Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
by Kevin Phillips (Hardcover - April
15, 2008). Viking Adult (April 15, 2008).
In American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips
warned us of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the increasing
cost of scarce oil. The current housing and mortgage debacle is proof once more of
Phillipss prescience, and only the first harbinger of a national crisis. Information
Creating a World
without Poverty: How Social Business Can Transform Our Lives by Muhammad Yunus (MP3 CD - Jan 7, 2008). Blackstone Audio Inc.;
Unabridged edition (January 7, 2008).
Muhammad Yunus is a practical visionary who
has improved the lives of millions of people in his native Bangladesh and elsewhere in the
world. Banker to the Poor is well reasoned yet passionate. Information
Economics of Public
Issues, The (15th Edition) by Roger LeRoy Miller, Daniel K. Benjamin, and
Douglass C. North (Paperback - Jul 20,
2007). Addison Wesley; 15 edition (July 20, 2007).
The Economics of
Public Issues is a collection of
brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in
principles of economics, public policy, and social issues courses. Information
Protecting Your Future from Four Impending Catastrophes, Revised and Updated
Edition by Michael J. Panzner (Paperback - May 6, 2008). Kaplan Publishing; Rev
Upd edition (May 6, 2008).
This is an informative work with much food for
thought and excellent advice in preparing for the coming financial storm. Information
Diversity: Geography of a Changing World (2nd Edition) by Lester Rowntree, Martin Lewis, Marie Price, and
William Wyckoff (Paperback - Mar 1, 2007).
Prentice Hall; 2 edition (March 1, 2007).
Globalization and Diversity is an
exciting contemporary approach to World Regional Geography that explicitly acknowledges
the geographic changes that accompany today's rapid rate of globalization. Information
The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China
and What It Means for All of Us by Robyn Meredith (Paperback -
Jun 2, 2008). W. W. Norton (June 2, 2008).
Meredith, who covers India and China for Forbes,
upends conventional wisdom in this well-reported book, arguing that the U.S. shouldn't
fear these two rising economic powers. Information
The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape
the World for the Next 5, 10, and 20 Years by James Canton (Hardcover -
Sep 21, 2006). Dutton Adult (September 21, 2006).
Canton, global futurist and business advisor, offers a
forecasting road map for the twenty-first century that includes 10 top trends of the
extreme future. Information
The Lexus and the Olive Tree [Revised Edition]:
Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman (Hardcover -
Jun 15, 2000). Farrar, Straus and Giroux;
Revised and Updated edition (June 15, 2000).
Friedman, the well-traveled New York Times
foreign-affairs columnist, peppers The Lexus and the Olive Tree with stories that
illustrate his central theme: that globalization--the Lexus--is the central organizing
principle of the post-cold war world, even though many individuals and nations resist by
holding onto what has traditionally mattered to them--the olive tree. Information
The Way We'll Be: The
Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream by John Zogby (Hardcover - Aug 12, 2008). Random House (August
A New American Consensus is emerging,
according to the author; shared economic hardships are uniting people commonly perceived
to be at odds, and self-defined identities such as investor are becoming more reliable
predictors of worldviews than race or gender. Information
Unequal Democracy: The
Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels (Hardcover - April 27, 2008). Princeton University
Press (April 27, 2008).
Lest anyone think this book is a partisan hit
job by a left-wing academic, Bartels goes to great pains in his introduction to preempt
the counterattack he expects from critics on the right. The most important issue rarely
mentioned on the campaign trail this year is the gap between rich and poor in America. It
is important for two reasons: The gap has been growing, and the choice between John McCain
and Barack Obama likely will affect whether it narrows or expands. Information
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