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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, and...


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...


Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants

by Stephen Glain Thomas Dunne Books (June 09, 2014)

A thousand years ago, a vast Arab empire stretched from the Asian steppe across the Mediterranean to Spain, pioneering new technologies, sciences, art and culture. Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated...


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 people...


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 Weekly...


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...


Economic Fascism: Primary Sources on Mussolini's Crony Capitalism

by Carlo Celli Axios Press (September 20, 2013)

It may be argued that Mussolini (1883–1945, dictator of Italy 1922–1943) invented modern crony capitalism. Although he described himself as a socialist, he rejected the Marxist version. Today nobody supports...


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...


Buffalo's East Side Industry

by Shane E. Stephenson Arcadia Publishing (June 27, 2016)

When Buffalo was incorporated as a city, the East Side represented a vast forested area and farmland that would one day be booming with industry.

By 1832, the beginnings of the major arterials of Genesee, Sycamore,...


The Broken Heart of America

by Walter Johnson Basic Books (April 13, 2020)

A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis.

From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 30, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


More

by Philip Coggan The Economist (March 23, 2020)

A sweeping history that tracks the development of trade and industry across the world, from Ancient Rome to today.

From the development of international trade fairs in the twelfth century to the innovations...


Sabotage

by Anastasia Nesvetailova & Ronen Palan PublicAffairs (January 13, 2020)

I don't like the word 'sabotage',"--a former Goldman Sachs trader admitted. "It's just harsh.... Though, frankly, how else do you make money in this business...I mean, real money."

The fundamental motive for...


Land of Tears

by Robert Harms Basic Books (December 02, 2019)

A prizewinning historian's epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa

In just three decades at the end of the nineteenth century, the heart of Africa was utterly transformed. Virtually closed...


How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

by Erik Reinert PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

A maverick economist explains how protectionism makes nations rich, free trade keeps them poor---and how rich countries make sure to keep it that way.

Throughout history, some combination of government intervention,...


The Price of Liberty

by Robert D. Hormats Times Books (April 30, 2007)

In a bracing work of history, a leading international finance expert reveals how our national security depends on our financial security

More than two centuries ago, America's first secretary of the treasury,...


Uncommon Grounds

by Mark Pendergrast Basic Books (July 08, 2019)

The definitive history of the world's most popular drug

Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic...


The Economists' Hour

by Binyamin Appelbaum Little, Brown and Company (September 01, 2019)

In this "lively and entertaining" history of ideas (Liaquat Ahamed, The New Yorker), New York Times editorial writer Binyamin Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution....


Discrimination and Disparities

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities

Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been...


Jump-Starting America

by Jonathan Gruber & Simon Johnson PublicAffairs (April 08, 2019)

The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again.

The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different....


Everything for Everyone

by Nathan Schneider Bold Type Books (September 10, 2018)

The origins of the next radical economy is rooted in a tradition that has empowered people for centuries and is now making a comeback.

A new feudalism is on the rise. While monopolistic corporations feed their...


Collusion

by Nomi Prins Bold Type Books (April 30, 2018)

In this searing exposéformer Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order.

Central...


It's Better Than It Looks

by Gregg Easterbrook PublicAffairs (February 19, 2018)

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?

Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series...