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One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
4.7 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of "Christian America" is nothing more than a myth - and a relatively recent one
The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
From the best-selling coauthor of The Money and the Power, the inside story of the Bechtel family and the empire they've controlled since the construction of the Hoover Dam.
The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. ''Dad'' Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to build the world, from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and
Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
4.8 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression.
On January 26, 2009, during the depth of the financial crisis and having just completed five years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Timothy F. Geithner was sworn in by President Barack Obama as the 75th Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. Now, in a strikingly
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
4.6 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil's annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil's sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other
American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
4.3 out of 5 stars with 164 reviews
At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dysfunctional culture of
Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America
4.5 out of 5 stars with 263 reviews
An insider's unflinching exposé of the toxic culture within the Federal Reserve.
In the early 2000s, as a Wall Street escapee writing a financial column for the Dallas Morning News, Booth attracted attention for her bold criticism of the Fed's low interest rate policies and her cautionary warnings about the bubbly housing market. Nobody was more surprised than she when the folks at the Dallas Federal Reserve invited her aboard. Figuring she could have more of an impact on Fed policies from
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
4.4 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.
This book is about the
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
4.2 out of 5 stars with 292 reviews
In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term ''disaster capitalism''. Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or 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
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future: Library Edition
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ean: 9781478991311, isbn: 1478991313,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek parliament with more votes than any other member of parliament. He was appointed finance minister and, in the whirlwind five months that followed, everything he had warned about--the perils of the euro's faulty design, the European Union's shortsighted austerity policies, financialized crony capitalism, American complicity and rising authoritarianism--was confirmed as the ''troika''
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: Library Edition
mpn: 9781504666718, ean: 9781504666718, isbn: 1504666712,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 233 reviews
Shocking bestseller: the original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent seventy-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into thirty-two languages. New revelations: featuring fifteen explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins' classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over forty percent of the book is new, including chapters
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: Library Edition
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ean: 9780786134847, isbn: 0786134844,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages Third World economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the contracts.
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