On the Wealth of Nations
Books That Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 0802143423
An upbeat dissemination of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments condenses and illuminates the key points of the original works while discussing how their messages remain relevant to modern readers. Reprint.
The History of Whaling in America
Paperback ISBN: 0393331571
A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century. Reprint.
The First Tycoon
The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Paperback ISBN: 1400031745
A profile of the iconic builder of the first Grand Central Station draws on previously untapped materials to provide coverage of his roles in such historical eras as the Gold Rush, the transportation revolution and the development of the modern corporation. Reprint.
How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 0143110357
WINNER OF THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK "An intelligent explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and the response to it...One of the great strengths of Tooze's book is to demonstrate the deeply intertwined nature of the European and American financial systems."--The New York Times Book Review From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis (and its ten-year aftermath) as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today. In September 2008 President George Bush could still describe the financial crisis as an incident local to Wall Street. In fact it was a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, forcing a rearrangement of global governance. In the United States and Europe, it caused a fundamental reconsideration of capitalist democracy, eventually leading to the war in the Ukraine, the chaos of Greece, Brexit, and Trump. It was the greatest crisis to have struck Western societies since the end of the Cold War, but was it inevitable? And is it over? Crashed is a dramatic new narrative resting on original themes: the haphazard nature of economic development and the erratic path of debt around the world; the unseen way individual countries and regions are linked together in deeply unequal relationships through financial interdependence, investment, politics, and force; the ways the financial crisis interacted with the spectacular rise of social media, the crisis of middle-class America, the rise of China, and global struggles over fossil fuels. Finally, Tooze asks, given this history, what now are the prospects for a liberal, stable, and coherent world order?
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.
Open Veins of Latin America
Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Paperback ISBN: 0853459916
First published in 1973 as Las Venas Abiertas de AmTrica Latina by Siglo XXI Editores, Mexico, this analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America presents a clear, passionate account of 500 years of Latin American history, written with drama, humor, and compassion. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future
Paperback ISBN: 1640092471
Named a Best Book of the Year by Esquire Winner of the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in Current Events and Public Affairs A bracing look at how Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley power players are using their influence across the globe to encroach upon our civil landscape.
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.