Economics

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  • booksreddit.com:The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society

    The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

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    “Magic” was widely acknowledged in the old world. Is there any evidence or record of such magic being used in a public, verifiable setting at any point in history? Why did so many people buy into this idea?
    Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world’s leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society

    The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

    7475

    Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world’s leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that…


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

    Capital in the Twenty First Century

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    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: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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    Mike Pence’s wife is backing a candidate who wants to jail gay people
    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:Basic Economics

    Basic Economics

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    “Bitcoin miners ruined PC gaming for the sake of monopoly money”
    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has a…


  • 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…

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    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:Corporate Executions: The Ugly Truth About Layoffs -- How Corporate Greed Is Shattering Our Lives...

    Corporate Executions: The Ugly Truth About Layoffs — How Corporate Greed Is Shattering Our Lives…

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    Why do employers expect a 2 week notice when you’re about to quit, but won’t give you a 2 week notice when they’re about to let you go?
    “Layoffs are good for business.” That’s the myth that many of us have accepted as a grim business necessity. But Corporate Executions exposes, for the first time, the disturbing facts about this widespread and destructive practice. It demonstrates that in the long run, layoffs are not “good for business,” measured by any means: company profitability, employee productivity, or national economic stability. In fact, most layoffs have proven to he ineffective for companies, not to mention disastr…


  • booksreddit.com:Pointing: Where Language

    Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet

    1992

    Pointing has captured the interest of scholars from various fields who study communication. However, ideas and findings have been scattered across diverse publications in different disciplines, and opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange have been very limited. The editor’s aim is to provide an arena for such exchange by bringing together papers on pointing gestures from disciplines, such as developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, sign-language linguistics, linguistic anthropology, …


  • 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

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    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:The Palmer Method of Business Writing

    The Palmer Method of Business Writing

    1799

    This early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It comprises a series of self-teaching lessons in rapid, plain, unshaded, coarse-pen, muscular movement writing for use in all schools, public or private, where an easy and legible handwriting is the object sought. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, mod…


  • booksreddit.com:Tipping: An American Social History of Gratuities

    Tipping: An American Social History of Gratuities

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    When did the “tipping culture” in the US originate? Was there ever “mandatory” tipping prior to that in other countries?
    Though the history of tipping can be traced to the Middle Ages, the practice did not become widespread until the late 19th century. Initially, Americans reviled the custom, branding it un-American and undemocratic. The opposition gradually faded and tipping became an American institution. From its beginnings in Europe to its development as a quintessentially American trait, this work provides a social history of tipping customs and how the United States became a nation of tippers. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Tipping: An American Social History of Gratuities

    Tipping: An American Social History of Gratuities

    1604

    Though the history of tipping can be traced to the Middle Ages, the practice did not become widespread until the late 19th century. Initially, Americans reviled the custom, branding it un-American and undemocratic. The opposition gradually faded and tipping became an American institution. From its beginnings in Europe to its development as a quintessentially American trait, this work provides a social history of tipping customs and how the United States became a nation of tippers.


  • booksreddit.com:The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

    The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

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    What aspect of cryptocurrency will become most in demand over the next five years?
    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to…


  • booksreddit.com:The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

    The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

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    What students know that experts don’t: School is all about signaling, not skill-building
    Why we need to stop wasting public funds on educationDespite being immensely popular–and immensely lucrative―education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students’ skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity―in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of…


  • booksreddit.com:The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Re...

    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Re…

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    Humble Book Bundle: Win at the Stock Market by Wiley
    This classic text is annotated to update Graham’s timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions… The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments hav…


  • booksreddit.com:Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

    Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

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    What are some good resources for learning about fashion history and the industry?
    “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: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:1897 Sears Roebuck & Co Catalogue

    1897 Sears Roebuck & Co Catalogue

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    125-year-old Sears to file for bankruptcy: report
    A reprint of the popular mail-order catalogue provides an authentic picture of American domestic life at the close of the century.


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

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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    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:Basic Economics

    Basic Economics

    1118

    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has a…