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All You Can Pay

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You might not care who can access your data because you have nothing to hide. But you should care, because corporations are using your data to control your decisions. As millions of consumers carry on unaware, powerful corporations race to collect more and more data about our behaviors, needs and desires. This massive trove of data is a valuable business asset and one that milks consumers as the…  More About: All You Can Pay

The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time

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This book investigates the minds, motives and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for…  More About: The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time

Swiped

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Author Adam Levin's new book, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves, addresses an unfortunate fact of life: identity theft here to stay. Passwords and aggressive spam folders are good but it's going to be difficult if not impossible to stop bad actors who steal identities for a living.

Swiped tells the story of a nameless…  More About: Swiped

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism

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This valuable collection of articles and information is a one-stop source of facts and insights about consumer activism and the consumer movement and how it led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other key financial reforms. The contributors explore hundreds of major consumer protections that have enhanced the quality of life and safety for all Americans, showing how these protections…  More About: Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism

The Black Box Society

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Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior―silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with this information? "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money" argues that we all…  More About: The Black Box Society

A Fighting Chance

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tells the story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and how arduous it is for a changemaker in the nation's capital.

After her childhood in small-town Oklahoma, an early marriage and motherhood, Elizabeth Warren became a law professor who wrote about why people go bankrupt. She was invited to Washington, DC, to help advise Congress…  More About: A Fighting Chance

Spam Nation

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In Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door, security expert Brian Krebs unveils a well-hidden world that few have seen up close. Against a backdrop of the long-running turf war between two of the largest sponsors of spam, this book explains how the conditions that gave rise to this pernicious industry still remain and are grooming a…  More About: Spam Nation

Digital Disconnect

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Digital Disconnect is a prescient examination of the relationship between the Internet and the economy. The book argues that capitalism’s colonization of the Internet has spurred the collapse of credible journalism and made the Internet an unparalleled apparatus for government and corporate surveillance. It is a comprehensive political-economic critique of the Internet and the digital revolution, written in unpretentious and engaging language. The author…  More About: Digital Disconnect

Corporations Are Not People

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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

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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

 

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