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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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  • Capital by Karl Marx
    Capital (English, Paperback) Karl Marx

    Marx's critique of the capitalist system is rife with big themes: his theory of `surplus value', his discussion of the exploitation of the working class, and his forecast of class conflict on a grand scale.

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  • The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments (English, Paperback) Adam Smith

    Investigating the flip side of economic self-interest, this title advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on the importance in business and politics.

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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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  • Degrowth by Giorgos Kallis
    Degrowth (English, Paperback) Giorgos Kallis

    This introduction to the topic of "degrowth", an increasingly influential idea within ecological economics, assesses what it would take for an economy to transition to a position that enabled it to prosper without growth.

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  • Radical Markets by Eric A. Posner
    Radical Markets (English, Hardback) Eric A. Posner, E. Glen Weyl

    Revealing bold new ways to structure markets for the good of everyone, this book shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant 19th-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation.

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  • Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism by David Harvey
    Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (English, Paperback) David Harvey

    You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again....

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  • Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
    Development as Freedom (English, Paperback) Amartya Sen

    This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.

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  • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
    The Wealth of Nations (English, Hardback) Adam Smith

    Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first book on economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipe for national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based on small government and the freedom of citizens to act in their best interests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, and over 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on the fundamentals of...

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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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  • Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek
    Inventing the Future (English, Paperback) Nick Srnicek

    A major new manifesto for a high-tech future, free from work

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  • Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
    Wealth of Nations (English, Paperback) Adam Smith

    Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is the first book of modern political economy, and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, it mixes plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology and sociology.

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  • Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing by Josh Ryan-Collins
    Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing (English, Paperback) Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd

    A comprehensive, critical but accessible guide to the role of land in housing policy and how it has been excluded from mainstream economic theory.

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  • The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner
    The Worldly Philosophers (Paperback) Robert L. Heilbroner

    Defines the common thread linking the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them. This work enables us to see more deeply into our history, and provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works.

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  • The Life Cycle Hypothesis by Tony Plummer
    The Life Cycle Hypothesis (English, Paperback) Tony Plummer

    The Life Cycle Hypothesis provides evidence of an ordered process behind the apparent randomness of financial asset price movements, economic fluctuations, and social trends. It shows how genuine information will have a dramatic effect on any system into which it is inserted, and will generate reactions that are essentially pre-programmed.

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  • How Growth Really Happens by Michael Best
    How Growth Really Happens (English, Hardback) Michael Best

    A groundbreaking study that shows how countries can create innovative, production-based economies for the twenty-first century...

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  • Coming Revolution, The by Ben Reynolds
    Coming Revolution, The (English, Paperback) Ben Reynolds

    A technological revolution is driving capitalism toward crisis and collapse - can our society evolve in time to rescue the future?

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  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin
    The Zero Marginal Cost Society (English, Paperback) Jeremy Rifkin

    The capitalist era is passing. Rising in its wake is a new global collaborative Commons that will transform our way of life. Jeremy Rifkin explains that intense competition is forcing the introduction of ever newer technologies, in turn boosting productivity to the point where the marginal cost of producing additional units is nearly zero.

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  • A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey
    A Brief History of Neoliberalism (English, Paperback) David Harvey

    Writing for a wide audience, Harvey here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. He constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for more socially just alternatives.

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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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