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The Forgotten Depression

by James Grant Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

James Grant’s story of America’s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this “carefully researched history…makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand,...


The Canadian Century

by Brian Lee Crowley eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

One hundred years ago a great Canadian, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, predicted that the twentieth century would belong to Canada. He had a plan to make it so. What happened? Canada lost sight of Laurier's plan and failed...


American Capitalism

by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

From Cornell University Professors Louis Hyman and Edward E. Baptist, a collection of the most relevant readings on the history of capitalism in America, created to accompany their EdX course American Capitalism:...


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...


Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain: Saravia, Villalon and the Religious Origins of Economic Analysis

by Michael Thomas D'Emic Lexington Books (June 17, 2014)

Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain examines the religious views and motivations of the late scholastic authors Cristobal de Villalon and Luis Saravia de la Calle . Michael Thomas D’Emic explains...


The World's First Stock Exchange

by Lodewijk Petram & Lynne Richards Columbia University Press (May 20, 2014)

The launch of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 initiated Amsterdam’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial center. The Company introduced easily transferable shares, and...


Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City

by Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin & Museum of the City of New York Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

From Revolutionary-era bank notes and stock and bond trading during the Civil War to the invention of modern mortgages and the 2008 financial collapse, Capital of Capital explores how New York City gave rise...


Zero-Sum Future

by Gideon Rachman Simon & Schuster (February 01, 2011)

With a new foreword on the revolutions in the Arab world and the euro crisis, one of the world’s most influential commentators on international affairs offers a stark warning about a gathering global political...


Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

by Michael R. Yogg & John C. Bogle Columbia University Press (February 18, 2014)

Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting achievements. Iconoclastic and rebellious, Cabot broke free...


Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival

by Ted Fishman Scribner (October 19, 2010)

The New York Times bestselling author of China, Inc. reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world.

The world’s population is rapidly aging—by the year 2030, one billion...


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...


Early Economic Thought: Selected Writings from Aristotle to Hume

by Arthur Eli Monroe Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

A vital and varied survey of economic theory in the pre-modern era, this well-chosen collection includes extracts from the works of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Antonio Serra, and David Hume.


General Economic History

by Max Weber Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Starting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the...


The History of the Standard Oil Company: Briefer Version

by Ida M. Tarbell & David M. Chalmers Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

This muckraking classic, which eventually led to effective regulation of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, was the inaugural work for crusading journalists whose mission was to expose corruption in...


The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

by Max Weber Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Author's best-known and most controversial study relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan belief that hard work and good deeds were outward signs of faith and salvation.


John Maynard Keynes: Free Trader or Protectionist?

by Joseph R. Cammarosano Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

John Maynard Keynes: Free Trader or Protectionist? sheds light on Keynes’ position on the issue of free versus protected international trade. Over his lifetime, Keynes’ position altered from free to restricted...


The Shadow Market

by Eric J. Weiner Scribner (September 21, 2010)

Acclaimed financial journalist Eric J. Weiner reveals how foreign countries and private investors are increasingly controlling the global economy and secretly wresting power from the United States in ways that...


Chasing the White Dog

by Max Watman Simon & Schuster (February 16, 2010)

In Chasing the White Dog, journalist Max Watman traces the historical roots and contemporary story of hooch. He takes us to the backwoods of Appalachia and the gritty nip joints of Philadelphia, from a federal...


The Great Money Binge

by George Melloan Threshold Editions (November 17, 2009)

According to George Melloan, the erosion of supply-side economic principles began shortly after Ronald Reagan left office, when his successor, George H.W. Bush, caved in to pressures from Congress and reneged...


This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains

by David Stark & Nancy Warner Columbia University Press (October 29, 2013)

Nancy Warner’s photographs and David Stark’s interviews and reflections provide fresh perspective on the history and culture of a distinctly American phenomenon. Continuing in the tradition of Solomon D....


Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

by Matthew Hart Simon & Schuster (December 03, 2013)

From the award-winning author of Diamond: A blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold that “combines the engaging style of a travel narrative with sharp-eyed journalistic exposé” (Publishers...


The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture

by Daniel Mrozowski, Kirk Boyle, April Miller & Maryann Erigha et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2013)

The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-first-Century Bust Culture examines pop artifacts not typically included in discussions of the financial meltdown; the collected essays treat our...


Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life

by Albino Barrera Lexington Books (August 31, 2013)

Written in non-technical language accessible to non-specialist readers, this book is a theological synthesis of the findings of scripture scholars and ethicists on what the Bible teaches about economic life....


The Idea of Capitalism before the Industrial Revolution

by Richard Grassby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 13, 1999)

In this volume, noted economic historian Richard Grassby investigates the origins and evolution of the idea of capitalism to illustrate for readers the true nature, merits, and the future of capitalism. Grassby...


Grounds for Agreement: The Political Economy of the Coffee Commodity Chain

by John M. Talbot Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 29, 2004)

As the popularity of coffee and coffee shops has grown worldwide in recent years, so has another trend-globalization-which has greatly affected growers and distributors. This book analyzes changes in the structure...


Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital

by Amiya Kumar Bagchi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1900)

In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus....


Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy

by Peter Y Paik & Merry Wiesner-Hanks Indiana University Press (July 30, 2013)

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore...


Jacob Viner: Lectures in Economics 301

by Douglas A. Irwin & Steven G. Medema Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

This book presents, for the first time, a detailed transcription of Jacob Viner’s Economics 301 class as taught in 1930. Generations of graduate students at the University of Chicago have taken Economics 301....


Uncle Sam Can't Count

by Burton W. Folsom Jr., Jr. & Anita Folsom Broadside e-books (April 15, 2014)

Drawing on examples from the nation's past and present—the fur trade to railroads, cars and chemicals, aviation to Solyndra—Uncle Sam Can't Count a sweeping work of conservative economic history that explains...


An Empire of Wealth

by John Steele Gordon HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world...


Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

by Glenn Hubbard & Tim Kane Simon & Schuster (May 21, 2013)

In this groundbreaking book, two economists explain why economic imbalances cause civil collapse—and why America could be next.

From the Ming Dynasty to Ottoman Turkey to Imperial Spain, the Great Powers of...


Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt

by Charles R. Geisst University of Pennsylvania Press (April 15, 2013)

From the Roman Empire to the most recent financial crisis, this comprehensive economic history examines humanity's attempts to curb the abuse of debt while reaping the benefits of credit.


Circle of Friends

by Charles Gasparino Harper Business (July 02, 2013)

The bestselling author of The Sellout tells the explosive story of the government’s crackdown on insider-trading networks—an investigation that has already racked up more than 60 convictions.

In Circle of...


The Land of Enterprise

Kochland

Grand Pursuit

by Sylvia Nasar, John Bedford Lloyd & Anne Twomey Simon & Schuster Audio (September 13, 2011)

An instant New York Times bestseller, in a sweeping narrative the author of the esteemed A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single...


Beyond the Crash

by Gordon Brown Simon & Schuster Audio (December 07, 2010)

The international financial crisis that has held our global economy in its grip for too long still seems to be in full stride. Former British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown believes...


The Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith, Craig Deitschmann, a supporting cast & George H. Smith et al. Knowledge Products (August 14, 2012)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is one of the most important and influential works ever published on economic theory and is the foundation of classical economics. In it, Adam...


The Lost Bank

by Kirsten Grind & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (June 13, 2012)

During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in...


The New Deal

by Michael Hiltzik & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (September 13, 2011)

New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Michael Hiltzik tells the epic story of the New Deal through the outsized personalities of the people who fought for it, opposed it,...


A Just and Generous Nation

A First-Class Catastrophe

by Diana B. Henriques & Gabra Zackman Blackstone Publishing (September 19, 2017)

The definitive account of the crash of 1987, a cautionary tale of how the US financial system nearly collapsed--from the bestselling author of The Wizard of Lies

Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst...


The Classical Economists

by E. G. West, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (March 15, 2006)

The classical economists pioneered a new way of thinking about the uniquely human tendency to produce, trade, consume, and accumulate.

Adam Smith (1723–1790) explained how the division of labor expands productive...


The Great Escape

by Angus Deaton & Matthew Brenher Blackstone Publishing (January 25, 2016)

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great...


The Marginal Revolutionaries

by Janek Wasserman & Paul Boehmer Blackstone Publishing (December 24, 2019)

A group history of the Austrian School of Economics, from the coffeehouses of imperial Vienna to the modern-day Tea Party

The Austrian School of Economics--a movement that has had a vast impact on economics,...


Postcapitalism

by Paul Mason & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (February 09, 2016)

We know that our world is undergoing seismic change--but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society?

Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes--economic...


Money Well Spent?

by Michael Grabell & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2012)

The 2012 presidential campaign will, above all else, be a referendum on the Obama administration’s handling of the financial crisis, recalling the period when Obama’s “audacity of hope” met the austerity...


Broken Bargain

by Kathleen Day & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2019)

A history of major financial crises--and how taxpayers have been left with the bill

In the 1930s, battered and humbled by the Great Depression, the US financial sector struck a grand bargain with the federal...


The Tycoons

by Charles R. Morris & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (December 16, 2014)

The modern American economy was the creation of four men:Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They werethe giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that establishedAmerica...


Secret Weapon

by Kevin D. Freeman & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2012)

Who's really to blame for America's catastrophic financial meltdown and devastating national recession? Contrary to what the "Occupy Movement" might tell you, it's not greedy Wall Street executives. No, as one...