War or Peace: The Struggle for World Power

War or Peace: The Struggle for World Power
Today’s international climate is one of disorder. A League of Dictators (China, Russia, Iran) is threatening the superpower status of the United States of America and the liberal international order it has underwritten. A piecemeal Third World War seems to have begun.
Eminent economist Deepak Lal argues that the global financial crisis was the proximate cause for a revanchist China and Russia believing that the liberal economic order promoted by the US was on its deathbed and their illiberal systems were the future. But Lal argues that reports of the economic woes of the US are greatly exaggerated as are those of China’s prospects and Russia’s power. With a new regime and the US’ continuing overwhelming economic and military strength, it can maintain its global hegemony by challenging the League of Dictators. India is increasingly a partner in this effort to maintain a liberal global order, by helping contain China’s burgeoning influence.
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Global Inequality – A New Approach for the Age of Globalization

Global Inequality – A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
Branko Milanovic presents a bold account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Using vast data sets, he explains the forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations over time. He reveals who has been helped by globalization, who has been hurt, andwhat policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.
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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis (and its ten-year aftermath) as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today.

In September 2008 President George Bush could still describe the financial crisis as an incident local to Wall Street. In fact it was a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, forcing a rearrangement of global governance. In the United States and Europe, it caused a fundamental reconsideration of capitalist democracy, eventually leading to the war in the Ukraine, the chaos of Greece, Brexit, and Trump.

It was the greatest crisis to have struck Western societies since the end of the Cold War, but was it inevitable? And is it over? Crashed is a dramatic new narrative resting on original themes: the haphazard nature of economic development and the erratic path of debt around the world; the unseen way individual countries and regions are linked together in deeply unequal relationships through financial interdependence, investment, politics, and force; the ways the financial crisis interacted with the spectacular rise of social media, the crisis of middle-class America, the rise of China, and global struggles over fossil fuels.

Finally, Tooze asks, given this history, what now are the prospects for a liberal, stable, and coherent world order?
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War or Peace: The Struggle for World Power

War or Peace: The Struggle for World Power
Today’s international climate is one of disorder. A League of Dictators (China, Russia, Iran) is threatening the superpower status of the United States of America and the liberal international order it has underwritten. A piecemeal Third World War seems to have begun.
Eminent economist Deepak Lal argues that the global financial crisis was the proximate cause for a revanchist China and Russia believing that the liberal economic order promoted by the US was on its deathbed and their illiberal systems were the future. But Lal argues that reports of the economic woes of the US are greatly exaggerated as are those of China’s prospects and Russia’s power. With a new regime and the US’ continuing overwhelming economic and military strength, it can maintain its global hegemony by challenging the League of Dictators. India is increasingly a partner in this effort to maintain a liberal global order, by helping contain China’s burgeoning influence.
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Give People Money

Give People Money
Surely just giving people money couldn’t work. Or could it? Imagine if every month the government deposited 1000 pounds in your bank account, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy, but Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become one of the most influential policy ideas of our time, backed by thinkers on both the left and the right. The founder of Facebook, Obama’s chief economist, governments from Canada to Finland are all seriously debating some form of UBI. In this sparkling and provocative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey looks at the global UBI movement. She travels to Kenya to see how UBI is lifting the poorest people on earth out of destitution, India to see how inefficient government programs are failing the poor, South Korea to interrogate UBI’s intellectual pedigree and Silicon Valley to meet the tech titans financing UBI pilots in expectation of a world with advanced artificial intelligence and little need for human labor. She also examines at the challenges the movement faces: contradictory aims, uncomfortable costs and most powerfully, the entrenched belief that no one should get something for nothing. The UBI movement is not just an economic policy it also calls into question our deepest intuitions about what we owe each other and what activities we should reward and value as a society.
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Economics of Real-life: A New Exposition

Economics of Real-life: A New Exposition

This rare volume uses real-life material, past and contemporary, and substantive logic to deal with the evolving complexity of the economy: society’s arrangement to provision the material needs and progress of its members. Part one, the analytical section of the book, starts with an isolated human community and expounds the nature of its economic activity (production) for survival and material progress—emphasizing that production is essentially human interaction with nature. From the first two chapters four “analytical tools” are derived: ownership, authority, intermediation, and asymmetry of information. The rest of the book uses these tools to logically trace the evolutionary process of the economy until it reaches its present manifestation as global capitalism.

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The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age


Can one of the most divided nations on the planet become its next superpower? James Crabtree reveals the titans of politics and industry shaping India in a period of breakneck change – from controversial prime minister Narendra Modi, victor in the largest election in history, to the leading lights of the country’s burgeoning billionaire class. While `King of the Good Times’ Vijay Mallya languishes in exile in Britain, other major `Bollygarchs’ prosper at home despite a series of scandals. Issuing jewel-encrusted invitations to their children’s weddings, these tycoons exert huge power in both business and politics. But India’s explosive economic rise has driven inequality to new extremes. Millions remain trapped in slums and corruption is endemic. Reformers fight to wrest the nation from these dark forces, leaving its fate poised between that of a prosperous democratic giant and a saffron-tinged version of Russia.
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