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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

Other People’s Houses

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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

Factory Man

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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

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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

Flashboys

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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

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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

Dragnet Nation

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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

 

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