The second in the "What Your Professors Won't Tell You" series of essays on political economy, this collection includes thirteen essays; authors include Nobel Prize winners Mario Vargas Llosa and...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan...
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Издател: Jameson Books Inc.
The welfare state is responsible for two current crises: the financial crisis that has slowed down or even reversed growth and stalled economies around the world, and the debt crisis that is gripping Europe, the United States, and other countries. It has piled mountains of debt on the shoulders of the most vulnerable among us—children and young
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Peter L. Bernstein
Издател: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, was published by John Wiley & Sons in September 1996 and won the Edwin G. Booz Prize for the most insightful, innovative management book published in 1996. In 1998, it was awarded the Clarence Arthur Kelp/Elizur Wright Memorial Award from The American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) as an
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Murray N. Rothbard
Издател: BN Publishing
America's Great Depression is a 1963 treatise on the 1930s Great Depression and its root causes, written by Austrian School economist and author Murray Rothbard.
Rothbard blames the interventionist policies of the Herbert Hoover administration for magnifying the duration, breadth, and intensity of the Great Depression. Rothbard explains the
John Kenneth Galbraith
Издател: Houghton Mifflin Company
Galbraith's work remains an essential guidepost of American mores as well as the American economy. His work explores the balance of forces that add up to a mosaic of prestige in business and power in politics. It provides a unique synthesis of pluralist and elitist concepts of power. While recognizing in his new introduction the diminution of
Издател: Oxford University Press
This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind.
Encompassing 2000 years of history, part 1 begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the
Издател: Readers Digest
The 1929 Wall Street Crash set the tone for the decade - for many it was a struggle for survival. Yet for some there was prosperity. The spreading suburbs offered new homes, while cars and motorcycles gave freedom to millions. Cinema sparkled. But stormclouds were gathering: by the decade's end Britain was at war.
Charles K. Rowley, Nathanael Smith
Издател: The Locke Iinstitute
A comprehensive and coherent assessment of the current economic contraction, one that largely rebuts attribution of failure to capitalism or the market. The targets become the practicing politicians of all parties, whose cumulative mistakes have now hurt us all. We have learned some things from comparable experiences of the 1930s’ Great
Kenneth A. Oye
Издател: Princeton University Press
Did bilateral and regional bargaining choke off interenational commerce and finance in the 1930s and prolong the Great Depression? And is the open world economic system now being placed at risk by explicitly discriminatory practices that erode respect for the GATT, the IMF, and the IBRD? Most political economists would answer in the affirmative,
Benjamin M. Anderson
Издател: Liberty Press
In the turbulent years between passage of the Federal Reserve Act (1913) and the Bretton Woods Agreement (1945), the peoples of the Western world suffered two World Wars, two major and several minor international financial panics, an epidemic of currency devaluations and debt repudiations, civil wars, and revolutions. They also enjoyed a decade of
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