Economics in the Real World

  • Money: What It Is, How It’s Created, Who Gets It and Why It Matters book cover

    Money

    What It Is, How It’s Created, Who Gets It and Why It Matters

    By Sergio M. Focardi

    Understanding money – its creation, distribution and the value attached to it- is critical to understanding a society. This book introduces the principal theories of money, integrating them with macroeconomics. The author takes three perspectives: first, a historical perspective, showing how the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18 
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America book cover

    The Rise of Big Government

    How Egalitarianism Conquered America

    By Sven R Larson

    Americans tend to believe that their country is very different from Europe. Yet over the past half century they have imported and embraced the most transformative social idea of modern Scandinavia: egalitarianism. Today, the United States is more like Sweden than it is different, dedicated to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • Neuroliberalism: Behavioural Government in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Neuroliberalism

    Behavioural Government in the Twenty-First Century

    By Mark Whitehead, Rhys Jones, Rachel Lilley, Jessica Pykett, Rachel Howell

    Many governments in the developed world can now best be described as ‘neuroliberal’: having a combination of neoliberal principles with policy initiatives derived from insights in the behavioural sciences. Neuroliberalism presents the results of the first critical global study of the impacts of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • The Privileges of Wealth: Rising inequality and the growing racial divide book cover

    The Privileges of Wealth

    Rising inequality and the growing racial divide

    By Robert B. Williams

    The American Dream is under assault. This threat results not from a lack of means, but from an unwillingness to share. Total household wealth increased by half in the past generation, but barely one fifth of American households captured this new wealth. For the rest, the dream of owning a home,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • Education Is Not an App: The future of university teaching in the Internet age book cover

    Education Is Not an App

    The future of university teaching in the Internet age

    By Jonathan A. Poritz, Jonathan Rees

    Whilst much has been written about the doors that technology can open for students, less has been said about its impact on teachers and professors. Although technology undoubtedly brings with it huge opportunities within higher education, there is also the fear that it will have a negative effect…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World