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China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
China, Inc.
How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0743257359
Predicting economic challenges that the author believes will occur as a result of China's growing ability to produce U.S. products more cheaply, an economic analysis draws on hundreds of interviews with Chinese, American, and European workers and businesspeople that draw conclusions about China's future as a superpower. Reprint.
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Banker to the Poor
Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Paperback      ISBN: 1586481983
The founder of the Grameen Bank relates how he developed the system of micro-credit to help eradicate poverty in countries such as Bangladesh by providing financial education and small loans to rural families.
Globalization and Its Discontents
Globalization and Its Discontents
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0393324397
Examines the effects of global economic policies on developing nations, discussing agencies and concepts including the International Monetary Fund, the East Asia crisis, trade laws, fair markets, and privatization.
Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Debate over Taxes
Taxing Ourselves
A Citizen's Guide to the Debate over Taxes
Paperback      ISBN: 026269302x
"Citizens should read Taxing Ourselves before casting their votes in local, state, and national elections. Politicians should read Taxing Ourselves before taxing us." —Richard C. Schiming, Business Library Review To follow the debate over tax reform, the interested citizen is forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises. Taxing Ourselves bridges the gap between the two by presenting in clear nontechnical language the key issues in tax reform: who should pay taxes, how taxes affect the economy, and whether to reform or replace the current tax system. The authors discuss various alternative proposals in detail, including the flat tax and the sales tax, but they are not advocates for any of them; instead, they provide readers with the knowledge and the tools—including an informative overview of the U.S. tax system and an invaluable voter's guide to the tax policy debate—to make their own informed choices about how we should tax ourselves. The third edition of this popular guide has been extensively revised and updated to cover all changes in tax laws through May 2003 and to reflect the most recent research and relevant data. It also provides new or expanded treatment of issues in the current debate, including tax cuts and whether they stimulate the economy, savings incentives, double taxation of corporate income, the estate tax, corporate tax shelters, and the economic and political effects of budget deficits.
The Lexus and the Olive Tree
The Lexus and the Olive Tree
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374192030
A foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times offers an incisive look at globalization from a social, economic, political, and cultural perspective and assesses the impact of this trend both at home and abroad. Tour.
Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
Overworked American
The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
Paperback      ISBN: 046505434x
Argues that Americans work more than they used to, and more than Europeans, due to the preference of employers for longer hours, fear of unemployment, the undervaluing of household work, and the desire for consumer goods
The Working Poor: Invisible In America
The Working Poor
Invisible In America
Paperback      ISBN: 0375708219
An intimate portrait of poverty-level working families from a range of ethnic backgrounds in America reveals their legacy of low-paying, dead-end jobs, dysfunctional parenting, and substance abuse and charges the government with failing to provide adequate housing, health care, and education. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy
Information Rules
A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy
Hardcover      ISBN: 087584863x
In Information Rules, authors Shapiro and Varian reveal that many classic economic concepts can provide the insight and understanding necessary to succeed in the information age. They argue that if managers seriously want to develop effective strategies for competing in the new economy, they must understand the fundamental economics of information technology. Whether information takes the form of software code or recorded music, is published in a book or magazine, or even posted on a website, managers must know how to evaluate the consequences of pricing, protecting, and planning new versions of information products, services, and systems. The first book to distill the economics of information and networks into practical business strategies, Information Rules is a guide to the winning moves that can help business leaders navigate successfully through the tough decisions of the information economy.
Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life
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
The Wealth of Nations
The Wealth of Nations
Paperback      ISBN: 0553585975
In a new unabridged edition of the classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics, first published in 1776, the author provides a detailed description and analysis of the inner workings of a market economy, presenting the fundamental principles of a capitalist system. Reprint.