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Billionaires' Ball
Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality
Written by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0343-5 (0-8070-0343-3)

A society top-heavy with billionaires may seem like a paradise of upward mobility, but it actually more closely resembles a boneyard of broken dreams for all but a lucky few. Between 1980 and 2008, the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans grew by a meager 1 percent compared to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Billionaires' Ball
Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality
Written by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0339-8 (0-8070-0339-5)

The concentration of wealth today in such a small number of hands inevitably created a dynamic that led to freewheeling financial speculation–a dynamic that produced similarly disastrous results in the last great age of inequality, in the 1920s. Such concentrated economic power reverberates throughout society, threatening the quality of life and... Read more >
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Big-Box Swindle
The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
Written by Stacy Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2007
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3501-6 (0-8070-3501-7)

In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement–and she shows how a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Age of New Possibilities
How Humane Values and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Will Lead Us into the Future
Written by Reinhard Mohn


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5344-5 (1-4000-5344-7)

Reinhard Mohn, the innovative entrepreneur who built Bertelsmann into a global powerhouse, draws on his more than fifty years of experience in the private sector, to explain how entrepreneurial leaders have a unique ability to lead businesses into the future by adapting to new socioeconomic realities.

He shows how private businesses have... Read more >
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Success through Partnership

Written by Reinhard Mohn


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 1, 1996
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48593-7 (0-385-48593-X)

The American businessman has traditionally turned to top American leaders and academics for information on management techniques. But in an increasingly global economy, the lessons to be learned from the experience of foreign business leaders are essential for all American managers. Reinhard Mohn's revised edition of Success Through Partnership -- expanded... Read more >
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The Mind and the Market
Capitalism in Western Thought
Written by Jerry Z. Muller


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72166-0 (0-385-72166-8)

Capitalism has never been a subject for economists alone. Philosophers, politicians, poets and social scientists have debated the cultural, moral, and political effects of capitalism for centuries, and their claims have been many and diverse. The Mind and the Market is a remarkable history of how the idea of capitalism has... Read more >
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The Idealist
Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
Written by Nina Munk


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52581-7 (0-385-52581-8)

A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty

"The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs—celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential bestseller The End of Poverty—disagrees. In his... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Illustrated by Shiro Tsujimura
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-984-1 (1-59030-984-7)

When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come... Read more >
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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-431-2 (1-60980-431-7)

With the end of the Cold War, it was believed that Western capitalism had finally triumphed over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: we are now witnessing capitalism’s decline and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.” Maonomics charts... Read more >
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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-341-4 (1-60980-341-8)

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism... Read more >
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Rogue Economics

Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-882-1 (1-58322-882-9)

What do Eastern Europe’s booming sex trade, America’s subprime mortgage lending scandal, China’s fake goods industry, and celebrity philanthropy in Africa have in common? With biopirates trolling the blood industry, fish-farming bandits ravaging the high seas, pornography developing virtually in Second Life, and games like World of Warcraft spawning online sweatshops... Read more >
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Terror Incorporated
Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Foreword by Greg Palast


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-673-5 (1-58322-673-7)

In Terror Incorporated, Loretta Napoleoni maps out the arteries of an international economic system that feeds armed groups the world over. Chasing terror money, she takes the reader from CIA headquarters to the smuggling routes of the Far East, from the back rooms of Wall Street to hawala exchanges in the... Read more >

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Terrorism and the Economy
How the War on Terror is Bankrupting the World
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-895-1 (1-58322-895-0)

Economist and best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni traces the link between the finances of the war on terror and the global economic crisis, finding connections from Dubai to London to Las Vegas that politicians and the media have at best ignored. In launching military and propaganda wars in the Middle East, America... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Story of My People

Written by Edoardo Nesi


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-554-9 (1-59051-554-4)

Winner - 2011 Strega Prize

Starting from his family’s textile factory in Prato, Tuscany, Edoardo Nesi examines the recent shifts in Italy’s manufacturing industry. Only one generation ago, Prato was a thriving industrial center that prided itself on craftsmanship and quality. But during the last decade, cheaply made goods–produced overseas or in... Read more >
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The Missing Class
Portraits of the Near Poor in America
Written by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4140-6 (0-8070-4140-8)

Named one of the Best Business Books of 2007 by Library Journal

The Missing Class gives voice to the 54 million Americans, including 21 percent of the nation’s children, who are sandwiched between poor and middle class. While government programs help the needy and politicians woo the more fortunate, the “Missing Class”... Read more >
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The Accordion Family
Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition
Written by Katherine S. Newman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0743-3 (0-8070-0743-9)

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents’ homes in the world’s wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews conducted in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Storming Caesar's Palace
How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
Written by Annelise Orleck


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5031-6 (0-8070-5031-8)

In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck tells the compelling story of how a group of welfare mothers built one of this country’s most successful antipoverty programs. Declaring “We can do it and do it better,” these women proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty. In 1972 they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0324-4 (0-8070-0324-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0341-1 (0-8070-0341-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Consumer Republic
Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
Written by Bruce Philp


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7004-4 (0-7710-7004-7)

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, and for the same people who read Seth Godin and bought The Black Swan and How We Decide, this book breaks down the myth of brands and puts the power back in consumers' hands.

The foundation of Consumer Republic's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Comes After Money?
Essays from Reality Sandwich on Transforming Currency and Community
Edited by Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan
Contribution by Charles Eisenstein and Peter Lamborn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-349-6 (1-58394-349-8)

Most people believe that money is organic and inevitable; we forget that money is just a tool created to perform certain functions. But just as computer programmers drop out-of date tools and pick up better ones as soon as they become available, we might switch from bank-financed currency to a more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Poor People's Movements
Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Written by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 12, 1978
Price: $11.16
ISBN: 978-0-394-72697-7 (0-394-72697-9)

The authors study four protest movements of lower-class groups in twentieth-century America—the mobilization of the unemployed during the Great Depression that gave rise to the Workers’ Alliance of America, the industrial strikes that resulted in the formation of the CIO, the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and the movement of welfare recipients... Read more >
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Regulating the Poor
The Functions of Public Welfare
Written by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74516-7 (0-679-74516-5)

Piven and Cloward have updated their classic work on the history and function of welfare to cover the American welfare state's massive erosion during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. The authors present a boldly comprehensive, brilliant new theory to explain the comparative underdevelopment of the U.S. welfare state among advanced... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Great Transformation
The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Written by Karl Polanyi


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 28, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5643-1 (0-8070-5643-X)

In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the “great transformation” of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... Read more >
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Snob Zones
Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
Written by Lisa Prevost


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0157-8 (0-8070-0157-0)

Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about preserving local "character," protecting the natural environment, and maintaining attractive neighborhoods. Right?

In this bold challenge to conventional wisdom, Lisa Prevost strips away the quaint façades of these desirable towns to reveal the uglier impulses behind their proud... Read more >
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