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            Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country
             

            Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Kampfner, John

            • RRP: $36.41
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            • Internationally sourced

            A provocative and entertaining exploration of the country that Britons love to hate by one of our most respected journalists.

            ISBN 9781786499769
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous (Hardback)

            By Henrich, Joseph

            • RRP: $48.00
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            An exhilarating account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture shaped the Western mind. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. If so, you're psychologically peculiar. Unlike most of the world today, an...d most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist and analytical. They focus on themselves - their attributes, accomplishments and aspirations - over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of European power during the last few centuries? And what does it mean for our sense of who we are individually and of the large-scale forces that drive humanity? Joseph Henrich, who coined this influential concept, explores these questions by drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage and religion, and the profound impact they had. It was these changing institutions that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would co-evolve with impersonal markets, specialization of work and free competition - laying the foundations for the modern world. Provocative, engaging and surprising, The Weirdest People in the World will transform your understanding of human psychology.
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            ISBN 9781846147968
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Great Crash 1929
              

            The Great Crash 1929 (Paperback)

            By Galbraith, John Kenneth; Introduction by Galbraith, James K.

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            No account of the financial insanity of 1929 has been issued in a form at once so readable, so humorous, and so carefully authenticated as this classic book. J.K. Galbraith examines the 'gold rush fantasy' in American psychology and describes its dire consequences. The Florida la...nd boom, the operations of Insull, Kreuger and Hatry, and the fabulous Shenandoah Corporation all come together in this penetrating study of concerted human greed and folly. From the cold figures of Wall Street the author wrenches a truly human drama.
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            ISBN 9780241468081
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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            Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism
             

            Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism (Paperback)

            By Levenson, Thomas

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            A narrative of early capitalism's most famous scandal, a speculative frenzy that nearly bankrupted the British state during the hot summer of 1720 - and paradoxically led to the birth of modern finance.

            ISBN 9781784973957
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The New Great Depression: Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World
             

            The New Great Depression: Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World (Hardback)

            By Rickards, James

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              23 Mar 21

            The man who predicted the worst economic crisis in US history shows you how to survive it. The current crisis is not like 2008 or even 1929. The New Depression that has emerged from the COVID pandemic is the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. Most fired employees will remain ...redundant. Bankruptcies will be common, and banks will buckle under the weight of bad debts. Deflation, debt, and demography will wreck any chance of recovery, and social disorder will follow closely on the heels of market chaos. The happy talk from Wall Street and the White House is an illusion. The worst is yet to come. But for knowledgeable investors, all hope is not lost. In The New Great Depression, James Rickards, New York Times bestselling author of Aftermath and The New Case for Gold, pulls back the curtain to reveal the true risks to our financial system and what savvy investors can do to survive -- even prosper -- during a time of unrivaled turbulence. Drawing on historical case studies, monetary theory, and behind-the-scenes access to the halls of power, Rickards shines a clarifying light on the events taking place, so investors understand what's really happening and what they can do about it. A must-read for any fans of Rickards and for investors everywhere who want to understand how to preserve their wealth during the worst economic crisis in US history.
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            ISBN 9780593330272
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2021
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

            Capitalism: A Graphic Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shatil, Sharron; Cryan, Dan; Illustrated by Piero

            • RRP: $27.99
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            The history, theory and impacts of this world-dominating economic ideology

            ISBN 9781785785146
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Introducing...
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            You Always Hurt The One You Love: Central Banking and the Murder of Capitalism

            You Always Hurt The One You Love: Central Banking and the Murder of Capitalism (Hardback)

            By Connolly, Bernard

            • RRP: $47.99
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            The most in-depth and original analysis of the current financial system since Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

            ISBN 9781785905964
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914
             

            The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914 (Paperback)

            By Sassoon, Donald

            • RRP: $32.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            Capitalist enterprise has existed in some form since ancient times, but the globalization and dominance of capitalism as a system began in the 1860s, when states all over the world developed their modern political frameworks: the unifications of Italy and Germany, the establishme...nt of a republic in France, the elimination of slavery in the American south, the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the emancipation of the serfs in Tsarist Russia. This book magnificently explores how, after the upheavals of industrialisation, a truly global capitalism followed. For the first time in the history of humanity, a social system was able to provide a high level of consumption for the majority. Today, capitalism dominates the world. With wide-ranging scholarship, Donald Sassoon analyses the impact of capitalism on the histories of many different states, and how it creates winners and losers by constantly innovating. This chronic instability produces the anxious triumph of his title. To alleviate such anxieties it was necessary to create a national community, to develop a welfare state, to intervene in the market economy, and to protect it from foreign competition. Capitalists needed a state to discipline them, to nurture them, and to sacrifice a few to save the rest: a state overseeing the war of all against all. Vigorous, argumentative, surprising and constantly stimulating, The Anxious Triumph gives a fresh perspective on all these questions and on its era. It is a masterpiece by one of Britain's most engaging and wide-ranging historians.
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            ISBN 9780141986555
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States
               

            Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States (Hardback)

            By Fischer, David Hackett

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            From one of America's preeminent historians comes a magisterial study of the development of open societies focusing on the United States and New Zealand

            ISBN 9780199832705
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business
              

            The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schwartz, Nelson D.

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Feb 21

            From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a bold and urgent investigation of division between the wealthy and the middle class n every arena of American life. In nearly every realm of daily life--from health care to education, highways to home security--there... is an invisible velvet rope that divides how Americans live. On one side of the rope, for a price, red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side, middle- and working-class Americans fight to find an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, or a hospital bed. We are all aware of the gap between the rich and everyone else, but when we weren't looking, business innovators stepped in to exploit it, shifting services away from the masses and finding new ways to profit by serving the privileged. And as decision-makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction-free side of the velvet rope, they are less inclined to change--or even notice--the obstacles everyone else must contend with. Schwartz's must read book takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope divide takes on society.
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            ISBN 9780525435655
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Anchor Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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