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The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek)
The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek)
By University of Chicago Press
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ean: 9780226315393, isbn: 9780226315393,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
From the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry to president Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package to the highly controversial passage of federal health-care reform, conservatives and concerned citizens alike have grown increasingly fearful of big government. Enter Nobel Prize–winning economist and political theorist F. A. Hayek, whose passionate warning against empowering states with greater economic control, The Road to Serfdom, became an overnight sensation last summer when


Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire
Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire
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ean: 9781574780369, isbn: 1574780360,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? is the inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist — and the wealthiest black man in American history.When six-year-old Reginald Lewis overheard his grandparents discussing employment discrimination against African Americans, he asked, “Why should white guys have all the fun?'' This self-assured child would grow up to become the CEO of Beatrice International and one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever. At the


The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History
The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History
By Dey Street Books
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mpn: 47616879, ean: 9780062456779, isbn: 0062456776,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Offers an entertaining look at Kerkorian’s outsize life… an interesting portrait of a billionaire.” – Wall Street Journal The rags-to-riches story of one of America’s wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian—the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American business.Kerkorian combined the courage of a World War II


Driving Change: How the Best Companies Are Preparing for the 21st Century
Driving Change: How the Best Companies Are Preparing for the 21st Century
By Free Press
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ean: 9780684827445, isbn: 0684827441,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
A scholar at America's top business school describes a framework, based on six years of world-wide research, for a company to become and stay successful in the twenty-first-century global economy created by rapid advances in information technologies. 20,000 first printing..


Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World
Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World
By Nation Books
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ean: 9781568585628, isbn: 1568585624,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 140 reviews
In this searing expos?, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order.Central banks and international institutions like the IMF have overstepped their traditional mandates by directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money without any checks or balances. Meanwhile, the open door between private and central banking has ensured endless opportunities for market


The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
By Penguin Books
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mpn: 35938763, ean: 9780143122791, isbn: 9780143122791,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs. In The Idea Factory, Jon Gertner traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's most important inventions and delivers


Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
By Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
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mpn: 49087954, ean: 9780674984035, isbn: 067498403X,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner InstitutA Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the YearOne of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals


The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.s.)
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.s.)
By Harper Perennial
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mpn: 10430603, ean: 9780061452062, isbn: 0061452068,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will inevitably increase


The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
By Palgrave MacMillan Trade
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ean: 9781137278814, isbn: 1137278811,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 140 reviews
What happens when a young hedge fund manager spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a true value investor. This book traces the arc of a transformation. Author Guy Spier started his career as a Gordon Gekko wannabe -- brash, short-sighted and entirely out for himself. Then, a series of transformations and self-realizations led him from an investment banking job with a third-rate firm to managing his own fund, which has generated tremendous returns for his


Institutions, Human Development and Economic Growth in Transition Economies (Studies in Economic Transition)
Institutions, Human Development and Economic Growth in Transition Economies (Studies in Economic Transition)
By Pasquale Tridico
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ean: 9780230240681, isbn: 0230240682,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
This book analyses the development path of transition economies in European Countries and former Soviet Republics that have experienced the transformation from planned economies to market economies since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. It examines economic growth, institutional change and human development performance.Institutions Human Development and Economic Growth in Transition Economies.


The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
By PublicAffairs
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ean: 9781610398299, isbn: 1610398297,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and


Confessions of an Advertising Man
Confessions of an Advertising Man
By imusti
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ean: 9781904915379, isbn: 9781904915379,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
A new edition of the timeless business classic featured on Mad Men—as fresh and relevant now as the day it was written ''We admire people who work hard, who are objective and thorough. We detest office politicians, toadies, bullies, and pompous asses. We abhor ruthlessness. The way up our ladder is open to everybody. In promoting people to top jobs, we are influenced as much by their character as anything else.''  —David Ogilvy David Ogilvy was considered the ''father of advertising''


Jacob Mincer: The Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics (IZA Prize in Labor Economics)
Jacob Mincer: The Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics (IZA Prize in Labor Economics)
By Pedro N Teixeira
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mpn: 3 tables and 1 photograph, ean: 9780199211319, isbn: 0199211310,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
The original book published with the IZA, this work presents and analyzes the work of one of the most important economists of the 20th century - Jacob Mincer. Mincer's work has had a lasting influence on contemporary labor economics in both theoretical and methodological terms. Mincer played a central role in shaping contemporary labor economics, not the least by largely determining its research agenda. His work in the 1960s and 70s on the determinants of individual earnings, notably human


When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
By The Viking Press
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ean: 9780670037698, isbn: 0670037699,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
Traces the public and private lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, nineteenth-century heirs and rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic. 30,000 first printing..


Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War
Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War
By William C Wooldridge
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ean: 9780813932675, isbn: 081393267X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
(Note: The limited deluxe edition of Mapping Virginia has sold out.)As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American continent, Virginia was the subject of much imaginative thought and practical scrutiny. Not surprisingly, it possesses a fascinating cartographical heritage. Moving from the years preceding Jamestown to the dawn of the postbellum era, Mapping Virginia represents the most comprehensive available selection of printed maps from


The Birth of a Brand
The Birth of a Brand
By Beyond Words Publishing
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ean: 9781582705354, isbn: 1582705356,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
Brian Smith's story as the founder of the world-renowned UGG Australia brand is a hero's journey and roadmap to success with stories of achievements, failures, lucky breaks, and near disasters. Brian's guiding principle: You can't give birth to adults. Every company is conceived as an idea and birthed into reality, and the baby business grows through its infancy, toddler years, early youth, and tumultuous teens, to eventually arrive at maturity. For those who have yet to set their dreams into


The Political Economy of Higher Education Finance: The Politics of Tuition Fees and Subsidies in OECD Countries,1945–2015
The Political Economy of Higher Education Finance: The Politics of Tuition Fees and Subsidies in OECD Countries,1945–2015
By Julian Garritzmann
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ean: 9783319299129, isbn: 3319299123,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
This book analyzes the political economy of higher education finance across a range of OECD countries, exploring why some students pay extortionate tuition fees whilst for others their education is free. What are the redistributional consequences of these different tuition-subsidy systems? Analysing the variety of existing systems, Garritzmann shows that across the advanced democracies “Four Worlds of Student Finance” exist. Historically, however, all countries’ higher education systems


The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon
The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon
By Harvard University Press
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ean: 9780674972131, isbn: 0674972139,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
When Steven Burd, CEO of the supermarket chain Safeway, cut wages and benefits, starting a five-month strike by 59,000 unionized workers, he was confident he would win. But where traditional labor action failed, a novel approach was more successful. With the aid of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a $300 billion pension fund, workers led a shareholder revolt that unseated three of Burd’s boardroom allies.In The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor's Last Best


Daniels and Fisher:: Denver’s Best Place to Shop (Landmarks)
Daniels and Fisher:: Denver’s Best Place to Shop (Landmarks)
By The History Press
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ean: 9781626199231, isbn: 162619923X,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
For 129 years, Daniels and Fisher and May-D&F proudly served the Mile High City. Today, the restored Daniels and Fisher Tower adorns the Sixteenth Street Mall while the I.M. Pei-designed ice-skating rink and hyperbolic paraboloid at May-D&F survive only in memories. The story of these institutions is filled with fascinating characters, including dashing, tower-building William Cooke Daniels; his aristocratic English wife, Cicely; and flamboyant William Zeckendorf, whose city-building dreams


Barefoot Pirate: The Tall Ships and Tales of Windjammer
Barefoot Pirate: The Tall Ships and Tales of Windjammer
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780757001284, isbn: 0757001289,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Barefoot Pirate, is the captivating tale of one man’s pursuit of an unshakable dream―a true story of swashbuckling adventures, classic tall ships, and a sailor’s steadfast determination to prove himself right. It is the personal account of Captain Mike Burke and the world-famous Windjammer Barefoot Cruise line he built with his barefoot spirit and his iron will to succeed. Brilliantly written with full-color photographs and illustrations, this book offers an insider’s view of how



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