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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 But just as computer programmers drop out-of date tools and pick up better ones as soon as they become available, we might switch from bank-financed currency to a more...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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Influence of Affluence
How the New Rich Are Changing America
Written by Russ Alan Prince and Lewis Schiff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51928-1 (0-385-51928-1)

A compelling look at a new class of the affluent - the middle-class millionaires – whose attitudes and values are influencing and reshaping American life

In this groundbreaking book, Russ Alan Prince and Lewis Schiff examine the far-reaching impact of the middle class millionaires–people who enjoy a net worth ranging from one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Aftershock(Inequality for All--Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80722-9 (0-345-80722-7)

Updated and With a New Introduction

When the nation’s economy foundered in 2008, blame was directed almost universally at Wall Street bankers. But Robert B. Reich, one of our most experienced and trusted voices on public policy, suggests another reason for the meltdown. Our real problem, he argues, lies in the increasing... Read more >

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The Future of Success
Working and Living in the New Economy
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72512-8 (0-375-72512-1)

The dizzying exuberance of the Internet-driven marketplace offers unprecedented opportunities and an ever-expanding choice of deals, products, investments, and jobs—ranging from the merely attractive to the nearly irresistible—for the people with the right talents and skills. The technology that is the motor of this transformation relentlessly sharpens competition. When consumers can... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Supercapitalism
The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27799-2 (0-307-27799-2)

From one of America's foremost economic and political thinkers comes a vital analysis of our new hypercompetitive and turbo-charged global economy and the effect it is having on American democracy. With his customary wit and insight, Reich shows how widening inequality of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and corporate corruption... Read more >
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The Work of Nations
Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73615-8 (0-679-73615-8)

There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, says Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book. What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders? What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can... Read more >
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To Uphold the World
A Call for a New Global Ethic from Ancient India
Written by Bruce Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0613-9 (0-8070-0613-0)

In 1991, Bruce Rich traveled to Orissa and gazed upon the rock edicts erected by the Indian emperor Ashoka over 2,200 years ago. Intrigued by the stone inscriptions that declared religious tolerance, conservation, nonviolence, species protection, and human rights, Rich was drawn into Ashoka’s world. Ashoka was a powerful conqueror who... Read more >
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The Good Life and Its Discontents
The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement
Written by Robert J. Samuelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78152-3 (0-679-78152-8)

A New York Times Business Book Bestseller

Today Americans are wealthier, healthier, and live longer than at any previous time in our history. As a society, we have never had it so good. Yet, paradoxically, many of us have never felt so bad. For, as Robert J. Samuelson observes in this visionary... Read more >
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The New Digital Age
Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94705-5 (0-307-94705-X)

In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities—and dangers. Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world’s most volatile regions and met with political leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of the Long View

Written by Peter Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 15, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-26732-8 (0-385-26732-0)

Schwartz, one of the world’s leading futurists, presents the tools for scenario planning originally developed within Royal Dutch/Shell. The book is based on numerous firsthand scenario exercises carried out by Schwartz with many of the world’s leading institutions and companies.

“A fascinating book about the art of unlocking fresh perspectives for... Read more >
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Development as Freedom

Written by Amartya Sen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72027-4 (0-385-72027-0)

Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom.

Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once... Read more >
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The Necessary Revolution
Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Written by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51904-5 (0-385-51904-4)

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound... Read more >

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The Working Poor
Invisible in America
Written by David K. Shipler


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70821-3 (0-375-70821-9)

Most of the people I write about in this book do not have the luxury of rage. They are caught in exhausting struggles. Their wages do not lift them far enough from poverty to improve their lives, and their lives, in turn, hold them back. The term by which they are... Read more >
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The Edges of the Field
Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership
Written by Joseph William Singer


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 11, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0439-5 (0-8070-0439-1)

In The Edges of the Field Harvard law professor Joseph William Singer offers a brilliant and cogent look at America’s complex relation to property and ownership. Incorporating examples as far-reaching as the experience of Malden Mills owner and Polartec manufacturer Aaron Feuerstein, the Torah, and the musical Rent, Singer reminds us... Read more >

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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-634-8 (1-59051-634-6)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

The authors begin with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-507-5 (1-59051-507-2)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930, the great economist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Upside
The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs
Written by Adrian J. Slywotzky and Karl Weber


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-35101-2 (0-307-35101-7)

The world is moving so quickly that every business in every industry faces big threats. The music business is the victim of a technology shift; GM and Ford face customer shifts as the preferences and demographics of car buyers change; publishing, pharmaceuticals, and the movies make bets on blockbuster projects that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Money Game

Written by Adam Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1976
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-72103-3 (0-394-72103-9)

“The best book about the stock market and all that goes with it.” —New York Times Book Review

“Adam Smith is a veteran observer and commentator on the events and people of Wall Street. . . . His thorough knowledge of financial affairs gives his observations a great degree of authenticity. But... Read more >

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The Wealth of Nations

Written by Adam Smith
Introduction by Alan B. Krueger


Format: Paperback, 1264 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58597-1 (0-553-58597-5)

It is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence.

In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Wealth of Nations

Written by Adam Smith
Introduction by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 1184 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78336-7 (0-679-78336-9)

Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a paperback.

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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8205-3 (0-8129-8205-3)

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he... Read more >
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