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World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It

By: Ghemawat, Pankaj

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HARVARD BUSINESS:

Seller ID: 9781422138649

ISBN: 142213864X

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Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

By: Gneezy, Uri/List, John A.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 11/16/2014

Seller ID: 9781610393119

ISBN: 1610393112

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Can economics be passionate?... Can it center on people and what really matters to them day-in and day-out.... And help us understand their hidden motives for why they do what they do in everyday life? Uri Gneezy and John List are revolutionaries. Their ideas and methods for revealing what really works in addressing big social, business, and economic problems gives us new understanding of the motives underlying human behavior. We can then structure incentives that can get people to move mountains, change their behavior--or at least get a better deal. But finding the right incentive can... View more info

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Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007 (Financial Management Associati

By: Gorton, Gary B.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199734153

ISBN: 0199734151

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Originally written for a conference of the Federal Reserve, Gary Gorton's "The Panic of 2007" garnered enormous attention and is considered by many to be the most convincing take on the recent economic meltdown. Now, in Slapped by the Invisible Hand, Gorton builds upon this seminal work, explaining how the securitized-banking system, the nexus of financial markets and instruments unknown to most people, stands at the heart of the financial crisis. Gorton shows that the Panic of 2007 was not so different from the Panics of 1907 or of 1893, except that, in 2007, most people had never heard o... View more info

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Age of Turbulence

By: Greenspan, Alan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780143114161

ISBN: 0143114166

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"The Age Of Turbulence" is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life's journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of "The Age of Turbulence" Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d'horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and insight into... View more info

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Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful

By: Hamermesh, Daniel S.

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691158174

ISBN: 0691158177

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Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, "Beauty Pays" demonstrates how society favors the beautiful and how better-looking people experience startling but undeniable benefits in all aspects of life. Noted economist Daniel Hamermesh shows that the attractive are more likely to be employed, work more productiv... View more info

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Undercover Economist, The

By: Harford, Tim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 5/7/2015

Seller ID: 9780345494016

ISBN: 0345494016

Condition: USED


"The economy isn't] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product)," notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR's Marketplace, "economics is about who gets what and why." In this acclaimed and riveting book-part expose, part user's manual-the astute and entertaining columnist from the Financial Times demystifies the ways in which money works in the world. From why the coffee in your cup costs so much to why efficiency is not necessarily the answer to ensuring a fair society, from improving health care to curing crosstown traffic-all the dirty little ... View more info

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Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World

By: Harford, Tim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812977875

ISBN: 0812977874

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Life sometimes seems illogical. Individuals do strange things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, mug each other. Love seems irrational, and so does divorce. On a larger scale, life seems no fairer or easier to fathom: Why do some neighborhoods thrive and others become ghettos? Why is racism so persistent? Why is your idiot boss paid a fortune for sitting behind a mahogany altar? Thorny questions-and you might be surprised to hear the answers coming from an economist. But award-winning journalist Tim Harford likes to spring surprises. In this deftly reasoned book, he argues that life is logical... View more info

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

By: Harford, Tim

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781594634802R

ISBN: 9781594634802R

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Natural Capitalism

By: Hawken, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780316353007

ISBN: 0316353000

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Hawken ("The Ecology of Commerce") and Amory and Hunter Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, an environmental think tank, have put together an ambitious, visionary book advocating "natural capitalism." Based on the principle that businesses can be good for the environment, "Natural Capitalism" shows how leading-edge companies are practicing "a new type of industrialism" that is both more efficient and more profitable, while simultaneously protecting the planet and creating jobs. Natural capitalism is a way of thinking that seeks to apply market principles to all sources of material value, m... View more info

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Road To Serfdom

By: Hayek, F.A.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 3/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780226320618

ISBN: 0226320618

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A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, "The Road to Serfdom" has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in England in the spring of 1944--when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program--"The Road to Serfdom" was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government wit... View more info

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Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition

By: Hayek, F.A.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226320557

ISBN: 0226320553

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An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, "The Road to Serfdom" has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944--when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program--"The Road to Serfdom" was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasi... View more info

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Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of Great Economic Thinkers

By: Heilbroner, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/13/2014

Edition: 6

Seller ID: 9780671633189

ISBN: 067163318X

Condition: USED


Hailed by John Kenneth Galbraith almost a half century ago as a "brilliant achievement, The Worldly Philosophers with more than 2 million copies sold, not only enables us to see more deeply into our history, but helps us to better understand our own times. Heilbroner provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines.In a bold new last chapter titled "The End of the Worldly Philosophy?" Heilbroner reminds us that the w... View more info

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Worldly Philosophers, The

By: Heilbroner, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 3/6/2015

Edition: 7

Seller ID: 9780684862149

ISBN: 068486214X

Condition: USED


"The Worldly Philosophers" is a bestselling classic that not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideas -- namely, the search to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines. In a bold new concluding chapter entitled "The End of the Worldly Philosophy?" Heilbroner reminds... View more info

Economics Explained

By: Heilbroner, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/25/2009

Seller ID: 9780671645564

ISBN: 0671645560

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Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and C

By: Heller, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 5/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780465029167

ISBN: 0465029167

Condition: USED


25 new runways would eliminate most air travel delays in America. Why can't we build them? 50 patent owners are blocking a major drug maker from creating a cancer cure. Why won't they get out of the way? 90% of our broadcast spectrum sits idle while American cell phone service lags far behind Japan's and Korea's. Why are we wasting our airwaves? 98% of African American-owned farms have been sold off over the last century. Why can't we stop the loss? All these problems are really the same problem--one whose solution would jump-start innovation, release trillions in productivity, and help revive... View more info

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First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street

By: Henriques, Diana B.

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781627791649

ISBN: 1627791647

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Wizard of Lies Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

By: Henriques, Diana B.

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780805091342

ISBN: 0805091343

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The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself.Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history?These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story -- until now.In "The Wiz... View more info

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Virtues of Capitalism

By: Hill, Austin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MOODY PUB: 9/30/2011

Seller ID: 9780802484567

ISBN: 0802484565

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In the aftermath of the recent economic downturn, some observers leveled harsh criticism against free-market economies. In the spring of 2009, for instance, an article in the "The London Telegraph" insisted that the industrialized West must re-articulate its moral case for market capitalism. Additionally, numerous commentators proclaimed the days of unfettered markets to be over. In this timely and balanced book, Austin Hill and Scott Rae agree with capitalism's critics that the economy is essentially a moral issue, but they argue that free markets are by-and-large the solution to financ... View more info

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Rival Views of Market Society: and other recent essays

By: Hirschman, Albert O.

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780674773035

ISBN: 0674773039

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Age of Capital 1848-75

By: Hobsbawm, Eric

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780349104805

ISBN: 0349104808

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