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            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Hardback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

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            The experience of the last decade has not been kind to the image of economists- asleep at the wheel (perhaps with the foot on the gas pedal) in the run-up to the great recession, squabbling about how to get out of it, tone-deaf in discussions of the plight of Greece or the Euro a...rea; they seem to have lost the ability to provide reliable guidance on the great problems of the day. In this ambitious, provocative book Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how traditional western-centric thinking has failed to explain what is happening to people in a newly globalized world- in short Good Economics has been done badly. This precise but accessible book covers many of the most essential issues of our day, including why migration doesn't follow the law of supply and demand, why trade liberalization can drive unemployment up and wages down and why nobody can really explain why and when growth happens. In doing so, they seek to reclaim this essential terrain, and to offer readers an economist's view of the most pressing issues of the day, one that is candid about the complexities, the zones of ignorance, and the areas of genuine disagreement.
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            ISBN 9780241306895
            Released AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia
             

            Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Hardback)

            By Cooley, Alexander A.; Heathershaw, John

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            A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West

            ISBN 9780300208443
            Released AU 15 Feb 2017
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government
             

            Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harper, Christine; Volcker, Paul A.

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            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration we need as our constitutional system and political tradition are being tested to the breaking point

            ISBN 9781541788305
            Released AU 12 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction
             

            The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Woodcock, Jamie; Graham, Mark

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            All of a sudden, everybody's talking about the gig economy. From taxi drivers to pizza deliverers to the unemployed, we are all aware of the huge changes that it's driving in our lives as workers, consumers and citizens. This is the first comprehensive overview of this highly top...ical subject. Drawing upon years of research, stories from gig workers, and a review of the key trends and debates, Jamie Woodcock and Mark Graham shed light on how the gig economy came to be, how it works and what it's like to work in it. They show that, although it has facilitated innovatory new services and created jobs for millions, it is not without cost. It allows businesses and governments to generate value while passing on significant risk and responsibility onto the workers that make it possible. This is not, however, an argument for turning the clock back. Instead, the authors outline four strategies that can produce a fairer gig economy that works for everyone. Woodcock & Graham's critical introduction will be essential reading for students, scholars and general readers interested in the massive shifts that characterise our modern digital economy.
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            ISBN 9781509536368
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies
             

            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weeks, John F.

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            'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing ...the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion': a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
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            ISBN 9781509532940
            Released AU 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Subjective Wellbeing and Place
              

            Subjective Wellbeing and Place (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

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            • Pub Date
              6 Mar 20

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published AU 6 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Series BWB Texts
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            Kicking The Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011
              

            Kicking The Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Johannsson, Jon; Levine, Stephen

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            "The All Blacks had last won the Rugby World Cup in 1987, when Prime Minister David Lange and the Labour team likewise scored a convincing victory. In 2011, New Zealand again hosted the Rugby World Cup, and once again two national teams emerged triumphant - the All Blacks, led by... captain Richie McCaw, and the National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key. This book tells the story of this 2011 election, set against the backdrop of a country caught up in rugby heroics and the aftermath of several life-changing natural disasters. It's the story of an odd campaign - of leaders' debates where the most memorable line, 'show me the money!', comes from a Hollywood movie; and of a meeting for a 'cup of tea', intended to promote the return to Parliament of one party, ACT, which ends up igniting the re-entry to Parliament of another, New Zealand First. It's the story of an election that winds up toppling two party leaders (Labour's Phil Goff and ACT's Don Brash) and ends, at last, the three-year political honeymoon of a third, John Key, even as he wins another term. Kicking the Tyres includes among its authors some of the winners of the 2011 election - New Zealand First's Winston Peters; the Greens' Metiria Turei; National's Steven Joyce; United Future's Peter Dunne; and the Greens' Mojo Mathers. What went wrong is the subject of chapters written by participants from other parties, including Labour's Grant Robertson and high-ranking candidates from the Maori Party, Mana and ACT. Kicking the Tyres views the campaign and the election from a variety of angles and perspectives. New Zealand's wittiest political commentator, Jane Clifton, writes about 'the worm' and other inanities of 2011. Jon Johansson and Colin James discuss John Key's leadership and the impact of the Pike River mine disaster and the Christchurch earthquakes on the government and the country. Other contributors examine the images and 'brands' of New Zealand's political parties and their leaders; the role of Fac
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            ISBN 9780864738349
            Published AU 12 Jul 2012
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

            Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wapshott, Nicholas

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            Can government fix a broken economy? Two great economists disagreed eighty years ago, and their debate dominates politics to this day.

            ISBN 9781921844362
            Published AU 31 Oct 2011
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con that is Breaking America

            Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con that is Breaking America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taibbi, Matt

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            Beneath America's outer appearance of sanity and democracy, there is a machine devoted to pure theft and political despotism. Matt Taibbi tells the story of the people and institutions that have taken over America, centring on Wall Street, moving out to Washington, D.C., the medi...a, and other plutocrats and crumb snatchers who are in on the scam.
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            ISBN 9781921640872
            Published AU 22 Nov 2010
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Politics, Development and Security in Oceania
              

            Politics, Development and Security in Oceania (Paperback)

            By Hegarty, David; Tryon, Darrell

            • RRP: $43.00
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            The chapters in this volume canvass political change and development across the Pacific Islands from a variety of perspectives, each contributing to the analysis of a region growing in complexity and in confidence. This book explores these themes of governance, development and se...curity that signal both continuity and change.
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            ISBN 9781922144867
            Published AU 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher ANU Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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