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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,...


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,...


Collusion

by Nomi Prins & Ellen Archer Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2018)

A searing exposé of the collusion between central bankers as they control global markets and dictate economic policy

The 2008 financial crisis unleashed a chain reaction that turbo-boosted the influence of...


New World, Inc.

by John Butman, Simon Targett & Chris Kipiniak Hachette Book Group (March 20, 2018)

The Pilgrims didn't found America.

Some seventy years before the Mayflower sailed, a small group of English merchants formed the "The Mysterie, Company, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers for the Discovery...


Dealing with China

by Henry M. Paulson & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (April 14, 2015)

Hank Paulson, the former United States treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs, takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution of China's state-controlled capitalism.

When Hu Jintao,...


The Founding Fortunes

by Tom Shachtman St. Martin's Press (January 20, 2020)

In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes.

While...


The Broken Heart of America

by Walter Johnson & Jamie Renell Basic Books (April 14, 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...


Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?

by Katrine Marcal Pegasus Books (June 07, 2016)

How do you get your dinner? That is the basic question of economics. When economist and philosopher Adam Smith proclaimed that all our actions were motivated by self-interest, he used the example of the baker...


The Summit

by Ed Conway Pegasus Books (February 15, 2015)

The idea of world leaders gathering in the midst of economic crisis is now familiar. But 1944's meeting at Bretton Woods was different. It was the only time countries agreed to overhaul the structure of the...


Africa

by Tom Young Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial and gripping guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically...


Progress

by Johan Norberg Oneworld Publications (April 06, 2017)

A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer

Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality,...


Breadline Britain

by Stewart Lansley & Joanna Mack Oneworld Publications (February 19, 2015)

Poverty in Britain is at post-war highs and - even with economic growth -is set to increase yet further. Food bank queues are growing, levels of severe deprivation have been rising, and increasing numbers of...


The Infinite Machine

by Camila Russo & Laura Jennings HarperAudio (July 14, 2020)

Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the...


The Land of Enterprise

by Benjamin C. Waterhouse & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (April 11, 2017)

This groundbreaking account of the development of American business from the colonial period to the present explains that the history of the United States can best be understood not as a search for freedom--but...


Kochland

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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 * WINNER OF THE J ANTHONY LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD * FINANCIAL TIMES’ BEST BOOKS OF 2019 * NPR FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019 * FINALIST FOR THE...


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...


The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure

by John Allison & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (September 27, 2012)

Did Wall Street cause the mess we are in? Should Washington place stronger regulations on the entire financial industry? Can we lower unemployment rates by controlling the free market? The answer is no.

Not only...


Early Austrian Economics

by Israel Kirzner, Louis Rukeyser, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (January 11, 2006)

Carl Menger (1840–1921), and Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk (1851–1914), working in Vienna in the late nineteenth century, rejected the classical and Marxian ideas that value can be measured objectively. They insisted...


Frank Knight and the Chicago School

by Arthur M. Diamond, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 15, 2006)

Frank Knight (1885–1972) fathered the famous Chicago School of Economics, whose members are among the most decorated in history. An abstract theorist, Knight emphasized the role of risk and uncertainty in...


Joseph Schumpeter and Dynamic Economic Change

by Laurence S. Moss, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 01, 2006)

Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this...


Too Big to Fail

by Andrew Ross Sorkin & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2009)

Too Big to Fail is a brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades,...


How the Other Half Banks

by Mehrsa Baradaran & Priya Ayyar Blackstone Publishing (September 20, 2016)

The United States has two separate banking systems today-one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. How the Other Half Banks contributes to the growing conversation on American inequality...


Heist

by Jeff Diamant & Jeffrey Kafer Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American history

One night in a small North Carolina town, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo manages to steal $17 million--literally...


The Predator State

by James K. Galbraith & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2009)

The cult of the free market—with its dogma of tax cuts, small government, and deregulation—has dominated economic policy talk since the Reagan revolution of nearly thirty years ago, seducing even liberals...


The Making of Modern Economics, Second Edition

by Mark Skousen & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (August 31, 2009)

Here is a bold, updated history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today’s rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this...


Blood Diamonds

by Greg Campbell & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood Diamond

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood...


Karl Marx: Das Kapital

by David Ramsay Steele, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 03, 2006)

Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital during the late industrial revolution, as Europe underwent a wrenching transformation from an agricultural to an industrial economy. In this monumental work, Marx argued that capitalism...


The German Historical School of Economics

by Nicholas Balabkins, Travis Hardison, Paul Meier & Louis Rukeyser et al. Knowledge Products (March 18, 2006)

Beginning in the early 1840s, a group of German university professors denounced the abstract theories of classical economists, rejecting theoretical analysis in favor of a historical approach. They believed...


The End of Loyalty

by Rick Wartzman PublicAffairs (May 30, 2017)

Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore.

In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies...


Sabotage

by Anastasia Nesvetailova, Ronen Palan & Jared Zak PublicAffairs (January 28, 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...


The Classical School

by Callum Williams & Sean Patrick Hopkins The Economist (May 19, 2020)

A fascinating chronicle of the lives of twenty economists who played major roles in the evolution of global economic thought.

What was Adam Smith really talking about when he mentioned the "invisible hand"? Did...


The End of Power

by Moises Naim & Matt Kugler Basic Books (January 28, 2020)

The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.

br Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from...


Utopia for Realists

by Rutger Bregman & Peter Noble Little, Brown & Company (June 27, 2017)

Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today.

"A more politically radical Malcolm...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby & David Piggott Basic Books (March 31, 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...


Everything for Everyone

by Nathan Schneider & Matt Amendt Bold Type Books (September 11, 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...


It's Better Than It Looks

by Gregg Easterbrook & Oliver Wyman PublicAffairs (February 20, 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...