Home » Books » Business & Investing » Economics (Page 1 of 2)
2diggs

Bailout Nation, with New Post-Crisis Update: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy

An engaging look at what led to the financial turmoil we now find ourselves in

Bailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today's most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times…

Submitted:May 25, 2012
Author:Barry Ritholtz
Brand:Wiley
List price:$16.95
Sale price:$8.94   View details
You save:$8.01 (47%) Best deal
Total comments:2
Category:Economic Conditions
Average rating: 4.3 / 66 (66 reviews)
2 diggs • 2 comments • May 25, 2012

Bailout Nation, with New Post-Crisis Update: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy: Barry Ritholtz, Bill Fleckenstein, Aaron Task: 9780470596326: Amazon.com: Books

Bailout Nation, with New Post-Crisis Update: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy: Barry Ritholtz, Bill Fleckenstein, Aaron Task: 9780470596326: Amazon.com: Books

2diggs

The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America

In a nation whose debt has outgrown the size of its entire economy, the greatest threat comes not from any foreign force but from Washington politicians who refuse to relinquish the intoxicating power to borrow and spend. Senator Tom Coburn reveals the fascinating, maddening story of how we got to this point of fiscal crisis-and how we can escape.

Long before America's recent economic downturn, beltway politicians knew the U.S. was going bankrupt. Yet even after several so-called "change" elections, the government has continued its wasteful ways in the face of imminent danger…

Submitted:Apr 18, 2012
Author:Sen. Tom A. Coburn M.D.
Brand:Thomas Nelson
List price:$24.99
Sale price:$12.34   View details
You save:$12.65 (51%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economic Policy & Development
Average rating: 5.0 / 6 (6 reviews)
1 diggs • 0 comments • Apr 18, 2012

Amazon.com: The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America (9781595554673): Sen. Tom A. Coburn M.D., John Hart: Books

Amazon.com: The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America (9781595554673): Sen. Tom A. Coburn M.D., John Hart: Books

1 diggs • 0 comments • Apr 18, 2012

Amazon.com: The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America (9781595554673): Sen. Tom A. Coburn M.D., John Hart: Books

Amazon.com: The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America (9781595554673): Sen. Tom A. Coburn M.D., John Hart: Books

2diggs

Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

From the bestselling author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism

Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to. But when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes…

Submitted:Jan 3, 2012
Author:Thomas Frank
Brand:Metropolitan Books
List price:$25.00
Sale price:$14.85   View details
You save:$10.15 (41%) Best deal
Total comments:1
Category:Economics
Average rating: 4.2 / 15 (15 reviews)
3diggs

Ill Fares the Land

Something is profoundly wrong with the way we think about how we should live today.

In Ill Fares The Land, Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment. Judt masterfully crystallizes what we’ve all been feeling into a way to think our way into, and thus out of, our great collective dis-ease about the current state of things…

Submitted:Oct 7, 2011
Author:Tony Judt
Brand:Penguin Press HC, The
List price:$25.95
Sale price:$5.40   View details
You save:$20.55 (79%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 4.4 / 46 (46 reviews)
3 diggs • 0 comments • Oct 7, 2011

Amazon.com: Ill Fares the Land (9781594202766): Tony Judt: Books

Amazon.com: Ill Fares the Land (9781594202766): Tony Judt: Books

2diggs

Breaking Organizational Ties

Over 9 million people want to work full-time but can only find part-time employment. According to a Yahoo survey, a third of American workers are anxious about their job security. Breaking Organizational Ties provides practical strategies for employees attempting to cope in jobs or environments which they hate. While most managers are only concerned with the bottom-line, they leave their employees vulnerable to the casualties of competitive markets…

Submitted:Sep 20, 2011
Author:Daryl Green
Brand:Lulu.com
List price:$34.95
Sale price:$33.04   View details
You save:$1.91 (5%)
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 0 / 0 (0 reviews)
2 diggs • 0 comments • Sep 20, 2011

Breaking Organizational Ties

Over 9 million people want to work full-time but can only find part-time employment. According to a Yahoo survey, a third of American workers are anxious about their job security. Breaking Organizational Ties provides practical strategies for employees attempting to cope in jobs or environments which they hate. While most managers are only concerned with the bottom-line, they leave their employees vulnerable to the casualties of competitive markets. This book will enable readers to (a) learn how to survive and even enjoy your time at work even in a hostile environment, (b) gain greater confidence in your ability to grow while in a downsizing organization, and (c) discover the insight to go beyond your limitations by breaking the barriers of your self-doubt.

2diggs

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead

Amid the hype of China’s rise to global power, the most important story of our generation is being pushed aside: how America’s rapidly growing population of the unskilled, unemployed, and disaffected threatens the nation’s wealth and stature.

In How the West Was Lost,the New York Times bestselling author and economist Dambisa Moyo sheds light on how a host of shortsighted policy decisions have left the economic seesaw poised to tip away from America and toward the emerging world…

Submitted:Feb 14, 2011
Author:Dambisa Moyo
Brand:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
List price:$25.00
Sale price:$13.20   View details
You save:$11.80 (47%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 4.5 / 21 (21 reviews)
2 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 14, 2011

#1: How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead

Ivica Panic #1: How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead -http://www.amazon.com/How-Wes... 14 minutes agofromAmazon.com: Bestsellers in...-Comment-Like

2diggs

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking…

Submitted:Feb 2, 2011
Author:Michael Lewis
Brand:W. W. Norton & Company
List price:$15.95
Sale price:$8.30   View details
You save:$7.65 (48%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 4.1 / 594 (594 reviews)
2 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 2, 2011

#9: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Ivica Panic #9: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine -http://www.amazon.com/Big-Sho... 5 minutes agofromAmazon.com: Bestsellers in...-Comment-Like

2diggs

The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream

America seems to be on a downward slide. Our government spends too much; our economy creates too little; and we aren't preparing our children to compete in a global marketplace. Yet our politicians - Republican and Democrat alike - just don't get it. While once-great cities fall into decay, Washington thrives, living off the hard work and tax dollars of the private sector. It's time for an American comeback -- and it starts with innovation.

Throughout its history, America's great innovators have been the drivers of our unsurpassed economic success. American innovation transformed a country of ragtag farmers into the epicenter of the world's technological progress…

Submitted:Jan 10, 2011
Author:Gary Shapiro
Brand:Beaufort Books
List price:$24.95
Sale price:$4.00   View details
You save:$20.95 (84%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 4.7 / 43 (43 reviews)
2 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 10, 2011

#9: The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream

The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream by Gary Shapiro, Mark Cuban 1 day in the top 100 Release Date: January 10, 2011Buy new: $24.95 $14.01 (Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

4diggs

All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

"Hell is empty, and

all the devils are here."

-Shakespeare, The Tempest

As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers?

According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail, is like the legend of the blind men and the elephant…

Submitted:Nov 17, 2010
Author:Bethany McLean
Brand:Portfolio Hardcover
List price:$32.95
Sale price:$13.95   View details
You save:$19.00 (58%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 3.7 / 107 (107 reviews)
4 diggs • 0 comments • Nov 17, 2010

All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (9781591843634): Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera: Books

Amazon.com: All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (9781591843634): Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera: Books

2diggs

Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter

Why do so many global strategies fail - despite companies' powerful brands and other border-crossing advantages? Seduced by market size, the illusion of a borderless, "flat" world, and the allure of similarities, firms launch one-size-fits-all strategies. But cross-border differences are larger than we often assume, explains Pankaj Ghemawat in "Redefining Global Strategy". Most economic activity - including direct investment, tourism, and communication - happens locally, not internationally. In this "semiglobalized" world, one-size-fits-all strategies don't stand a chance…

Submitted:Jul 9, 2010
Author:Pankaj Ghemawat
Brand:Harvard Business School Press
List price:$29.95
Sale price:$13.99   View details
You save:$15.96 (53%) Best deal
Total comments:0
Category:Economics
Average rating: 4.1 / 11 (11 reviews)
1 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 9, 2010

Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter

Harald Felgner Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter -http://www.amazon.com/dp... 4 hours agofromAmazon.com wish list-Comment-Like

1 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 9, 2010

Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter

Harald Felgner Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter -http://www.amazon.com/dp... 25 minutes agofromAmazon.com wish list-Comment-Like

« Previous12Next »