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  • Learn about the ideas of Adam Smith in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Smith is widely considered to be the leading thinker of classical economics and is therefore regarded as the father of modern economics. His work has had a lasting impact on many economists who came after him and covers a wide range of topics, including...
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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a powerful critique of the modern capitalist system In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the French economist Thomas Piketty argues that that capitalism constantly increases inequality by concentrating capital in the hands of a very affluent minority, and calls for a paradigm shift in the way we approach production and wealth. This clear and...
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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad is a revolutionary look at business and how to make money In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the American businessman Robert Kiyosaki highlights that wealth is based on a few basic principles that are often overlooked in favor of good education and hard work, meaning that the majority of people will never escape the rat race. This...
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  • The World Is Flat is a vital book for understanding our modern globalised world In his international bestseller The World Is Flat, the American journalist Thomas Friedman argues that globalisation and hyperconnectivity, which are made possible by the rise of technology, have resulted in a "flattening" of the world as international economic barriers collapse. This clear and detailed summary and analysis...
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  • Understand the essentials of game theory (also known as strategic behavior theory and interactive decision theory) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Game theory involves studying the consequences of strategic interaction (namely negotiation, competition and mutual assistance) between different 'players' who are each pursuing their own goals. It clearly demonstrates the interdependence of companies, countries and...
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  • Learn about the ideas of Joseph Stiglitz in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and one of the best-known figures of New Keynesian economics. His work spans multiple domains of economics, including in particular political economics, development economics and econometrics. He is also a pioneer of information economics and an outspoken...
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  • Learn about the ideas of Karl Marx in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Marx was a German economist and socialist revolutionary who had a significant influence on political thought, and particularly on Communism. His work includes a broad range of different political ideas, including the distribution of wealth and man's relationship with his environment, and gave rise to the...
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  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was known in particular for being the longest serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century, not to mention for being the first woman to have ever held the office. It did not take long for...
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  • Understand the essentials of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (also known as Maslow's pyramid of needs) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. As its name suggests, Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a representation of physiological and spiritual needs. It is a psychological model which was originally created by the American psychologists Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers in...
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  • Learn about the ideas of Milton Friedman in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Friedman was a Nobel Prize-winning economist who lived through many of the most significant economic periods in the USA: he witnessed the roaring twenties, the Wall Street Crash and the Second World War. His work spans multiple domains of economics, including in particular consumption...
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  • Understand the essentials of the law of diminishing returns (also known as the law of variable proportions, principle of diminishing marginal productivity or diminishing marginal returns) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Developed by the influential British economist David Ricardo, this fundamental economic law demonstrates that, if the quantity of a given factor of production is increased, the marginal...
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  • Understand the essentials of the Mundell-Fleming model (also known as the IS-LM-BoP model or the IS-LM-BP model) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Mundell-Fleming model is crucial to understanding international macroeconomics: it provides the general framework for economic policy within the Eurozone, and allows us to analyze the role of international capital mobility in the effectiveness of macroeconomic...
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