Score: 4
From 355 Ratings

SuperFreakonomics


  • Author: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 1292085 Bytes


Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works....

Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Hollywood Economist 2.0


  • Author: Edward Jay Epstein
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Industries & Professions
  • File Size: 8519812 Bytes


A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trendsIn a Freakonomics-meets-Hollywood saga, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood’s “invisible money machine,” probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and flops, while he answers a surprisingly difficult question: How do the studiosmake their money?We also learn:+ How and why the studios harvest silver from old film prints ...+ Why stars do—or don’t do—their own stunts ...+ The future of Netflix: Why the “next big thing” now seems in such deep trouble...+ What it costs to insure Nicole Kidman’s right knee…+ How Hollywood manipulates Wall Street: including...

The American Economist

The American Economist


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079806561


The American Economist Book Description :

Some issues include Minutes of the annual convention....

Frank Knight and the Chicago School in American Economics

Frank Knight and the Chicago School in American Economics


  • Author : Ross B. Emmett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-01-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135974411


Frank Knight and the Chicago School in American Economics Book Description :

Over the last twenty years, Ross B. Emmett has explored the work of Frank H. Knight, the philosopher of the Chicago School of economics. Knight occupies a paradoxical place in the history of Chicago economics: vital to the tradition’s teaching of price theory and the twentieth-century re-articulation of the defense of free enterprise and liberal democracy, yet a critic (in advance) of the empirical and methodological orientation that has characterized Chicago economics and the rest of the discipline in the post-war period, and skeptical of liberalism’s prospects. In the course of his investigation of Knight’s work, Emmett has written not only about Knight’s economics and philosophy, the nature of Chicago economics, and Knight’s place in the...

Americana
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Americana


  • Author : Bhu Srinivasan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399563805


Americana Book Description :

An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes ev...

Overground Railroad
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Overground Railroad


  • Author : Candacy Taylor
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683356578


Overground Railroad Book Description :

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the hist...

Score: 1
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Shannon Graff Hysell
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1591585252


Book Description :

For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and mak...

Shakespeare in a Divided America
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Shakespeare in a Divided America


  • Author : James Shapiro
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525522300


Shakespeare in a Divided America Book Description :

From leading scholar James Shapiro, a timely exploration of what Shakespeare’s plays reveal about our divided land, from Revolutionary times to the present day Read at school by almost every student, staged in theaters across the land, and long highly valued by both conservatives and liberals alike, Shakespeare’s plays are rare common ground in the United States. For well over two centuries now, Americans of all stripes—presidents and activists, writers and soldiers—have turned to Shakespeare’s works to address the nation’s political fault lines, such as manifest destiny, race, gender, immigration, and free speech. In a narrative arching across the centuries, James Shapiro traces the unparalleled role of Shakespeare's 400-year-old tragedi...

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop


  • Author : Lee Drutman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190913854


Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop Book Description :

"American democracy is in precarious health. Books on tyranny and fascism are now bestsellers. Parents wonder whether their children will still grow up in a democracy. Gallows political humor about the collapse of the republic creeps into ordinary conversation. No longer a shining model for the world, American democracy today strikes a more cautionary note. An anxious pessimism dominates. By every expert judgment, the United States is slipping. In late 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the United States from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy," giving it the same ranking as Italy. In January 2018, Freedom House downgraded its rating of American democracy to 86 (out of 100), just above Poland (85) and Greece (85), but behind Latvia (...

Clashing over Commerce

Clashing over Commerce


  • Author : Douglas A. Irwin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226399010


Clashing over Commerce Book Description :

Should the United States be open to commerce with other countries, or should it protect domestic industries from foreign competition? This question has been the source of bitter political conflict throughout American history. Such conflict was inevitable, James Madison argued in The Federalist Papers, because trade policy involves clashing economic interests. The struggle between the winners and losers from trade has always been fierce because dollars and jobs are at stake: depending on what policy is chosen, some industries, farmers, and workers will prosper, while others will suffer. Douglas A. Irwin’s Clashing over Commerce is the most authoritative and comprehensive history of US trade policy to date, offering a clear picture of the various eco...