A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World (Princeton Economic History
of the Western World) by Gregory Clark
(Hardcover - Jul 24, 2007). Princeton
University Press (July 24, 2007).
Clark's idea-rich book may just prove to be the next
blockbuster in economics. He offers us a daring story of the economic foundations of good
institutions and the climb out of recurring poverty. Information
Caught in the Middle: America's
Heartland in the Age of Globalism by
Richard C. Longworth (Hardcover - Dec 26,
2007). Bloomsbury USA (December 26, 2007).
ExChicago Tribune correspondent
Longworth (Global Squeeze) paints a bleak, evocative portrait of the Midwest's
losing struggle with foreign competition and capitalist gigantism. Information
Devil Take the
Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation by Edward Chancellor (Paperback - Jun 5, 2000). Plume (June 5, 2000).
"The longest bull market in history"
is a term that gets used a lot these days. Since 1990, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
has risen some 8,000 points, from around 2,700 in January 1990 to nearly 11,000 today--a
boom by anyone's standards, including Edward Chancellor's. In Devil Take the Hindmost,
Chancellor takes an entertaining, albeit sobering, look at the history of speculative
manias and the mass delusion that surrounds them. Information
Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay (Paperback - Aug 1, 2008). Wilder Publications
(August 1, 2008).
Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form
seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially
sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies--only to jump
broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve? Information
Global Capitalism: Its
Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century by Jeffry A. Frieden (Paperback - April 2, 2007). W. W. Norton (April
Frieden, an academic, traces the history of
globalization from the late 1800s to the present, telling us, "Global economy and
culture form a nearly seamless web in which the national boundaries are increasingly
irrelevant to trade, investment, finance and other economic activity. Information
History of the
American Economy with Economic Applications by Gary M. Walton and Hugh Rockoff (Hardcover - May 3, 2004). South-Western College
Pub; 10 edition (May 3, 2004).
One of the first U.S. economic history books
on the market, this classic text ties Americas past to the economic policies and
debates of today and beyond. Presenting economic events chronologically for ease of
understanding and to provide continuity, the authors equip students with a firm foundation
in the evolution of American economic history. Information
& Business Strategy by
Michael Baye (Hardcover - Oct 9, 2007).
McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 6 edition (October 9, 2007).
Baye is known for his real-world examples,
frontier research, inclusion of modern topics not found in other managerial books, as well
as balanced coverage of traditional and modern microeconomic tools. The Sixth Edition
retains all of these signature features, and it includes a number of new class-tested
Transformation by Karl Polanyi (Paperback
- Mar 28, 2001). Beacon Press; 1 edition (March 28, 2001).
One of the twentieth century's most thorough
and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social
implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full
stature in the nineteenth century. Information
The Panic of 1907:
Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr (Hardcover - Aug 31, 2007). Wiley (August 31,
Though business professors Bruner and Carr
approach their subject, the spectacular financial crisis that gave America the FDIC and
the Federal Reserve, with grave pedantry, they devote the majority of the book to the more
colorful events and personalities of the crisis, which even academic prose cannot dull. Information
The Rise of the
Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by
Richard Florida (Paperback - Dec 23, 2003).
Basic Books (December 23, 2003).
Florida, an academic whose field is regional economic
development, explains the rise of a new social class that he labels the creative class.
Members include scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists, and
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