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Fraser, Steve.

Published by Harper Perennial. 1 Paperback(s) (2005)

ISBN 10: 006662049X ISBN 13: 9780066620497

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Item Description: Harper Perennial. 1 Paperback(s), 2005. soft. Book Condition: New. Americans have had a love-hate relationship with the stock market for 200 years; long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, Wall Street eventually came to be seen as a pathway to immense personal wealth and freedom—though with the power to shake the national and international economies. The Philip Taft Prize–winning author of Labor Will Rule, Steve Fraser tells the story of this transformation in a narrative filled with colorful tales of con men and aristocrats, Napoleonic financiers and reckless adventurers, while illuminating the values and the character of our nation."Fraser wisely treads softly on the machinations of late to focus, for instance, on the Gilded Age, where those men known as the Four Horsemen—Cornelius Vanderbilt, Daniel Drew, Jay Gould, and James Fisk—became scoundrels of heroic proportion. Lest we forget, he reminds us that the panics and subsequent depressions of 1837, 1857, and 1873 were just as deeply felt as the Great Depression would be in the next century. This is one place where history repeats itself over and over: a major terrorist bomb attack occurred September 16, 1920, and the first corporate raiders were demonized as 'white sharks' in the 1950s. Fraser gives a thorough analysis of this scandal-ridden menagerie as reflected in books, movies, and the political arena."—Booklist (starred review) 736. Bookseller Inventory # 33791

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Sachs, Jeffrey D.

Published by Random House. 1 Paperback(s) (2012)

ISBN 10: 0812980468 ISBN 13: 9780812980462

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Item Description: Random House. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Book Condition: New. (Named One of the Best Books of the Year by the London Guardian and Publishers Weekly) Jeffrey Sachs's 2011 follow-up to The End of Poverty and Common Wealth is an incisive diagnosis of our country's economic ills (with a new preface for this 2012 edition). Sachs explains how both political parties—and many leading economists—have missed the big picture, profoundly underestimating globalization's long-term effects and offering shortsighted solutions to appease big political donors. To thrive in the 21st century, he argues, each of us must recognize the true price of civilization, and as a country we must reinstate core American virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of our economy. "Sachs's book is loaded with information and anecdotes [and] proposals that would make it harder for the powerful to rig the system for their benefit."—Scientific American 328. Bookseller Inventory # 42324

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Moretti, Enrico.

Published by Houghton Mifflin. 1 Cloth(s) (2012)

ISBN 10: 0547750110 ISBN 13: 9780547750118

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. We're used to thinking of the United States in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus have-nots. But today there are three Americas, argues economics professor Enrico Moretti. At one extreme are the brain hubs—cities like San Francisco, Boston, and Durham—with workers who are among the most productive, creative, and best paid on the planet. At the other extreme are former manufacturing capitals, which are rapidly losing jobs and residents. The third part, the rest of the country, could go either way, and for the past 30 years, the three segments have been growing apart at an accelerating rate. This divergence is reshaping the very fabric of our society, as Moretti demonstrates, affecting everything from health and education to family stability and political engagement—but the winners and losers aren't necessarily who you'd expect."A persuasive look at why some U.S. cities have prospered in recent decades while others have declined."—Bloomberg Businessweek 294. Bookseller Inventory # 43638

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Nasar, Sylvia.

Published by Simon & Schuster. 1 Cloth(s) (2011)

ISBN 10: 0684872986 ISBN 13: 9780684872988

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Item Description: Simon & Schuster. 1 Cloth(s), 2011. hard. Book Condition: New. In this sweeping narrative, the author of A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through the past two centuries with men and women whose work has affected the lives of virtually everyone on the planet. Telling the story of the making of modern economics, Sylvia Nasar begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew describing the condition of the poor majority in mid-19th-century London, and the heroic efforts of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and others to put those insights into action. From John Maynard Keynes to American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman, and India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, Nasar shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed economies everywhere. "Grand Pursuit is a worthy successor to Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers. Nasar's aim is to put the reader into the lives of the characters of a sweeping historical drama. That she largely succeeds reflects the depth and breadth of her research but also the elegance of her prose."—Washington Post 558. Bookseller Inventory # 23934

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