Economics for Real People Book
Score: 3.5
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Economics for Real People


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Austrian school of economics
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610164672

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Economics in One Lesson Book
Score: 4
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Economics in One Lesson


  • Author : Henry Hazlitt
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307760623

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Economics in One Lesson Excerpt :

With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

Capitalism without Capital Book
Score: 3
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Capitalism without Capital


  • Author : Jonathan Haskel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691183299

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Capitalism without Capital Excerpt :

Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.

The Little Book of Economics Book

The Little Book of Economics


  • Author : Greg Ip
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-01-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118391570

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The Little Book of Economics Excerpt :

Provides a comprehensive explanation of how the economy works while examining the roots of the current crisis and offering advice to prevent future meltdowns.

Austrian Economics Book

Austrian Economics


  • Author : Steven Horwitz
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948647960

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Austrian Economics Excerpt :

What if economics began with people? Choice is an essential feature of the human condition. Every time we embark on a given plan of action, big or small, we make a choice. Whereas many economists model people’s behavior using idealized assumptions, economists of the Austrian School don’t. The Austrian School of Economics takes people as they are and constructs economic theories by examining the logical structure of the choices they make. Austrian Economics: An Introduction book explains the Austrian School’s insights on a wide range of economic topics and introduces some of its key thinkers. It also explains the relationship between the Austrian School and mainstream economics and delves into the criticisms that Austrian School economists have mounted against communist and socialist economic thought.

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed  Book

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed


  • Author : David K. Levine
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781906924928

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Is Behavioral Economics Doomed Excerpt :

In this book, David K. Levine questions the idea that behavioral economics is the answer to economic problems. He explores the successes and failures of contemporary economics both inside and outside the laboratory, and asks whether popular behavioral theories of psychological biases are solutions to the failures. The book not only provides an overview of popular behavioral theories and their history, but also gives the reader the tools for scrutinizing them.

Economy and State Book

Economy and State


  • Author : Nina Bandelj
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745658834

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Economy and State Excerpt :

Should governments be involved in economic affairs? Challenging prevailing wisdom about the benefits of self-regulating markets, Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers offer a uniquely sociological perspective to emphasize that states can never be divorced from economy. From defining property rights and regulating commodification of labor to setting corporate governance standards and international exchange rules, the state continuously manages the functioning of markets and influences economic outcomes for individuals, firms and nations. The authors bring together classical interventions and cutting-edge contemporary research in economic sociology to discuss six broad areas of economy/state connection: property, money, labor, firms, national economic growth, and global economic exchange. A wealth of empirical examples and illustrations reveals that even if the nature of state influence on economy varies across contexts, it is always dependent on social forces. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in the major economic dilemmas of our times. .

Identity Economics Book
Score: 3
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Identity Economics


  • Author : George A. Akerlof
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691152554

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Identity Economics Excerpt :

Annotation. This work bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save.

An Economist in the Real World Book
Score: 2
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An Economist in the Real World


  • Author : Kaushik Basu
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262331685

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An Economist in the Real World Excerpt :

An economist's perspective on the nuts and bolts of economic policymaking, based on his experience as the Chief Economic Adviser in India. In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, Basu—a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University—discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA. Basu writes from a unique perspective—neither that of the career bureaucrat nor that of the traditional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical world of policymaking, Basu suffers from a kind of culture shock and views himself at first as an anthropologist or scientist, gathering observations of unfamiliar phenomena. He addresses topics that range from the macroeconomic—fiscal and monetary policies—to the granular—designing grain auctions and policies to assure everyone has access to basic food. Basu writes about globalization and India's period of unprecedented growth, and he reports that at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, “You should give this guy some tips”—“this guy” being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the mixed success of India's anti-poverty programs and the problems of corruption, and considers the social norms and institutions necessary for economic development. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was present at the creation of a potential economic powerhouse.

Real Impact Book

Real Impact


  • Author : Morgan Simon
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568589817

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Real Impact Excerpt :

A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing--investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative change. Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance? Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

The Value of Everything Book
Score: 4.5
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The Value of Everything


  • Author : Mariana Mazzucato
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-04-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241188828

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The Value of Everything Excerpt :

Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight. In modern capitalism, value-extraction - the siphoning off of profits, from shareholders' dividends to bankers' bonuses - is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society. We misidentify takers as makers, and have lost sight of what value really means. Once a central plank of economic thought, this concept of value - what it is, why it matters to us - is simply no longer discussed. Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this penetrating and passionate new book, if we are to reform capitalism - to radically transform an increasingly sick system rather than continue feeding it - we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Who is creating it, who is extracting it, and who is destroying it? Answers to these questions are key if we want to replace the current parasitic system with a type of capitalism that is more sustainable, more symbiotic: that works for us all. The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.

Markets  State  and People  Economics for Public Policy Book

Markets State and People Economics for Public Policy


  • Author : Diane Coyle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691189314

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Markets State and People Economics for Public Policy Excerpt :

A textbook that examines how societies reach decisions about the use and allocation of economic resources While economic research emphasizes the importance of governmental institutions for growth and progress, conventional public policy textbooks tend to focus on macroeconomic policies and on tax-and-spend decisions. Markets, State, and People stresses the basics of welfare economics and the interplay between individual and collective choices. It fills a gap by showing how economic theory relates to current policy questions, with a look at incentives, institutions, and efficiency. How should resources in society be allocated for the most economically efficient outcomes, and how does this sit with society’s sense of fairness? Diane Coyle illustrates the ways economic ideas are the product of their historical context, and how events in turn shape economic thought. She includes many real-world examples of policies, both good and bad. Readers will learn that there are no panaceas for policy problems, but there is a practical set of theories and empirical findings that can help policymakers navigate dilemmas and trade-offs. The decisions faced by officials or politicians are never easy, but economic insights can clarify the choices to be made and the evidence that informs those choices. Coyle covers issues such as digital markets and competition policy, environmental policy, regulatory assessments, public-private partnerships, nudge policies, universal basic income, and much more. Markets, State, and People offers a new way of approaching public economics. A focus on markets and institutions Policy ideas in historical context Real-world examples How economic theory helps policymakers tackle dilemmas and choices

Narrative Economics Book
Score: 3
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Narrative Economics


  • Author : Robert J. Shiller
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691212074

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Narrative Economics Excerpt :

From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a groundbreaking account of how stories help drive economic events—and why financial panics can spread like epidemic viruses Stories people tell—about financial confidence or panic, housing booms, or Bitcoin—can go viral and powerfully affect economies, but such narratives have traditionally been ignored in economics and finance because they seem anecdotal and unscientific. In this groundbreaking book, Robert Shiller explains why we ignore these stories at our peril—and how we can begin to take them seriously. Using a rich array of examples and data, Shiller argues that studying popular stories that influence individual and collective economic behavior—what he calls "narrative economics"—may vastly improve our ability to predict, prepare for, and lessen the damage of financial crises and other major economic events. The result is nothing less than a new way to think about the economy, economic change, and economics. In a new preface, Shiller reflects on some of the challenges facing narrative economics, discusses the connection between disease epidemics and economic epidemics, and suggests why epidemiology may hold lessons for fighting economic contagions.

People First Economics Book

People First Economics


  • Author : David Ransom
  • Publisher : New Internationalist
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9781906523831

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People First Economics Excerpt :

Toxic debt, rising job losses, collapsing commodity prices and expanding poverty. How can these beasts, unleashed by the free market economy, be reined in? Taking a hard look at the mess of global capitalism, this new edition shifts the focus back to the needs of people and the environment. With contributions from leading activists and thinkers including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and Joseph Stiglitz, it buzzes with inspiration and action advocating a classless alternative to capitalism.

Economics versus Reality Book

Economics versus Reality


  • Author : John M Legge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351295666

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Economics versus Reality Excerpt :

John M. Legge shows the many ways in which the real world diverges from economics textbooks. He argues that mainstream economic theory took a disastrous turn 140 years ago, when it attempted to use calculus to explain human behaviour. A real economy involves people who are not variables in equations. This error led to a second, mainstream economics becoming obsessed with equilibrium. However, constant change is the reality and one cannot explain the present without understanding the path taken to get here. This book presents economics in historical context. It includes a short account of the contributions by some of the key figures in economic theory, starting with Adam Smith. Smith placed great weight on morality: he believed that economic activity took place in a society and could not be justified except insofar as it advanced the interests of that society. Too many economists have come to believe that the interests of society can be measured by a number: that if a policy change raises GDP it is justified, whatever its impact on people.Legge places the economy within society, and society within the environment, explaining that every significant decision has a social and environmental impact, as well as an economic dimension. Seeking to provide answers to students, professional business managers, and those interested in the political process, this work addresses the gap between theory and reality.