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The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

Walter Scheidel · Princeton University Press
Pages: 504
Format: Print book

Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully....
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The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them

Todd G Buchholz · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this bold history and manifesto, a former White House director of economic policy exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face and makes the case for transforming those same vulnerabilities into sources of strength - and the foundation of a national...
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Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

MICHAEL RUHLMAN · HARRY N ABRAMS
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In Grocery, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it - the grocery store. In a culture obsessed with food - how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from,...
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Social Security 101: From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid

Alfred Mill · Adams Media
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A crash course in retirement benefits! Too often, writing about social security turns the noteworthy details of the benefits into boring details about regulations or biased political arguments that would put even a die-hard bureaucrat to sleep. Social Security 101 cuts out the tedious explanations...
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The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class

Edward Conard · Portfolio Penguin
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The scourge of America's economy isn't the success of the 1 percent - quite the opposite. The bigger problem is the government's well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success. Four years ago, Edward Conard wrote a controversial bestseller, Unintended Consequences,...
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Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Brian Alexander · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism,...
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An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

Marc Levinson · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The decades after World War II were a golden age across much of the world. It was a time of economic miracles, an era when steady jobs were easy to find and families could see their living standards improving year after year. And then, around 1973, the good times vanished. The world economy...
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J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2017: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible

Barbara Weltman · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The complete guide to all deductions and credits for individual taxpayers J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks shows you just how much money you can save on your taxes - legally - simply by taking advantage of what's out there. Millions of Americans overpay their taxes by billions...
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Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America

Danielle Dimartino Booth · Portfolio
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A Federal Reserve insider pulls back the curtain on the secretive institution that controls America's economy After correctly predicting the housing crash of 2008 and quitting her high-ranking Wall Street job, Danielle DiMartino Booth was surprised to find herself recruited as an analyst...
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Thank You for Being Late: Finding a Job, Running a Country, and Keeping Your Head in an Age of Accelerations

Thomas L Friedman · Farrar
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observersIn his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration--and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power,...
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Kiss That Frog!: 12 Great Ways to Turn Negatives into Positives in Your Life and Work

Brian Tracy · Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Just like the lonely princess in the fairy tale who was reluctant to lock lips with a warty frog and transform him into a handsome prince, something stops many of us short of attaining our dreams. Our negative thoughts, emotions, and attitudes can threaten to keep us from achieving all that...
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Blackout Wars: State Initiatives To Achieve Preparedness Against An Electromagnetic Pulse

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 214
Format: Print book

Blackout Wars is about the historically unprecedented threat to our electronic civilization from its dependence on the electric power grid. Most Americans have experienced temporary blackouts, and regard them as merely an inconvenience. Some Americans have experienced more protracted...
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Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life

Nathan Gebhard · Chronicle Books
Format: Print book

This welcome antidote to the conventional career guide answers the old question - "So, what are you going to do with your life?" - in a groundbreaking way. From the team behind the campus and online resource and the inspirational TV series in its eleventh season, ROADMAP helps...
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AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip

Jean Chatzky · Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

Two of the world's leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars to your retirement savings.All the money in the world doesn't mean a thing if we can't get out of bed. And the healthiest body in the world won't stay that way if we're...
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First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

Gallup Press. · Gallup Press
Pages: 350
Format: Print book

Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world's greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers...
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