The Book of Money
Everything You Need to Know About How World Finances Work
Paperback ISBN: 1770851984
A clear, concise, illustrated guide to the workings of the global economy. Money is big news. Banks have collapsed, the property bubble has burst and national debts are at unimaginable levels. The Book of Money will help readers understand what is happening and how it affects them. It is a practical, understandable guide to all the nuances of the world of finance written for the lay reader. Financial journalists Daniel Conaghan and Dan Smith present authoritative, insightful, insider knowledge in a clear manner. They provide up-to-date coverage of the most important economic issues that affect us all. Topics include: - History of economics - Supply and demand - Bank collapses, the property bubble and the global meltdown - Stock markets, hedge funds - Inflation, deflation, hyperinflation - Pensions - Coinage and paper money - Economic forecasting - Interest rates - Economic class, the welfare state - How countries cope with debt - Electronic trading - Microfinance - Personal finance and tax systems - Globalization - The International Monetary Fund and World Bank - How credit ratings work - Can money buy happiness? Explanations are presented in a uniquely visual style. Numerous color illustrations, graphs, charts, timelines and Jargon Buster boxes aid in comprehension. Profiles describe key figures, and panels focus on special topics such as the Global Meltdown and PayPal. The Book of Money is an authoritative, straightforward guide to the complex world of global finance. It is an ideal introduction for the average reader new to the topic and a reliable, up-to-date review for those with some knowledge. It is an essential purchase for a large audience eager to understand our complex world.
The Myth of the Rational Market
A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
Paperback ISBN: 0060599030
Examines the rise and fall of the efficient markets theory, the development of modern finance and the rise of behavioral economics, in an account that draws on interviews with top thinkers while demystifying the ideas that forged the modern market. Reprint. A best-selling book. 40,000 first printing.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Hardcover ISBN: 067443000x
Analyzes a collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns, transform debate, and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
The Undercover Economist
Paperback ISBN: 0345494016
A noted economist furnishes an entertaining introduction to the key principles and fundamental concepts of economics, as well as their influence on the history of the modern world, accompanied by real-life examples of economics at work. Reprint.
The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America
Hardcover ISBN: 1476700257
Draws on examples from history to explore why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of financial imbalance, offering sobering arguments about America's current vulnerabilities and the preventative steps that must be taken.
A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Paperback ISBN: 0399563814
An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.
A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
Paperback ISBN: 0060564148
A history of the "bull market" at the end of the twentieth century identifies the factors that contributed to an unprecedented rise in market values, linking the period to a longer cycle that governs the stock market and offering cautionary advice on how to assess actual risks. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
How and Why Our Economy Works and Doesn't Work, in Words and Pictures
Paperback ISBN: 0810988399
A guide to the economy in graphic novel format traces the history of Western economic thought from its beginnings to the world economy in the twenty-first century.