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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-535-3 (1-58394-535-0)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Sacred Economics
Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-397-7 (1-58394-397-8)

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme–but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to... Read more >
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The 21st Century Economy--A Beginner's Guide

Written by Randy Charles Epping


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38790-5 (0-307-38790-9)

A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy from the author of the bestselling A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy.

While reporting on today's world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping... Read more >
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A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
Eighty-one Basic Economic Concepts That Will Change the Way You See the World
Written by Randy Charles Epping


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72579-1 (0-375-72579-2)

In the past decade of rapid change in the world economy, Randy Charles Epping’s Beginner’s Guide to the World Economy has been the most reliable tool for keeping track of what’s happening. The third edition updates the information in previous editions and explains many new concepts.

What is the new economy? What... Read more >
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American Plastic
Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection
Written by Laurie Essig


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0323-7 (0-8070-0323-9)

The story of how credit and cosmetic surgery have created a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.

In this provocative book, sociologist Laurie Essig traces the history of plastic surgery, tracks the effect of fashion and porn on our desire to “fix” ourselves, and explores our image- and youth-obsessed culture. In over... Read more >
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"They're Bankrupting Us!"
And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0332-9 (0-8070-0332-8)

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In... Read more >
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One Market Under God
Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy
Written by Thomas Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49504-2 (0-385-49504-8)

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... Read more >
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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Written by Benjamin M. Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9571-1 (1-4000-9571-9)

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 broadly distributed economic growth provides benefits far beyond the material, creating and strengthening democratic institutions, establishing political stability, fostering tolerance, and... Read more >
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Down the Up Escalator
How the 99 Percent Live
Written by Barbara Garson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47598-5 (0-307-47598-0)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human... Read more >
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The Making Of Global Capitalism
The Political Economy Of American Empire
Written by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-136-7 (1-78168-136-8)

The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has... Read more >

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Debt
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-129-4 (1-61219-129-0)

Winner of the Bateson Book Prize awarded by the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit... Read more >
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Only the Paranoid Survive
How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company
Written by Andrew S. Grove


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48382-7 (0-385-48382-1)

Time magazine's 1997 "Man of the Year" and cofounder of Intel, the world's largest computer chipmaker discusses the meaning of his personal motto "only the paranoid survive" and the difference it can make in a company's survival during times of radical change.

A tough, savvy, contemporary classic of leadership skills, the... Read more >
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The Logic of Life
The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
Written by Tim Harford


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7787-5 (0-8129-7787-4)

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?

In this... Read more >

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A Companion to Marx's Capital

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-359-9 (1-84467-359-6)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on his... Read more >
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A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

Written by David Harvey


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-122-0 (1-78168-122-8)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-121-3 (1-78168-121-X)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Limits to Capital

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 478 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 17, 2007
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-095-6 (1-84467-095-3)

The Limits to Capital provides one of the best theoretical guides to the history and geography of capitalist development. In this new edition, Harvey updates his classic text with a substantial discussion of the turmoil in world markets today.

In his analyses of ‘fictitious capital’ and ‘uneven geographical development’ Harvey takes the reader... Read more >

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Rebel Cities
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-074-2 (1-78168-074-4)

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who... Read more >
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Spaces of Global Capitalism
A Theory of Uneven Geographical Development
Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 154 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 17, 2006
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-550-0 (1-84467-550-5)

Fiscal crises have cascaded across much of the developing world with devastating results, from Mexico to Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The extreme volatility in contemporary political economic fortunes seems to mock our best efforts to understand the forces that drive development in the world economy.

David Harvey is the single most important... Read more >

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Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0060-1 (0-8070-0060-4)

Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do they look good, but they can also feel good because they are helping US workers earn a decent wage (never mind that some of those female... Read more >
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The Overloaded Liberal
Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0129-5 (0-8070-0129-5)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated S — Special Interest

Today’s shoppers don’t just consume; we investigate and categorize the impact of our decisions on climate change, animals, our health, our political views, geopolitical relationships, working conditions, and more. Yet when we actually try to... Read more >

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Economics Without Illusions
Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism
Written by Joseph Heath


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-59057-2 (0-307-59057-7)

"Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man." -- Henry Hazlitt, author of Economics in One Lesson (1946)

Every day economic claims are used by the media or in conversation to support social and political positions. Those on the left tend to distrust economists, seeing them as... Read more >
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Reimagining Equality
Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
Written by Anita Hill


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1437-0 (0-8070-1437-0)

From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago, Anita Hill’s first book since the best-selling Speaking Truth to Power.

On the 20th anniversary of the historic Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, where she spoke out so courageously about workplace sexual harassment, Anita Hill... Read more >
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The Power of Social Networking
Using the Whuffie Factor to Build Your Business
Written by Tara Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-44940-5 (0-307-44940-8)

Now in Paperback, this book was formerly titled The Whuffie Factor

Everyone knows about blogs and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. And they’ve heard about someone who has used them to grow a huge customer base. Everyone wants to be hands-on, grass roots and interactive. But what does this mean?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Borrow
The American Way of Debt
Written by Louis Hyman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74168-4 (0-307-74168-0)

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... Read more >
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