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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
              9 Feb 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 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            The Little Book of Economics
             

            The Little Book of Economics (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $21.00
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            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts clearly and simply, this book examines the economic forces that shape all our lives. From the earliest forms of currency to the Industrial Revolution, and from the birth of the stock market to free-market capit...alism and globalized trade, The Little Book of Economics brings economic theory and the work of key economists to life. Journeying through centuries of economic thought, it is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to the subject. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Economics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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            ISBN 9780241426449
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems
             

            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Paperback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS 'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas Piketty In this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social an...d political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology. Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
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            ISBN 9780141986197
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present
             

            Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Varoufakis, Yanis

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            What would a fair and equal society look like? In this ingenious book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis draws on the greatest thinkers in European culture from Plato to Marx to offer us a dramatic and tantalising glimpse of this brave new world, where the principles of dem...ocracy, equality and justice are truly served.
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            ISBN 9781847925640
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China's Workers
             

            Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China's Workers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chan, Jenny; Selden, Mark; Pun, Ngai

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            Portrays the lives and struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers confronting the Apple-Foxconn empire and the Chinese state.

            ISBN 9781642591248
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

            The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties (Paperback)

            By Collier, Paul

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            'This is a beautifully written and important book. Read it' Martin Wolf, Financial Times From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the... fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century. These times are in desperate need of Paul Collier's insights. The Future of Capitalism restores common sense to our views of morality, as it also describes their critical role in what makes families, organizations, and nations work. It is the most revolutionary work of social science since Keynes. Let's hope it will also be the most influential - George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics,
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            ISBN 9780141987255
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World
             

            The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sharma, Ruchir

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            New York Times Bestseller International Bestseller Quite simply the best guide to the global economy today. Fareed Zakaria

            ISBN 9780393354157
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2017
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            Money, Money, Money!: A Short Lesson in Economics
             

            Money, Money, Money!: A Short Lesson in Economics (Hardback)

            By Enzensberger, Hans Magnus; Translated by Pare, Simon

            • RRP: $40.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            The Federmanns live a pleasant but painfully normal life in the Munich suburbs. All that the three children really know about money is that there's never enough of it in their family. Every so often, their impish Great-Aunt Fe descends on the city. After repeated cycles of boom a...nd bust, profligacy and poverty, the grand old lady has become enormously wealthy and lives alone in a villa on the shore of Lake Geneva. But what does Great-Aunt Fe want from the Federmanns, her only surviving relatives? This time, she invites the children to tea at her luxury hotel where she spoils, flummoxes, and inspires them. Dismayed at their ignorance of the financial ways of the world, she gives them a crash course in economics that piques their curiosity, unsettles their parents, and throws open a whole new world. The young Federmanns are for once taken seriously and together they try to answer burning questions: Where does money come from? Why are millionaires and billionaires never satisfied? And why are those with the most always showered with more? In this rich volume, the renowned poet, translator, and essayist Hans Magnus Enzensberger turns his gimlet eye on the mechanisms and machinations of banks and politicians--the human greed, envy, and fear that fuels the global economy. A modern, but moral-less fable, Money, Money, Money! is shot through with Enzensberger's trademark erudition, wit, and humanist desire to cut through jargon and forearm his readers against obscurantism.
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            ISBN 9780857427342
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The German List - (Seagull Titles CHUP)
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            Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America - A Recent History
             

            Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America - A Recent History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Andersen, Kurt

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            In this hugely entertaining cultural expose, New York Times bestselling author Kurt Andersen maps the rich history of intricate networks, unlikely connections and dark truths which are controlling a nation, revealing how on earth America got to where it is now - and what it might... do to win its progressive future back.
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            ISBN 9781529108095
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kicking The Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011
              

            Kicking The Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Johannsson / Levine; Edited by Levine, Stephen

            • RRP: $50.00
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            "The All Blacks had last won the Rugby World Cup in 1987, when Prime Minister David Lange and the Labour team likewise scored a convincing victory. In 2011, New Zealand again hosted the Rugby World Cup, and once again two national teams emerged triumphant - the All Blacks, led by... captain Richie McCaw, and the National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key. This book tells the story of this 2011 election, set against the backdrop of a country caught up in rugby heroics and the aftermath of several life-changing natural disasters. It's the story of an odd campaign - of leaders' debates where the most memorable line, 'show me the money!', comes from a Hollywood movie; and of a meeting for a 'cup of tea', intended to promote the return to Parliament of one party, ACT, which ends up igniting the re-entry to Parliament of another, New Zealand First. It's the story of an election that winds up toppling two party leaders (Labour's Phil Goff and ACT's Don Brash) and ends, at last, the three-year political honeymoon of a third, John Key, even as he wins another term. Kicking the Tyres includes among its authors some of the winners of the 2011 election - New Zealand First's Winston Peters; the Greens' Metiria Turei; National's Steven Joyce; United Future's Peter Dunne; and the Greens' Mojo Mathers. What went wrong is the subject of chapters written by participants from other parties, including Labour's Grant Robertson and high-ranking candidates from the Maori Party, Mana and ACT. Kicking the Tyres views the campaign and the election from a variety of angles and perspectives. New Zealand's wittiest political commentator, Jane Clifton, writes about 'the worm' and other inanities of 2011. Jon Johansson and Colin James discuss John Key's leadership and the impact of the Pike River mine disaster and the Christchurch earthquakes on the government and the country. Other contributors examine the images and 'brands' of New Zealand's political parties and their leaders; the role of Fac
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            ISBN 9780864738349
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2012
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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