Why We're Polarized

29 February 2020 | By Ezra Klein | Filed in: economics.

Discover how American politics became a toxic system, why we participate in it, and what it means for our future from journalist, political commentator, and cofounder of Vox, Ezra Klein After Election Day 2016, both supporters and opponents of the soon to be president hailed his victory as a

Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

29 February 2020 | By Paul Krugman | Filed in: economics.

There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won t die In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock

A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

29 February 2020 | By Jane F. McAlevey | Filed in: economics.

From longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey, a vital call to arms in favor of unions, a key force capable of defending our democracy For decades, racism, corporate greed, and a skewed political system have been eating away at the social and political fabric of the United States Yet as McAlevey

Understanding Socialism

29 February 2020 | By Richard D. Wolff | Filed in: economics.

A blend of history, analysis, and theory, Understanding Socialism is an honest and approachable text that knocks down false narratives, confronts failures and challenges of various socialist experiments throughout history, and offers a path to a new socialism based on workplace democracy Richard

Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World

29 February 2020 | By Michael Pollan | Filed in: economics.

Acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan whose number one New York Times best sellers include The Omnivore s Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind offers his latest, provocative look into the profound ways what we eat affects how we live In Caffeine How Caffeine Created the Modern World,

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

29 February 2020 | By Stephanie Land | Filed in: economics.

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter While the gap between upper middle class Americans and the

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

29 February 2020 | By Yuval Noah Harari | Filed in: economics.

In Sapiens, he explored our past In Homo Deus, he looked to our future Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today s most pressing issues How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

29 February 2020 | By Nicholas D. Kristof | Filed in: economics.

The Pulitzer Prize winning authors of the acclaimed, best selling Half the Sky now issue a plea deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans to address the crisis in working class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure With stark

Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

29 February 2020 | By Yuval Noah Harari | Filed in: economics.

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century

The Infinite Game

29 February 2020 | By Simon Sinek | Filed in: economics.

Do you know how to play the game you re in In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear The winners and losers are easily identified In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

29 February 2020 | By David Wallace-Wells | Filed in: economics.

It is worse, much worse, than you think If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible In California, wildfires now rage year round, destroying thousands of homes Across the US, 500 year storms