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While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Sub

By: Lowenstein, Roger

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143115380

ISBN: 0143115383

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The retirement crisis facing America-and the road map for a way out-from "The New York Times" bestselling author of "Origins of the Crash" In the last several decades, corporations and local governments made ruinous pension and healthcare promises to American workers. With these now coming due, they threaten to destroy twenty-first- century America's hopes for a comfortable retirement. With his trademark narrative panache, bestselling author Roger Lowenstein analyzes three fascinating case studies-General Motors, the New York City subway system, and the city of San Diego-each an object le... View more info

America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

By: Lowenstein, Roger

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Seller ID: 9781594205491

ISBN: 1594205493

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Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004

By: Mahar, Maggie

Price: $7.50

Publisher: HARPER BUSINESS:

Seller ID: 9780060564148

ISBN: 0060564148

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In 1982, the Dow hovered below 1000. Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11,000. Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable bull market that began in 1982 and ended just in the early 2000s. For almost two decades, a colorful cast of characters such as Abby Joseph Cohen, Mary Meeker, Henry Blodget, and Alan Greenspan came to dominate the market news.This inside look at that 17-year cycle of growth, built upon interviews and unparalleled access to the most important analysts, market observers, and fund ... View more info

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More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

By: Mallaby, Sebastian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/13/2013

Seller ID: 0143119419

ISBN: 0143119419

Condition: USED


"Splendid...the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales." -- "The Washington Post" Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of twenty-first- century capitalism. Beating the market was long thought to be impossible, but hedge funds cracked its mysteries and made fortunes in the process. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the industry, esteemed financial writer Sebastian Mallaby tells the inside story of the hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s to their role... View more info

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Crash Course

By: Martenson, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC:

Seller ID: 9780470927649

ISBN: 047092764X

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The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time--the "Twenty-Teens." "The Crash Course" presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive--without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-... View more info

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Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

By: Mauldin, John

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Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC:

Seller ID: 9781118800027

ISBN: 1118800028

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Greece isn't the only country drowning in debt. The Debt Supercycle--when the easily managed, decades-long growth of debt results in a massive sovereign debt and credit crisis--is affecting developed countries around the world, including the United States. For these countries, there are only two options, and neither is good--restructure the debt or reduce it through austerity measures. "Endgame" details the Debt Supercycle and the sovereign debt crisis, and shows that, while there are no good choices, the worst choice would be to ignore the deleveraging resulting from the credit crisis. The bo... View more info

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Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphe

By: McCraw, Thomas K. (ed)

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 3/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780674175563

ISBN: 0674175565

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What explains the national economic success of the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan? What can be learned from the long-term championship performances of leading business firms in each country? How important were specific innovations by individual entrepreneurs? And in the end, what is the true nature of capitalist development? The Pulitzer Prize winning historian Thomas K. McCraw and his coauthors present penetrating answers to these questions. "Creating Modern Capitalism" is the first book to explain for a broad audience the interconnections among technological innovation, managemen... View more info

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All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

By: McLean, Bethany

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/16/2014

Seller ID: 9781591843634

ISBN: 1591843634

Condition: USED


"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." -Shakespeare, "The Tempest"As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers?According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail,... View more info

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All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

By: Mclean, Bethany Nocera, Joe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PORTFOLIO: 11/30/2014

Seller ID: 9781591844389

ISBN: 159184438X

Condition: USED


The "New York Times" bestseller hailed as "the best business book of 2010" ("Huffington Post"). As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers?According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and... View more info

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History of the Federal Reserve Vol. 1

By: Meltzer, Allan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226520001

ISBN: 0226520005

Condition: USED


Allan H. Meltzer's monumental history of the Federal Reserve System tells the story of one of America's most influential but least understood public institutions. This first volume covers the period from the Federal Reserve's founding in 1913 through the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord of 1951, which marked the beginning of a larger and greatly changed institution. To understand why the Federal Reserve acted as it did at key points in its history, Meltzer draws on meeting minutes, correspondence, and other internal documents (many made public only during the 1970s) to trace the reasoning b... View more info

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Markets, Mobs & Mayhem: A Modern Look at the Madness of Crowds

By: Menschel, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC: 9/10/2016

Seller ID: 9780471233275

ISBN: 0471233277

Condition: USED


In this fascinating tour through cultural, global, economic, and business history, icon of the financial world Robert Menschel explores the phenomenon of crowd psychology and its effects on business and culture. Explaining how crowd psychology creates market bubbles and irrational exuberance, Menschel mines world history--from the rise of the Nazis in Germany, to the fanatical love of brands, to the Dutch tulip craze of the seventeenth century, to America's 1990s Internet bubble--to reveal how the behavior of crowds negatively affects the business world. Championing the causes of individuality... View more info

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

By: Mezrich, Ben

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9781250217745

ISBN: 1250217741

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House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Pre

By: Mian, Atif

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780226271651

ISBN: 022627165X

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British Industrial Revolution (2nd Edition)

By: Mokyr, Joel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: WESTVIEW PR: 4/27/2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780813333892

ISBN: 081333389X

Condition: USED


The Industrial Revolution remains a defining moment in the economic history of the modern world. But what kind and how much of a revolution was it? And what kind of "moment" could it have been? These are just some of the larger questions among the many that economic historians continue to debate. Addressing the various interpretations and assumptions that have been attached to the concept of the Industrial Revolution, Joel Mokyr and his four distinguished contributors present and defend their views on essential aspects of the Industrial Revolution. In this revised edition, all chapters--includ... View more info

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Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

By: Morduch, Jonathan

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780691172989

ISBN: 0691172986

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Reckless Engadngerment

By: Morgenson, Gretchen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 12/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780805091205

ISBN: 0805091203

Condition: USED


A "Washington Post" Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011One of "The Economist"'s 2011 Books of the Year The"New York Times's" Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist reveals how the financial meltdown emerged from the toxic interplay of Washington, Wall Street, and corrupt mortgage lendersIn "Reckless Endangerment," Gretchen Morgenson, the star business columnist of "The New York Times, " exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy. Drawing on previously untapped sou... View more info

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Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities

By: Morson, Gary Saul

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Seller ID: 9780691176680

ISBN: 069117668X

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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

By: Moyo, Dambisa

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Seller ID: 9780374139568

ISBN: 0374139563

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In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse--much worse. In "Dead Aid," Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase... View more info

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Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element (Culture of Enterprise)

By: Mueller, John D.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDIES INST:

Seller ID: 9781932236941

ISBN: 1932236945

Condition: USED


"The scope of Mueller's intellectual ambition in this book is truly astonishing, as is the scope of the research involved. . . . People should invest the time needed to read, absorb, and promote this important book."-- Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D."Groundbreaking."--"The Washington Examiner""Mueller points out, the family is the fundamental productive unit. It produces a nation's most valuable resource: human beings, hopefully socialized ones. . . . There is much hype about the conflict between economic and social conservatives. But if Mueller is right, the two visions are basi... View more info

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Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy

By: Mulligan, Casey B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 2/2/2014

Seller ID: 9780199942213

ISBN: 0199942218

Condition: USED


Redistribution, or subsidies and regulations intended to help the poor, unemployed, and financially distressed, have changed in many ways since the onset of the recent financial crisis. The unemployed, for instance, can collect benefits longer and can receive bonuses, health subsidies, and tax deductions, and millions more people have became eligible for food stamps. Economist Casey B. Mulligan argues that while many of these changes were intended to help people endure economic events and boost the economy, they had the unintended consequence of deepening-if not causing-the recession. By d... View more info