Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Paperback ISBN: 0312271921
A free-wheeling analysis and exploration of the invasion of our personal lives by logo-wielding power-hungry corporations combines muckraking journalism with contemporary memoir to discuss current consumer culture and the dark side of the information age. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
The Culture of Success
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0679450807
An authoritative study of a powerful investment bank that until recently remained a private entity is written by a former vice president who explores how the bank maintained its lengthy success. 60,000 first printing. Tour.
The Rise of the Creative Class
And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
Paperback ISBN: 0465024777
Argues that the social changes of the past few decades have occurred by choice rather than involuntarily, citing the rise of a new creative social class that derives its identity and values from its roles as purveyors of creativity and finds its basis in the economy. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
For the Common Good
Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Paperback ISBN: 0807047058
Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial economy have led us to the brink of environmental disaster, and show the possibility of a different future. Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.
The World Is Flat
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0374292884
The New York Times columnist offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the 9/11 attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Cities and the Wealth of Nations
Principles of Economic Life
Paperback ISBN: 0394729110
"Learned, iconoclastic and exciting...Jacobs' diagnosis of the decay of cities in an increasingly integrated world economy is on the mark."—New York Times Book Review "Jacobs' book is inspired, idiosyncratic and personal...It is written with verve and humor; for a work of embattled theory, it is wonderfully concrete, and its leaps are breathtaking."—Los Angeles Times "Not only comprehensible but entertaining...Like Mrs. Jacobs' other books, it offers a concrete approach to an abstract and elusive subject. That, all by itself, makes for an intoxicating experience."—New York Times
Bait And Switch
The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Hardcover ISBN: 0805076069
Focuses on the world of white-collar unemployment as seen through the eyes of the unemployed, describing the woes of "surplus" employees who are forced to confront the realities of financial hardship with few social supports or security.
The Growth of Economic Thought
Paperback ISBN: 0822309734
In a new and updated edition of this classic textbook, Henry William Spiegel brings his discussion and analysis of economic thought into the 1990s. A new introductory chapter offering an overall view of the history of economics and a bibliographic survey of the economic literature of the 1980s and early 1990s have been added. Maintaining the link between economics and the humanities, Spiegel’s text will continue to introduce students to a wide range of topics in the history of economic thought. From reviews of previous editions: “The history of economic thought to end all histories of economic thought.”—Robert D. Patton, Journal of Economic Literature “The book is in the grand tradition of the history of doctrines. It is a history of economic thought broadly conceived—and superbly written to boot. It is not to much to say that Spiegel’s book will become and remain a leading text in the field.”—Warren J. Samuels, Social Science The author conveys the essence of an idea simply and clearly, yet in a graceful style.”—William F. Kennedy, Journal of Economic Literature