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  • booksreddit.com:The Rent Is Too Damn High: What To Do About It

    The Rent Is Too Damn High: What To Do About It, And Why It Matters More Than You Think

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    From prominent political thinker and widely followed Slate columnist, a polemic on high rents and housing costs—and how these costs are hollowing out communities, thwarting economic development, and rendering personal success and fulfillment increasingly difficult to achieve.Rent is an issue that affects nearly everyone. High rent is a problem for all of us, extending beyond personal financial strain. High rent drags on our country’s overall rate of economic growth, damages the environment, a…


  • booksreddit.com:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…


  • booksreddit.com:Pick Me : Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There

    Pick Me : Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There

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    Advertising is a fantastic industry, but actually getting a job (or even your foot in the door) can seem next to impossible. Whether you’re a student or a young professional loaded with questions, this one-of-a-kind guide shows you how to land a job and how to thrive once you’re in and the pressure is on. Authors Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin are seasoned creative directors and longtime creative partners. In Pick Me, these industry leaders answer your toughest ad career questions, like: Is ad…


  • booksreddit.com:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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    The AP Announcing Clinton’s “Victory” Was an Embarrassment to Journalism and U.S. Politics
    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…


  • booksreddit.com:Moneyball

    Moneyball

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    “You need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy . . . and incisiveness of [Moneyball]. Lewis has hit another one out of the park.” ―Janet Maslin, New York Times Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager, is leading a revolution. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. He signs undervalued players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs, and winning games. Moneyball is a que…


  • booksreddit.com:False Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail

    False Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail

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    “[A book] NFL fans in general and Browns’ fans in particular will definitely want to read . . . a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at how the new Browns were created and what’s kept them from making the progress everyone expected.” — Houston Chronicle“Your team never had a chance.” Terry Pluto, one of Cleveland’s top sportswriters, takes a hard look at the unhappy beginnings of the new Cleveland Browns franchise. This book chronicles the backroom deals, big-money power plays, poor decision…


  • booksreddit.com:Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It

    Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do About It

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    Controversial and exhaustively researched, gender expert Warren Farrell’s latest book Why Men Earn More takes as its stunning argument the idea that bias-based unequal pay for women is largely a myth, and that women are most often paid less than men not because they are discriminated against, but because they have made lifestyle choices that affect their ability to earn.Why Men Earn More argues that while discrimination sometimes plays a part, both men and women unconsciously make trade-offs …


  • booksreddit.com:Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Du…


  • booksreddit.com:Remote: Office Not Required

    Remote: Office Not Required

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    The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits.  Most important, they show why – with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo — more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.The Industrial Revolution’s “under one roof” model of conducti…


  • booksreddit.com:Trust Me

    Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

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    You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs-as much as any one person can. In today’s culture… 1) Blogs like Gawk…


  • booksreddit.com:The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

    The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

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    The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical “common sense” promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold inv…


  • booksreddit.com:Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer

    Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and…

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    A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities.America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they’re dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hid…


  • booksreddit.com:Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood

    Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Gl…

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    After years of working as a respected journalist, Nick Davies broke the unwritten rule of the media by investigating the practices of his fellow colleagues. In this eye-opening exposé, Davies uncovers an industry awash in corruption and bias. His findings include the story of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom that routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a fro…


  • booksreddit.com:The Race between Education and Technology

    The Race between Education and Technology

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    This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. The authors propose that the twentieth century was not only the American Century but also the Human Capital Century. That is, the American educational system is what made America the richest nation in the world. Its educational system had always been less elite than that of most European nations. By 1900 the U.S. had begun t…


  • booksreddit.com:The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

    The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

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    Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law
    Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians' secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A dry and boring subject? Just wait! You'll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story – which it really is. But it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation,… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future

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    A forceful argument against America’s vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true,…


  • booksreddit.com:Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization...

    Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization…

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    A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don’t change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren’t enough: even when it’s literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive.Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations?In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs–alon…


  • booksreddit.com:The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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    A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go roundNiall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What’s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilizati…


  • booksreddit.com:Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation (Vintage Departures)

    Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation (Vintage Departures)

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    The world’s second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America. But its failure to recover from the economic collapse of the early 1990s was unprecedented, and today it confronts an array of disturbing social trends. Japan has the highest suicide rate and lowest birthrate of all industrialized countries, and a rising incidence of untreated cases of depression. Equally as troubling are the more than one million young men who shut themselves in their rooms, withdrawing from…


  • booksreddit.com:The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

    The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

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    An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze’s controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler’s surprisingly prescient vision- ultimately hindered by Germany’s limited resources and his own racial ideology-was to create a German super-state to dominate Europe and compete with what he saw as America’s overwhelming power in a soon-to- be globaliz…