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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71922-5 (0-307-71922-7)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award
Finalist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
Picked as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the Financial Times,
The Economist, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Plain Dealer


Brilliant... Read more >

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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71921-8 (0-307-71921-9)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Is it culture, the weather... Read more >

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Anti-Capitalism

Written by Ezequiel Adamovsky
Illustrated by United Illustrators
Translated by Marie Trigona


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-087-1 (1-60980-087-7)

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Passion Capital
The World's Most Valuable Asset
Written by Paul Alofs


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-0747-7 (0-7710-0747-7)

Ask leaders in any country this essential question: “What is your most valuable asset?” and they may suggest one of three traditional forms of capital — financial, human, or intellectual. These are intelligent, well-meaning answers but they are also completely wrong. More valuable than money, human resources, and intellectual property, Passion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Right to Stay Home
How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration
Written by David Bacon


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0161-5 (0-8070-0161-9)

People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country’s population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free trade agreements and economic policies that exacerbate and reinforce extreme wealth disparities make it impossible for Mexicans to make a living... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Erotic Engine
How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
Written by Patchen Barss


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-66737-1 (0-385-66737-X)

Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture.

From cave painting to photography to the internet, pornography has always been at the cutting edge in adopting and exploiting new developments in mass communication. And in so doing, it has helped to promote and propel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Number
How the Drive for Quarterly Earnings Corrupted Wall Street and Corporate America
Written by Alex Berenson
Foreword by Mark Cuban


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6625-1 (0-8129-6625-2)

In this commanding big-picture analysis of what went wrong in corporate America, Alex Berenson, a top financial investigative reporter for The New York Times, examines the common thread connecting Enron, Worldcom, Halliburton, Computer Associates, Tyco, and other recent corporate scandals: the cult of the number.

Every three months, 14,000 publicly traded companies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How We Compete
What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make it in Today's Global Economy
Written by Suzanne Berger


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-51359-3 (0-385-51359-3)

Based on a five-year study by the MIT Industrial Performance Center, How We Compete goes into the trenches of over 500 international companies to discover which practices are succeeding in today’s global economy, which are failing –and why.
There is a rising fear in America that no job is safe. In industry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Co-Opetition

Written by Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 29, 1997
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47950-9 (0-385-47950-6)

Insightful and instructive, Co-opetition describes a business strategy that goes beyond the old rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both. Co-opetition is a pioneering, high profit means of leveraging business relationships. Intel, Nintendo, American Express, Nutrasweet, American Airlines, and dozens of other companies have been using the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fast Future
How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping our World
Written by David D. Burstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3322-7 (0-8070-3322-7)

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Saving Capitalism
Keeping America Strong
Written by Pat Choate


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47483-4 (0-307-47483-6)

In this urgent dissection of the U.S. financial system, well-known economist and bestselling writer Pat Choate demonstrates the true gravityof our currentcrisisand forcefully argues for bold action to repair a capitalist systemin desperate need of reform.

A long-time critic of the free-market absolutism that brought about the current financial crisis, Choate puts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Profit Over People
Neoliberalism and Global Order
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 8, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-82-1 (1-888363-82-7)

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Back to Work
Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Written by Bill Clinton


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95975-1 (0-307-95975-9)

President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters—presenting his ideas on restoring energyeconomic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy , job creation, and financial responsibility and offering a plan to get us “back... Read more >

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The Student Loan Scam
The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back
Written by Alan Collinge


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4231-1 (0-8070-4231-5)

Named one of CNN Money’s financial heroes, Alan Michael Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. In an unprecedented analysis of this $85-billion industry, Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities... Read more >

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The Origin of Financial Crises
Central Banks, Credit Bubbles, and the Efficient Market Fallacy
Written by George Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47345-5 (0-307-47345-7)

In a series of disarmingly simple arguments financial market analyst George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy and explains how we have created an economy that is inherently unstable and crisis prone. With great skill, he examines the very foundations of today's economic philosophy and adds a compelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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24/7
Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
Written by Jonathan Crary


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-310-1 (1-78168-310-7)

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.

Jonathan Crary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Beyond Growth
The Economics of Sustainable Development
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4709-5 (0-8070-4709-0)

Named one of a hundred “visionaries who could change your life” by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economist who has worked as a renegade insider at the World... Read more >

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For The Common Good
Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1994
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4705-7 (0-8070-4705-8)

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book

Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial... Read more >

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10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank

Written by Kevin Danaher
Foreword by Anuradha Mittal


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2004
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-633-9 (1-58322-633-8)

A veritable “Globalization for Dummies,” 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank lays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Economic Literacy
What Everyone Needs to Know About Money & Markets
Written by Jacob De Rooy


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-517-88683-0 (0-517-88683-9)

Gross domestic product, business cycles, Consumer Price Index, prime rate: terms we read in the newspapers, but possibly don't fully comprehend. With humor, clarity, and a deft touch for simplifying complex ideas, Jacob De Rooy explains the basic concepts of economics in language anyone can understand. Written in accessible question-and-answer format... Read more >

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How Capitalism Saved America
The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 23, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8331-2 (1-4000-8331-1)

In How Capitalism Saved America. DiLorenzo, a professor of economics, demonstrates how capitalism has made America the most prosperous nation on earth—and how the sort of government regulation that politicians and pundits endorse has hindered economic growth, caused higher unemployment, raised prices, and created many other problems. He propels the reader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Twilight of Equality
Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy
Written by Lisa Duggan


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 11, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7955-3 (0-8070-7955-3)

By now, we’ve all heard about the shocking redistribution of wealth that’s occurred during the last thirty years, and particularly during the last decade. But economic changes like this don’t occur in a vacuum; they’re always linked to politics. The Twilight of Equality? searches out these links through an analysis of... Read more >

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The Contest of the Century
The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win
Written by Geoff A. Dyer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96075-7 (0-307-96075-7)

From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs—an inside account of Beijing’s quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top.

The structure of global politics... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sonic Boom
A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Economy
Written by Gregg Easterbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7413-3 (0-8129-7413-1)

What can a spell-checker tell you about economic trends? Why is the world’s supply of ideas about to double? What did America get right in the nineteenth century that it’s getting wrong in the twenty-first? If Karl Marx were alive today, would he be hosting a show on Fox News?

These are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-636-7 (1-58394-636-5)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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