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xxvii, 563 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Networks and hierarchies
  • Emperors and explorers
  • Letters and lodges
  • The restoration of hierarchy
  • Knights of the Round Table
  • Plauges and pipers
  • Own the jungle
  • The library of Babel
  • Conclusion: Facing Cyberia.
A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"-- Dust jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8003-01
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vi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Cool heads and warm hearts
  • The soaring swans
  • God's economy
  • Going for gold
  • Nature's bounty
  • The invisible hand
  • Corn meets iron
  • An ideal world
  • Too many mouths
  • Workers of the world
  • A perfect balance
  • Shut out the sun
  • The profits of war
  • The noisy trumpeter
  • Coke or pepsi?
  • The man with a plan
  • Flashing your cash
  • Down the plughole
  • Creative destruction
  • The prisoners' dilemma
  • The tyranny of government
  • The big push
  • The economics of everything
  • Growing up
  • Sweet harmony
  • A world in two
  • Fill up the bath
  • Ruled by clowns
  • Money illusion
  • Future gazing
  • Speculators on the attack
  • Saving the underdog
  • Knowing me, knowing you
  • Broken promises
  • Missing women
  • Minds in fog
  • Economics in the real world
  • Bankers go wild
  • Giants in the sky
  • Why be an economist?
A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300206364 20170605
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8003-01
Book
xii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Life, the universe, and everything : what is economics?
  • From pin to PIN : capitalism 1776 and 2014
  • How have we got here? : a brief history of capitalism
  • Let a hundred flowers bloom : now to 'do' economics
  • Dramatis personae : who are the economic actors?
  • How many do you want it to be? : output, income, and happiness
  • How does your garden grow? : the world of production
  • Trouble at the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank : finance
  • Boris's goat should drop dead : inequality and poverty
  • I've known a few people who've worked : work and unemployment
  • Leviathan or the philosopher king? : the role of the state
  • 'All things of prolific abundance' : the international dimension
  • What now? : how can we use economics to make our economy better?
"Unlike many economists, who present only one view of their discipline, Chang introduces a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how each has its strengths and weaknesses, and why there is no one way to explain economic behavior. Instead, by ignoring the received wisdom and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial world, Chang gives us the tools we need to understand our increasingly global and interconnected world often driven by economics. From the future of the Euro, inequality in China, or the condition of the American manufacturing industry here in the United States--Economics: The User's Guide is a concise and expertly crafted guide to economic fundamentals that offers a clear and accurate picture of the global economy and how and why it affects our daily lives" -- from publisher's web site.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8003-01
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volumes ; 26 cm
  • v. 1. Administrative and constitutional law. [pt.] 1. Constitutional law. [pt. 2.] Administrative law. Arbitration. [pt.3] Bankruptcy
  • v. 2. Arbitration, building and construction
  • v. 3. Carriers
  • v. 4. Civil procedure
  • v. 5. Commercial law. Communications, Hire-purchase law (2 v.). pt. 2. Sale and supply of goods and services. [pt.] 3. Communications
  • v. 6. Company law. Companies, Limited liability partnership. [pt.2] Conflict of laws
  • v. 7. Contract
  • v. 8. Criminal law. [pt.] 2. Criminal procedure. [pt.3]. E-Commerce
  • v. 9. [pt.] 1. Employment. [pt.] 2. Equity and trusts
  • v. 10. Evidence. [pt.] 2. Evidence
  • v. 11. Family law
  • v. 12. Finance and banking
  • v. 13. Insolvency. [pt.] 2. Insurance. [pt.] 3. Intellectual property, copyright, patents, registered designs, trade marks, passing off
  • v. 14. Land. [pt.] 2. Commercial dealings in land. Land acquisition and planning. [pt.] 4. Medical negligence and professional misconduct
  • v. 15. Partnership and agency. Probate, administration and succession
  • 16. Revenue and taxation. [pt.] 2. Income tax
  • v. 17. Securities. [pts.] 2-3. Shipping
  • v. 18. Tort
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8003-01