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Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, Sixth Edition
Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Z. Aliber

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times , Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been ...


The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of ...
Jeremy Rifkin

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.   Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness but is now taking it to its death—the inherent entrepreneurial ...


Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance
Cullen Roche

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Being successful in the modern world of finance requires a more in-depth understanding of our global economies on a macro level. What does a shifting demographic cycle mean? How does the explosive growth of emerging markets matter? Why does the world’s population affect my portfolio? Does the global monetary system impact my results this year? How does government intervention in markets impact my strategy? In Pragmatic Capitalism , Cullen ...


The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
Leigh A. Bortins

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on  political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is ...


The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Acquiring contemporary art is about passion and lust, but it is also about branding, about the back story that comes with the art, about the relationship of money and status, and, sometimes, about celebrity. The Supermodel and the Brillo Box follows Don Thompson’s 2008 bestseller The $12 Million Stuffed Shark and offers a further journey of discovery into what the Crash of 2008 did to the art market and the changing methods that the major ...


What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life
Marc Leepson

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

What So Proudly We Hailed is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years. In this fascinating look at early America, historian Marc Leepson explores the life and legacy of Francis Scott Key. Standing alongside Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and John Hancock in history, Key made his mark as an American icon by one single and unforgettable act, writing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Among ...


The Education of a Value Investor
Guy Spier

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

What happens when a young hedge fund manager spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a true value investor. This book traces the arc of a transformation. Author Guy Spier started his career as a Gordon Gekko wannabe -- brash, short-sighted and entirely out for himself. Then, a series of transformations and self-realizations led him from an investment banking job with a third-rate firm to managing his own fund, ...


The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
Dennis Kimbro

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

It’s no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals ...


Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem
Sharan Newman

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region’s most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural  world was forming. Templar knights, Muslim  peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the first crusaders, blended cultures while struggling to survive in a land constantly at war. ...


The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink
Steve Hindy

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of “microbrewery” pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of the national brands, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller, and change the way Americans think about, and drink, beer. Today, there are more than 2,700 craft breweries in the United  States and another  1,500 are in the works. Their influence is spreading to Europe’s great ...


The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace
Robin Lewis, Michael Dart

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

The retail world is undergoing a fundamental transformation.  Rapidly evolving technology, globalization, and a saturated marketplace offer consumers instant access to thousands of equally compelling products and services, creating unprecedented levels of expectation.  The impact of these changes is so profound that 50 percent of today's retailers and consumer companies will not survive it.  Traditional business models will become extinct, ...


The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2010

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, ...


What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition
James Paul Gee

Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. In this revised edition, new games like World of WarCraft and Half Life 2 are evaluated and theories of cognitive development are ...


Trust Ownership and the Future of News: Media Moguls and White Knights
Gavin Ellis

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Trust Ownership and the Future of News makes the case for an alternative structure that can sustain the forms of journalism necessary in a free, functioning democracy and which engender public confidence in the news media. This ground-breaking study examines the past and present use of trustee governance by newspapers, public service broadcasters and news agencies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, ...


The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
Jonathan M. Katz

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

NOW IN PAPERBACK WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR Winner of the Overseas Press Club of America's Cornelius Ryan Award Winner of the Washington Office on Latin America/Duke Human Rights Book Award Winner of the 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award Finalist for the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Named a best ...


A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat
Matthew Kroenig

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Iran's advanced nuclear program may be the world's most important emerging international security challenge. If not stopped, a nuclear-capable Iran will mean an even more crisis-prone Middle East, a potential nuclear-arms race in the region and around the world, and an increased risk of nuclear war against Israel and the United States, among many other imminent global threats. Matthew Kroenig, internationally recognized as one of the world's ...


Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe
Ritu Sharma

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and are, overcoming the forces that keep them in poverty. She chronicles her travels through four countries—Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Honduras, and Nicaragua—and the intimate interactions she had with ...


The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America
Scott Cowen, Betsy Seifter

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn’t find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership, quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions to revitalize and transform New ...


Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s (Recovering Political Philosophy)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s seeks to explain the 'change in orientation' that Strauss underwent during a decade of personal and political upheaval. Though he began to garner attention in the 1950s, it was in the 1930s that Strauss made a series of fundamental breakthroughs which enabled him to recover, for the first time since the Middle Ages, the genuine meaning of political philosophy. Despite this being a period of marked output ...


The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
Jeremy Rifkin

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2013

The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin ...



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