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            The Little Book of Economics

            The Little Book of Economics (Paperback)

            By DK

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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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            The Little Book of Politics

            The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

            By DK

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            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's social contract ...to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Politics 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 9780241426432
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ 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
              15 Sep 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 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Capital and Ideology

            Capital and Ideology (Hardback)

            By Piketty, Thomas; Translated by Goldhammer, Arthur

            • RRP: $99.99
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            Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality s...ince premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.
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            ISBN 9780674980822
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Harvard University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Economic Concepts and Applications: The Contemporary New Zealand Environment
               

            Economic Concepts and Applications: The Contemporary New Zealand Environment (Paperback, 5th edition)

            By Stewart, James

            • RRP: $159.99
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            The fifth edition of Economic Concepts and Applications continues to echo the great nineteenth-century economist, Alfred Marshall, who said that economics is 'a study of mankind in the ordinary business of life'. Economics, at its core, is about making decisions: the course of st...udy chosen by a student; the job chosen by a job seeker; the goods purchased by a consumer; the crops planted by a farmer; the pricing decisions of a producer; a government's decision to raise or lower taxes - all are economic decisions and have economic consequences. Some decisions have little impact on the economy, while others can have a global impact. This text aims to help the reader apply economic concepts and models to the real world. The fifth edition of this popular textbook covers economic concepts, theories and models required by students of introductory economics courses. The author seeks to show students how economic tools can be used to understand the economic forces present in our daily lives. Global warming and globalisation are examples of contemporary issues raised for discussion. The text has a clear flow of essential economic principles and uses appendices to elaborate on more technical content.
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            ISBN 9781442555228
            Published NZ 4 Apr 2012
            Publisher Pearson Education
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System

            Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System (Hardback)

            By Eisen, Sara

            • RRP: $58.00
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            Currency movement has become an increasingly important part of the state of todays economy and is vital in shaping both emerging economies and economic superpowers. As economies strive to recover from the worldwide financial crisis, the currency market has increasingly become the... focal point of policies designed to achieve prosperity.
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            ISBN 9780071784887
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2012
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series General Finance & Investing
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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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            The Wealth of Nations: Books I-III
             

            The Wealth of Nations: Books I-III (Paperback)

            By Smith, Adam; Notes by Skinner, Andrew

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            • Internationally sourced

            Gives a comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, this book's includes the author's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that America will be... one of the foremost nations of the world .
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            ISBN 9780140432084
            Released NZ 25 Feb 1982
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Wealth of Nations
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            Get off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy
             

            Get off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand's Innovation Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Callaghan, Paul; Hendy, Shaun

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            In this book two of New Zealand's leading thinkers tell us to get off the grass! - and explain how we might do so. Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan argue that the New Zealand 'paradox' can be explained by our struggle to innovate. On a per capita basis, OECD countries on average pr...oduce four times as many patents as New Zealand. Why is this? What determines a country's capacity for innovation? Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan take a quantitative look at how innovation works both in New Zealand and around the world. They show that economic geography plays a key role in determining rates of innovation and productivity. If New Zealand is to grow its economy more rapidly it must overcome geography to build nationwide communities of innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses. It must get off the grass and diversify its economy beyond the primary sector. Hendy and Callaghan pose deep challenges to the country: Can New Zealand learn to innovate like a city of four million people? Can New Zealand become a place where talent wants to live? Can we learn to live off knowledge rather than nature? Are we willing to take science seriously? In a brilliant intellectual adventure that takes us from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networks, Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan pose the tough questions and provide some powerful answers for New Zealand's future.
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            ISBN 9781869407629
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2013
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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