Economics

The Church and the Market
In The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy, Thomas E. Woods Jr. makes a vigorous argument in favor of the market economy from a Catholic perspective. Filling a lapse in the debate on the role of religious thought in...

07.09.2016

Protect or Plunder?
Vandana Shiva shows how the protection of intellectual property is being transformed into corporate plunder, looking at how Western-inspired laws do not stimulate human creativity or knowledge. This compelling book looks at what ideas, technologies,...

30.11.2015

Engineering the Financial Crisis
The financial crisis has been blamed on reckless bankers, irrational exuberance, government support of mortgages for the poor, financial deregulation, and expansionary monetary policy. Specialists in banking, however, tell a story with less...

26.12.2015

Economics
An introduction to basic economic theory and its applications. This text aims to keep students focused on learning and applying the central ideas used in economic analysis. It can be used as a study tool for students and a complement to, rather than...

01.05.2015

A Farewell to Alms
Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution - and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it - occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why...

03.12.2013

The Sovereign Individual
Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the...

09.06.2018

Interventionism
Interventionism provides Mises's analysis of the problems of government interference in business from the Austrian School perspective. Written in 1940, before the United States was officially involved in World War II, this book offers a rare...

22.02.2018

Brief Principles of Macroeconomics
Mankiw's Principles of Economics textbooks continue to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, 4th Edition features a strong revision of content in all 18 chapters while maintaining...

15.10.2017

Socialism
This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned. . . . An economic classic in our time.—Henry HazlittMore than thirty years ago F. A. Hayek said of Socialism: "It...

09.02.2018

Wealth and Poverty
This is one of the most solid conservative books ever written. Gilder explains the psychology of wealth and that of poverty. He explains the damage that government poverty programs have done to their recipients and why. Because Gilder goes much...

27.02.2013

The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism
Mainstream, or more formally, neoclassical, economics claims to be a science. But as Michael Perelman makes clear in his latest book, nothing could be further from the truth. While a science must be rooted in material reality, mainstream economics...

12.05.2015

Principles Of Economics
A dry, dull instructional book. There seem to be better options out there if someone is interested in learning the basics. This was a required book for a class and I dreaded reading it.

23.09.2014

One Market Under God
In a book that has been raising hackles far and wide, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers one of the most sacred cows of the go-go '90s: the idea that the new free-market economy is good for everyone. Frank's target is "market...

15.07.2014

The Wealth of Nations
Introduction by Robert ReichCommentary by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the...

01.12.2015

The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts
One of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, American economist and sociologist THORSTEIN BUNDE VEBLEN (1857-1929) is best remembered for coining the phrase "conspicuous consumption." This 1914 volume is considered by some Veblen's most...

11.09.2017

Finance [With CD-ROM]
This significant new guide to finance has a broader scope and greater emphasis on general principles than most other books of its kind, which typically focus exclusively on corporate finance. Acclaimed authors Bodie and Merton offer an approach...

17.03.2013

Capitalism in the Age of Globalization
Samir Amin is one of the world's most profound thinkers about the changing nature of capitalism, North-South relations and issues of development. In this book, he provides us with a powerful understanding of the new and very different era which...

10.02.2014

Them And Us
In some ways this is quite a depressing book, given all the social and political problems that we have in the UK. Hutton details the way that Laissez-faire capitalism and banking in particular has failed in the UK, and how these have affected the...

06.05.2013

The Evolution of Economic Thought
In this scholarly and timely presentation of the history of economic thought, you'll see how new ideas, evidence, problems and values can be used to reconsider basic disputes and major contributions of the past. THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT, 8e...

05.05.2017

30-Second Economics
Keynesian Economics, Free Market Capitalism, Monetarism, Game Theory, and The Invisible Hand? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these economic theories to join a dinner party...

07.12.2014

Identity Economics
"Identity Economics" provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel...

20.04.2017

The Choice
Written as a novel, the book makes the complex concepts, issues and terminology of international trade understandable for students. Professors complain that their students cannot grasp the nature of how some economic tools are used or how they work...

21.05.2016

Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal
Creditocracy (n.)1.governance or the holding of power in the interests of a creditor class2.a society where access to vital needs is financed through debtIt seems like pretty much everybody – homeowners, students, those...

14.09.2014

Institutional Change and Economic Development
The issue of institutional development has come to prominence during the last decade or so. During this period even the IMF and the World Bank, which used to treat institutions as mere details', have come to emphasise the role of institutions in...

12.05.2013

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Volume II
Although the exact date of Smith's birth is unknown, his baptism was recorded on 16 June 1723 at Kirkcaldy.A Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the...

09.04.2017

Economics Lab
Laboratory experiments with human subjects now provide crucial data in most fields of economics and there has been a tremendous upsurge in interest in this relatively new field of economics. This textbook introduces the student to the world of...

12.01.2018

Islam, Civil Society And Market Economy
This book is a boon to all with a serious interest in Islam, democracy and market economy

30.10.2017

Why Most Things Fail
With the same originality and astuteness that marked his widely praised Butterfly Economics, Paul Ormerod now examines the “Iron Law of Failure” as it applies to business and government–and explains what can be done about...

20.10.2012

Railroading Economics
Most economic theory assumes a pure capitalism of perfect competition. This book is a penetrating critique of the rhetoric and practice of conventional economic theory. It explores how even in the United States--the most capitalist of countries--the...

10.03.2016

Die Target-Falle
Im Januar 2002 wurden die neuen Euroscheine mit großen Hoffnungen verteilt – heute, nur zehn Jahre später, steckt das Europrojekt in einer tiefen Krise: Was als europäisches Friedensprojekt begann, hat zu Streit und Unwillen...

22.04.2013

The Next American Frontier
Robert Bernard Reich is an American politician, academic, and political commentator. He served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is a former Harvard University professor and the former Maurice B. Hexter...

02.07.2016

Creating a Learning Society
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA, is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is also the former Senior...

30.08.2017

Do the Right Thing
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union...

26.11.2015

The Big Problem of Small Change
"The Big Problem of Small Change" offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Two leading economists, Thomas Sargent and Francois...

30.12.2012

Engines of Enterprise
New England's economy has a history as dramatic as any in the world. From an inauspicious beginnings - as immigration ground to a halt in the 18th century - New England went on to lead the United States in its transformation from an agrarian to an...

05.12.2016

Web of Debt
This book exposes important, often obscured truths about our money system and our economic past and future. Our money is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been privatized -- taken over by a private money cartel. It...

19.12.2012

Grand Pursuit
In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the...

14.07.2017

More Heat Than Light
Thermodynamics as ideology [Through my ratings, reviews and edits I'm providing intellectual property and labor to Amazon.com Inc., listed on Nasdaq, which fully owns Goodreads.com and in 2013 posted revenues for $74...

12.01.2013

The Essential Galbraith
THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern...

29.08.2015

Doing Bad by Doing Good
In 2010, Haiti was ravaged by a brutal earthquake that affected the lives of millions. The call to assist those in need was heard around the globe. Yet two years later humanitarian efforts led by governments and NGOs have largely failed. Resources...

25.05.2018

The Case for Gold
This important and authoritative book by two of America's leading proponents of the gold standard has been acclaimed by policy analysts, congressional leaders, and investment experts alike. Originally commissioned by the U.S. Gold Commission and...

27.08.2017

Knowledge and Power
Ronald Reagan’s most-quoted living author—George Gilder—is back with an all-new paradigm-shifting theory of capitalism that will upturn conventional wisdom, just when our economy desperately needs a new direction.America’s struggling economy...

17.06.2017

True Wealth
A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. In True Wealth , economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with...

16.09.2016

Liberalism
The term "liberalism" comes from the Latin word liber meaning "free." Mises defines liberalismas "the liberal doctrine of the harmony of the rightly understood interests of all members of a free society founded on the principle of private ownership...

17.02.2015

Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States
The dire economic situation we find ourselves in is not a result of economic forces alone, but of the policies pursued, and not pursued, by world leaders. In this collection of his recent writings on the global financial situation, George Soros...

25.06.2016

Your Money or Your Life
The income tax wasn't integral to anything the Founders of this country had in mind and it wasn't integral to anything they designed. Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax shows where the income tax and the IRS came...

20.04.2013

The New Lombard Street
Walter Bagehot's "Lombard Street," published in 1873 in the wake of a devastating London bank collapse, explained in clear and straightforward terms why central banks must serve as the lender of last resort to ensure liquidity in a faltering...

05.11.2016

The Soul of Capitalism
In his previous bestsellers, Who Will Tell the People and Secrets of the Temple, William Greider laid bare the inner workings of American politics and the Federal Reserve, revealing how they often work against the interests of the...

20.11.2013

The Subprime Solution
This little book went to press in 2008, but before the whole financial system almost completely melted down. After Bear Stearns but before Lehman, AIG, the election of Obama, and the Hank Paulson/Bush administration bailout of Wall Street. Thus...

22.09.2017

The Challenge of Immigration
The issue of migration has often divided political economists—even those of a broadly free-market perspective—and in this book, Nobel Laureate Gary Becker briefly discusses the benefits and some of the problems arising from migration. He then makes...

01.11.2017

Capitalism and the Historians
The views generally held about the rise of the factory system in Britain derive from highly distorted accounts of the social consequences of that system—so say the distinguished economic historians whose papers make up this book. The authors offer...

26.07.2017

The Rise of the Western World
Interesting historical presentation, fettered in its analysis by a frustratingly doctrinaire neoclassical framework.North and Thomas undertake to explain the emergence of an efficiently organized “market economy” which is the condition of...

22.01.2018

Economics
This book covers the basics of microeconomics, welfare economics, macroeconomics, and how the global economy functions. I had to read this for my economics class and enjoyed it initially as a primer for the other four books I am supposed to read for...

13.08.2016

La Grande Transformation
In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the...

25.09.2015

Trading Places
16 years later, with Japan's economy in the dumper and their economic prospects looking almost as bad as ours, you might be tempted to think that Prestowitz was misguided in some way when he wrote this in 1993. You'd be very wrong. If the US had...

07.03.2014

Economics
Samuelson's text was first published in 1948, and it immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and this revision continues to be a clear, accurate,...

16.10.2017

Urban Economics
Arthur O'Sullivan's Urban Economics is the leading text for this small, but exciting market. This book covers urban economics as the discipline that lies at the intersection of geography and economics. The sixth edition is a thorough revision of...

02.09.2014

The Challenges of Global Capitalism
Many individuals proclaim that global capitalism is here to stay. Unfettered markets, they argue, now drive the world, and all countries must adjust, no matter how painful this may be for some. Robert Gilpin, author of the widely acclaimed...

19.09.2017

The Economics of Prohibition
This would get 5 stars if it contained better prose for the amount of information that it contains. I think this was a dissertation thesis first, so the intended audience would not have been the layperson, but rather other economists, and that...

26.11.2014

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism
Most commonly accepted economic "facts" are wrong Here's the unvarnished, politically incorrect truth. The liberal media and propagandists masquerading as educators have filled the world--and deformed public policy--with politically correct errors...

05.12.2014

Bureaucracy
Professor von Mises addressed himself to a particular issue: what is the essential difference between bureaucratic management by government and market management in a system based on private ownership of the means of production? Mises does not...

15.11.2017

Imperialism Without Colonies
In the decades after 1945, as colonial possessions became independent states, it was widely believed that imperialism as a historical phenomenon was coming to an end. The six essays collected in this volume demonstrate that a new form of imperialism...

17.01.2013

The Crunch
Alex Brummer traces the course of the recent financial crisis from its origins in the U.S. subprime market to its explosion onto the international scene, and reveals the potentially disastrous path down which we’re all being led.

13.03.2013

Cities and the Wealth of Nations
"Learned, iconoclastic and exciting...Jacobs' diagnosis of the decay of cities in an increasingly integrated world economy is on the mark."—New York Times Book Review"Jacobs' book is inspired, idiosyncratic and personal...It is...

12.04.2015

The Post-Corporate World
* Named as one of Future Survey's Super 70 books* Written by a well-known globalization realist with extensive international experience in business* Uses biological and evolutionary principles to illustrate the differences between capitalism and...

28.04.2014

50 Economics Ideas
Edmund Conway, economics editor of the Daily Telegraph, introduces and explains the central concepts of economics in a series of 50 accessible and engaging essays. Beginning with the basic theories, such as Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ and the law...

20.02.2013

Every Man a Speculator
Americans have experienced a love-hate relationship with Wall Street for two hundred years. Long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, the Street eventually came to be seen as an alluring pathway to wealth and freedom. Steve Fraser tells...

02.07.2018

Compassion, by the Pound
For much of human history, most of the population lived and worked on farms but today, information about livestock is more likely to come from children's books than hands-on experience. When romanticized notions of an agrarian lifestyle meet with...

14.10.2012

Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics is widely praised for its ability to present theory as a way of evaluating key macro questions, such as why some countries are rich and others are poor.

24.02.2015

Marxism
A subtle paean to Engels. Paints a picture of Engels as the precursor, refiner and ultimately the author of most of what today bears Marx’s name. I exaggerate but it is only because this take amazes me. The book is a great intro to Marxism and...

05.02.2015

A Tiger by the Tail
F.A. Hayek said that his biggest regret in a lifetime of writing was that he never wrote a book-length refutation of Keynesian economics. He seriously doubted that Keynesian-style planning would ever captivate governments, so he focused on different...

14.09.2016

The Return of the Great Depression
In this sophisticated yet readable book, Vox Day - one of the few economics writers to predict the current worldwide financial crisis - explains why it is likely to continue. Day shows that the policies being pursued in Europe, Asia, and the United...

09.11.2016

Recursive Macroeconomic Theory, 2nd Edition
A significant new edition of a text that offers both tools and sample applications; extensive revisions and seven new chapters improve and expand upon the original treatment.

22.03.2018

Böhm-Bawerk's Criticism of Marx
As early as 1884, in his Capital and Interest, Bohm-Bawerk joined issue with the first volume of Capital, and soon after the publication of the third volume of that work he issued a detailed criticism the substance of which was reproduced in the...

12.10.2015

Bastiat Collection
In two volumes, here is The Bastiat Collection, the main corpus of his writings in English in a restored and elegant translation that includes some of the most powerful defenses of free markets ever written. This restoration project has yielded a...

05.09.2013

The Endless Crisis
The days of boom and bubble are over, and the time has come to understand the long-term economic reality. Although the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, hopes for a new phase of rapid economic expansion were quickly dashed. Instead,...

11.08.2014

A Beautiful Anarchy
A Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age is Jeffrey Tucker’s rhapsodic hymn to the digital age, and a call to use the tools it has granted us to enhance human freedom, and to reduce and end intellectual dependency...

01.07.2014

Can Japan Compete?
In Can Japan Compete?, world-renowned competition strategist Michael Porter and his colleagues explain why American assumptions about Japan have proved so inaccurate, what Japan must do to regain its strength, and what its journey can tell...

19.11.2015

All Together Now
As the new century unfolds, Americans face prodigious economic and social challenges, yet nothing unifies the various strategies and causes that attempt to meet these challenges. Economist Jared Bernstein believes that frames such as "the ownership...

21.07.2017

John Maynard Keynes
This book examines the life of John Maynard Keynes, explores his influential writings and theories, and assesses his legacy. Davidson looks at the life of Keynes leading up to the writing of his seminal General Theory, and traces the roots...

30.12.2014

Crony Capitalism
Why has the literature on Asian development not addressed the issue of money politics in Korea? How can we reconcile the view of an efficient developmental state in Korea before 1997 with reports of massive corruption and inefficiency in that same...

22.02.2013

Why Information Grows
Why do some nations prosper while others do not? Economists usually turn to measures such as gross domestic product or per capita income to answer this question, but interdisciplinary theorist Cesar Hidalgo argues that we can learn more by measuring...

16.12.2015

The Great Crash of 1929
Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of...

06.10.2016

Making Economic Sense
A hefty tome by this master economist. Here he iscommunicating with the public about economic theory and policy. No economisthas ever written so clearly about subjects usually wrapped in mystery. Evenwhen discussing exchange rates,...

18.02.2018

The European Economy Since 1945
Barry Eichengreen* is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of...

17.02.2015

Capital and Language
The Swiss-Italian economist Christian Marazzi is one of the core theorists of the Italian postfordist movement, along with Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Bifo (Franco Berardi). But although his work is often cited by scholars (particularly by those...

03.06.2015

Globalisation, Economic Development & the Role of the State
Ha-Joon Chang evaluates the role of the state in economics and development. In this collection of essays, he reviews theories and practices of state intervention as they have developed over two centuries of modern capitalism. He develops an...

19.05.2013

The Limits of Organization
The Fels lectures on public policy analysis.

02.01.2013

The Great Deleveraging
In the past decade, the United States experienced two periods of excessive growth periods followed by two massive collapses: the technology and housing bubbles. Both were caused by illusions of growth and wealth creation: They were built on thin...

24.12.2012

Macroeconomics (Barron's Ez-101 Study Keys)
Books in Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys series resemble clear, concise sets of classroom lecture notes for 101-level college courses. As such they are ideal student aids and brush-up reviews before exams. The revised and updated edition of EZ-101...

20.12.2013

Consumptionomics
"The current crisis is over money tends to obscure bigger crises over the whole direction of out society. Chandran Nair well brings out the need for us to think again: about our consumption of diminishing resources, the way we measure economic...

06.08.2014

Growth Theory
From Nobel Laureate Robert M. Solow comes this second edition of his classic text, Growth Theory, to which he has added six new chapters. The book begins with the author's Nobel Prize Lecture "Growth Theory and After" (1987), followed by the six...

20.12.2014

That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen
Frederic Bastiat is one of my heroes. When France, just out of anarchy, was testing new governments and leaning towards socialism, he bravely stood up and tried to warn them of the dangers and sophistic reasoning of such a government type. What is...

21.03.2017

Violence and Social Orders
All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely...

27.02.2014

Macroeconomics
McConnell and Brue's "Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems, and Policies" is the leading Principles of Macroeconomics textbook. It continues to be innovative while teaching students in a clear, unbiased way. The 18th Edition builds upon the...

05.09.2014

The Nazi Economic Recovery 1932 1938
Nazis faced a terrible economic crisis, conversely, they fortunately experienced a successful rebound. Germany hastily spent huge amounts of money on martial industries and military force. The Germans have been drinking half as much beer in 1938...

23.05.2014

Economic Fallacies
This book, written by the celebrated nineteenth century French economist propagating free trade, reads as it was written yesterday.

05.04.2015

Ekonomi Islam
Buku ini merupakan upaya memahami fenomena perekonomian modern dengan menggunakan pisau analis yang bersandar pada khazanah ekonomi syariah. Mengaitkan antara perekonomian modern dengan sejarah ekonomi syariah di masa silam serta relevansinya pada...

10.10.2014

Choice and Consequence
Thomas Schelling is a political economist conspicuous for wandering an errant economist. In Choice and Consequence, he ventures into the area where rationality is ambiguous in order to look at the tricks people use to try to quit smoking or lose...

21.04.2015