Economic Conditions

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  • booksreddit.com:Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed

    Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Governmen…

    2488

    If you are fed up with Washington boondoggles, and you like the small-government, politically-incorrect thinking of Ron Paul, then you’ll love Tom Woods’s Meltdown. In clear, no-nonsense terms, Woods explains what led up to this economic crisis, who’s really to blame, and why government bailouts won’t work. Woods will reveal:* Which brave few economists predicted the economic fallout–and why nobody listened* What really caused the collapse* Why the Fed–not taxpayers–should have to answer f…


  • booksreddit.com:Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

    Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

    1905

    In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they’re also well on their way to making “good” jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists. And th…


  • booksreddit.com:Lewis

    Lewis, Michael) The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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    The #1 New York Times bestseller: a brilliant account―character-rich and darkly humorous―of how the U.S. economy was driven over the cliff. When the crash of the U. S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, 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 impenet…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics

    1073

    Over Half a Million Copies Sold–an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.


  • booksreddit.com:Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

    Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

    1015

    The nuclear accident at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986 had a heavy impact on life, health, and the environment. It caused agony to people in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia and anxiety far away from these countries. The economic losses and social dislocation were severe in a region already under strain. It is now possible to make more accurate assessments of these effects than it was in the first few years following the catastrophe. An internationally known author, speaker, and medical physicis…


  • 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:Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed

    Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Governmen…

    841

    If you are fed up with Washington boondoggles, and you like the small-government, politically-incorrect thinking of Ron Paul, then you’ll love Tom Woods’s Meltdown. In clear, no-nonsense terms, Woods explains what led up to this economic crisis, who’s really to blame, and why government bailouts won’t work. Woods will reveal:* Which brave few economists predicted the economic fallout–and why nobody listened* What really caused the collapse* Why the Fed–not taxpayers–should have to answer f…


  • booksreddit.com:The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

    The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

    719

    It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Further, more unequal societies are bad for everyone within them-the rich and middle class as well as the poor. The remarkable data assembled in The Spirit Level exposes sta…


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

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    713

    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:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    684

    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:The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    538

    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)

    532

    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

    503

    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…


  • 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

    449

    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…


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

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    425

    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:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    406

    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:The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

    The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

    403

    The eye-opening and headline-generating UK bestseller that shows how one single factor―the gap between its richest and poorest members―can determine the health and well-being of a society. “This is a book with a big idea, big enough to change political thinking…In half a page [The Spirit Level] tells you more about the pain of inequality than any play or novel could.”―Sunday Times (UK ) It is well established that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every…


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

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    375

    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:How to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics

    365

    Over Half a Million Copies Sold–an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.


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

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    340

    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…