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Obamanomics
How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics
Written by John R. Talbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-865-4 (1-58322-865-9)

Bestselling author John R. Talbott, who predicted the housing and mortgage crisis, pictures in Obamanomics--written well in advance of the historic 2008 elections--a Barack Obama presidency based on justice and cooperation–principles that have not held sway in Washington, DC, for quite some time. Talbott’s powerful grasp of finance allows him to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Antifragile
Things That Gain from Disorder
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6782-4 (1-4000-6782-0)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Black Swan: Second Edition
The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7381-5 (0-8129-7381-X)

Selected for Wellesley Reads 2010

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 23, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7521-5 (0-8129-7521-9)

NOW IN PAPERBACK

Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill--the world of business--Fooled By Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives.

Fooled By Randomness…is to conventional Wall Street wisdom... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Revolutionary Wealth
How it will be created and how it will change our lives
Written by Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52207-6 (0-385-52207-X)

Since the mid-1960s, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have predicted the far-reaching impact of emerging technological, economic, and social developments on our businesses, governments, families, and daily lives. In REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH, they once again demonstrate their unparalleled ability to illuminate current trends and anticipate what they mean for the future.

REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH... Read more >

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The Disposable American
Layoffs and Their Consequences
Written by Louis Uchitelle


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3433-8 (1-4000-3433-7)

Layoffs have become a fact of life in today’s economy; initiated in the mid 1970s, they are now widely expected, and even accepted. It doesn’t have to be that way.

In The Disposable American, award-winning reporter Louis Uchitelle offers an eye-opening account of layoffs in America–how they started, their questionable necessity, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Go Point
When It's Time to Decide--Knowing What to Do and When to Do It
Written by Michael Useem


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8299-5 (1-4000-8299-4)

What do you do when it’s time to get off the fence?

One of the world’s most noted leadership experts, Michael Useem uses dramatic story­telling to show how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places the reader in the middle of people who faced their go point... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Inc.
The Dynamics of a New Empire
Written by Willem Van Kemenade


Format: Trade Paperback, 476 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77756-4 (0-679-77756-3)

On the eve of June 30, Hong Kong was officially passed back to China. This event will mark what Willem van Kemenade sees as the start of an increasingly problematic -- and even dangerous -- reintegration of the old Chinese empire into a new world superpower. Since the early 1980s, investment... Read more >
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The WTO
Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization
Written by Lori Wallach and Michelle Sforza
Introduction by Ralph Nader


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 7, 1999
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-035-1 (1-58322-035-6)

In this groundbreaking pamphlet, directors of Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen group examine the first five years of the World Trade Organization’s track record, demonstrating how the WTO aims to create a new global economic system that increases corporate profit with little regard for social and ecological impacts, or democratically enacted law... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Red Ink
Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
Written by David Wessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3616-2 (0-7704-3616-1)

David Wessel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust, dissects a topic—the federal budget—that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public.

In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Parecomic
Michael Albert and the Story of Participatory Economics
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Carl Thompson
Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-456-5 (1-60980-456-2)

Parecomic is a graphic novel about the system we live in–what’s wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better. The recent upsurge in popular protest around the world shows that people are not happy with the state of capitalism and desire an alternative that will... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas
Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture
Written by Mark Winne


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4737-8 (0-8070-4737-6)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated G — General Audience

A look at the growing power of local efforts across America to say no to the industrial food system and yes to self-reliance, better health, and community.

In Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas, Mark... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Real Leaders Don't Do PowerPoint
How to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas
Written by Christopher Witt and Dale Fetherling


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40770-2 (0-307-40770-5)

What makes a great speech by a leader memorable was likely a mix of authenticity, stage presence, masterful delivery, and–above all–an inspirational message. Nobody ever walked out of a great speech saying, “I loved the way she used PowerPoint.” Yet, all too often, speakers rely on tools like it to carry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Idea of Communism 2
The New York Conference
Edited by Slavoj Zizek
Contribution by Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Bruno Bosteels and Susan Buck-Morss


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-980-5 (1-84467-980-2)

The first volume of The Idea of Communism followed the 2009 London conference called in response to Alain Badiou’s ‘communist hypothesis’, where an all-star cast of radical intellectuals put the idea of communism back on the map.

This volume brings together papers from the subsequent 2011 New York conference organized by Verso... Read more >

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Less Than Nothing
Hegel And The Shadow Of Dialectical Materialism
Written by Slavoj Zizek


Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-127-5 (1-78168-127-9)

For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, an influence each new thinker struggles to escape. As a consequence, Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the defining philosopher of the historical transition to modernity, a period with which our own... Read more >
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