Contemporary Economic Situations and Conditions
La Batalla Por El Paraíso: Puerto Rico Y El Capitalismo del Desastre = The Battle for Paradise
La Batalla Por El Paraíso
Puerto Rico Y El Capitalismo del Desastre = The Battle for Paradise
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1608463583

Entre los escombros del hurac n Maria, los puertorrique os y los "Puertopians" ultra-ricos est n atrapados en una batalla campal sobre c mo reconstruir la isla. En esta vital y asombrosa investigaci n, la autora de best-sellers y activista Naomi Klein, revela c mo las fuerzas de las pol ticas de "shock" y del capitalismo del desastre, buscan minar la visi n radical y resiliente de una recuperaci n justa.

El cien por ciento de las regal as por la venta de este libro ir n directamente a JunteGente, un espacio de encuentro entre organizaciones en resistencia al capitalismo del desastre y que luchan por una recuperaci n justa y sostenible de Puerto Rico. Para m s informaci n visite http: //juntegente.org/

Naomi Klein es una periodista, columnista, documentalista internacionalmente reconocida por sus best-sellers No Logo: El poder de las marcas, La doctrina del shock: El auge del Capitalismo del desastre, Esto lo cambia todo: El capitalismo contra el clima, y Decir no, no basta.

Klein es uno de los principales corresponsales del The Intercept y colaboradora de la revista The Nation. Es escritora asociada de la Puffin Foundation en The Nation Institute, y su trabajo se publica para diarios progresistas como The New York Times, Le Monde y The Guardian. Klein es miembro de la junta directiva del grupo activista medioambiental 350.org y colaboradora del Leap Manifesto de Canad , una iniciativa para una r pida transici n basada en la justicia de los combustibles f siles. En noviembre de 2016 Klein fue galardonada con el prestigioso Premio de la Paz de Sidney, seg n el jurado del premio, por "inspirarnos a defendernos a nivel local, nacional e internacional exigiendo un nuevo proyecto para cohabitar el planeta respetando los derechos humanos y la igualdad".


Sobre The Intercept

Despu s de que el informante de la NSA Edward Snowden expuso las revelaciones de vigilancia masiva en 2013, los periodistas Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras y Jeremy Scahill decidieron lanzar una nueva organizaci n dedicada al tipo de informaci n requerida por esas revelaciones: el periodismo intr pido y audaz. Lo llamaron The Intercept.

Hoy en dia, The Intercept (https: //theintercept.com) es una organizaci n de noticias galardonada, que cubre la seguridad nacional, la pol tica, los libertades civiles, el medio ambiente, los asuntos internacionales, la tecnolog a, el justicia penal, y los medios de comunicaci n. Liderados por la editora Betsy Reed, sus periodistas tienen la libertad editorial para responsabilizar a instituciones poderosas y el apoyo que necesitan para llevar a cabo investigaciones que expongan la corrupci n y la injusticia.

Los colaboradores incluyen a Mehdi Hasan, Naomi Klein, Shaun King, Sharon Lerner, James Risen, Liliana Segura y los co-fundadores Glenn Greenwald y Jeremy Scahill. El fundador y fil ntropo del eBay, Pierre Omidyar, proporcion los fondos para lanzar The Intercept y contin a apoy ndolos a trav s de First Look Media Works, una ONG.

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
Doughnut Economics
Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
Paperback      ISBN: 1603587969

A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics"

800-CEO-Read "Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs"

Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times.

Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike.

That's why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.

Named after the now-iconic "doughnut" image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like.

Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas--from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science--to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow?

Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.

The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up
The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories
China from the Bottom Up
Paperback      ISBN: 0307388379
The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with respect and empathy, Liao Yiwu managed to get his subjects to talk openly and sometimes hilariously about their lives, desires, and vulnerabilities, creating a book that is an instance par excellence of what was once upon a time called "The New Journalism." The Corpse Walker reveals a fascinating aspect of modern China, describing the lives of normal Chinese citizens in ways that constantly provoke and surprise.
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor
Invisible in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0375708219

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty.

As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology--hard, honest work. But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare: low-paying, dead-end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing, health care, and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse. Shipler exposes the interlocking problems by taking us into the sorrowful, infuriating, courageous lives of the poor--white and black, Asian and Latino, citizens and immigrants. We encounter them every day, for they do jobs essential to the American economy.

This impassioned book not only dissects the problems, but makes pointed, informed recommendations for change. It is a book that stands to make a difference.
The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
The Battle for Paradise
Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608465861

"Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico--a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic 'paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center." --Junot D az

"We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and Mar a unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. And this book explains, with careful and unbiased reporting, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?" --Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich "Puertopians" are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a "just recovery."

All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit http: //juntegente.org/.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and No Is Not Enough.

The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life
The Armchair Economist
Economics and Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1451651732

The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg's hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist--"a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories" (The Journal of Finance).

In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg's hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to today's most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as:

Why are seat belts deadly?
Why do celebrity endorsements sell products?
Why are failed executives paid so much?
Who should bear the cost of oil spills?
Do government deficits matter?
How is workplace safety bad for workers?
What's wrong with the local foods movement?
Which rich people can't be taxed?
Why is rising unemployment sometimes good?
Why do women pay more at the dry cleaner?
Why is life full of disappointments?

Whether these are nagging questions you've always had, or ones you never even thought to ask, this new edition of The Armchair Economist turns the eternal ideas of economic theory into concrete answers that you can use to navigate the challenges of contemporary life.
The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
The Battle for Paradise
Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
Paperback      ISBN: 1608463575

"We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and Mar a unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. And this book explains, with careful and unbiased reporting, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?" --Carmen Yul n Cruz, Mayor of San Juan

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich "Puertopians" are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a "just recovery."

All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit http: //juntegente.org/.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and No Is Not Enough.

Superfreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Superfreakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Paperback      ISBN: 0060889586

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics--the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times bestseller. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge your students' view of the way the world really works.

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and captivating storytelling to show students the hidden side of everything with such questions as:

- How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?

- Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands?

- How much good do car seats do?

- What's the best way to catch a terrorist?

"Thank goodness Levitt and Dubner] are back--with wisdom, wit and, most of all, powerful economic insight. . . . They] wryly, humorously and almost sadistically remind us that we are slaves to our own failures to parse situations into basic economic components."--Los Angeles Times
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Hardcover      ISBN: 1610395697
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth.

Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification."

The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future.

With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The Big Short
Inside the Doomsday Machine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393072231

The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 best-selling Liar's Poker. Who got it right? he asks. Who saw the real estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely--really unlikely--heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.