The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism pdf

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism  pdf

Title: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism pdf

Author: Naomi Klein

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Politics,Economics,History,Sociology

Pages: 558 pages

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism pdf

In her ground-breaking reporting from Iraq, Naomi Klein exposed how the trauma of invasion was being exploited to remake the country in the interest of foreign corporations. She called it “disaster capitalism.” Covering Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, and New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic “shock treatment” losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman’s free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. By capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, Klein argues that the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

 

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations pdf

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations  pdf

Title: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations pdf

Author: Adam Smith

Genre: ,Economics,Nonfiction,Philosophy,Classics,History,Politics,Business

Pages: 1264 pages

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations pdf

Adam Smith’s masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and Robert Reich’s Introduction both clarifies Smith’s analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. As Reich writes, “Smith’s mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late eighteenth century–jobs, wages, politics, government, trade, education, business, and ethics.”,,Introduction by Robert Reich – Commentary by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner – Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

 

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything pdf

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything  pdf

Title: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything pdf

Author: Steven D. Levitt,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Economics,Business,Science,Psychology

Pages: 320 pages

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything pdf

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? Freakonomics will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.,These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life — from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing — and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics.,Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives — how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of … well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.,What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and — if the right questions are asked — is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to see through all the clutter.,Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.,(front flap)

 

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money pdf

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money  pdf

Title: The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money pdf

Author: Chelsea Fagan

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Self Help,Economics,Finance,Finance,Personal Finance,Currency,Money

Pages: 208 pages

The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money pdf

How to get good with money, even if you have no idea where to start. ,The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don’t care about personal finance. Whether you’re in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit. Chelsea Fagan has tapped a range of experts to help you make the best choices for you, but she also knows that being smarter with money isn’t just about what you put in the bank. It’s about everything—from the clothes you put in your closet, to your financial relationship habits, to the food you put in your kitchen (instead of ordering in again). So The Financial Diet gives you the tools to negotiate a raise and the perfect cocktail recipe to celebrate your new salary.,The Financial Diet will teach you: ,• how to get good with money in a year.,• the ingredients everyone needs to have a budget-friendly kitchen.,• how to talk about awkward money stuff with your friends.,• the best way to make (and stick to!) a budget.,• how to take care of your house like a grown-up.,• what the hell it means to invest (and how you can do it).