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A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic
In A Nation of Takers : America’s Entitlement Epidemic , one of our country’s foremost demographers, Nicholas Eberstadt, details the exponential growth in entitlement spending over the past fifty years. As he notes, in 1960, entitlement payments accounted for well under a third of the federal government’s total outlays. Today, entitlement spending accounts for a full two-thirds of the federal budget. Drawing on an impressive array of ...
After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead
Alan S. Blinder
Penguin Press HC, The
One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of historybooks written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and to ...
What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution
Chelsea Green Publishing
Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming. But just what is this thing called a new economy, and how might it take shape in America? In What Then Must We Do? , Gar Alperovitz speaks directly to the reader about where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for ...
China's Superbank: Debt, Oil and Influence - How China Development Bank is Rewriting the Rules of Finance ...
Inside the engine-room of China's economic growth—the China Development Bank Anyone wanting a primer on the secret of China's economic success need look no further than China Development Bank (CDB)—which has displaced the World Bank as the world's biggest development bank, lending billions to countries around the globe to further Chinese policy goals. In China’s Superbank , Bloomberg authors Michael Forsythe and Henry Sanderson outline ...
The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market
Michael G. Pento
The coming financial apocalypse and what government and individuals can do to insulate themselves against the worst shocks In this controversial book a noted adherent of Austrian School of Economics theories advances the thesis that the United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history. He describes how the bursting of the bubble will cause a massive interest rate shock that will send the US consumer economy ...
The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
David A. Stockman
A New York Times bestseller The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington’s craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American stateespecially the Federal Reservehas fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These ...
Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order
Richard N. Haass
The biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. This is the provocative, timely, and unexpected message of Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass’s Foreign Policy Begins at Home . A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges. But U.S. national security depends even more on the United States ...
Who Stole the American Dream?
Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he took us inside Washington’s corridors of power. Now Smith takes us across America to show how seismic changes, sparked ...
Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown
Robert A. Wiedemer
Recovery? What Recovery? Did you lose money in the stock market in the last financial crisis of late 2008? Has your home lost value? Are you "underwater" in your mortgage or concerned about selling? Do your dollars buy less than they used to at the grocery store and the gas pump? Have you lost your job or know someone who did? Are you worried about the safety of your money and investments? Don't Get Fooled Again! While the "experts" want us to ...
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
Princeton University Press
What is wrong with today's banking system? The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Bankers' New Clothes examines this claim and the narratives used by bankers, politicians, and regulators to rationalize the lack of reform, exposing them as invalid. Admati and Hellwig argue we can ...
Wonders of the Universe
“Coxbrings a magical enchantment to this life-changing book. . . . I swear that youwill never be the same again after you turn the last page of this unique andirresistible book.” — Sunday Express (London) Experiencethe cosmos as never before with Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe , agorgeously illustrated, full-color companion to his wildly popular miniserieson the Discovery Channel and BBC. Breathtaking images brighten ...
Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America
William Morrow Paperbacks
“A blazing flamethrower of truth, Michael Savage pulls no punches and goes right for the jugular with facts, not vacuous hyperbole.” —Ted Nugent, Washington Times Michael Savage, the mega-popular radio host and New York Times bestselling author of Trickle Up Poverty , offers an explosive election-year call to arms to retake the White House from the clutches of tyranny and preserve American greatness. Staunchly determined to help ...
Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
In this bracing, page-turning account of his stranger-than-fiction baptism into the corrupted ways of Washington, Neil Barofsky offers an irrefutable insider indictment of the mishandling of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund. During the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Barofsky gave up his job in the esteemed U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York City to become the special inspector general overseeing the spending of the bailout money. ...
The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation
John C. Bogle
Recommended Reading by Warren Buffet in his March 2013 Letter to Shareholders How speculation has come to dominate investment—a hard-hitting look from the creator of the first index fund. Over the course of his sixty-year career in the mutual fund industry, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle has witnessed a massive shift in the culture of the financial sector. The prudent, value-adding culture of long-term investment has been crowded ...
Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this ...
Obama's Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama's Reelection
Conquest, Famine, War, Death the four horsemen are coming, in the form of the national debt, widespread dependence on government, turmoil in the Middle East, and the expansion of the bureaucratic state. In Obama’s Four Horsemen , syndicated columnist David Harsanyi takes a provocative look at how the Obama Administration allowed four big problems to mushroom into looming disasters we can no longer avoid or postpone. In his famous ...
Driverless Cars: Trillions Are Up For Grabs
Devil's Advocate Group Press, 2013
In January 2013, Chunka Mui started a series of columns at Forbes on the driverless car, drawn from research that he and Paul Carroll were conducting for their coming book, “The New Killer Apps: This Time, Incumbents Can Beat Startups.” That seven-part series garnered almost 500,000 views and generated hundreds of informative comments from all over the world. Given the immense interest, Mui and Carroll have turned that series into this ...
The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World (Little Books. Big Profits)
An accessible, thoroughly engaging look at how the economy really works and its role in your everyday life Not surprisingly, regular people suddenly are paying a lot closer attention to the economy than ever before. But economics, with its weird technical jargon and knotty concepts and formulas can be a very difficult subject to get to grips with on your own. Enter Greg Ip and his Little Book of Economics . Like a patient, good-natured tutor, ...
Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream
America as we know itwealthy, powerful, assertiveis not what Obama wants. He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, an America unable to exert its will, an America happy to be one power among many, an America in decline so that other nations might riseall in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated one percent” isn’t just wealthy Americas; it is America itself. In Obama’s view, America needs to be taken down a notch. ...
All the Math You'll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools ...
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