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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life

By: Fisher, Len

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 3/28/2011

Seller ID: 9780465009381

ISBN: 0465009387

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Praised by "Entertainment Weekly" as "the man who put the fizz into physics," Dr. Len Fisher turns his attention to the science of cooperation in his lively and thought-provoking book. Fisher shows how the modern science of game theory has helped biologists to understand the evolution of cooperation in nature, and investigates how we might apply those lessons to our own society. In a series of experiments that take him from the polite confines of an English dinner party to crowded supermarkets, congested Indian roads, and the wilds of outback Australia, not to mention baseball strategies and t... View more info

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Wal-Mart Effect: How World's Most Powerful Company Really Works and how it's Tra

By: Fishman, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780143038788

ISBN: 0143038788

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Wal-Mart isn't just the world's biggest company, it is probably the world's most written-about. But no book until this one has managed to penetrate its wall of silence or go beyond the usual polemics to analyze its actual effects on its customers, workers, and suppliers. Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data (e.g., Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, and in 2004 its growth alone was bigger than the total revenue of 469 of the Fortune 500), "The Wal-Mart Effect" is an intimate look at a business that is dramatical... View more info

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Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

By: Fitzgerald, Deborah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780300111286

ISBN: 0300111282

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Winner of the 2003 Saloutos Award for the best book on American agricultural history given by the Agricultural History Society During the early decades of the twentieth century, agricultural practice in America was transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial activity. In this book Deborah Fitzgerald argues that farms became modernized in the 1920s because they adopted not only new machinery but also the financial, cultural, and ideological apparatus of industrialism. Fitzgerald examines how bankers and emerging professionals in engineering and economics pushed for systematic, businessli... View more info

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Who's Your City? : How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Imp

By: Florida, Richard

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 3/25/2015

Seller ID: 9780465003525

ISBN: 0465003524

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It's a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn't matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in Aspen or a beachhouse in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup. According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet, and the "mating markets" in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up... View more info

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Myth of the Rational Market: a History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Str

By: Fox, Justin

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780060599034

ISBN: 0060599030

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The financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession demolished many cherished beliefs--most significantly, the theory that financial markets always get things right. Justin Fox's The Myth of the Rational Market explains where that idea came from, and where it went wrong. As much an intellectual whodunit as a cultural history of the perils and possibilities of risk, it also brings to life the people and ideas that forged modern finance and investing--from the formative days of Wall Street through the Great Depression and into the financial calamities of today. It's a tale featuring p... View more info

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One Market Under God

By: Frank, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 4/28/2016

Seller ID: 9780385495042

ISBN: 0385495048

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In a book that has been raising hackles far and wide, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers one of the most sacred cows of the go-go '90s: the idea that the new free-market economy is good for everyone. Frank's target is "market populism"--the widely held belief that markets are a more democratic form of organization than democratically elected governments. Refuting the idea that billionaire CEOs are looking out for the interests of the little guy, he argues that "the great euphoria of the late nineties was never as much about the return of good times as it was the giddy triumph of one Am... View more info

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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life

By: Fraser, Steve

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Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780066620497

ISBN: 006662049X

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Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway to wealth and freedom. Steve Fraser tells the story of this remarkable transformation in a brilliant, masterfully written narrative filled with colorful tales of confidence men and aristocrats, Napoleonic financiers and reckless adventurers, master builders and roguish destroyers. Penetrating and engrossing, this is an extraordinary work of history that illuminates the values and the ch... View more info

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Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century

By: Frieden, Jeffry

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 11/24/2015

Seller ID: 9780393329810

ISBN: 039332981X

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In 1900 international trade reached unprecedented levels and the world's economies were more open to one another than ever before. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Jeffry A. Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn agai... View more info

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Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

By: Friedman, Benjamin M.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 7/7/2011

Seller ID: 9781400095711

ISBN: 1400095719

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From the author of "Day of Reckoning," the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan's economic policy ("Every citizen should read it," said "The New York Times"): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that economic growth provides far more than material benefits. In clear-cut prose, Benjamin M. Friedman examines the political and social histories of the large Western democracies-particularly of the United States since the Civil War-to demonstrate the fact that incomes on the rise lead to more open and democratic societies. He explains that "growth, " rather than simply a high standard of living, is k... View more info

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Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

By: Friedman, Milton

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Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS: 5/5/2013

Seller ID: 9780156334600

ISBN: 0156334607

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The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index. View more info

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Capitalism and Freedom

By: Friedman, Milton

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 40

Seller ID: 9780226264219

ISBN: 0226264211

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Selected by the "Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy--one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighte... View more info

on Liberty and Drugs: Essays on the Free Market and Prohibition

By: Friedman, Milton

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Seller ID: 1879189054

ISBN: 1879189054

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Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelera

By: Friedman, Thomas L

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Publisher: 5/15/2017

Seller ID: 9780374273538

ISBN: 0374273537

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Trust: Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity

By: Fukuyama, Francis

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Publisher: FREE PR: 7/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780684825250

ISBN: 0684825252

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In his bestselling "The End of History and the Last Man, " Francis Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War would also mean the beginning of a struggle for position in the rapidly emerging order of 21st-century capitalism. In "Trust, " a penetrating assessment of the emerging global economic order "after History," he explains the social principles of economic life and tells us what we need to know to win the coming struggle for world dominance. Challenging orthodoxies of both the left and right, Fukuyama examines a wide range of national cultures in order to divine the underlying prin... View more info

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Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great C

By: Galbraith, James K.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199855650

ISBN: 019985565X

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As Wall Street rose to dominate the U.S. economy, income and pay inequalities in America came to dance to the tune of the credit cycle. As the reach of financial markets extended across the globe, interest rates, debt, and debt crises became the dominant forces driving the rise of economic inequality almost everywhere. Thus the "super-bubble" that investor George Soros identified in rich countries for the two decades after 1980 was a super-crisis for the 99 percent-not just in the U.S. but the entire world. Inequality and Instability demonstrates that finance is the driveshaft that links i... View more info

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Short History of Financial Euphoria

By: Galbraith, John Kenneth

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/29/2011

Seller ID: 9780140238563

ISBN: 0140238565

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The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."--"The Atlantic." View more info

Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

By: Galbraith, John Kenneth

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Seller ID: 0395355729

ISBN: 0395355729

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Circle of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown on Insider Trading---and Why th

By: Gasparino, Charles

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Publisher: HARPER BUSINESS:

Seller ID: 9780062096067

ISBN: 0062096060

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The bestselling author of The Sellout tells the explosive story of the government's crackdown on insider-trading networks--an investigation that has already racked up more than 60 convictions.In Circle of Friends, award-winning journalist Charles Gasparino--one of Wall Street's most knowledgeable observers--follows government investigators and prosecutors as they pursue one of the most aggressive and broad-reaching series of insider-trading cases in the nation's history. A richly textured page-turner of investigative journalism based on extensive reporting, Circle of Friends chronicles t... View more info

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Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Des

By: Gasparino, Charles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: COLLINS: 7/6/2013

Seller ID: 9780061697166

ISBN: 0061697168

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The definitive account of Wall Street's stunning collapseFrom critically acclaimed investigative journalist and CNBC personality Charles Gasparino comes a sweeping examination of the most recent volatile, anxiety-ridden era in our nation's socioeconomic history. The Sellout traces the implosion of the financial services business back to its roots in the late 1970s when Wall Street embraced a new business model predicated on taking enormous risks. It shows how a backwater business involving the trading of risky bonds packed with mortgages showered countless billions in profits on the fina... View more info

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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

By: Geithner, Timothy F.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CROWN PUB INC: 12/2/2016

Seller ID: 9780804138598

ISBN: 0804138591

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