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  • Debt by David Graeber
    Debt (English, Paperback) David Graeber

    A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell...

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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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  • 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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  • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney
    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Paperback) Walter Rodney

    Rodney's classic argues that the imperial countries of Europe, along with the US, bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. They have been joined in this exploitation by agents or unwitting accomplices in both the North and Africa. This new edition includes additional essays by Rodney and an introduction by the Walter Rodney Foundation.

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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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  • 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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  • Globalists by Quinn Slobodian
    Globalists (English, Hardback) Quinn Slobodian

    Do neoliberals hate the state? In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, Quinn Slobodian follows neoliberal thinkers from the Habsburg Empire's fall to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to deploy them globally to protect capitalism.

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  • Liverpool Cowkeepers by Dave Joy
    Liverpool Cowkeepers (English, Paperback) Dave Joy

    A fascinating look at the intertwined story of milk and men on Merseyside.

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  • Trading in War by Margarette Lincoln
    Trading in War (English, Hardback) Margarette Lincoln

    A vivid account of the forgotten citizens of maritime London who sustained Britain during the Revolutionary Wars

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

    The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy...

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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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  • Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? by Robert Kuttner
    Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? (English, Hardback) Robert Kuttner

    A leading social critic recounts capitalism's finest hour and shows us how we might achieve it once again.

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  • Berlin Rules by Paul Lever
    Berlin Rules (English, Hardback) Paul Lever

    New insights into Germany's role as the dominant player in Europe

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  • Textiles and Clothing, c.1150-1450 by Elisabeth Crowfoot
    Textiles and Clothing, c.1150-1450 (English, Paperback) Elisabeth Crowfoot, Frances Pritchard

    A model of clarity... It provides absolutely essential reference material for the dress historian and archaeologist, for the early textile specialist, and those interested in the tools and equipment used. TOOL AND TRADES HISTORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER [Linda Woolley, curator of early and medieval textiles and dress, V&A Museum]

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  • Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger
    Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Manfred B. Steger, Ravi K. Roy

    In its heyday in the late 1990s, neoliberalism emerged as the world's dominant economic paradigm. But the global financial crisis of 2008-9 fundamentally shocked a globalized economy built on neoliberal assumptions. This VSI examines the origins, core claims, and considerable variations of neoliberalism with examples from around the world.

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  • The Path to Sustained Growth by E. A. Wrigley
    The Path to Sustained Growth (English, Paperback) E. A. Wrigley

    Charts Britain's transformation from the European periphery to a global economic power from the reign of Elizabeth I to Victoria.

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  • From Depression to Devolution by Leon Gooberman
    From Depression to Devolution (English, Paperback) Leon Gooberman

    Throughout the twentieth century, Wales underwent far-reaching economic upheavals. This is the first book to focus on these actions, and contains timely commentary as economic performance remains one of the most important issues facing contemporary Wales.

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  • The Penguin History of Economics by Professor Roger E. Backhouse
    The Penguin History of Economics (Paperback) Professor Roger E. Backhouse

    Presents a history of economic thought since the ancient world. This book discusses from Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill. It shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians.

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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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