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Economic Growth and the Nanotechnology Priority: The Challenge of Economic Crisis and Industrial Concentration

by James A. Harris Sr. Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

Economic Growth and the Nanotechnology Priority: The Challenge of Economic Crisis and Industrial Concentration argues that the nanometer scale would revolutionize and advance sources of economic growth to its...


How to Keep a Competitive Edge in the Talent Game: Lessons for the EU from China and the US

by Christal Morehouse & Matthias Busse Centre for European Policy Studies (October 30, 2014)

This book offers a comparison of the provision of higher education in the EU, the US and China, an evaluation of how the EU fares and recommendations for how higher education might be improved in order to secure...


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph Newhouse & Kenneth J. Arrow et al. Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by...


Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers Rowman & Littlefield International (October 02, 2014)

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.


Economics in Minutes

by Niall Kishtainy Quercus (August 05, 2014)

Economics in Minutes condenses key economics concepts into 200 short and easily digested essays. Featuring not only fundamental ideas, such as the role of money and how the stock market works, but also subjects...


Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

by Eric Barthalon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Eric Barthalon applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors’ psychology in the present context of recurrent...


Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

by Brian Czech & Herman Daly New Society Publishers (April 26, 2013)

The steady state revolution– navigating the end of economic growth.


The Arrow Impossibility Theorem

by Eric Maskin, Amartya Sen, Kenneth J. Arrow & Prasanta K. Pattanaik et al. Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

Kenneth Arrow's pathbreaking “impossibility theorem” was a watershed in the history of welfare economics, voting theory, and collective choice, demonstrating that there is no voting rule that satisfies the...


Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science

by Glen Whitman & James Dow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead...


Real World Personal Finance

by Mark A. Nadler & Terry Rumker Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

Personal Finance for the Real World teaches the basics of personal finance by mentoring the reader through the process of creating a personal financial plan. Instruction culminates in the creation of a budget...


Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

by Benedikt Koehler Lexington Books (June 17, 2014)

Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism shows that globalized trade and capitalism originated in trade practices of pre-Islamic Arabs, and brought to European markets through European trade partners in the Middle...


The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

by Nick Gogerty Columbia University Press (July 15, 2014)

The Nature of Value presents a theory of how economic value functions and how it drives growth, starting with tiny sparks of innovation and scaling all the way up to the full scope of the economy. Nick Gogerty’s...


Balanced Trade: Ending the Unbearable Costs of America's Trade Deficits

by Jesse Richman, Howard Richman & Raymond Richman Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

Classical economics assumed that trade always balanced, but often trade is not balanced. For example, some neo-mercantilist trading partners attempt to distort the terms of trade in order to garner economic...


The Freedom of Peaceful Action: On the Origin of Individual Rights

by Stuart K. Hayashi Lexington Books (April 23, 2014)

The Nature of Liberty trilogy presents an ethical case for individual liberty, arguing from the philosophy of Ayn Rand and citing the findings of evolutionary psychology to demonstrate the compatibility between...


Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce C. Greenwald, Philippe Aghion & Kenneth J. Arrow et al. Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed...


Analyzing Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics: A Game Theory Primer

by Thomas J. Webster Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

This innovative textbook is a concise and axiomatic introduction to the principles of game theory—the formal study of move and countermove. Undergraduate business and economics students with a background in...


The Zero Marginal Cost Society

by Jeremy Rifkin St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2014)

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the...


Ecofundamentalism: A Critique of Extreme Environmentalism

by Rögnvaldur Hannesson Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

Ecofundamentalism: A Critique of Extreme Environmentalism is one of few books that focuses on ecofundamentalism, from its philosophical foundations to its policy prescriptions, instead of environmentalism as...


Rediscovering Values

by Jim Wallis Howard Books (November 05, 2009)

When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won’t give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim...


Contemporary Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility

by Ceren Altuntas, Huriye Toker, Duygu Turker & Nadezda Kokareva et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

Contemporary Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility presents the significant roles that universities must embrace in order to reverse the damage wrought by two centuries of urbanization, industrialization,...


Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism

by Geoff Mann AK Press (March 29, 2013)

From money and markets to the subprime crisis, this anti-capitalist pocket guide explains capitalism and its crises, and suggests alternatives.


Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with an Attitude

by Frederick S. Weaver Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2010)

In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with An Attitude, explains the logic, language, and worldview of economic theory, in a continuation of the engaging style that made earlier editions so...


The Leading Indicators

by Zachary Karabell Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2014)

How did we come by the “leading indicators” we place such stock in? We allocate trillions of dollars and make public policy and personal decisions based upon them, but what do they really tell us?

“The...


Return to Prosperity

by Arthur B. Laffer & Stephen Moore Threshold Editions (February 09, 2010)

"WE CAN'T TAX AND SPEND OUR WAY BACK TO THE GOOD TIMES."

-- Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore

When Arthur B. Laffer spearheaded the theory of supply-side economics and became a member of President Reagan's...


The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

by David Ricardo Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

This landmark treatise formulated the principles behind the market economy. Its foundation of the tenets of diminishing returns and economic rent led to the doctrines of distribution theory and international...


How Real is the Federal Deficit?

by Robert Eisner Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Eisner argues that the federal deficit as currently measured is inaccurate and misleading. When inflation is properly accounted for, he points out, a dramatically different picture of the deficit occurs. In...


What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution

by Gar Alperovitz Chelsea Green Publishing (May 01, 2013)

Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are...


Fat and Mean

by David M. Gordon Free Press (May 15, 1996)

Since the early 1980s, economic experts have recommended "downsizing" as the best way for U.S. corporations to remain competitive. Reducing unnecessary staff would lower costs, increase profits, and transform...


Rediscovering Growth: After the Crisis

by Andrew Sentance London Publishing Partnership (November 23, 2013)

The difficult economic climate in Europe and the United States since the financial crisis is set to continue as the New Normal, despite frantic efforts to stimulate growth. The long phase of expansion that lasted...


The Great Money Binge

by George Melloan Threshold Editions (November 17, 2009)

According to George Melloan, the erosion of supply-side economic principles began shortly after Ronald Reagan left office, when his successor, George H.W. Bush, caved in to pressures from Congress and reneged...


The Big Questions

by Steven E. Landsburg Free Press (November 03, 2009)

In the wake of his enormously popular books The Armchair Economist and More Sex Is Safer Sex, Steven Landsburg uses concepts from mathematics, economics, and physics to address the big questions in philosophy:...


The Anthropology of Complex Economic Systems: Inequality, Stability, and Cycles of Crisis

by Niccolo Leo Caldararo Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

By bringing together economic anthropology, ecology, and culture history, The Anthropology of Complex Economic Systems not only proposes a new model of human social evolution, but equally importantly creates...


Spread the Wealth: More Haves Fewer Have-Nots

by David R. Breuhan Hamilton Books (October 26, 2009)

This book offers a new approach to current economic policies in the United States. Anchored in the historically successful policies of free trade, stable currency, and private property rights, this superbly...


Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business through Literature and Film

by Edward W. Younkins Lexington Books (October 24, 2013)

In Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business through Literature and Film, Edward W. Younkins proposes that the use of imaginative literature to portray and explain the behavior of individuals in business is a method...


The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture

by Daniel Mrozowski, Kirk Boyle, April Miller & Maryann Erigha et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2013)

The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-first-Century Bust Culture examines pop artifacts not typically included in discussions of the financial meltdown; the collected essays treat our...


The Ecology of Money: Debt, Growth, and Sustainability

by Adrian Kuzminski Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Today's eco-crisis has brought us to the limits of economic growth, which historically has been powered by usurious interest rates. A non-usurious financial system is proposed as the key to a future steady-state...


Reputation Economics

by Joshua Klein St. Martin's Press (November 05, 2013)

As the internet has increasingly become more social, the value of individual reputations has risen, and a new currency based on reputation has been created. This means that not only are companies tracking what...


Life Beyond Spending: Spend Less, and Live More

by Ernesto Caravantes Hamilton Books (September 20, 2013)

Caravantes explores how people can trade one paradigm of conspicuous consumption for another of frugality and simplicity. With over one hundred easy-to-do fun ideas and entertaining activities that are free...


Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life

by Albino Barrera Lexington Books (August 31, 2013)

Written in non-technical language accessible to non-specialist readers, this book is a theological synthesis of the findings of scripture scholars and ethicists on what the Bible teaches about economic life....


Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today's Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves

by Adam L. Penenberg Hachette Books (October 13, 2009)

Here's something you may not know about today's Internet. Simply by designing your product the right way, you can build a flourishing business from scratch. No advertising or marketing budget, no need for a...


Free: The Future of a Radical Price

by Chris Anderson Hachette Books (July 07, 2009)

The online economy offers challenges to traditional businesses as well as incredible opportunities. Chris Anderson makes the compelling case that in many instances businesses can succeed best by giving away...


Who Owns the Environment?

by Peter J. Hill, Roger E. Meiners, Louis De Allessi & Donald J. Boudreaux et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 20, 1998)

The past several decades have witnessed a growing recognition that environmental concerns are essentially property rights issues. Despite agreement that an absence of well-defined and consistently enforced property...


Markets Don't Fail!

by Emily Chamlee-Wright Lexington Books (May 03, 2005)

Markets Don't Fail! addresses many of the popular arguments made by economists and other intellectuals against the free market. Using numerous examples as well as moral and epistemological arguments, this book...


Deductive Irrationality: A Commonsense Critique of Economic Rationalism

by David Kehl, Stephen McCarthy, Richard W. Staveley & Paul McMahon et al. Lexington Books (April 29, 2008)

Deductive Irrationality examines and critiques economic rationalism by assessing the work of influential political philosophers and economic theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Adam Smith, Friedrich...


Environmental Economics: A Critique of Benefit-Cost Analysis

by Philip E. Graves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 09, 2007)

Environmental Economics: A Critique of Benefit-Cost Analysis describes, in a non-technical, readily understandable way, why the practice of benefit-cost analysis in environmental settings is heavily biased against...


Against Mechanism: Protecting Economics from Science

by Philip Mirowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 27, 1992)

'...the history of economic theory at its best.'-EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL


Unpacking Globalization: Markets, Gender, and Work

by Linda E. Lucas Lexington Books (August 02, 2007)

Unpacking Globalization offers interdisciplinary analysis of the well-being of women and men as they cope with the changes of globalization. Through theory, case studies, and data, several themes emerge indicating...


The Technology of Property Rights

by Peter J. Hill, Terry L. Anderson, Gregory B. Christainsen & Mark Griffin Smith et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2001)

The Technology of Property Rights combines the understanding of institutions and institutional change with a discussion of the latest technologies and their influence on the measurement and monitoring of property...


The Asylum

by Leah McGrath Goodman HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

The Asylum is a stunning exposé by a seasoned Wall Street journalist that once and for all reveals the truth behind America’s oil addiction in all its unscripted and dysfunctional glory.

In the tradition of...


SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition

by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner HarperCollins e-books (October 26, 2010)

Superfreakonomics—the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon Freakonomics—is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue...