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            The New Prophets of Capital
             

            The New Prophets of Capital (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aschoff, Nicole

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            A deft and caustic takedown of the new prophets of profit, from Bill Gates to Oprah

            ISBN 9781781688106
            Released AU 25 Mar 2015
            Publisher Verso Books
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            The End of Wall Street

            The End of Wall Street (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lowenstein, Roger

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            A blow-by-blow account of America's biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. Lowenstein weaves a financial, economic, and sociological thriller that indicts the US for succumbing to the siren song of easy debt and speculative mortgages. Essential reading as we work ...to identify the lessons of the market failure and start to rebuild.
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            ISBN 9781921640414
            Published AU 3 May 2010
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            China: Linking Markets for Growth
             

            China: Linking Markets for Growth (Paperback)

            Edited by Song, Ligang; Garnaut, Ross

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            China's prosperity is at the core of the emerging Platinum Age of global economic growth. Gathers together leading scholars on China's economic success and it's effect on the world economy into the next few decades.

            ISBN 9780731538133
            Published AU 1 Aug 2007
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Deepening Reform for China's Long-Term Growth and Development
              

            Deepening Reform for China's Long-Term Growth and Development (Paperback)

            Edited by Song, Ligang; Garnaut, Ross; Fang, Cai

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            The Chinese economy has entered a new phase of development in which sources of growth are not so much dependent upon pure increases in labour, investment and credit expansion, but from productivity improvement, structural changes, technological progress and the benefits from impr...ovement of the social security and welfare improvement. When market functions are fully established to become a main channel for allocating resources, the entrepreneurship will flourish engaging in more innovative activities, workers will move more freely and have more incentives to improve their skills, firms will become more productive through market entry and exit, the economic structure will become more balanced because of the improved resource allocation, and in the end, growth will become more spontaneous and sustainable. In this sense, reforms could deliver 'dividend' by raising China's potential economic growth rates. For China to confront all the challenges it faces at present, the reforms undertaken now have to be deep, comprehensive and far-reaching in order to succeed in paving the way for China to complete the task of transformation in the long-term. There is no better alternative than deepening the market-oriented reform in advancing the course of China's modernisation for future development and prosperity and lifting China to the status of a developed economy in the next two decades. The recent China update books have covered the topic of reform from different angles and this new book is another attempt to address this important issue.
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            ISBN 9781925021769
            Published AU 1 Mar 2014
            Publisher ANU Press
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            The Australian Moment: How we were made for these times

            The Australian Moment: How we were made for these times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Megalogenis, George

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            Winner of the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2012 Walkley Book Award, and Australia's bestselling political book of 2012 The book of the TV series Making Australia Great There's no better place to be during economic turbulence than Australia. Brilliant in a bust, we've lea...rnt to use our brains in a boom. Despite a lingering inability to acknowledge our achievements at home, the rest of the world asks: how did we get it right? George Megalogenis, one of our most respected political and economic writers, reviews the key events since the 1970s that have forged institutional and political leadership and a canny populace. He examines how we developed from a closed economy racked by the oil shocks, toughed it out during the sometimes devastating growing pains of deregulation, and survived the Asian financial crisis, the dotcom tech wreck and the GFC to become the last developed nation standing in the 2000s. As a result, whatever happens next, we're as well positioned as any to survive the ongoing rumblings of the Great Recession. Drawing on newly declassified documents, fresh interviews with our former prime ministers and a unique ability to bring the numbers to life, Megalogenis describes how, at just the right time, the Australian people became more farsighted than our politicians. We stopped spending before the rest of the world, and at the top of a boom voted out a government that was throwing around the biggest bribes ever offered. The Australian Moment is packed with original insight, challenging our often partisan selective memories and revealing how our leadership and community have underestimated each other's contribution to the nation's resilience. With a new introduction, afterword and appendix for the 2015 edition 'Likely to become the essential short work on modern Australia' Don Watson 'Megalogenis is Australia's best explainer ...A brilliant read' Annabel Crabb 'This man is perhaps the sanest journalist in Australia. He believes in facts and figures.
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            ISBN 9780670078448
            Published AU 28 Jan 2015
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way

            The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Nick

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            A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside. Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It's the planet's great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports... win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and facile, as well as being such a global laughing stock. A positive national story is at odds with a deeply unattractive Canberra story. The country should be enjoying The Australian Moment, so vividly described by the best-selling author George Megalogenis. But that description may turn out to be inadvertently precise. It could end up being just that: a fleeting moment. At present the country seems to be in speedy regression, with the nation's leaders, on both sides, mired in relatively small problems, such as the arrival of boat people, rather than mapping out a larger and more inspiring national future. In The Rise and Fall of Australia, BBC correspondent and author Nick Bryant offers an outsider's take on the great paradox of modern-day Australian life: of how the country has got richer at a time when its politics have become more impoverished. In this thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking book, dealing with politics, racism, sexism, the country's place in the region and the world, culture and sport, the author argues that Australia needs to discard the out-dated language used to describe itself, to push back against Lucky Country thinking, to celebrate how the cultural creep has replaced the cultural cringe and to stop negatively typecasting itself. Rejecting most of the national stereotypes, Nick Bryant sets out to describe the new Australia rather than the mythic country so often misunderstood not just by foreigners but Australians themselves.
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            ISBN 9780857983787
            Published AU 1 Jul 2014
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Goodbye To All That?: On The Failure Of Neoliberalism And The Urgency Of Change

            Goodbye To All That?: On The Failure Of Neoliberalism And The Urgency Of Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by McKnight, David

            Explores what the global financial crisis means for Australia. Looks past 'neo-liberalism' and 'economic rationalism' and asks what kind of social democracy we might hope for in the future. Are the heady days of deregulation and privatisation over? How might we rethink the challe...nge of climate change, of care, of quality of life more generally?
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            ISBN 9780977594948
            Published AU 29 Mar 2010
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way

            The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way (Paperback)

            By Bryant, Nick

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            A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside. Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It's the planet's great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports... win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and facile, as well as being such a global laughing stock. A positive national story is at odds with a deeply unattractive Canberra story. The country should be enjoying The Australian Moment, so vividly described by the best-selling author George Megalogenis. But that description may turn out to be inadvertently precise. It could end up being just that: a fleeting moment. At present the country seems to be in speedy regression, with the nation's leaders, on both sides, mired in relatively small problems, such as the arrival of boat people, rather than mapping out a larger and more inspiring national future. In The Rise and Fall of Australia, BBC correspondent and author Nick Bryant offers an outsider's take on the great paradox of modern-day Australian life: of how the country has got richer at a time when its politics have become more impoverished. In this thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking book, dealing with politics, racism, sexism, the country's place in the region and the world, culture and sport, the author argues that Australia needs to discard the out-dated language used to describe itself, to push back against Lucky Country thinking, to celebrate how the cultural creep has replaced the cultural cringe and to stop negatively typecasting itself. Rejecting most of the national stereotypes, Nick Bryant sets out to describe the new Australia rather than the mythic country so often misunderstood not just by foreigners but Australians themselves.
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            ISBN 9780857989024
            Published AU 1 Jul 2015
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

            Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next (Paperback)

            By Denniss, Richard

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            This updated and expanded edition of Richard Denniss?s bestselling Quarterly Essay gives a template for understanding the next federal election; discusses how and why the right of politics has continued to splinter; focuses on why energy and climate policy is such a problem for c...onservative politics; and looks in more detail at what could come after neoliberalism. How did the banks run wild for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And when did arms manufacturers start sponsoring the Australian War Memorial? In Dead Right, Richard Denniss explores what neoliberalism has done to Australia. For decades, we have been led to believe that the private sector does everything better, that governments can?t afford to provide the high-quality services they once did, but that security and prosperity for all are just around the corner. In fact, Australians are now less equal, millions of workers have no sick leave or paid holidays, and housing is unaffordable for many. Deregulation, privatisation and trickle-down economics have, we are told, delivered us twenty-seven years of growth ... but to what end? Denniss looks at ways to renew our democracy and discusses everything from the fragmenting Coalition to an idea of the national interest that goes beyond economics. This is a sparkling book of ideas, the perfect scene-setter for the upcoming federal election.
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            ISBN 9781760641306
            Published AU 11 Feb 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Sufficiency Thinking: Thailand's Gift to an Unsustainable World

            Sufficiency Thinking: Thailand's Gift to an Unsustainable World (Hardback)

            By Avery, Gayle C.; Bergsteiner, Harald

            Our world is under pressure, with growing inequalities in wealth and access to food and clean water. We depend too heavily on polluting fuels and diminishing natural resources. Traditional cultural practices are being swamped by global popular culture...The Thai model of sufficie...ncy thinking aims to transform the mindset of a whole population to achieve the seemingly impossible: enriching everyone's lives in a truly sustainable way...Innovative management practices developed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand have been applied across Thailand in agriculture, education, business, government and community organisations for over two decades...In this book, chapters written by eminent Thai scholars explain sufficiency thinking and review its implementation in different sectors including community development, business, agriculture, health care, schools, and even in prisons...Is Thailand unique in having discovered the holy grail of a more responsible form of capitalism? No, it is not, but it is the first country whose government has adopted this kind of thinking as national policy...'...we obviously need to revise dramatically our thinking about the outlines of a just economy and a decent society in which everyone can lead dignified lives. Sufficiency Thinking provides creative approaches to this quandary and this important volume is a brilliant addition to the growing literature critical of mainstream business-as-usual ideology.' - John Komlos, Professor Emeritus, University of Munich..
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            ISBN 9781760292638
            Published AU 1 Jun 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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