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One Nation Under Goods
Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping
Written by James J. Farrell


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $26.95

Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism, and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is... Read more >
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Ethical Chic
Ethical Chic
Written by Fran Hawthorne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807000601
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Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $16.00

“Hawthorne gives readers an impartial picture of the difficulties of running a profitable company while trying to maintain a positive corporate belief system…Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

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... Read more >
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Ethical Chic
Ethical Chic
Written by Fran Hawthorne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807000946
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Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $25.95

“Hawthorne gives readers an impartial picture of the difficulties of running a profitable company while trying to maintain a positive corporate belief system…Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

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... Read more >
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Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $25.95

In this age of social activism, pinpoint marketing, and immediate information, consumers demand everything from the coffee, computer, or toothpaste they buy: an affordable, reliable product manufactured by a company that doesn't pollute, saves energy, treats its workers well, and doesn't hurt animals—oh, and that makes them feel cool when they... Read more >
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Butterfly Economics
Butterfly Economics
Written by Paul Ormerod
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307819413
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Butterfly Economics
A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior
Written by Paul Ormerod


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: May 23, 2012
Price: $15.99

Why did VHS, an inferior video recording technology, succeed in the marketplace, driving the superior Betamax out of business? Why do big-budget, acclaimed movies sometimes flop at the box office, while low-budget, idiosyncratic films become huge hits? The answers to these questions, says Paul Omerod, remind us that economics is a... Read more >
White House Burning
White House Burning
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak
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ISBN: 9780307907127
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White House Burning
The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

America is mired in debt—more than $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. Bitter fighting over deficits, taxes, and spending bedevils Washington, D.C., even as partisan gridlock has brought the government to the brink of default. Yet the more politicians on both sides of the aisle rant and the citizenry fumes...

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White House Burning
White House Burning
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak, Read by Nicholas Hormann
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ISBN: 9780307987433
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White House Burning
The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak
Read by Nicholas Hormann


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $20.00

America is mired in debt—more than $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. Bitter fighting over deficits, taxes, and spending bedevils Washington, D.C., even as partisan gridlock has brought the government to the brink of default. Yet the more politicians on both sides of the aisle rant and the citizenry fumes...

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Consumer Republic
Consumer Republic
Written by Bruce Philp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771070044
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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
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95

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...

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Demand
Demand
Written by Adrian Slywotzky and Karl Weber
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307887344
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Demand
Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It
Written by Adrian Slywotzky and Karl Weber


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

In DEMAND: Giving People What They Love Before They Know They Want It (Crown Business; October 2011), Adrian Slywotzky, named by Industry Week one of the world’s six most influential management thinkers, provides a radically new way to think about demand, with a big idea and a host of practical applications—not... Read more >
Brandwashed
Brandwashed
Written by Martin Lindstrom
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385531733
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Brandwashed
Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy
Written by Martin Lindstrom


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $25.00

Foreword by Morgan Spurlock

From the bestselling author of Buyology comes a shocking insider’s look at how today’s global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate our minds, all in service of  persuading us to buy.

 
Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front lines of the branding wars for... Read more >
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Brandwashed
Brandwashed
Written by Martin Lindstrom
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385531740
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Brandwashed
Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy
Written by Martin Lindstrom


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.99

Foreword by Morgan Spurlock

From the bestselling author of Buyology comes a shocking insider’s look at how today’s global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate our minds, all in service of  persuading us to buy.

 
Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front lines of the branding wars for... Read more >
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Brandwashed
Brandwashed
Written by Martin Lindstrom, Read by Dan Woren
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307943347
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Brandwashed
Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy
Written by Martin Lindstrom
Read by Dan Woren


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $20.00

Foreword by Morgan Spurlock

From the bestselling author of Buyology comes a shocking insider’s look at how today’s global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate our minds, all in service of  persuading us to buy.

 
Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front lines of the branding wars for... Read more >
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The Consuming Instinct
The Consuming Instinct
Written by Gad Saad, Foreword by David M. Buss
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616144296
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The Consuming Instinct
What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature
Written by Gad Saad
Foreword by David M. Buss


Format: Hardcover, 374 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $25.00

In this highly informative and entertaining book, the founder of the vibrant new field of evolutionary consumption illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, the author shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer... Read more >
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The Consuming Instinct
What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature
Written by Gad Saad
Foreword by David M. Buss


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $11.99

In this highly informative and entertaining book, the founder of the vibrant new field of evolutionary consumption illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, the author shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer... Read more >
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The Overloaded Liberal
The Overloaded Liberal
Written by Fran Hawthorne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001295
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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
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $15.00

A veteran journalist and levelheaded mom tackles the ethics of everyday life
 
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 live according to our... Read more >
Consumer Republic
Consumer Republic
Written by Bruce Philp
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771070068
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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: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

Consumer Republic dares you to consider this: The power to save the world lies with the consumer. The foundation of Bruce Philp's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands make corporations accountable. They are the only leverage the average consumer has with which to make a company behave itself. Expensive to... Read more >
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Carrots and Sticks
Carrots and Sticks
Written by Ian Ayres
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780553807639
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Carrots and Sticks
Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done
Written by Ian Ayres


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $26.00

Could you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? Would you finally set up your billing software if it meant that your favorite charity would earn a new contribution? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal... Read more >
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Carrots and Sticks
Carrots and Sticks
Written by Ian Ayres
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ISBN: 9780553907827
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Carrots and Sticks
Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done
Written by Ian Ayres


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $12.99

Could you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? Would you finally set up your billing software if it meant that your favorite charity would earn a new contribution? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal... Read more >
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Carrots and Sticks
Carrots and Sticks
Written by Ian Ayres, Read by John H. Mayer
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ISBN: 9780307748966
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Carrots and Sticks
Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done
Written by Ian Ayres
Read by John H. Mayer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $20.00

Could you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? Would you finally set up your billing software if it meant that your favorite charity would earn a new contribution? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal... Read more >
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One Nation Under Goods
One Nation Under Goods
Written by James J. Farrell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342928
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One Nation Under Goods
Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping
Written by James J. Farrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $26.95

Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism, and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is... Read more >
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Reset
Reset
Written by Kurt Andersen, Foreword by Tom Brokaw
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369642
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Reset
How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America
Written by Kurt Andersen
Foreword by Tom Brokaw


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $11.99

“This is the end of the world as we’ve known it,” Kurt Andersen writes in Reset. “But it isn’t the end of the world.” In this smart and refreshingly hopeful book, Andersen–a brilliant analyst and synthesizer of historical and cultural trends, as well as a bestselling novelist and host of public... Read more >
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Reset
Reset
Written by Kurt Andersen, Read by Kurt Andersen
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ISBN: 9780307705013
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Reset
How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America
Written by Kurt Andersen
Read by Kurt Andersen


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $7.50

“This is the end of the world as we’ve known it,” Kurt Andersen writes in Reset. “But it isn’t the end of the world.” In this smart and refreshingly hopeful book, Andersen–a brilliant analyst and synthesizer of historical and cultural trends, as well as a bestselling novelist and host of public... Read more >
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Passion Brands
Passion Brands
Written by Kate Newlin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026877
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Passion Brands
Why Some Brands Are Just Gotta Have, Drive All Night For, and Tell All Your Friends About
Written by Kate Newlin


Format: Hardcover, 292 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $24.95

What makes some brands stand out from the pack year after year? In a vast marketplace glutted with countless "pretty good brands," how are some products able to command unquestionable customer loyalty and lasting enthusiasm?
Veteran business strategist Kate Newlin defines the key ingredients that go into passion brands—brands that we... Read more >
The Way We'll Be
The Way We'll Be
Written by John Zogby
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ISBN: 9781588367600
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The Way We'll Be
The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream
Written by John Zogby


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $12.99

According to super pollster John Zogby, whom The Washington Post calls “the maverick predictor,” the conventional wisdom about the United States–that we’re isolated from the world, politically fragmented, and inclined toward material pleasure–isn’t just flawed; it may be 180 degrees from the truth. In this far-reaching and illuminating look at contemporary... Read more >
Shopping for Identity
Shopping for Identity
Written by Marilyn Halter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307427700
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Shopping for Identity
The Marketing of Ethnicity
Written by Marilyn Halter


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $10.99

In America today, you can connect to your ethnic heritage in dozens of ways, or adopt an identity just for an evening. Our society is not a melting pot but a salad bar--a bazaar in which the purveyors of goods and services spend close to $2 billion a year marketing the... Read more >
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