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  • Economics for the Many by John McDonnell
    Economics for the Many (English, Paperback) John McDonnell

    Our economy is rigged in favour of a wealthy elite. We need a new approach: an economics for the many.

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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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  • 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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  • Ubuntu Contributionism by Michael Tellinger
    Ubuntu Contributionism (English, Paperback) Michael Tellinger $21.32 $29.00
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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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  • Microeconomics in Context by Neva Goodwin
    Microeconomics in Context (English, Paperback) Neva Goodwin, Jonathan M. Harris

    Microeconomics in Context lays out the principles of microeconomics in a manner that is thorough, up to date, and relevant to students. Like its counterpart, Macroeconomics in Context, the book is uniquely attuned to economic, social, and environmental realities. The "in Context" books offer affordability, accessible presentation, and engaging coverage of current policy issues from economic...

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  • The Lies We Were Told by Simon Wren-Lewis
    The Lies We Were Told (English, Paperback) Simon Wren-Lewis

    Why did governments adopt austerity policies, and why were they so harmful? Why did the media largely ignore the experts who opposed these policies, and allow politicians to get away with lies? And why did voters choose Brexit when the economic consensus was that it would harm living standards?...

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  • Freaks of Fortune by Jonathan Levy
    Freaks of Fortune (English, Paperback) Jonathan Levy $19.99
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  • Common by Pierre Dardot
    Common (English, Paperback) Pierre Dardot, Christian Laval

    Around the globe, contemporary protest movements are contesting the oligarchic appropriation of natural resources, public services, and shared networks of knowledge and communication. These struggles raise the same fundamental demand and rest on the same irreducible principle: the common....

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

    Gives a comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, this book's includes the author's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that "America will be one of the foremost nations of the world".

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  • Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
    Why Marx Was Right (English, Paperback) Terry Eagleton

    In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism?that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on?he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions...

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  • Reclaiming the State by William Mitchell
    Reclaiming the State (English, Paperback) William Mitchell, Thomas Fazi

    A provocative economic analysis which reconceptualises the nation state as a vehicle for progressive change.

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  • Requiem For The American Dream by Kelly Nyks
    Requiem For The American Dream (English, Paperback) Kelly Nyks

    Discusses the extremes of wealth and power held by less than one percent of the population and the grave consequences that such inequality has for democracy and the ability of ordinary Americans to achieve financial security.

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  • Canto Classics: Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom
    Canto Classics: Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (English, Paperback) Elinor Ostrom

    The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Elinor Ostrom provides a unique body of empirical data to explore conditions under which common pool resource problems have been satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily solved.

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  • The Democracy Project by David Graeber
    The Democracy Project (English, Paperback) David Graeber

    From small beginnings its demonstrations spread across the world to cities like Cairo, Athens, Barcelona and London and gave a glimpse of a new way. This book looks at the actions of the 99 per cent asks: why was it so effective? What went right? And what can we all do now to make our world democratic once again?

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  • The Production of Money by Ann Pettifor
    The Production of Money (English, Paperback) Ann Pettifor

    Why we misunderstand the nature of money, and what we can do about it

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  • The Limits of Neoliberalism by William Davies
    The Limits of Neoliberalism (English, Paperback) William Davies

    Examines the efforts and failures of economic experts to make government and public life amenable to measurement, and to re-model society and state in terms of competition. This book explores the practical use of economic techniques and conventions by policy-makers, politicians, regulators and judges and more.

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  • How Much is Enough? by Edward Skidelsky
    How Much is Enough? (English, Paperback) Edward Skidelsky, Robert Skidelsky

    Argues that wealth is not - or should not be - an end in itself, but a means to 'the good life'. Tracing the concept from Aristotle to the present, this book shows how far modern life has strayed from that ideal. It rejects the idea that there is any single measure of human progress, whether GDP or 'happiness'.

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  • The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
    The Shock Doctrine (English, Paperback) Naomi Klein

    Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. This is the tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.

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  • Currency Wars by James Rickards
    Currency Wars (English, Paperback) James Rickards

    Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation and sometimes actual violence. Left unchecked the next currency war could lead to a crisis worse than the panic of 2008.The...

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