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Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide to the Economy, Revised and Expanded
Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide to the Economy, Revised and Expanded
by Thomas Sowell
Book Description: Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience, but also an enjoyable one. 

This is the revised and enlarged edition of a new kind of introduction to economics for the general public-without graphs, statistics, or jargon. In addition to being updated, Basic Economics has also become more internationalized by including economic problems from more countries around the world, because the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders. While most chapter titles remain the same, their contents have changed considerably, reflecting the experiences of many different peoples and cultures. 
Hardcover from Basic Books

 
Buck Up, Suck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up
by James Carville, Paul Begala
(Hardcover -- September 4, )

Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market--And How to Successfully Transform Them
by Richard Foster, Sarah Kaplan
(Hardcover -- April 3, )

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
by Larry Gonick, et al
(Paperback -- February 25, )

Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism
by Brink Lindsey
Listed under Globalization
 

Wealth and Democracy: How Great Fortunes and Government Created America's Aristocracy
by Kevin Phillips
Most American conservatives take it as an article of faith that the less governmental involvement in affairs of the market and pocketbook the better. The rich do not, whatever they might say--for much of their wealth comes from the "power and preferment of government." So writes Kevin Phillips, the accomplished historian and one-time Washington insider, in this extraordinary survey of plutocracy, excess, and reform. "Laissez-faire is a pretense," he argues; as the wealth of the rich has grown, so has its control over government, making politics a hostage of money. Examining cycles of economic growth and decline from the founding days of the republic to the recent collapse of technology stocks, Phillips dispels notions of trickle-down wealth creation, pricks holes in speculative bubbles, and decries the ever-increasing "financialization" of the economy--all of which, he argues, have served to reduce the well-being of ordinary Americans and government alike. Highly readable for all its charts and graphs, Phillips's book offers a refreshing--and, of course, controversial--blend of economic history and social criticism. His conclusions won't please all readers, but just about everyone who comes to his pages will feel hackles rising. --Gregory McNamee - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 432 pages
Broadway Books; ISBN: 0767905334; (May 14, )
 
Globalization and Its Discontents
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Listed under Globalization

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World
by Bjorn Lomborg
(Paperback -- September )

The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
by Thomas L. Friedman
Listed under Globalization

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
(Paperback -- January 8, )

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business
by Clayton M. Christensen
(Paperback -- May 2, )

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
(Hardcover -- May )
 

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
by Hernando De Soto, Hernando De Soto
(Hardcover -- September 5, )

True Professionalism : The Courage to Care About Your People, Your Clients, and Your Career
by David H. Maister
(Paperback -- May )

When Genius Failed : The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
by Roger Lowenstein
(Paperback -- October 9, )
 

The Wellness Revolution: How to Make a Fortune in the Next Trillion Dollar Industry
by Paul Zane Pilzer
(Hardcover -- February 15, )

Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box
by Arbinger Institute (Editor), The Arbinger Institute
(Paperback -- February 9, )

The Elusive Quest for Growth
by William Easterly
(Hardcover -- July 1, )

The Phoenix Effect: 9 Revitalizing Strategies No Business Can Do Without
by Carter Pate, Harlan Platt
(Hardcover -- February 1, )

The Road to Serfdom
by F. A. Hayek
(Paperback -- September )
 
Reinventing the Bazaar: The Natural History of Markets
by John McMillan
(Hardcover -- June )

F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-Com Flameouts
by Philip J. Kaplan
(Hardcover -- April )

Wealth of Nations (Great Minds Series)
by Adam Smith
(Paperback -- December 1991)

Free Market Innovation Machine: Analyzing the Growth Miracle of Capitalism
by William J. Baumol
(Hardcover -- May )

The Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy
by Daniel Yergin, Joseph Stanislaw
Listed under Globalization

The Art of Innovation : Lessons in Creativity from Ideo, America's Leading Design Firm
by Tom Kelley, et al
(Hardcover -- January 16, )

Public Finance and Public Choice : Two Contrasting Visions of  the State
by James M. Buchanan, Richard A. Musgrave
(Hardcover)

The Limits of Liberty : Between Anarchy and Leviathan
by James M. Buchanan
Paperback (February 1977)
University of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226078205

Public Spending in  the 20th Century
by Vito Tanzi, Ludger Schuknecht
Paperback: 291 pages
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521664101; (June )

Economics of the Public Sector
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Hardcover: 823 pages
W W Norton & Co.; ISBN: 0393966518; 3 edition (February )

The Making of Economic Policy
by Avinash K. Dixit
Paperback: 216 pages
MIT Press; ISBN: 0262540983; Reprint edition (July 31, )

Meritocracy and Economic Inequality
by Kenneth Joseph Arrow (Editor), et al
The editors, one of whom is a Nobel laureate, are all professors of economics.
Paperback: 272 pages
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691004684; (January 4, )

A History of  Economic Thought
by Lionel Robbins, et al
Paperback: 393 pages
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691070148; (November 15, )

The Reason of Rules : Constitutional Political Economy
(Collected Works of James M Buchanan, Vol 10 (Paper))
by Geoffrey Brennan, James M. Buchanan 
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