Economics

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  • 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: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: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: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: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:Engineering Economic Analysis

    Engineering Economic Analysis

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    The ideal text for undergraduate engineering economy courses–now with new cases. Since it was first published in 1976, this text has been the market-leading book for the Engineering Economic Analysis course. It has always been characterized by: A focus on practical applications * One way to encourage students to read the book, and to remember and apply what they have learned in this course, is to make it interesting. And there is no better way to do that than to infuse the book with real-w…


  • 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…


  • booksreddit.com:Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

    Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

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    Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required readin…


  • 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:Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective

    Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective

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    How did the rich countries really become rich?  In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain ‘good policies’ and ‘good institutions’, seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to ‘kick away the ladder’ with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and in…


  • 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:Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

    Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

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    “Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.”—Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true n…


  • booksreddit.com:Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success

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    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way …


  • 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:Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History

    Why the West Rules–for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future

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    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West’s rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China …


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

    The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

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    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…