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THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH, THE ILLUSION OF CONSENT, AND THE FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE
Written by RAOUL MARTINEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/28/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17051-2

A profound and radical manifesto calling for a transformation in the way we think about democracy, equality, and ourselves.

Freedom has long been a foundational concept at the heart of our civilization. Free markets, free media, free speech--even in these politically divided times, freedom is one thing we can all agree on. But we also live in a time of unprecedented economic inequality, eroding democracy, and a broken criminal justice system. How can we value freedom and simultaneously...

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FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW
Written by ROBERT B. REICH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/03/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80622-2

America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking, a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed? 

Leading political economist and bestselling author Robert B. Reich presents a paradigm-shifting, clear-eyed examination of a political and economic status quo that no longer...

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MAPPING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL CIVILIZATION
Written by PARAG KHANNA

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98855-0

From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in which the most connected powers—and people—will win.

Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the...

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HOW THE NEW WORKING CLASS WILL TRANSFORM AMERICA
Written by TAMARA DRAUT

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53977-7

There was a time when America’s working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, with considerable political, economic and moral authority. But the working class we have now—far more female and racially diverse and employed in fast food, retail, health care and other service industries—has been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits.  But this is changing, swiftly and dramatically.  

Today’s working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes...

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CENTRAL BANKS, INSTABILITY, AND AVOIDING THE NEXT COLLAPSE
Written by MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 01/26/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99762-0

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When Markets Collide, has written a roadmap to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis. Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to...

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FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW
Written by ROBERT B. REICH

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-35057-0

From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date—a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it.

Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth...

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PREDICTION
Written by PHILIP E. TETLOCK

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 09/29/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13669-3

A New York Times Editors’ Choice
Long-listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the Axiom Business Book Award in Business Theory (Gold Medal)

"The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow."
—Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal
 
Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately,...

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Written by DANNY DORLING

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-784-78207-8

Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity.

But inequality is more than just economics. Being born outside the 1% has a dramatic impact on a person's potential: reducing life expectancy, limiting education and work prospects, and even...

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THE UNITED STATES, CHINA, AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL COMPETITION
Written by NOAH FELDMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 09/01/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98255-8

A bold and thought-provoking look at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how their coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world
 
The Cold War seemingly ended in a decisive victory for the West. But now, Noah Feldman argues, we are entering an era of renewed global struggle: the era of Cool War. Just as the Cold War matched the planet’s reigning superpowers in a contest for geopolitical supremacy, so this new age will pit the United States...

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HOW MAINSTREAM ECONOMISTS HAVE DAMAGED AMERICA AND THE WORLD
Written by JEFF MADRICK

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95072-7

From the former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times, a bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Ideas have the power to change history. But what happens when they are bad? In a tour de force of economics, history, and analysis, Jeff Madrick shows how theories on austerity, inflation, and efficient markets have become unassailable mantras over recent years, to the...

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Written by R. H. TAWNEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 356 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68110-7

A classic of political economy that traces the influence of religious thought on capitalism

In one of the true classics of twentieth-century political economy, R. H. Tawney investigates the way religion has moulded social and economic practice. He tracks the influence of religious thought on capitalist economy and ideology since the Middle Ages, shedding light on the question of why Christianity continues to exert a unique role in the marketplace. The book offers an incisive analysis of the...

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Format: Hardcover, 576 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 05/19/2015

Price: $120.00

ISBN: 978-1-781-68852-6

Rosa Luxemburg’s theoretical masterpiece

The second volume in Rosa Luxemburg’s Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 2, contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to the Economic Theory of Imperialism, one of the most important works ever composed on capitalism’s incessant drive for self-expansion and the integral connection between capitalism and imperialism. This new translation is the first to present the full work as composed by the...

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