The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

Basic Books - This persuasive book revolutionized our understanding of capital and points the way to a major transformation of the world economy. In the west we've forgotten that creating this system is what allowed people everywhere to leverage property into wealth. Basic Books AZ. A renowned economist's classic book on capitalism in the developing world, in the eyes of four-fifths of humanity, " writes Hernando de Soto, showing how property rights are the key to overcoming poverty "The hour of capitalism's greatest triumph, "is, its hour of crisis.

In the mystery of capital, the world-famous peruvian economist takes up one of the most pressing questions the world faces today: Why do some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail?In strong opposition to the popular view that success is determined by cultural differences, de Soto finds that it actually has everything to do with the legal structure of property and property rights.

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else - Every developed nation in the world at one time went through the transformation from predominantly extralegal property arrangements, such as squatting on large estates, to a formal, unified legal property system.

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers

Harper Perennial - But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor’s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China’s political machinery. Invaluable. James fallows, national correspondent for the atlanticthe party is financial Times reporter Richard McGregor’s eye-opening investigation into China’s Communist Party, and the integral role it has played in the country’s rise as a global superpower and rival to the United States.

Many books have examined china’s economic rise, human rights record, turbulent history, and relations with the U. S. None until now, however, have tackled the issue central to understanding all of these issues: how the ruling communist government works. Harper Perennial. The party delves deeply into China’s secretive political machine.

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers - Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, rivalries, motives, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership.

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

Mariner Books - Harper Perennial. New foreword by the Authors; Index. The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. Mariner Books.

The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

Penguin Books - From one of the world’s best-known development economists—an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West’s efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, and he was promptly fired by his then-employer, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, the World Bank.

The white man’s burden is his widely anticipated counterpunch—a brilliant and blistering indictment of the West’s economic policies for the world’s poor. Penguin Books. Harper Perennial. Mariner Books. Sometimes angry, easterly argues that we in the west need to face our own history of ineptitude and draw the proper conclusions, but always clear-eyed and rigorous, sometimes irreverent, especially at a time when the question of our ability to transplant Western institutions has become one of the most pressing issues we face.

The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism

Basic Books - In a new preface, de soto relates his work to the present moment, making the connection between the Shining Path in the 1980's and the Taliban today. Mariner Books. It is exactly these forces, land, de soto argues, that prevent houses, and machines from functioning as capital does in the West--as assets that can be leveraged to create more capital.

In this, his classic book on the informal economy of peru and the reasons why poverty can be a breeding ground for terrorists, Hernando De Soto describes the forces that keep people dependent on underground economies: the bureaucratic barriers to legal property ownership and the lack of legal structures that recognize and encourage ownership of assets.

The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism - Harper Perennial. The result was not only an economic boon for Peru but also the defeat of the Shining Path, the terrorist movement and black-market force that was then threatening to take over the Peruvian government. Under the fujimori government, de soto's Institute for Liberty and Democracy wrote dozens of laws to promote property rights and bring people out of the informal economy and into the legitimate one.

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The Undercover Economist

Random House Trade Paperbacks - The economy isn’t a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP gross domestic product, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, ” notes Tim Harford, “economics is about who gets what and why. In this acclaimed and riveting book–part exposé, part user’s manual–the astute and entertaining columnist from the Financial Times demystifies the ways in which money works in the world.

Random House Trade. Levitt, and as such is something of an elder sibling to Steven Levitt’s wild child, coauthor of Freakonomics“A playful guide to the economics of everyday life, the hugely successful Freakonomics. The economist“A tour de force. Dubner’s popular freakonomics *** july/Aug 2005, the book uses simple, playful examples written in plain English to elucidate complex economic theories.

The Undercover Economist - It brings the power of economics to life. Steven D. Reading the undercover Economist is like spending an ordinary day wearing X-ray goggles. David bodanis, author of Electric Universe“Much wit and wisdom. The houston chroniclefrom publishers weekly nattily packaged-the cover sports a Roy Lichtensteinesque image of an economist in Dick Tracy garb-and cleverly written, this book applies basic economic theory to such modern phenomena as Starbucks' pricing system and Microsoft's stock values.

. From his book i found out why there’s a Starbucks on every corner and how not to get duped in an auction.

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

Penguin Books - Paperback in colors of white, green and black. Penguin Books. Random House Trade. Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. Explaining his own work in bolivia, environmental, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, China, and Africa, Russia, India, political, and social problems that challenge the world's poorest countries.

The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one  of the world's most renowned economists Hailed by Time as one of the world's hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Ten years after its initial publication, The End of Poverty remains an indispensible and influential work.

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time - In this 10th anniversary edition, sachs presents an extensive new foreword assessing the progress of the past decade, the work that remains to be done, and how each of us can help. Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. Now a classic of its genre, the end of Poverty distills more than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones.

He also looks ahead across the next fifteen years to 2030, the United Nations' target date for ending extreme poverty, offering new insights and recommendations. Harper Perennial. Mariner Books.

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

Basic Books - The central idea of basic economics, or equations, graphs, remains the same: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, however, and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined.

Mariner Books. Harper Perennial. Paperback in colors of white, green and black. Penguin Books. Random House Trade. A new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business, among other additions throughout the book. Basic economics, which has now been translated into six languages, has grown so much that a large amount of material in the back of the book in previous editions has now been put online instead, so the book itself and its price will not have to expand.

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy - The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated.

Basic Economics

Basic Books - Random House Trade. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Bestselling economist thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, feudal, socialist, and so on.

Harper Perennial. Mariner Books. Paperback in colors of white, green and black. Basic Books. The bestselling citizen's guide to economicsBasic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Penguin Books. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations.

Basic Economics - In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Oxford University Press, USA - A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders-and the corrupt are winning. Paperback in colors of white, green and black. Basic Books. Mariner Books. Random House Trade. If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments-and who hasn't? -then you simply must read this book" Harper Perennial.

Standard solutions do not work, and globalization can actually make matters worse, he writes; aid is often ineffective, driving development to more stable nations. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, including civil war, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance.

In the bottom billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today. Penguin Books. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards.

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It - In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states-home to the poorest one billion people on Earth-pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations.

Terrifically readable" -Time.

Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

Ivan R. Dee - Paperback in colors of white, green and black. Basic Books. Random House Trade. A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist. Mariner Books. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial.