Corporations Are Not People
Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that the rights of things—money and corporations—matter more than the rights of people, America has faced a crisis of democracy. In this timely and thoroughly updated second edition of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations, Jeff Clements describes the strange history of this bizarre ruling, its ongoing destructive effects, and the… More About: Corporations Are Not People
Navigating Life’s Transitions
To be prosperous, one needs a deep understanding of who and what you are and what you want out of life. Getting there can be hard work but this book makes the chore easier. With prompts on how to reach financial decisions and plan for short- and long-term goals, Kadish and Mayer guide readers to establishing the confidence to take charge of their finances.… More About: Navigating Life’s Transitions
Other People’s Houses
In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This book is a response to such unfounded claims by Jennifer Taub, an associate professor at Vermont Law School. Drawing on her experience as a corporate lawyer, investment firm counsel, and scholar of business law… More About: Other People’s Houses
This is the readable story of one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business. With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett,… More About: Factory Man
House of Debt
The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009. More than four million homes were lost to foreclosures. Is it a coincidence that the United States witnessed a dramatic rise in household debt in the years before the recession—that the total amount of debt for American households doubled between 2000 and 2007 to $14 trillion? Atif Mian… More About: House of Debt
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, these traders come to the realization separately but they discover one another and… More About: Flashboys
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
At the heart of political economy lie questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth and the prospects for economic growth. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th Century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings provide great insight about… More About: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
We are being watched. Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance is an inside look at who’s watching you, what they know and why it matters.
We see online ads from websites we’ve visited, long after we’ve moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what’s in the… More About: Dragnet Nation
There are already many more computing devices in the world than there are people. In a few more years, their number will climb into the trillions. We put microprocessors into nearly every significant thing that we manufacture, and the cost of routine computing and storage is rapidly becoming negligible. We have literally permeated our world with computation.
But more significant than mere numbers… More About: Trillions
Worth It ... Not Worth It?
Worth It ... Not Worth It? Simple & Profitable Answers to Life’s Tough Financial Questions aims to demystify complex, real-world dilemmas and break down the answers into simple, Do This/Not That solutions. Organized around six basic topics-Getting Started, Shelter, Automotive, Investing, Family Matters, and Retirement-this handy book is the Swiss Army knife of personal finance. Credit or debit? Rent or buy a house? Buy or lease… More About: Worth It ... Not Worth It?
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