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๐Ÿ“ˆ Economics

The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life

J.L. Collins

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โ€œIn the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart.โ€ -- Malach...

Origin of Wealth
Origin of Wealth

Eric D. Beinhocker 2006

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Over 6.4 billion people participate in a $36.5 trillion global economy, designed and overseen by no one. How did this marvel of self-organized complexity evolve? How is wealth created within this system? And how can wealth be increased for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and society? In The Origin of Wealth, Eric D. Beinhocker argues that m...

Economic Facts and Fallacies
Economic Facts and Fallacies

Thomas Sowell 2008

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Economic Facts and Fallacies exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues-and does so in a lively manner and without requiring any prior knowledge of economics by the reader. These include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as mistaken ideas about urban problems, income differences, male-femal...

Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy

Mark Broadie 2014

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Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadieโ€™s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game.ย ย Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. ย What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woodsโ€™ game makes him a winner?ย Traditional...

Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years
Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

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Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systemsโ€”to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? Thereโ€™s not a shred of evidence to support it.Here anthropologist David Graeber prese...

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty 2014

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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...

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang 2011

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Thing 1: There is no such thing as free market. Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet. Thing 5: Assume the worst about people, and you get the worst. Thing 13: Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer.If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the a...

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't

Nate Silver 2012

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One of Wall Street Journal's Best Ten Works of Nonfiction in 2012 New York Times Bestseller"Not so different in spirit from the way public intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith once shaped discussions of economic policy and public figures like Walter Cronkite helped sway opinion on the Vietnam Warโ€ฆcould turn out to be one of the more momentous ...

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis

James Rickards 2011

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In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon.Currency wars...

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson 2008

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Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To g...

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Paul Collier 2007

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In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized W...

The Thank You Economy
The Thank You Economy

Gary Vaynerchuk 2011

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Gary Vaynerchuk, the New York Times bestselling author and creator of Wine Library TV, is back with a bold and expansive look at the evolution of today's marketplace, revealing the essential factors defining and driving successful relationships between businesses and consumers. In this groundbreaking follow-up to the bestselling Crush It!, Vaynerch...

A Farewell to Alms : A Brief Economic History of the World
A Farewell to Alms : A Brief Economic History of the World

Gregory Clark 2007

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Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poo...

Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart

Ian Ayres 2007

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Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted?Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new book, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and ...

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