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  • booksreddit.com:The Great Divergence: China

    The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy.

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    The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of the world were very high in life expectancy, consumption, product and factor markets, and the strategies of households. Perhaps most surprisingly, Pomeranz demonstrates that the Chinese an…


  • booksreddit.com:Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

    Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

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    From its roots in 17th-century Britain to its modern incarnation in Enron and WorldCom, the modern corporation — restless, autonomous, and self-perpetuating — has gained potency. Designed to seek profit and power, the corporation has pursued both objectives with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of the law and incurring destruction in its path. Where did the corporation come from? How did it get so much power? What is its ultimate trajectory? Considering the importance of suc…


  • booksreddit.com:The Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

    The Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

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    Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economic…


  • booksreddit.com:Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

    Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

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    Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human RightsWas the Boston Tea Party the first WTO-style protest against transnational corporations? Did Supreme Court sell out America’s citizens in the nineteenth century, with consequences lasting to this day? Is there a way for American citizens to recover democracy of, by, and for the people?Thom Hartmann takes on these most difficult questions and tells a startling story that will forever change your understanding of …


  • booksreddit.com:The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

    The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

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    SeattleOil.com  The Internet writings of John Michael Greer – beyond any doubt the greatest peak oil historian in the English language – have finally made their way into print. Greer fans will recognize many of the book’s passages from previous essays, but will be delighted to see them fleshed out here with additional examples and analysis.The Long Descent is one of the most highly anticipated peak oil books of the year, and it lives up to every ounce of hype. Greer is a captivating, brillian…


  • booksreddit.com:Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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    The rise of Sanders | Le blog de Thomas Piketty
    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eightee…


  • booksreddit.com:Math You Can't Use: Patents

    Math You Can’t Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software

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    This lively and innovative book is about computer code and the legal controls and restrictions on those who write it. The widespread use of personal computers and the Internet have made it possible to release new data or tools instantaneously to virtually the entire world. However, while the digital revolution allows quick and extensive use of these intellectual properties, it also means that their developers face new challenges in retaining their rights as creators. Drawing on a host of …


  • booksreddit.com:Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

    Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

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      Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware . The unique insight of this longtime best seller is that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They’re not easy issues; but solve them, and you’ll maximize your chances of success.   “Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of immense real experience, much of it quantified. Many, many varied p…


  • booksreddit.com:The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

    The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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    In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman’s free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. As John Gray wrote in The Guardian, “There are very few books that really help us understand the present. T…


  • booksreddit.com:The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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    The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower–and middle–class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking. Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven nar…


  • booksreddit.com:The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)

    The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)

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    From the acclaimed authors of A Future Perfect comes the untold story of how the company became the world’s most powerful institution.Like all groundbreaking books, The Company fills a hole we didn’t know existed, revealing that we cannot make sense of the past four hundred years until we place that seemingly humble Victorian innovation, the joint-stock company, in the center of the frame. With their trademark authority and wit, Economist editors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge reveal…


  • booksreddit.com:Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

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    A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journali…


  • booksreddit.com:The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L...

    The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L…

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    In this expert insider


  • booksreddit.com:Beyond Hello

    Beyond Hello

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    This tutorial offers help to improve every telephone interaction a company has with its valued customers. Drawn from Davis’ experiences, the book includes exercises, stories and examples of how attitude, telephone etiquette, communication styles and listening skills impact the bottom line.


  • booksreddit.com:This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

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    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing–and recovering–their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, “this time is different”–claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff definitively prove them wrong. Covering sixty-six countr…


  • booksreddit.com:Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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    Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only “the single most influential baseball book ever” (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what “may be the best book ever written on business” (Weekly Standard). “I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of und…


  • booksreddit.com:Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

    Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

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    This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.


  • booksreddit.com:Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back

    Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” – And How You Can Fight Back

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    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal control of the media, unequal access to natural resources—corporations have gained these privileges and more by exploiting their legal status as persons. How did something so illogical and unjust become the law of the land? Americans have been struggling with the role of corporations since before the birth of the republic. As Thom Hartmann shows, the Boston Tea Party was actually a pr…


  • booksreddit.com:Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press)

    Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press)

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    C. Eugene Steuerle, one of the country’s most influential economists, offers an insider’s look at tax policy based on a quarter century of working with officials of all political stripes. Steuerle outlines the principles of taxation and the early postwar period before proceeding to the tax policy battles that began with the Reagan revolution and continue today. Those expecting a simple story of triumph and defeat may be surprised. Rather than moving toward consensus and progress, tax policy h…


  • booksreddit.com:Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

    Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City

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    Phoenix, Arizona is one of America’s fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix–a city in the bull’s eye of global warming–and also the o…