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Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Written by Jane Jacobs


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 1985
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72911-4 (0-394-72911-0)

"Learned, iconoclastic and exciting. . . . Jacob's diagnosis of the decay of cities in an increasingly integrated world economy is on the mark." —The New York Times Book Review

"Not only comprehensible but entertaining. . . . Like Mrs. Jacobs' other books, it offers a concrete approach to an abstract and... Read more >

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Written by Jane Jacobs


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 1, 1992
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74195-4 (0-679-74195-X)

A direct indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what... Read more >

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The Nature of Economies

Written by Jane Jacobs


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70243-3 (0-375-70243-1)

Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47660-9 (0-307-47660-X)

In spite of its key role in creating the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, the American banking industry has grown bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks whose assets amount to more than 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, this oligarchy proved... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37905-4 (0-307-37905-1)

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

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White House Burning
Our National Debt and Why It Matters to You
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94764-2 (0-307-94764-5)

From the authors of the national bestseller 13 Bankers, a chilling account of America’s unprecedented debt crisis: how it came to pass, why it threatens to topple the nation as a superpower, and what needs to be done about it.

With bracing clarity, White House Burning explains why the national debt matters... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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SuperCorp
How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good
Written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-38235-1 (0-307-38235-4)

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the answer to the global crisis of business and American-style capitalism.

Out of the ashes of conventional business models arises a set of companies using their power not only for profits and sustainable growth but also social good.

If you think business corporations are doomed to be lumbering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Biography of the Dollar
How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege
Written by Craig Karmin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33987-4 (0-307-33987-4)

Will the sun set on the greatest currency in the history of the world?

For decades the dollar has been the undisputed champ. It’s not only the currency of America but much of the world as well, the fuel of global prosperity. As the superengine of the world’s only superpower, it’s accepted... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8602-5 (0-8070-8602-9)

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice

Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King’s dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8600-1 (0-8070-8600-2)

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice.

People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The 80/20 Principle
The Secret to Achieving More with Less
Written by Richard Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49174-7 (0-385-49174-3)

The fact that 80% of our results flow from just 20% of our effort is a principle all highly effective people and organizations understand. The 80/20 Principle shows students how businesses can achieve much more with less effort, time, and resources, by concentrating on that all-important 20%.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Acknowledgments; 1. Welcome... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis

Written by Benjamin Kunkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-327-9 (1-78168-327-1)

After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned.

But in spite of the publicity, the main paths of contemporary critical thought have gone unexplored outside of the academy. Benjamin Kunkel’s Utopia or Bust leads readers — whether politically committed or simply curious — through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Debtors' Prison
The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility
Written by Robert Kuttner


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95980-5 (0-307-95980-5)

One of our foremost economic thinkers challenges a cherished tenet of today’s financial orthodoxy: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government—“austerity”—is the solution to a persisting economic crisis like ours or Europe’s, now in its fifth year.

Since the collapse of September 2008, the conversation about economic recovery has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Profiting Without Producing
How Finance Exploits Us All
Written by Costas Lapavitsas


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-246-3 (1-78168-246-1)

Financialization is one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in the field of political economy during the last three decades, although there is no agreement on what exactly it is. Profiting Without Producing puts forth a distinctive view defining financialization in terms of the fundamental conduct of non-financial enterprises, banks... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Written by Kalle Lasn
Edited by Adbusters


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-432-9 (1-60980-432-5)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Edited by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-473-2 (1-60980-473-2)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The Third Rail
Confronting Our Pension Failures
Written by Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4663-6 (0-7710-4663-4)

Over the next 20 years more than 7 million Canadian workers will retire. Baby boomers, the 45- to 65-year-olds who account for 42% of the country’s workforce, will join the largest job exodus in Canadian history, moving to the promised land of retirement. Unless our crumbling pension system is reformed, many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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When Genius Failed
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Written by Roger Lowenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75825-6 (0-375-75825-9)

John Meriwether, a famously successful Wall Street trader, spent the 1980s as a partner at Salomon Brothers, establishing the best—and the brainiest—bond arbitrage group in the world. A mysterious and shy midwesterner, he knitted together a group of Ph.D.-certified arbitrageurs who rewarded him with filial devotion and fabulous profits. Then, in... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The End of Affluence
The Causes and Consequences of America's Economic Dilemma
Written by Jeff Madrick


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 23, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75033-5 (0-375-75033-9)

As the stock market soars, inflation recedes, and the federal budget deficit shrinks, the earnings of the typical American worker are still lower, adjusted for inflation, than they were a decade ago. Family income is only beginning to regain its lost ground, a higher proportion of Americans are living in poverty... Read more >

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The Approaching Great Transformation
Toward a Livable Post Carbon Economy
Written by Joel Magnuson
Foreword by Helena Norberg-Hodge


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-480-0 (1-60980-480-5)

How should we act and think economically in the world as the era of cheap oil comes to an end? The Approaching Great Transformation begins to answer this massive question, focusing on the people and communities already at work on the transition: energy descent pioneers in the UK and the US educating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mindful Economics
How the U.S. Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How it Could Be Different
Written by Joel Magnuson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-847-0 (1-58322-847-0)

Are the huge profits garnered by corporations each year a case of a few bad apples in the business world taking advantage of unmonitored dealings? Is this consolidation of wealth made at the expense of the overall economy and the wellbeing of the average citizen? Will the planet be saved by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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One-Dimensional Man
Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society
Written by Herbert Marcuse


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 1991
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1417-2 (0-8070-1417-6)

Originally published in 1964, One-Dimensional Man quickly became one of the most important texts in the ensuing decade of radical political change. This second edition, newly introduced by Marcuse scholar Douglas Kellner, presents Marcuse’s best-selling work to another generation of readers in the context of contemporary events.

“Marcuse shows himself to be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: Trade Paperback, 332 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-315-6 (1-78168-315-8)

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the twentieth century... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
Written by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58834-0 (0-307-58834-3)

One of the biggest questions of the financial crisis has not been answered until now. What happened at Lehman Brothers and why was it allowed to fail? Here, a former Lehman Brothers Vice President gives us the straight answers. The full significance of the dissolution of Lehman Brothers remains to be... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Chasing Goldman Sachs
How the Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down...And Why They'll Take Us to the Brink Again
Written by Suzanne McGee


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88831-0 (0-307-88831-2)

How did Wall Street become a self-serving and ultimately destructive profit machine that imploded? Here is a penetrating and disturbing look at the forces that transformed Wall Street into a risk-taking behemoth that spun out of control and took the economy and millions of 401(k)s down with it. McGee assesses the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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