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Trust: Money, Markets and Society (Manifestos for the 21st Century)

By: Hosking, Geoffrey

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Publisher: SEA BOATING:

Seller ID: 9781906497750

ISBN: 1906497753

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Mutual trust is an essential element of a globalized economy, and a market economy without trust leads only to further disaster. If we want to ensure future stability, Geoffrey Hosking argues that we must first understand the characteristics of this trust relationship--and to that end he provides tools to seek out where socio-economic trust has been misplaced and where it can be strengthened positively for the future.Social and economic trust in the United Kingdom and the United States waned in the 1990s and exploded into a major crisis of economic distrust in the form of the credit crunch tha... View more info

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Borrow: The American Way of Debt

By: Hyman, Loius

Price: $6.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780307741684

ISBN: 0307741680

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In this lively history of consumer debt in America, economic historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today's problems are not as new as we think. "Borrow" examines how the rise of consumer borrowing--virtually unknown before the twentieth century--has altered our culture and economy. Starting in the years before the Great Depression, increased access to money raised living standards but also introduced unforeseen risks. As lending grew more and more profitable, it displaced funds available for business borrowing, setting our economy on an unsustainable course. Told through the vivid storie... View more info

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Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

By: Irwin, Neil

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143124993

ISBN: 0143124994

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The inside story of the world's most powerful central bankers--and the most intense exercise in economic crisis management the world has ever seen Suddenly, without warning, in August 2007, three men who had never been elected to public office found themselves the most powerful people in the world. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. In "The Alchemists," "Washington""Post" reporter Neil Irwin presents the truly global stor... View more info

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Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

By: Irwin, Neil

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Publisher: PENGUIN PR:

Seller ID: 9781594204623

ISBN: 1594204624

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When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system, moving on a scale ... View more info

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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

By: Johnson, Simon

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PANTHEON: 7/10/2010

Seller ID: 9780307379054

ISBN: 0307379051

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Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks--Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley--which together control assets amounting, astonishingly, to more than 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product, these financial institutions (now more emphatically "too big to fail") continue to hold the global economy hostage, threatening yet another financial meltdown with their e... View more info

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More Than Good Intentions: Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Far

By: Karlan, Dean

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Publisher: PLUME:

Seller ID: 9780452297562

ISBN: 0452297567

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A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work. American individuals and institutions spent billions of dollars to ease global poverty and accomplished almost nothing. At last we have a realistic way forward. Presenting innovative and successful development interventions around the globe, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel show how empirical analysis coupled with the latest thinking in behavioral economics can make a profound difference. From Kenya, where teenagers reduced their risk of contra... View more info

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History of Banking: A Comprehensive Reference Source & Guide

By: Kelman, James

Price: $21.00

Seller ID: 9781523248926

ISBN: 1523248920

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Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

By: Kindleberger, Charles P.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 4/14/2016

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 9780471467144

ISBN: 0471467146

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"Manias, Panics, and Crashes, Fifth Edition" is an engaging and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. The updated fifth edition expands upon each chapter, and includes two new chapters focusing on significant financial crises of the last fifteen years. View more info

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Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

By: Knee, Jonathan A.

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780231179287

ISBN: 0231179286

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Accidental Investment Banker

By: Knee, Jonathan A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 11/30/2014

Seller ID: 9780812978049

ISBN: 0812978048

Condition: USED


Investment bankers used to be known as respectful of their clients, loyal to their firms, and chary of the financial system that allowed them to prosper. What happened? From his prestigious Wall Street perches at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, Jonathan A. Knee witnessed firsthand the lavish deal-making of the freewheeling nineties, when bankers rode the wave of the Internet economy, often by devil-may-care means. By the turn of the twenty-first century, the bubble burst and the industry was in free fall. Told with biting humor and unflinching honesty, populated with power players, back-stab... View more info

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End This Depression Now!

By: Krugman, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 8/10/2012

Seller ID: 9780393088779

ISBN: 0393088774

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The Great Recession is more than four years old and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful volley, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all remain in a state of intense pain." How bad have things gotten? How did we get stuck in what now can only be called a depression? And above all, how do we free ourselves? Krugman pursues these questions with his characteristic lucidity and insight. He has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered over these past four years a quick, strong recovery i... View more info

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End This Depression Now

By: Krugman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 10/10/2013

Seller ID: 9780393345087

ISBN: 0393345084

Condition: USED


The Great Recession is more than four years old--and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful volley, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge--all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all--remain in a state of intense pain." How bad have things gotten? How did we get stuck in what now can only be called a depression? And above all, how do we free ourselves? Krugman pursues these questions with his characteristic lucidity and insight. He has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered over these past four years--a quick, strong recove... View more info

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Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century

By: Krugman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 2/29/2012

Seller ID: 9780393326055

ISBN: 0393326055

Condition: USED


No one has more authority to call the shots the way they really are than award-winning economist Paul Krugman, whose provocative "New York Times" columns are keenly followed by millions. One of the world's most respected economists, Krugman has been named America's most important columnist by the "Washington Monthly" and columnist of the year by "Editor and Publisher" magazine. A major bestseller, this influential and wide-ranging book has been praised by "BusinessWeek" as Krugman's "most provocative and compelling effort yet," the "New York Review of Books" as "refreshing," and Library Journa... View more info

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Age of Diminished Expectations

By: Krugman, Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780262610926

ISBN: 0262610922

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Paul Krugman's essential guide to the economic landscape of the 1990s has been revised and updated to include a new introduction in which Krugman connects George Bush's fall from office to simmering dismay over a long-term economic slowdown. There is a new chapter on international finance that focuses primarily on European monetary affairs, and a new chapter on health care that examines why costs have exploded and explains how managed competition and alternative systems would work, and why it is so difficult to control rising health care costs.There are smaller additions throughout the rest of... View more info

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Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

By: Krugman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393337808

ISBN: 0393337804

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In this major bestseller, Paul Krugman warns that, like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression have made a comeback. He lays bare the 2008 financial crisis the greatest since the 1930s tracing it to the failure of regulation to keep pace with an out-of-control financial system. He also tells us how to contain the crisis and turn around a world economy sliding into a deep recession. Brilliantly crafted in Krugman s trademark style lucid, lively, and supremely informed this new edition of The Return of Depression Economics has b... View more info

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Return of Depression Economics

By: Krugman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781846142390

ISBN: 1846142393

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Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Marke

By: Lambert, Emily

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780465018437

ISBN: 0465018432

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In "The Futures," Emily Lambert, senior writer at "Forbes" magazine, tells us the rich and dramatic history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, which together comprised the original, most bustling futures market in the world. She details the emergence of the futures business as a kind of meeting place for gamblers and farmers and its subsequent transformation into a sophisticated electronic market where contracts are traded at lightning-fast speeds. Lambert also details the disastrous effects of Wall Street's adoption of the futures contract without the rules and clo... View more info

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I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay

By: Lanchester, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: 9781439169865

ISBN: 1439169861

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For most people, the reasons for the sudden collapse of our economy still remain obscure. "I.O.U. "is the story of how we came to experience such a complete financial disaster, starting with the magical proliferation of credit that led to an explosion of lending on the global and local landscapes of banking and finance. Viewing the crisis through the lens of politics, culture, and contemporary history from the invention and widespread misuse of financial instruments to the culpability of subprime mortgages Lanchester deftly draws conclusions on the limitations of financial and governmental reg... View more info

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More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics

By: Landsburg, Steven E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FREE PR: 7/13/2011

Seller ID: 9781416532224

ISBN: 1416532226

Condition: USED


Economics is no longer the "dismal science" dreaded by college freshmen. In recent years, a band of economists has broken away from the charts and graphs of college textbooks, and begun to explain ordinary behavior in plain and often entertaining English. Steve Landsburg was one of the first of the new breed, in his book "The Armchair Economist" and long-running "Everyday Economics" column in "Slate" magazine. Now he is back, and more provocative than ever. In "More Sex is Safer Sex," Landsburg shows how the rational behavior of each one of us -- when combined together -- produces the oft... View more info

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Invisible Hook

By: Leeson, Peter T.

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Seller ID: 9780691137476

ISBN: 0691137471

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Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating "The Invisible Hook" takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? "The Invisible Hook" uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy... View more info