn

    The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. As state violations of political rights garnered attention, a commitment to material equality disappeared and market fundamentalism emerged as the dominant economic force. Samuel Moyn asks why we chose not to challenge wealth and neglected the demands of a broader social and economic justice.

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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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  • Clashing Over Commerce by Douglas A. Irwin
    Clashing Over Commerce (English, Hardback) Douglas A. Irwin

    Should the United States be open to commerce with other countries, or should it protect domestic industries from foreign competition? This question has been the source of bitter political conflict throughout American history. Such conflict was inevitable, James Madison argued in The Federalist Papers, because trade policy involves clashing economic interests. The struggle between the winners and...

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  • The Future of Private Equity by Mark Bishop
    The Future of Private Equity (English, Hardback) Mark Bishop

    The easy money that flowed through the banking system prior to 2008 fueled a boom in buy-outs. Now it is gone, how will the private equity industry reinvent itself? A series of interviews with some of the most respected and innovative firms, give rare insights to the strategies that will drive this secretive sector over the next economic cycle.

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  • A Culture of Growth by Joel Mokyr
    A Culture of Growth (English, Paperback) Joel Mokyr

    Why Enlightenment culture sparked the Industrial Revolution...

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  • The Passions and the Interests by Albert O. Hirschman
    The Passions and the Interests (English, Paperback) Albert O. Hirschman

    Reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests - so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice - was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man.

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  • Capitalism by Fred L. Block
    Capitalism (English, Paperback) Fred L. Block

    "Since the 1980's, a particular definition of the United States and the global economy as being "capitalist" has become hegemonic. In this view, a capitalist economy is autonomous, coherent, and needs to be regulated by its own internal laws. This view is an illusion. The reality is that economies organized around the pursuit of private profit are contradictory, incoherent, and heavily intertwined...

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  • The Money Machine by Philip Coggan
    The Money Machine (Paperback) Philip Coggan

    What causes the pound to rise or interest rates to fall? Which are the institutions that really matter? Why is it we need the Money Machine - and what happens when it crashes? The author provides clear and concise answers and shows why we should all be more familiar with a system we so intimately depend upon.

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  • Capitalism without Capital by Jonathan Haskel
    Capitalism without Capital (English, Paperback) Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake

    Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term...

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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 Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson
    The Making of the English Working Class (Paperback) E. P. Thompson

    Offers an account of working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832. This English social history shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole-life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, and who underwent degradation.

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