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Andrews, Kehinde

Summary: A damning exploration of the many ways in which the effects and logic of anti-black colonialism continue to inform our modern world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold type books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. 2021

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Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Scott, Kevin

Summary: The continued development of AI has the potential to create abundance and opportunity for everyone and help solve some of our most vexing problems. But how do we work to ensure that the continued development of AI allows us to keep the American Dream alive? Kevin Scott offers a clear roadmap to find the answer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 338 SCO

Summary: Danger has always surrounded the coal miner's profession, but in the early years of the Colorado coal fields, it was almost as risky for a worker to stay above ground and face the wrath of the company as it was to toil in the tunnels below. This Bill Moyers program presents the memories of the people who worked those mines, freeing the rocks, metals, and minerals on which much of 20th-century...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Hahn, Steven

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's provocative reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War (and leading into the twentieth century); the next volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner. In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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Contents: Introduction: new confessions and revelations from the world of economic hit men / John Perkins -- Global empire: the web of control / Steven Hiatt -- Selling money-- and dependency: setting the debt trap / S.C. Gwynne -- Dirty money: inside the secret world of offshore banking / John Christensen -- BCCI's double game: banking on America, banking on jihad / Lucy Komisar -- The human cost of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1323 GAM

Eggers, William D.

Summary: "Welcome to the "Solution Economy" We're at a critical juncture in our global economy, with the siloed ways of the past (public vs. private) quickly fading. Instead, we are witnessing a step change in how society deals with its own problems-in which government acts as just one player among many, and entrepreneurship and innovation range freely across all sectors. Deloitte's William Eggers and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 361 EGG

Spar, Debora L.

Contents: The quest to conceive: attacking an ancient affliction -- A cluster of cells: mechanics of the modern fertility market -- Renting wombs for money and love: the emerging market for surrogacy -- Designing babies: fixing flaws and pursuing perfection -- Return to the forbidden planet: issues in human cloning -- Trading places: the practice and politics of adoption -- Songs of Solomon: prospects...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business School Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.198 SPA

Tirole, Jean

Summary: When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 TIR

Toyama, Kentaro

Summary: "In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote agrarian communities. But after a decade of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 TOY

Thaler, Richard H.

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Summary: Offering a study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2009

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Levitt, Steven D.

Summary: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 330 LEV

Rand, Tom

Summary: "The left and right -- the business community and environmentalists, bankers and activists -- must together reclaim capitalism and force profits to align with the planet. A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide: anti-market critics from Naomi Klein to the Pope target capitalism itself as a root cause of climate change, while neo-conservatives who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ECW Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.9 RAN

Easterly, William

Summary: Easterly delivers a scathing assault on the anti-poverty programs associated with both the United Nations and its political and private sector supporters.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 338.9 EAS

Acemoglu, Daron.

Summary: Evaluates the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 ACE

McAfee, Andrew

Summary: "We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 MCA

Ford, Martin (Martin R.)

Summary: Examines the effects of accelerating technology on the economic system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Pereus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 FOR

Summary: A growing number of environmentalists, ethicists, and economists believe that the needs of the "have-nots" will one day become too powerful to ignore. This program highlights that viewpoint, illustrating vast disparities between the living standards of developed and underdeveloped nations and questioning the wisdom of looking the other way. Deconstructing conventional economic notions of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Klein, Naomi

Summary: "For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet-and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public: prescient advisories and dire warnings...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.7 KLE

Summary: Most economists use Gross Domestic Product to measure a country's economic health. But some experts in the field of economic development consider GDP calculations to be painfully inadequate. This program explores alternative ways to define national success and productivity using not only monetary parameters but also the safety, happiness, and potential of a country's citizens and the health of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Kwak, James

Summary: Outlines a deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world of classroom economics, clarifying assumptions and misleading teachings while sharing historical insights into how economism became a prevalent influence in the U.S. "For generations, we've been told that there's a simple framework that can explain the mysteries of how the economy can create optimal outcomes for us all. What...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 KWA

Auerswald, Philip E.

Summary: The "code economy" refers to the evolving technologically-driven environment we live in. In services or manufacturing, outputs emerge more and more from coded computerized systems and less as assembled mechanical devices and procedures. Industries seek algorithms to make software not only more pliable for firms' development of products and services, but also to market them and ease their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 AUE

Sowell, Thomas

Contents: Politics versus economics -- Free and unfree labor -- The economics of medical care -- The economics of housing -- Risky business -- The economics of discrimination -- The economic development of nations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 SOW

Allen, Reniqua

Summary: "In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.9 Allen 2019

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