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US Economics Bücher: The Origin of Wealth von Eric D. Beinhocker

The Origin of Wealth

Eric D. Beinhocker
The Radical Remaking of Economics and What It Means for Business And Society
3.9 (66 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Origin of Wealth?

The Origin of Wealth shows us the inadequacies of the economic theories that underpin our understanding of economics. The book argues that economic actors shouldn’t be seen as rational consumers that act on their self-interest. Rather, economics is best understood as a complex system of adaptation, similar to evolution, where products, ideas, and ideology compete for survival.

Wer The Origin of Wealth lesen sollte

  • Students and scholars of economic science
  • Anyone interested in economics, social sciences or business   
  • Business leaders, economists and politicians

US Economics Bücher: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism von Ha-Joon Chang

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang
3.9 (172 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism?

In 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our current economic approach. He explains how, despite what most economists believe, there are many things wrong with free market capitalism. As well as explaining the problems, Chang also offers possible solutions which could help us build a better, fairer world.

Wer 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism lesen sollte

  • Students of economics who are fed up with mainstream teaching
  • Anyone who takes an interest in the financial crisis and why nobody saw it coming
  • Anyone wondering why levels of inequality are so high

US Economics Bücher: Economics: The User’s Guide von Ha-Joon Chang

Economics: The User’s Guide

Ha-Joon Chang
4.3 (152 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Economics: The User’s Guide?

Economics: The User’s Guide lays out the foundational concepts of economics in an easily relatable and compelling way. Examining the history of economics as well as some critical changes to global economic institutions, this book will teach you everything you need to know about how economics works today.

Wer Economics: The User’s Guide lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the history of economics
  • Anyone interested in the intersection of politics and economics
  • Anyone who dozed through Economics 101 in college

US Economics Bücher: The Wealth of Nations von Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith
4.4 (880 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Wealth of Nations?

The Wealth of Nations is a profoundly influential work in the study of economics and examines exactly how nations become wealthy. Adam Smith advocates that by allowing individuals to freely pursue their own self-interest in a free market, without government regulation, nations will prosper.

Wer The Wealth of Nations lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to understand the foundations of capitalism and the free market
  • Anyone curious about the core tenets of a fundamental work of economic theory

US Economics Bücher: Don’t Buy It von Anat Shenker-Osorio

Don’t Buy It

Anat Shenker-Osorio
The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy
4.0 (9 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Don’t Buy It?

Don’t Buy It (2012) explores the ways language influences our understanding of complex issues. Anat Shenker-Osorio brings her research and expertise to bear on a question that plagues progressives: why do conservatives always win economic debates in the United States, despite the deep inequality and structural injustice epitomized by the financial crash and the Great Recession? These blinks answer this question by analyzing the language employed on either side of the political spectrum.

Wer Don’t Buy It lesen sollte

  • Anyone who identifies as a political progressive
  • Anyone who’s interested in how language affects societies
  • Students of English, economics, sociology and politics

US Economics Bücher: PostCapitalism von Paul Mason


Paul Mason
A Guide to Our Future
3.9 (111 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in PostCapitalism?

Postcapitalism (2015) offers a close examination of the failures of current economic systems. The 2008 financial crisis showed us that neoliberal capitalism is falling apart, and these blinks outline the reasons why we’re at the start of capitalism’s downfall, while giving an idea of what our transition into postcapitalism will be like.

Wer PostCapitalism lesen sollte

  • Capitalists and anti-capitalists
  • Students of sociology or politics
  • Anyone interested in what the future holds for modern-day societies

US Economics Bücher: False Economy von Alan Beattie

False Economy

Alan Beattie
A Surprising Economic History of the World
4.2 (151 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in False Economy?

False Economy (2009) offers a fresh perspective on how and why some nations of the world have become economic powerhouses and others have ended up as financial disasters. You’ll see that nations aren’t handcuffed by fate. Rather, their economic success or failure is based on the choices they make.

Wer False Economy lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Readers who want to learn about the politics of money
  • People interested in international business

US Economics Bücher: Two Nations Indivisible von Shannon K. O’Neil

Two Nations Indivisible

Shannon K. O’Neil
Mexico, the United States and the Road Ahead
4.1 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Two Nations Indivisible?

Two Nations Indivisible (2013) tells the story of the United States’ relationship with its neighbor to the south: Mexico. These blinks explain the profound connections between the two countries as well as the misunderstandings that keep them apart, with an emphasis on political and economic relations.

Wer Two Nations Indivisible lesen sollte

  • Policy makers who want to understand more about the US-Mexico relationship
  • Educators and students interested in world politics
  • Americans and Mexicans hoping to understand each other better

US Economics Bücher: The Way Back von F.H. Buckley

The Way Back

F.H. Buckley
Restoring the Promise of America
2.8 (5 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Way Back?

The Way Back (2016) offers an intriguing explanation of why the American dream is a long-lost concept. These blinks take a close look at the fundamental systems of the United States, from education to criminal justice, and reveal exactly how these systems have broken down and why they are in desperate need of repair.

Wer The Way Back lesen sollte

  • Public school teachers looking for insight into the school system
  • Entrepreneurs fighting bureaucratic red tape
  • Students of sociology and economics

US Economics Bücher: Saving Capitalism von Robert B. Reich

Saving Capitalism

Robert B. Reich
For the Many, Not the Few
4.0 (71 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Saving Capitalism?

Saving Capitalism (2015) is a biting critique of the world’s economic order but also an optimistic look into how capitalism could support the common good. These blinks will teach you how and why capitalism is failing most people, and where it needs to go to do right by the majority.

Wer Saving Capitalism lesen sollte

  • Economists and students of capitalistic systems
  • Anyone living and working in a capitalistic society
  • Activists and people fighting for social justice

US Economics Bücher: America’s Bank von Roger Lowenstein

America’s Bank

Roger Lowenstein
The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve Act
4.2 (29 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in America’s Bank?

In America’s Bank (2015), you’ll discover the gripping story of the US Federal Reserve, or “Fed.” These blinks trace the history behind the development and unification of the American banking system and show the complex web of interests and players that continue to shape the system today.

Wer America’s Bank lesen sollte

  • Students interested in economics or politics
  • People interested in American history

US Economics Bücher: The WikiLeaks Files von Julian Assange (introduction)

The WikiLeaks Files

Julian Assange (introduction)
The World According to US Empire
4.5 (28 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The WikiLeaks Files?

The WikiLeaks Files (2015) provides fascinating and digestible insights from WikiLeaks, the organization that came to worldwide prominence with the release of 251,287 US State Department cables in 2010. These blinks paint a bleak picture of an American empire and its machinations.

Wer The WikiLeaks Files lesen sollte

  • Global citizens concerned with world affairs
  • Students of political science or international relations
  • Diplomats and others working in civil service

US Economics Bücher: Dark Money von Jane Mayer

Dark Money

Jane Mayer
The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
3.9 (142 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Dark Money?

Dark Money (2016) is a chilling look behind the scenes of American politics, outlining how a small handful of the country’s richest people have been influencing the country’s political landscape since the 1970s. Far from a conspiracy theory, these are the cold hard facts of the powerful and immensely wealthy individuals behind the rise of today’s radical right-wing conservative movement.

Wer Dark Money lesen sollte

  • Students of political science and economics
  • Political junkies and newshounds
  • Readers struggling to grasp the layers and complexities of US politics

US Economics Bücher: Austerity von Mark Blyth


Mark Blyth
The History of a Dangerous Idea
4.3 (47 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Austerity?

Austerity (2013) cuts through the confusion behind our recent financial crises and reveals what really happens when economists call for a policy of austerity to be implemented. This is when budgets are cut, public funding is slashed and working-class families suffer so that banks can be saved and continue to make billions. Find out what’s really going on and who’s really being protected when your country gets pushed into austerity.

Wer Austerity lesen sollte

  • Students of political science and economics
  • Readers who want a better understanding of the recent banking crisis
  • Activists fighting against the top 1 percent

US Economics Bücher: Barbarians at the Gate von Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

Barbarians at the Gate

Bryan Burrough, John Helyar
The Fall of RJR Nabisco
4.1 (45 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Barbarians at the Gate?

Barbarians at the Gate (1989) tells the story of one of the largest corporate deals in US history, the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. These blinks provide a gripping portrait of the extreme and extravagant behavior in corporate America during the 1980s.

Wer Barbarians at the Gate lesen sollte

  • Anyone working in finance or business who wants to learn about a legendary deal
  • Citizens appalled by the excesses of corporate America
  • Anyone enthralled by hostile takeovers and cutthroat dealings

US Economics Bücher: Economics for the Common Good von Jean Tirole

Economics for the Common Good

Jean Tirole
4.0 (57 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Economics for the Common Good?

Jean Tirole’s Economics for the Common Good (2017) is a wide-ranging look at the contemporary economy, packed with plenty of insights into the theory and practice of modern-day economics. Deconstructing the supposed opposition of state and market, Tirole explores their many interconnections in fields ranging from climate change to property rights and the new digital economy.

Wer Economics for the Common Good lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the how, what and why of economics
  • Proponents of free markets and advocates of state regulation
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered why climate change is so hard to tackle

US Economics Bücher: An American Sickness von Elisabeth Rosenthal

An American Sickness

Elisabeth Rosenthal
How Health Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
4.3 (42 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in An American Sickness?

An American Sickness (2017) takes an honest look at the state of the American health-care system and frankly diagnoses its many ailments. When big business started taking over what were once charitable organizations, things began to go truly wrong. Rosenthal presents valuable information on how to reduce health-care bills and not get taken for a ride by greedy hospitals and over-prescribing doctors.

Wer An American Sickness lesen sollte

  • Americans, both healthy and sick
  • Workers in the health-care and insurance industry
  • Readers who want to save money

US Economics Bücher: Glass House von Brian Alexander

Glass House

Brian Alexander
The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
3.7 (24 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Glass House?

Glass House (2017) tells the cautionary tale of Lancaster, Ohio, a town that went from boom to bust over the course of the past fifty years. At the heart of this downfall is the Anchor Hocking glass factory, a major source of employment that turned into a bitter disappointment. This story is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the current state of affairs in American society and politics.

Wer Glass House lesen sollte

  • Politicians and policy-makers
  • Students of history and American studies
  • People interested in the current state of American affairs

US Economics Bücher: Doughnut Economics von Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics

Kate Raworth
Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
4.1 (169 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Doughnut Economics?

Doughnut Economics (2017) is a call to arms for a fresh approach to economics. As inequality soars and environmental crisis looms, the book’s central question has never seemed more relevant. How can we build a just economic system that allows us to thrive while preserving the planet? A good place to start, Kate Raworth suggests, is to do away with the old myths that have shaped economic thinking for so long. Zeroing in on the doughnut-shaped “sweet spot” in which our needs can be sustainably met, this is a thought-provoking read which might just help save the world.

Wer Doughnut Economics lesen sollte

  • Anyone losing sleep over the Earth’s future as climate change kicks in
  • Economic innovators in search of new models for a new century
  • Fans of fresh thinking on big topics

US Economics Bücher: Edge of Chaos von Dambisa Moyo

Edge of Chaos

Dambisa Moyo
Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It
3.8 (60 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Edge of Chaos?

Edge of Chaos (2018) examines the key challenges that liberal democracies around the world are facing today. Aging populations, limited resources and increasing debt are all threats to these countries’ economic well-being – but so too are the “remedies” of short-term policies and protectionism. Author Dambisa Moyo examines that misguided agenda and presents a radical blueprint for economic growth in the twenty-first century.

Wer Edge of Chaos lesen sollte

  • Citizens concerned about Brexit and Donald Trump
  • Policymakers interested in rebuilding their political systems
  • Curious readers hoping to get a grip on global economic systems

US Economics Bücher: Capitalism and Freedom von Milton Friedman

Capitalism and Freedom

Milton Friedman
4.4 (513 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Capitalism and Freedom?

Capitalism and Freedom (1962) is one of the most influential discussions of the relationship between economic and political freedom to have ever been put to paper. Written at the height of the Cold War between Soviet socialism and Western capitalism, Milton Friedman argues that only free markets can guarantee liberty. His theory remains every bit as relevant and thought-provoking today as when it was first published.

Wer Capitalism and Freedom lesen sollte

  • Economics buffs fascinated by the intellectual history of the last century
  • Free-marketeers, classical liberals and libertarians
  • Opponents of free-market capitalism interested in the other side of the argument

US Economics Bücher: Utopia for Realists von Rutger Bregman

Utopia for Realists

Rutger Bregman
And How We Can Get There
4.4 (251 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Utopia for Realists?

Utopia for Realists (2016) is a call to arms for a radical rethinking of life, work and how society functions. It argues that the world enjoys unprecedented wealth and material comfort but is still full of problems, from soul-destroying jobs to inequality and poverty. We have the power to solve these problems and build a better future if we embrace utopian thinking.

Wer Utopia for Realists lesen sollte

  • Blue-sky thinkers
  • Socially engaged people who want to eradicate poverty 
  • Frustrated citizens who feel there must be a better way to organize our society and economy

US Economics Bücher: The Third Pillar von Raghuram Rajan

The Third Pillar

Raghuram Rajan
The Revival of Community in a Polarized World
4.4 (38 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Third Pillar?

The Third Pillar (2019) traces the evolving relationship between the three “pillars” of human life – the state, markets and communities – from the medieval period to our own age. Economist Raghuram Rajan argues that, throughout history, societies have struggled to find a sustainable balance between these pillars. Today is no different: caught between uncontrolled markets and a discredited state, communities everywhere are in decline. That, Rajan concludes, is jet fuel for populist movements. But a more balanced kind of social order is possible.

Wer The Third Pillar lesen sollte

  • Anyone apprehensive about the rise of intolerant political movements
  • Historians and economists
  • Community organizers and neighborhood activists

US Economics Bücher: The Future of Capitalism von Paul Collier

The Future of Capitalism

Paul Collier
Facing the New Anxieties
3.9 (191 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Future of Capitalism?

The Future of Capitalism (2018) offers a candid analysis of capitalism that calls for a return to communitarian ethics to mend rifts between families, communities and nations. Diagnosing the failings of modern liberalism, Paul Collier proposes the reintroduction into economic thinking of ethical concerns. He also suggests pragmatic policies that might forge a capitalism that works for everyone.

Wer The Future of Capitalism lesen sollte

  • Students of political science and economics
  • Policy makers interested in cultivating a new center left
  • Skeptics of capitalism’s potential

US Economics Bücher: The War on Normal People von Andrew Yang

The War on Normal People

Andrew Yang
The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future
4.5 (136 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The War on Normal People?

The War on Normal People (2018) reveals how America is on the brink of economic and social collapse due to technological advances such as automation and artificial intelligence. Painting a portrait of the reality that average Americans will increasingly face if mass unemployment is left unaddressed, author Andrew Yang proposes a vision to transform the economy by adopting a human-centered form of capitalism that begins with a universal basic income.

Wer The War on Normal People lesen sollte

  • Voters interested in learning about Andrew Yang’s ideas for America
  • Educated Americans who want to take on income inequality
  • Working-age people curious about the benefits of a universal basic income

US Economics Bücher: Good Economics for Hard Times von Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Good Economics for Hard Times

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems
4.1 (207 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Good Economics for Hard Times?

Good Economics for Hard Times (2019) unflinchingly examines some of the most seemingly intractable problems we’re confronting today. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo argue that economics can provide new perspectives on how to solve climate change without hurting the poor, and also tackle social problems caused by rising inequality, global trade, and fear of immigration. 

Wer Good Economics for Hard Times lesen sollte

  • People who want to regain their faith in the usefulness of economics
  • Environmentalists who want a new perspective on how to save the planet
  • Workers who are worried about how immigration and trade will affect their jobs

US Economics Bücher: Hawai'i von Sumner La Croix


Sumner La Croix
Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change
4.2 (33 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Hawai'i?

Hawai’i (2019) is a detailed history of the economic forces that have shaped Hawaiian society. Author Sumner La Croix traces the arc of commerce, from traditions first established in the twelfth century by Polynesian colonists to the modern Hawaiian state. Along the way, he examines what has changed and what has stayed the same.

Wer Hawai'i lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the dark side of paradise
  • Students of colonialism
  • Labor historians

US Economics Bücher: Americana von Bhu Srinivasan


Bhu Srinivasan
A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
4.3 (73 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Americana?

Americana (2017) traces the history of the USA from one key perspective: capitalism. Bhu Srinivasan shows how the development of the country has been closely bound up with the development of capitalism, from the New England colonies’ earliest days to the most recent innovations of Silicon Valley or Wall Street.

Named by The Economist as one of the best books of 2017

Wer Americana lesen sollte

  • American history enthusiasts
  • People interested in the economy past and present
  • Fans – or enemies – of capitalism

US Economics Bücher: One Billion Americans von Matthew Yglesias

One Billion Americans

Matthew Yglesias
The Case for Thinking Bigger
4.3 (37 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in One Billion Americans?

One Billion Americans (2020) poses a provocative solution to America’s diminishing prosperity. Author Matthew Yglesias believes that by increasing its population to one billion, the nation could retain its position as the world’s top economic power. Yglesias puts forward a strategy to achieve this, while exploring the surprising benefits more people would bring.

Wer One Billion Americans lesen sollte

  • Voters concerned about America’s future
  • The economically curious
  • Americans seeking solutions to social challenges

US Economics Bücher: Talking to My Daughter About the Economy von Yanis Varoufakis

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Yanis Varoufakis
A Brief History of Capitalism
4.4 (161 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Talking to My Daughter About the Economy?

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy (2018) is a lucid and accessible account of our current economic system. This engaging primer explains what economics is, what it does, and why it became such a force in our everyday lives.

Wer Talking to My Daughter About the Economy lesen sollte

  • Political junkies hungry for accessible economic theory
  • Everyday citizens seeking to engage with politics
  • Anyone interested in understanding our current economic system

US Economics Bücher: Austerity von Alberto Alesina, Carlo Favero and Francesco Giavazzi


Alberto Alesina, Carlo Favero and Francesco Giavazzi
When It Works and When It Doesn't
3.9 (33 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Austerity?

Austerity (2019) uses data analysis to look at one of the most controversial topics in economics today. An analysis of several countries’ austerity policies over the past several decades reveals that cutting spending can actually help the economy expand.

Wer Austerity lesen sollte

  • Economists keen to learn more about austerity
  • Politicians looking to brush up on their economics
  • Anyone who wants to understand the numbers behind government policy

US Economics Bücher: Angrynomics von Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth


Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth
4.0 (101 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Angrynomics?

Angrynomics (2020) examines the growing atmosphere of anger around the globe. Part political theory, part social science, this approachable text diagnoses the cause of the rising resentment and proposes a few popular solutions.

Wer Angrynomics lesen sollte

  • News junkies seeking fresh takes on the current political climate
  • Activists wishing to understand popular movements
  • Anyone with an interest in where the world is headed

US Economics Bücher: American Crisis von Andrew M. Cuomo

American Crisis

Andrew M. Cuomo
Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
3.6 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in American Crisis?

American Crisis (2020) is a candid retelling of how Governor Andrew Cuomo managed the COVID-19 crisis in one of the worst affected states in America: New York. It reveals the steps Cuomo took to steer New York through the early days of the pandemic in a country run by a president Cuomo sees as incapable of leadership. It also shows how real leadership requires honesty and transparency, clear communication, and compassion for others.

Wer American Crisis lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in American politics 
  • Leaders of organizations who want to learn about crisis management
  • Those curious about how New York has fared throughout the crisis

US Economics Bücher: The Value of Everything von Mariana Mazzucato

The Value of Everything

Mariana Mazzucato
Making and Taking in the Global Economy
4.4 (138 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Value of Everything?

The Value of Everything (2018) presents an argument for redefining value in the economy so that we can better understand who really creates value, and who extracts it.

Wer The Value of Everything lesen sollte

  • Economists eager for new ideas
  • Fans of politics in search of change
  • Lovers of radical ideas and ambitious visions

US Economics Bücher: The Economists’ Hour von Binyamin Appelbaum

The Economists’ Hour

Binyamin Appelbaum
False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
4.3 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Economists’ Hour?

The Economists’ Hour (2019) is a compact history of how economists came to dominate our political discourse. This work traces the rise of neoliberal ideology from the 1960s to today.

Wer The Economists’ Hour lesen sollte

  • Political wonks wanting to parse the current climate
  • Citizens concerned about America’s rightward shift
  • Anyone asking, “how did things get so bad?”

US Economics Bücher: Wildland von Evan Osnos


Evan Osnos
The Making of America's Fury
3.4 (36 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Wildland?

Wildland (2021) recounts the story of how America became unraveled throughout the first two decades of the twenty-first century. Drawing on stories from residents of three US cities –⁠ Greenwich, Connecticut; Clarksburg, West Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois –⁠ it examines the undercurrents of change that tie together the fates of these varied landscapes. Finally, it describes how the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 laid the foundation for the violent insurrection on January 6, 2021. 

Wer Wildland lesen sollte

  • Americans trying to make sense of the changes in their country
  • Students of American politics and culture
  • Activists looking for a holistic picture of the grievances of average Americans

US Economics Bücher: The Dying Citizen von Victor Davis Hanson

The Dying Citizen

Victor Davis Hanson
How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America
2.7 (662 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Dying Citizen?

The Dying Citizen (2021) explores the ways in which modern American democracy is being weakened. Touching on issues like globalization and identity politics, it discusses how left-wing progressives are damaging the foundations of the United States. 

Wer The Dying Citizen lesen sollte

  • Conservatives looking for fresh insights
  • Fans of Donald Trump 
  • Anyone interested in politics and current affairs

US Economics Bücher: Lessons from the Titans von Scott Davis

Lessons from the Titans

Scott Davis
What Companies in the New Economy Can Learn from the Great Industrial Giants to Drive Sustainable Success
4.2 (47 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Lessons from the Titans?

Lessons from the Titans (2020) tells the stories of ten industrial companies in the United States. From General Electric to Boeing, Honeywell to United Rentals, it looks at which strategic decisions led to success and which disastrous missteps created new obstacles. By analyzing the past performance of such legendary businesses, it offers greater insight into which companies today will stick around – and which won’t. 

Wer Lessons from the Titans lesen sollte

  • Business gurus fascinated by economic shifts
  • Entrepreneurs looking to future-proof their companies
  • Economists curious about market shifts

US Economics Bücher: The Raging 2020s von Alec Ross

The Raging 2020s

Alec Ross
Companies, Countries, People – and the Fight for Our Future
3.8 (93 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Raging 2020s?

The Raging 2020s (2021) is an autopsy of the American social contract, which once kept companies, governments, and individuals in stable harmony but has since broken down. In particular, it describes how the power of corporations has expanded in recent years while federal might has waned –⁠ and how the result is that companies have more control over people’s lives than ever before. We must work to restore the balance and write a new social contract for the modern age.

Wer The Raging 2020s lesen sollte

  • Citizens concerned about the increasing power of corporations
  • Current or aspiring politicians and activists
  • Anyone who sees the value in capitalism but thinks it can be improved

US Economics Bücher: Adrift von Scott Galloway


Scott Galloway
America in 100 Charts
4.3 (306 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Adrift?

Adrift (2022) argues that the United States is flailing, despite all its success and global dominance since World War II. It’s a country struggling to adapt to revolutionary changes in technology, facing deep economic and political divisions and threats of extremism, and quickly losing ground to rivals like China. Despite all of this, Scott Galloway still sees reason for hope, but first lays out what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the nation. 

Wer Adrift lesen sollte

  • Those who feel overwhelmed by the anger and divisiveness on social media
  • Investors who want to understand an evolving market
  • People wondering if higher education is worth their time

US Economics Bücher: It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism von Bernie Sanders

It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism

Bernie Sanders
3.9 (279 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism?

It’s OK to be Angry About Capitalism (2023) is a critique of the economic and political system in the US. It offers a blueprint on how to move past unbridled capitalism onto a fairer and freer future.

Wer It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism lesen sollte

  • Everyone interested in the idea of democratic socialism
  • Those who’d like to understand Bernie Sanders’s political agenda
  • Anyone concerned about inequality

US Economics Bücher: The Myth of American Inequality von Phil Gramm, Robert Ekelund & John Early

The Myth of American Inequality

Phil Gramm, Robert Ekelund & John Early
How Government Biases Policy Debate
4.0 (87 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Myth of American Inequality?

The Myth of American Inequality (2022) corrects widespread misconceptions about inequality in the United States. Taking aim at misleading official statistics, it shows that poverty has all but disappeared in today’s America and that the gap between rich and “poor” isn’t nearly as large as many people assume. 

Wer The Myth of American Inequality lesen sollte

  • Politicos and policymakers
  • Historians and economists
  • Anyone interested in contemporary debates about economic justice

US Economics Bücher: Power Failure von William D. Cohan

Power Failure

William D. Cohan
The Rise and Fall of an American Icon
4.4 (229 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Power Failure?

Power Failure (2022) details the rise and fall of General Electric – once a great success story of international business.  But its legacy went badly awry, as even casual consumers of business news will remember. Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon (2022) gives a startlingly detailed account inside the behemoth corporation, examining what went right – and then wrong.

Wer Power Failure lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the inside workings of business
  • Leaders who want to learn from the experience of CEOs going through difficult times 
  • Employees who want to better understand the forces at play inside the companies that dictate their future

US Economics Bücher: Profit Over People von Noam Chomsky

Profit Over People

Noam Chomsky
Neoliberalism and Global Order
4.3 (367 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Profit Over People?

Profit Over People (1999) is a deep dive into the often hidden world of neoliberalism, revealing how global power structures and US policies are influenced by corporate interests. You’ll be taken on a journey that uncovers an economic system geared toward the affluent, often to the detriment of the many.

Wer Profit Over People lesen sollte

  • Students of economics or international relations 
  • Policymakers and businesspeople
  • Curious minds interested in the way our world works

US Economics Bücher: Flash Boys von Michael Lewis

Flash Boys

Michael Lewis
A Wall Street Revolt
4.0 (211 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Flash Boys?

Flash Boys (2014) is an investigation into the dark underbelly of the US financial markets. It also chronicles the birth of a new stock exchange, the IEX, created to counteract a rigged system that was facilitated by technological loopholes and a lack of transparency.

Wer Flash Boys lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s ever invested in the stock market
  • People interested in stories of financial corruption
  • Fans of underdogs who fight the system

US Economics Bücher: Innovation in Real Places von Dan Breznitz

Innovation in Real Places

Dan Breznitz
Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World
4.2 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Innovation in Real Places?

Innovation in Real Places (2021) argues that the prevailing Silicon Valley model of growth creation has failed most cities and regions. Rather than chasing the chimera of becoming the next tech hub, communities should focus on identifying their niche in the global production process and fostering innovation based on their existing strengths. 

Wer Innovation in Real Places lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in learning more about innovation and sources
  • People interested in economic development and entrepreneurship
  • Citizens and policy makers wishing to advance policies promoting growth and prosperity in their region

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