Economics

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  1. Book Image21st Century Capitalism

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    "It is my hope that some grasp of what the twenty-first century holds in store for capitalism may enable us to avoid at least some of the pain we might otherwise have to endure," writes the eminent economist Robert Heilbroner in this important book on the world's economic future.More

  2. Book ImageThe Accidental Theorist: And Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science

    Paul Krugman

    "Everything Mr. Krugman has to say is smart, important and even fun to read . . . he is one of a handful of very bright, relatively young economists who do everything well." — Peter Passell, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  3. Book ImageAmerica's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

    Rework America, Zoë Baird

    It is time for a new conversation.More

  4. Book ImageAmerican Work: Four Centuries of Black and White Labor

    Jacqueline Jones

    “[Jones’s] painstakingly researched volume is an invaluable antidote to those who argue that our shameful past has no relevance to our perplexing present.” —David Kusnet, Baltimore SunMore

  5. Book ImageThe Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas

    James Buchan

    Celebrated author James Buchan on the widely known—but often misread—Scottish philosopher Adam Smith.More

  6. Book ImageBaby Boomers

    Paul Charles Light

    "Is any common ground shared by yuppies and the homeless, or by Dan Quayle and advocates of gay rights? To these and other questions, Paul C. Light's book provides some provocative answers." —Andrew Hacker, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageThe Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life

    Barry Schwartz

    “Provocative and richly textured. . . .Schwartz’s analyses of the inadequacies of contemporary scientific views of human nature are compelling, but the consequences are even more worthy of note.” —Los Angeles TimesMore

  8. Book ImageBehind the Veil of Economics: Essays in the Worldly Philosophy

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    "[These essays] are rich in argument, in clear and provocative presentation of complicated issues, and are often delightfully quotable. Behind the Veil of Economics makes instructive, disturbing, and lively reading." —Elizabeth Wolgast, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageBetween Two Cultures: An Introduction to Economic History

    Carlo M. Cipolla, Christopher Woodall

    “A scholarly, entertaining look at the objectives and techniques of economic historiography. . . . Cipolla’s presentation of economic history as a humanistic rather than scientific discipline makes economic historiography seem fascinating and rather fun.” —Kirkus ReviewsMore

  10. Book ImageThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Michael Lewis

    movie tie-in

    The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount PicturesMore

  11. Book ImageThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Michael Lewis

    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 FairMore

  12. Book ImageBreakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

    Ruchir Sharma

    International Bestseller
    One of Foreign Policy's "21 Books to Read in 2012"
    A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book

    “The best book on global economic trends I’ve read in a while.”—Fareed Zakaria, CNN GPSMore

  13. Book ImageBusiness Cycles and National Income

    Alvin H. Hansen, Richard V. Clemence

    Expanded Edition

    In this new edition Professor Hansen augments his authoritative study of the business cycle with an analysis of the performance—and the problems—of the postwar American economy.More

  14. Book ImageCan Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

    Robert Kuttner

    One of our leading social critics recounts capitalism’s finest hour, and shows us how we might achieve it once again.More

  15. Book ImageClimate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World

    John Broome

    A vital new moral perspective on the climate change debate.More

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