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            Humankind: A Hopeful History

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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            THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too. In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898956
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Nov 21

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published NZ 15 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Series BWB Texts
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            Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail
             

            Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail (Hardback)

            By Dalio, Ray

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 21

            Learning the lessons from the past helps us to understand how we can make the most of the opportunities in the turbulent times ahead

            ISBN 9781471196690
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ferguson, Niall

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            Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared ...than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? The facile answer is to blame poor leadership. While populist rulers have certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, more profund problems have been exposed by COVID-19. Only when we understand the central challenge posed by disaster in history can we see that this was also a failure of an administrative state and of economic elites that had grown myopic over much longer than just a few years. Why were so many Cassandras for so long ignored? Why did only some countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? Why do appeals to 'the science' often turn out to be mere magical thinking? Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics and network science, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is a global post mortem for a plague year. Drawing on preoccupations that have shaped his books for some twenty years, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage: from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. COVID-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.
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            ISBN 9780241501764
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marcal, Katrine

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            Why didn't suitcases have wheels until 1970? Why did we once measure computer power in girl hours ? And why does only 3% of all venture capital funding go to women?

            ISBN 9780008430788
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Economics Without the Boring Bits: An Enlightening Guide to the Dismal Science
             

            Economics Without the Boring Bits: An Enlightening Guide to the Dismal Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pettinger, Tejvan

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            • Pub Date
              21 Aug 21

            An enlightening and accessible deep dive into economics, offering the tools to understand the concepts without the boring bits.

            ISBN 9781787396128
            Released NZ 21 Aug 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Something New Under the Sun
             

            Something New Under the Sun (Hardback)

            By Kleeman, Alexandra

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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 21

            A darkly funny, sexy and menacing novel about capitalism, desire and destruction in LA

            ISBN 9780008339111
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Everyday Economics Made Easy: A Quick Review of What You Forgot You Knew
             

            Everyday Economics Made Easy: A Quick Review of What You Forgot You Knew (Hardback)

            By Press, Editors Of Wellfleet

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            • Pub Date
              19 Oct 21

            Confidently develop and apply economic reasoning to everyday situations with the illustrated step-by-step instruction of Everyday Economics Made Easy.

            ISBN 9781577152354
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Everyday Learning
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            The Pay Off: How Changing the Way We Pay Changes Everything
             

            The Pay Off: How Changing the Way We Pay Changes Everything (Hardback)

            By Leibbrandt, Gottfried; De Teran, Natasha

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            Money may be power, but payments are the real superpower.

            ISBN 9781783966066
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
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            Toxic and Intoxicating Oil: Discovery, Resistance, and Justice in Aotearoa New Zealand
              

            Toxic and Intoxicating Oil: Discovery, Resistance, and Justice in Aotearoa New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Widener, Patricia

            • RRP: $128.50
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            By analysing the intersections of a social movement and the political economy of oil, Patricia Widener reveals a nuanced story of oil resistance and promotion at a time when many anti-drilling activists believed themselves to be on the front lines of the industry's inevitable dec...line.
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            ISBN 9781978805033
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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