The 10 Most Popular International Economics Books

  • A Brief History of Tea
    A Brief History of Tea.
  • The Road to Ruin [Read online]
    The Road to RuinA drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits. The global elites don’t want this book to exist.
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    Confessions of an Economic Hit ManT. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man has become a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US. John Perkins started and stopped writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man four times over 20 years.
  • Why the West Rules for Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the Future [Read online]
    Why the West Rules for Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the FutureWhy does the West rule. There are two broad schools of thought on why the West rules. However, as the West led for 9,000 of the previous 10,000 years, it wasn’t just a temporary aberration.
  • Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis [Read online]
    Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisisdollar. Currency wars have happened before-twice in the last century alone-and they always end badly. Not only have their theories failed to prevent calamity, they are making the currency wars worse.
  • Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet [Read online]
    Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite PlanetIs more economic growth the solution. In this explosive book, Tim Jackson -a top sustainability adviser to the UK government- makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations. Economic heresy.
  • The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System [Read online]
    The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System. monetary hegemony. ”.
  • The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy (Economic Controversies) [Read online]
    The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy (Economic Controversies)‘ Daily Telegraph ‘A spirited book. ‘ New Yorker In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Today’s deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global system which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced.
  • Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay [Read online]
    Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can PayThe wildest story in the world these days is not fiction; it’s what’s really happening all around us as the world’s global economy has gone into freefall. Accessibly, cleverly, and with mordant humor, journalist John Lanchester trots the globe in search of the answers to these questions-to Iceland, the scene of catastrophic bank collapse; to Hong Kong, the city of his birth built at the altar of free-market capitalism; to the high-stakes leveraging of Wall Street; and to the tragedy of lost homes in small-town America. Lanchester believes that the current crisis gives us an opportunity to bring about much-needed change and that a stronger and more compassionate system can emerge from the wreckage.
  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World [Read online]
    Boomerang: Travels in the New Third WorldIcelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners.

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