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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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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: $28.00

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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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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THE POLITICS OF AUSTERITY VERSUS POSSIBILITY
Written by ROBERT KUTTNER

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/09/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-91052-8

One of our foremost economic thinkers challenges a cherished tenet of today’s financial orthodoxy: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government—“austerity”—is the solution to a persisting economic crisis like ours or Europe’s, now in its fifth year.

Since the collapse of September 2008, the conversation about economic recovery has centered on the question of debt: whether we have too much of it, whose debt to forgive, and how to cut the deficit. These questions...

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THE HIGH-STAKES RACE TO SATISFY OUR NEED FOR THE SCARCEST METALS ON EARTH
Written by KEITH VERONESE

Format: Hardcover, 270 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-1-616-14972-7

How will your life change when the supply of tantalum dries up? You may have never heard of this unusual metal, but without it smartphones would be instantly less omniscient, video game systems would falter, and laptops fail.  Tantalum is not alone.  Rhodium. Osmium. Niobium. Such refugees from the bottom of the periodic table are key components of many consumer products like cell phones, hybrid car batteries, and flat screen televisions, as well as sophisticated medical devices and even...

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LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY
Written by KATHERINE BOO

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 04/08/2014

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97932-9

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Bowling Green State University
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern University
Skidmore College
University of Delaware
Montgomery Bell Academy
Sacred Heart University
University...

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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AMERICAN EMPIRE
Written by SAM GINDIN, LEO PANITCH

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68136-7

The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has become clear that markets and states aren’t straightforwardly opposing forces.

In this groundbreaking work, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin...

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Written by EDOARDO NESI

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51554-9

Winner - 2011 Strega Prize

Starting from his family’s textile factory in Prato, Tuscany, Edoardo Nesi examines the recent shifts in Italy’s manufacturing industry. Only one generation ago, Prato was a thriving industrial center that prided itself on craftsmanship and quality. But during the last decade, cheaply made goods–produced overseas or in Italy by poorly paid immigrants–saturated the market, making it impossible for Italian companies to keep up. In 2004 his family was forced to sell...

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THE NEW FIGHT OVER WHO OWNS THE EARTH
Written by FRED PEARCE

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/26/2013

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00341-1

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small countries are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, the paddy fields of Southeast Asia, the jungles of South America, and the prairies of Eastern Europe. Veteran...

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LEADING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH THE GREAT ECONOMIC POWER SHIFT
Written by RAM CHARAN

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 02/26/2013

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-88912-6

According to business adviser and bestselling author Ram Charan, a “global tilt” is a shifting of corporate and economic power away from the countries of the Global North (generally defined as including North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) and toward the rapidly developing markets and economies of the Global South (traditionally, Brazil, China, India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa). In Global Tilt, Charan...

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WHY CHINESE COMMUNISTS MAKE BETTER CAPITALISTS THAN WE DO
Written by LORETTA NAPOLEONI
Translator STEPHEN TWILLEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 12/04/2012

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80431-2

With the end of the Cold War, it was believed that Western capitalism had finally triumphed over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: we are now witnessing capitalism’s decline and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.” Maonomics charts the prodigious ascent of the Chinese economic miracle and the parallel decay of Western economies, still reluctant to consider China’s model even as they acknowledge...

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THE GLOBAL RISE OF THE INFORMAL ECONOMY
Written by ROBERT NEUWIRTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/02/2012

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27998-9

An eye-opening account of the informal economy around the globe, Stealth of Nations traces the history and reach of unregulated markets, and explains the unwritten rules that govern them.

Journalist Robert Neuwirth joins globe-trotting Nigerians who sell Chinese cell phones and laid-off San Franciscans who use Twitter to market street food and learns that the people who work in informal economies are entrepreneurs who provide essential services and crucial employment. Dubbing this...

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