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Companies We Keep: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place – Economics Books PDF Free Download

Abrams, John
Chelsea Green 2008

In this update edition, John Abrams further develops his idea that companies flourish when they become centers of interdependence, or “communities of enterprise.” Companies We Keep celebrates the idea that when employees share in the rewards as well as the responsibility for the decisions they make, better decisions result. Companies We Keep is structured around eight principles—from “Sharing Ownership” and “Cultivating Workplace Democracy” to “Thinking Like Cathedral Builders” and “Committing to the Business of Place”—that Abrams has discovered in the 32 years since he co-founded South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Together, these principles reveal communities of enterprise as a potent force of change that can—and will— improve the way Americans do business.

Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal – Economics eBooks Download

Adler, Moshe
New Press 2009

Why do so many contemporary economists consider food subsidies in starving countries, rent control in rich cities, and health insurance everywhere “inefficient”? Why do they feel that corporate executives deserve no less than their multimillion-dollar “compensation” packages and workers no more than their meager wages? Here is a lively and accessible debunking of the two elements that make economics the “science” of the rich: the definition of what is efficient and the theory of how wages are determined. The first is used to justify the cruelest policies, the second grand larceny.

America Beyond Capitalism – Economics PDF Free Download

Alperovitz, Gar
Wiley 2005

Gar Alperovitz’s expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society. Unlike many books that reserve a few pages of a concluding chapter to offer generalized, tentative solutions, Alperovitz marshals years of research into emerging “new economy” strategies to present a comprehensive picture of practical bottom-up efforts currently underway in thousands of communities across the United States. All democratize wealth and empower communities, not corporations: worker-ownership, cooperatives, community land trusts, social enterprises, along with many supporting municipal, state and longer term federal strategies as well. America Beyond Capitalism is a call to arms, an eminently practical roadmap for laying foundations to change a faltering system that increasingly fails to sustain the great American values of equality, liberty and meaningful democracy. U.S. economic policy book.

The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism – Economic Books PDF Free Download

Appleby, Joyce
Perennial Norton 2010

With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic, out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous was not always so. Capitalism was an unlikely development when it emerged from isolated changes in farming, trade, and manufacturing in early-modern England.
Approaching capitalism as a culture, as a historical development that was by no means natural or inevitable, Joyce Appleby gives us a fascinating introduction to this most potent creation of mankind from its origins to its present global reach. Globalization book.

Principles of Economics – Download Economics Textbook PDF

Case, Karl E. and Fair, Ray C.
Prentice Hall 2002 Dewey Dec. 330

This student-friendly text takes a hands-on approach to economic theory, issues and politics using a lively writing style which engages the student with clear explanations, easy to understand graphs and relevant examples. Download economics textbook pdf.

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How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities – Economics PDF Free Download

Cassidy, John
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009 Dewey Dec. 381

For fifty years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work—how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society’s resources. But what about when markets don’t work? What about when they lead to stock market bubbles, glaring inequality, polluted rivers, real estate crashes, and credit crunches?
In How Markets Fail, John Cassidy describes the rising influence of what he calls utopian economics—thinking that is blind to how real people act and that denies the many ways an unregulated free market can produce disastrous unintended consequences. He then looks to the leading edge of economic theory, including behavioral economics, to offer a new understanding of the economy—one that casts aside the old assumption that people and firms make decisions purely on the basis of rational self-interest.

The 21st century Economy – Book on Economics PDF

Epping, Randy C.
Vintage 2010 Dewey Dec. 330.9

A comprehensive guide to understanding today’s global economy from the author of the bestselling A Beginner’s Guide to the World Economy.
While reporting on today’s world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping uses compelling narratives and insightful analogies to clearly and concisely explain the rapidly changing way business is done in the twenty-first century, without a single chart or graph. Economics books free download pdf.

What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 – Economics PDF Free Download

Feinberg, Kenneth R.
Public Affairs 2005 Dewey Dec. 362.8

Just eleven days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as the country reeled in shock, Congress created the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In its haste, Congress provided very few guidelines as to how the funds should be distributed and set no limit on the size of awards. Instead it gave a single individual nearly unlimited discretion to manage the program. And so, when Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed Kenneth Feinberg to administer the fund, he was asking Feinberg to do the impossible: calculate the dollar value of over 5,500 dead and injured in the worst peacetime disaster in U.S. history.

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World – Economics Free Book

Ferguson, Niall
Penguin 2008

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. He shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What’s more, he reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree – Economic Book PDF

Friedman, Thomas L.
Anchor 2000 Dewey Dec. 337

The unprecedented integration of finance, markets, nation states and technology is driving change accross the globe at an ever-increasing speed. And while much of the world is intent on building a better Lexus, on streamlining their societies and economies for the global marketplace, many people feel their traditional identities threatened and are reverting to elemental struggles over who owns which olive tree, which strip of land.
The New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman has travelled the globe, interviewing everyone from Brazilian peasants to new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, to Islamic students, to the financial wizards on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, to find out what globalization means for them, and for all of us. Books on globalization.

Macroeconomics: Theories and Policies – Economics Textbooks PDF

Froyen, Richard T.
Prentice Hall 2002 Dewey Dec. 330

KEY BENEFIT: This book traces the history of macroeconomics, the evolution of macroeconomic thought, and the resulting theory and policy.
KEY TOPICS: The book places the various macroeconomic theories in the order in which they developed chronologically, and illustrates the similarities and differences of the models. Starting with classical economics and the Keynesian revolution, this book explores the macroeconomic theory after Keynes, open economy macroeconomics, economic policy, and sectoral functions. Download economics textbook pdf.

Our Land and Land Policy; Speeches, Lectures, and Miscellaneous Writings – Economics PDF Free Download

George, Henry
Doubleday 1902 Dewey Dec. 330

Initial essay discusses chiefly grants of public lands in California to railway corporations. Single tax essays follow. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904
Author Note: Henry George was an American political economist and journalist. He promoted the “single tax” on land, though he avoided that term. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century America, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. -Wikipedia.

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An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Weath. The Remedy

George, Henry
Doubleday 1915 Dewey Dec. 330

Endeavors to show that principal cause of poverty and wretchedness in midst of wealth and abundance is private ownership of land. Style engaging and often eloquent.
Basis of “single tax” theory.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904.

Principles of Macroeconomics 2e – Economics Textbook PDF

Greenlaw, Steven A., et al.
OpenStax 2017

“Covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses.” -Website. Open Access Textbook PDF. Download economics textbook pdf.

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers – Economics PDF Book

Heilbroner, Robert L.
Touchstone 1999 Dewey Dec. 330.1

The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx.
The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideas—namely, the search to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money – Economics PDF Free Download

Keynes, John Maynard
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1991

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned.
Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Classic economics book pdf.

Microeconomics

Krugman, Paul R. and Wells, Robin
Worth 2015

When it comes to explaining fundamental economic principles by drawing on current economic issues and events, there is no one more effective than Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and co-author, Robin Wells. In this best-selling introductory textbook, Krugman and Wells’ signature storytelling style and uncanny eye for revealing examples help readers understand how economic concepts play out in our world.

Freakonomics

Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J.
William Morrow 2005 Dewey Dec. 330

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?
How much do parents really matter?
These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life–from cheating and crime to parenting and sports–and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Reinventing the Bazaar

McMillan, John
Norton 2002 Dewey Dec. 330.1

From the wild swings of the stock market to the online auctions of eBay to the unexpected twists of the world’s post-Communist economies, markets have suddenly become quite visible. We now have occasion to ask, “What makes these institutions work? How important are they? How can we improve them?”
Taking us on a lively tour of a world we once took for granted, John McMillan offers examples ranging from a camel trading fair in India to the $20 million per day Aalsmeer flower market in the Netherlands to the global trade in AIDS drugs. Eschewing ideology, he shows us that markets are neither magical nor immoral. Rather, they are powerful if imperfect tools, the best we’ve found for improving our living standards. Globalization books, free pdf books on Economics.

Selected Articles on Free Trade and Protection – Economics PDF Book

Morgan, Joy E., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1912 Dewey Dec. 382.7

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles. Vintage articles on economic policy.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

The Economists – Economics PDF Free Download

Silk, Leonard
Avon 1978

Introduces the lives and principal ideas of five leading economists living today Paul Anthony Samuelson, Milton Friedman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Wassily Leontief and Kenneth E. Boulding.
Contents: Paul Anthony Samuelson : Enfant terrible emeritus — Milton Friedman : prophet of the old-time religion — John Kenneth Galbraith : socialism without tears — Wassily Leontief : apostle of planning — Kenneth E. Boulding : the economics of peace and love — E pluribus unum.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations – Book on Economics PDF Free Download

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Smith, Adam
Macmillan 1776 Dewey Dec. 330

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith.

Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy

Sowell, Thomas
Basic 2000 Dewey Dec. 330

Basic Economics is a citizen’s guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Bestselling economist Thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.

Globalization and its Discontents – Economics Book PDF

Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Norton 2002 Dewey Dec. 337

Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. Economics books free download pdf.

The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works

Taylor, Timothy
Plume 2012

Economics isn’t just about numbers: It’s about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists-when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues- so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.

Principles of Microeconomics 2e – Download Economics Textbooks PDF

Taylor, Timothy, et al.
OpenStax 2014

“Covers the scope and sequence of most introductory microeconomics courses.” -Website. Open Access Textbook PDF. Download economics textbook pdf.

Recent Economic Changes, and their Effect on the Production and Distribution of Wealth and the Well-Being of Society – Economics PDF Book Free Download

Wells, David Ames
Appleton 1889 Dewey Dec. 330

Graphic recital of effects of modern invention and enterprise; traces present tendencies in trade and finance to their origin, and suggests probable future course. A storehouse of admirably digested fact. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904.

Naked Economics – Economics Book for Beginners PDF

Wheelan, Charles
Norton 2002 Dewey Dec. 330

Naked Economics makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask. For all the discussion of Alan Greenspan in the media, does anyone know what the Fed actually does? And what about those blackouts in California? Were they a conspiracy on the part of the power companies? Economics is life. There’s no way to understand the important issues without it. Now, with Charles Wheelan’s breezy tour, there’s no reason to fear this highly relevant subject. Economics books free download pdf.

Industrial Evolution of the United States

Wright, C. D.
Scribner 1902 Dewey Dec. 330

Concisely sketches development of mechanical industries, growth of factory system, labor movement and influence of machinery. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Classic work on U.S. economic history.

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