Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Economics. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!
Best Upcoming Economics Books of April 2017
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency isn’t wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions in economics, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how markets really work.
Why the Rich Are Getting Richer
In this book, the reader will find out why debt and taxes make the rich richer. ” In this book, the reader will find out why real financial education may never be taught in schools. In this book, the reader will find out What financially education is really.
Sweat (TCG Edition)
That the people onstage are middle-class or lower-middle-class folks — too rarely given ample time on American stages — makes the play all the more vital a contribution to contemporary drama. . Lynn Nottage’s plays include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Ruined; Intimate Apparel, the most widely produced play of the 2005–2006 theater season in America, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers, and POOF.
Survival of the Richest: How the Corruption of the Marketplace and the Disparity of Wealth Created the Greatest Conspiracy of All
Survival of the Richest scrutinizes how the collective wealth of America has been channeled from the poor and middle class into the hands of a few elitists. American industry has been gutted, with wages and benefits stagnant or reduced, thanks to a disastrous trade deals, outsourcing, and the crippling of unions. Unimaginable salaries and bonuses for the One Percent, contrasted by layoffs and reduced pay for the majority of the workforce, along with increasing calls for austerity measures and lowered standards of living, has become the new normal” in America.
The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return
. ” The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today – particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility.
Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics
An epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster―and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. In this vivid account, historian Kim Phillips-Fein tells the remarkable story of the crisis that engulfed the city. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources and interviews with key players in the crisis, Fear City shows how the brush with bankruptcy permanently transformed New York―and reshaped ideas about government across America.
The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction
In The End of Theory, Richard Bookstaber, one of the world’s leading risk managers, discusses why the human condition and the radical uncertainty of our world renders the standard economic model–and the theory behind it–useless for dealing with financial crises. None. Instead, Bookstaber argues for a new approach called agent-based economics, one that takes as a starting point the fact that we are humans, not the optimizing automatons that standard economics assumes we are.
The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
Among modern developed societies, economic inequality is not primarily about money, but rather about relative status: where we stand in relation to other people. Regardless of their average income, countries or states with greater levels of income inequality have much higher rates of all the social problems we associate with poverty, including lower average life expectancies, serious health issues, mental illness, and crime. The Broken Ladderexplores such issues as why women in poor societies often have more children, and have them younger; why there is little trust among the working class that investing for the future will pay off; why people’s perception of their relative social status affects their political beliefs, and why growing inequality leads to greater political divisions; how poverty raises stress levels in the same way as a physical threat; inequality in the workplace and how it affects performance; why unequal societies become more religious; and finally offers measures people can take to lessen the harm done by inequality in their own lives and the lives of their children.
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