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181 PETERS, HARVEY W. America's Coming Bankruptcy: How The Government Is Wrecking Your Dollar.
Arlington House, New Rochelle: 1975. 0870002007 / 9780870002007 Fifth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 4.28 USD
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182 PETERSON, PETER G.; RUDMAN, WARREN (FOREWORD); TSONGAS, PAUL (FOREWORD). Facing Up: How To Rescue The Economy From Crushing Debt & Restore The American Dream.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1993. 0671796429 / 9780671796426 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 4.04 USD
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183 PHELPS, EDMUND. Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, And Change.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Edmund Phelps draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper - and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat today, Why did prosperity explode in some nations between the 1820s and 1960s, creating not only unprecedented wealth but "flourishing" - meaningful work, self expression, and personal growth for more people than ever before? Phelps makes the case that the wellspring of ths flourishing was modern values such as the desire to create, explore, and meet challenges. These values fueled the grass roots dynamism that was necessary for widespread, indigenous innovation.Most innovation wasn't driven by a few isolated visionaries like Henry Ford; rather, it was driven by millions of people empowered to think of, develop, and market innumerable new products and processes, and improvements to existing ones. Mass flourishing - a combination of material well-being and the "good-life" in a broader sense - was created by this mass innovation. Yet indigenous innovation and flourishing weakened decades ago. In America, evidence indicates that innovation and job satisfaction have decreased since the 1960s, while postwar Europe has never recaptured its former dynamism. The reason, Phelps arges, is that the modern values underlying the modern economy are under the threat by a resurgence of traditional, corporatist values that put the community and state over the individual. The ultimate fate of modern values is now the most pressing question for the West: will Western nations recommit themselves to modernity, grassroots dynamism, indigenous innovation, and widespread personal fulfillment, or will we go with a narrowed innovation that limits flourishing to a few? A book of immense practical and intellectual importance, MassFlourishing is essential reading for anyone who cares about the sources of prosperity and the future of the West. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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184 PICCI, LUCIO. Reputation-based Governance.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2011. Stanford Economics and Finance Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It would be easy to cheat someone on eBay. However, an essential characteristic of the site prevents this from happening: buyer and seller reviews form what amounts to an "index of reputation." The availability of such an index provides a strong incentive to be an honest trader. Reputation-Based Governance melds concepts from businesses like eBay with politics. Author Lucio Picci uses interdisciplinary tools to argue that the intelligent use of widely available Internet technologies can strengthen reputational mechanisms and significantly improve public governance. Based on this notion, the book proposes a governance model that leans on the concept of reputational incentives while discussing the pivotal role of reputation in politics today. Picci argues that a continuous, distributed process of assessing policy outcomes, enabled by an appropriate information system, would contribute to a governance model characterized by effectiveness, efficiency, and a minimum amount of rent-seeking activity. Moreover, if citizens were also allowed to express their views on prospective policies, then reputation-based governance would provide a platform on which to develop advanced forms of participative democracy. Lucio Picci is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as Senior Scientist at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. "This is a highly original, coherent analysis of the potential of the e-governance to transform the nature and performance of the public sector—destroying hierarchies, whether of logic or of power, 'with the possibility (or the threat) of random access and information symmetry.'"—Fred Thompson, Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy Research, Willamette University "Reputation-Based Governance presents an innovative and practical proposal to improve government performance through the use of internet-based feedback. Picci's system would give public officials, private contractors, and political appointees incentives to develop strong, positive reputations. E-government can encompass entirely new ways for citizens to hold government to account."—Susan Rose-Ackerman, Professor, Yale Law School and Department of Political Science and author of From Elections to Democracy 
Price: 47.50 USD
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185 PIKETTY, THOMAS. Capital In The Twenty-first Century.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again. A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today. Translated into English from the French by Arthur Goldhammer. Thomas Piketty is Professor at the Paris School of Economics. Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution. "It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year—and maybe of the decade. Piketty, arguably the world's leading expert on income and wealth inequality, does more than document the growing concentration of income in the hands of a small economic elite. He also makes a powerful case that we're on the way back to 'patrimonial capitalism,' in which the commanding heights of the economy are dominated not just by wealth, but also by inherited wealth, in which birth matters more than effort and talent."—Paul Krugman, The New York Times "[A] timely, important book."—Joseph E. Stiglitz, The New York Times "Piketty's treatment of inequality is perfectly matched to its moment. Like [Paul] Kennedy a generation ago, Piketty has emerged as a rock star of the policy-intellectual world… But make no mistake, his work richly deserves all the attention it is receiving… Piketty, in collaboration with others, has spent more than a decade mining huge quantities of data spanning centuries and many countries to document, absolutely conclusively, that the share of income and wealth going to those at the very top—the top 1 percent, .1 percent, and .01 percent of the population—has risen sharply over the last generation, marking a return to a pattern that prevailed before World War I… Even if none of Piketty's theories stands up, the establishment of this fact has transformed political discourse and is a Nobel Prize-worthy contribution. Piketty provides an elegant framework for making sense of a complex reality. His theorizing is bold and simple and hugely important if correct. In every area of thought, progress comes from simple abstract paradigms that guide later thinking, such as Darwin's idea of evolution, Ricardo's notion of comparative advantage, or Keynes's conception of aggregate demand. Whether or not his idea ultimately proves out, Piketty makes a major contribution by putting forth a theory of natural economic evolution under capitalism… Piketty writes in the epic philosophical mode of Keynes, Marx, or Adam Smith… By focusing attention on what has happened to a fortunate few among us, and by opening up for debate issues around the long-run functioning of our market system, Capital in the Twenty-First Century has made a profoundly important contribution."—Lawrence H. Summers, Democracy "An extraordinary sweep of history backed by remarkably detailed data and analysis… Piketty's economic analysis and historical proofs are breathtaking."—Robert B. Reich, The Guardian "The year's most popular and controversial book."—Roland White, The Sunday Times "Piketty has come in for a lot of praise for the clarity of his writing, and I think it's deserved. There's very little math in this book, and it assumes very little prior knowledge of economics. In part, this is because Piketty is offering something fresh in the discourse: an unimaginably massive data-set that traces the ebb and flow of wealth and productivity around the globe for three centuries… Piketty challenges the idea that modernity somehow led to 'merit' asserting itself as the new determinant of wealth. Instead, he makes a very convincing case that the increasing size of the capital class—which expanded comfortably during the period of colonial expansion—created a hunger for wealth that turned the aristocracy on itself in a squabble over who got to loot the colonies, which was World War I… This is a crisis. The reason for capitalism is that it is supposed to allocate reward based on 'merit'—it is supposed to move capital into the hands of the people who can do the most with it—and if all our policy decisions are made in service to a class of supermanagers whose wealth comes from squatting on a fortune managed by some green-eyeshade quants who grow it without its owner ever doing a notable thing apart from being born to dynasty, there is no more reason for capitalism. Piketty darkly hints that the last time this happened, the world tore itself to pieces, twice, in an orgy of destruction that left millions dead and whole nations in ruin… It's a rare thing to see economists, especially pro-capitalist economists, praising taxation itself, but Piketty—careful, unemotional Piketty—dares… Besides, he says, the thing every red-blooded entrepreneur wants to see is people getting rich by their wits and deeds, not by the birthright of kings… Piketty wants desperately to salvage captalism, even if that means proposing something that every capitalist will hate: a global wealth tax."—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing 
Price: 37.95 USD
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186 RAYACK, ELTON. Professional Power & American Medicine: The Economics Of The American Medical Association.
The World Publishing Co., Cleveland: 1967. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 
Provides an over-all view of the American Medical Association. It presents a painstakingly researched, carefully documented study of those areas of the conflict involving the vested economic interests of the physician. Includes an Index. 
Price: 41.56 USD
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187 RHODE, PAUL W.: ROSENBLOOM, JOSHUA L. & WEIMAN, DAVID F. (EDITORS). Economic Evolution And Revolution In Historical Time.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. Stanford Economics and Finance Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This book challenges the static, ahistorical models on which Economics continues to rely. These models presume that markets operate on a "frictionless" plane where abstract forces play out independent of their institutional and spatial contexts, and of the influences of the past. In reality, at any point in time exogenous factors are themselves outcomes of complex historical processes. They are shaped by institutional and spatial contexts, which are "carriers of history," including past economic dynamics and market outcomes. To examine the connections between gradual, evolutionary change and more dramatic, revolutionary shifts the text takes on a wide array of historically salient economic questions — ranging from how formative, European encounters reconfigured the political economies of indigenous populations in Africa, the Americas, and Australia to how the rise and fall of the New Deal order reconfigured labor market institutions and outcomes in the twentieth century United States. These explorations are joined by a common focus on formative institutions, spatial structures, and market processes. Through historically informed economic analyses, contributors recognize the myriad interdependencies among these three frames, as well as their distinct logics and temporal rhythms. Paul W. Rhode is Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Joshua L. Rosenbloom is Professor of Economics and Associate Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. David F. Weiman is Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is an affiliated member of the History Department, and a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University. "This is a superb collection of studies, giving strong evidence on the role of history in determining the evolution of the economy, in particular the way present contours are influenced by specific elements of past history.This work shows the ways in which economic theory must demonstrate the dependence of the economy on the past, as well as the ways in which theory has illuminated history."—Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "This volume constitutes a bold and refreshing contribution to the field of economic history. The high quality essays included are as exciting as they are important."—Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "A wonderfully diverse collection of first-rate articles by some of the best economic historians around."—Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University 
Price: 61.75 USD
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188 RICH, DAVID Z. The Economics Of Welfare: A Contemporary Analysis.
Praeger, New York, Westport and London: 1989. 0275933091 / 9780275933098 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
According to the author, the means of production and the elimination of poverty are available, and in our contemporary era they should most certainly be utilized. A theory describing and explaining the mechanisms for this utilization is presented in this work and the applications of this theory for the developing and emerging countries is discussed. Includes an Index. 
Price: 166.25 USD
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189 RINGER, FRITZ K. The German Inflation Of 1923.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 1969. Problems in European History: A Documentary Collection Series. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Covers: The Social and Political Background, The Economics of Inflation, Social Consequences of the Currency Crisis, The Inflation in the Experience of a German Family, Census Data and Election Returns, The Inflation and Hitler's Putsch of 1923. 
Price: 40.77 USD
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190 RIUS. Marx For Beginners.
Pantheon Books, New York: 1979. 0679725121 / 9780679725121 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
"A superb little book in a most improbable format....I recommend it unreservedly for anyone who wants the rudiments of Marx from an engaging mentor.... Rius on Mark is magnificent. He shows that Ictures can amplify ideas, and that sumplicity need not forgo subtlety." - The New York Times. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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191 ROBINSON, ROLAND I. Money And Capital Markets.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1964. Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A significant contribution to existing finance and economic literature, and a new approach to an important and growing area in current academic curricula. The author demonstrates that the money and capital markets are the focus of many contemporary financial and economic operations. He considers the interest rates determined by these markets are among the most important "prices" because they represent a cost to many and an income to others. Includes an Index. 
Price: 46.79 USD
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192 ROLFE, SIDNEY E.; BURTLE, JAMES. The Great Wheel: The World's Monetary System--a Reinterpretation.
Qradrangle/New York Times Books, New York: 1973. 0812903781 / 9780812903782 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Slight tears to dustjacket. 

Price: 28.26 USD
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193 ROLL, ERIC. A History Of Economic Thought
Faber and Faber Limited, London: 1983 0571048048 / 9780571048045 Fourth Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 22.80 USD
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194 ROSEN, SAM. National Income: Its Measurement, Determination And Relation To Public Policy.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York: 1963. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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195 ROWN, JEFFREY R. Tax Policy And The Economy, Volume 26.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
There is no question that the US is facing significant fiscal challenges. Tax Policy and the Economy research papers make valuable contributions to our understanding of the economic effects of alternative approaches. The papers collected in Volume 26 include a study of an important determinant of the labor supply effects of Social Security; an examination of the budgetary and economic impact of changing how employer health insurance is treated in the tax code; an analysis of how US investment in Europe might be impacted by proposed corporate tax reform in the European Union; a look at the term "tax expenditures," often used to describe governmental policies that show as reduction in taxes rather than as an increase in spending. Thefinal paper in the volume shows how uncertainty about the restoration of US fiscal balance imposes additional efficiency costs on the economy in consumption, saving, labor supply and portfolio decisions, and how it reduces individual welfare. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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196 RUTBERG, SIDNEY. Ten Cents On The Dollar: The Bankruptcy Game.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1973 . 0671214551 / 9780671214555 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Stain on front cover. 

Price: 27.31 USD
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197 SAMUELSON, PAUL A. Economics.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1976. 0070545901 / 9780070545908 10th Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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198 SAMUELSON, PAUL A. Economics: An Introductory Analysis.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1951. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 116.85 USD
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199 SAMUELSON, PAUL A. & WILLIAM D. NORDHAUS. Economics.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1985. 0070546851 / 9780070546851 Twelfth Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is the most sweeping revision since the landmark 1949 first edition. The order of presentation is completely reorganized, the chapters on macroeconomics now use the comprehensive aggregate supply and demand approach, the microeconomics chapters have been streamlined, the applications chapters have been refocused on 1980s problems, and the examples and factual material have been brought up-to-date. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.03 USD
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200 SAMUELSON, PAUL A.; ROBINSON, ROMNEY. Study Guide And Workbook To Accompany Samuelson: Economics.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1961. Fifth Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. Notes on rear inside cover page. 

Price: 33.01 USD
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