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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...


Marvel Comics

by Sean Howe Harper (October 01, 2013)

The defining, behind-the-scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and dominant pop cultural entities in America’s history -- Marvel Comics – and the outsized personalities who made Marvel...


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 HarperBusiness (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...


Hostile Money

by Paul Wilson The History Press (May 01, 2019)

Money is with us every day, in daily transactions, stores of wealth or measures of debts. It measures the comfort and security in which we live and reflects the level of development of the countries and communities...


Kochland

by Christopher Leonard Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2019)

Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary...


Renaissance Nation

by David McWilliams Gill Books (November 02, 2018)

Renaissance Nation is the story of how the Pope’s Children rewrote the rules for Ireland.

In four decades, bookended by the visits of the pope in September 1979 and August 2018, Ireland has managed to become...


The Movement of the Working Class from Wage Slavery to Freedom

by A. E. Woodruff Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 13, 2018)

"The new dominant class warped the old institutions to its own purposes, introduced a new method of production and exchange, imposed its will upon the balance of society and thereby established a new civilization....


Trading Blows

by James Shoch The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

For the past two decades, trade policy has been high on the American political agenda, thanks to the growing integration of the United States into the global economy and the wealth of debate this development...


Exploring the Political Economy and Social Philosophy of F. A. Hayek

by Peter J. Boettke, Jayme Lemke & Virgil Henry Storr Rowman & Littlefield International (August 17, 2018)

This volume critically explore and extend Hayek’s Nobel Prize-winning work on knowledge and social interconnectedness from the disciplines of law, economics, philosophy, anthropology, political science, and...


Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume

by Dennis C. Rasmussen Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Letter to Strahan is an ostensible letter that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume, and published alongside Hume’s autobiography, My...


The Cotton Plantation Remembered

by Mona Abaza The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2013)

Cotton made the fortune of the Fuda family, Egyptian landed gentry with peasant origins, during the second part of the nineteenth century. This story, narrated and photographed by a family member who has researched...


Austria Supreme, if it so Wishes (1684)': 'A Strategy that Made Europe Rich'

by Philipp von Hörnigk, Keith Tribe & Philipp Roessner Anthem Press (June 25, 2018)

Between its first date of publication in 1684 and 1784 classic ‘Oesterreich über Alles Wann es Nur Will’ went through more than twenty known editions which makes it, arguably, Europe’s most successful...


Exploring the Political Economy and Social Philosophy of James M. Buchanan

by Paul Dragos Aligica, Christopher J. Coyne & Stefanie Haeffele Rowman & Littlefield International (May 22, 2018)

James M. Buchanan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1986, was a pioneer of public choice and constitutional political economy, as well as contributing to many fields of study, including philosophy,...


How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations

by Gerard Tellis & Stav Rosenzweig Anthem Press (May 30, 2018)

The first thesis of ‘How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations’ is that economic growth, national dominance and global leadership are fueled primarily by embracing innovations, in particular...


The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era

by Michael Grunwald Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2012)

In a riveting account based on new documents and interviews with more than 400 sources on both sides of the aisle, award-winning reporter Michael Grunwald reveals the vivid story behind President Obama’s $800...


In Math We Trust

by Simon Dingle Tracey McDonald Publishers (April 01, 2018)

A highly readable account of a complex subject, In Math We Trust is all you need to find out about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, the future of money and the journey to being your own bank.

Money is the most important...


The Age of Machinery

by Gillian Cookson Boydell Press (February 16, 2018)

The engineers who built the first generations of modern textile machines, between 1770 and 1850, pushed at the boundaries of possibility. This book investigates these pioneering machine-makers, almostall working...


All or None

by Alison Sánchez Hall Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

At once a social history and anthropological study of the world’s oldest voluntary collective farms, All or None is a story of how landless laborers joined together in Ravenna, Italy to acquire land, sometimes...


The Economics of Iraq

by Amer K. Hirmis Grosvenor House Publishing (March 12, 2018)

Meticulously researched and written by Dr Amer K. Hirmis the book takes readers 6000 years back to early Mesopotamian polity, culture, and religious codes which shaped the economy, and continue to shape much...