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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Feb 21

            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 NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail
             

            Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail (Hardback)

            By Dalio, Ray

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $42.90
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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            Learning the lessons from the past helps us to understand how we can make the most of the opportunities in the turbulent times ahead

            ISBN 9781471196690
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead and Mislead Us

            The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead and Mislead Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blauw, Sanne

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A playful, sharp-eyed myth-busting reassessment of the part numbers and statistics play in our lives.

            ISBN 9781529342741
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Humankind: A Hopeful History
             

            Humankind: A Hopeful History (Hardback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $48.80
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            • Internationally sourced

            It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit a...ssumption is that humans are bad. Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too. In his long-awaited second book, international-bestselling author Rutger Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. It is time for a new view of human nature.
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            ISBN 9781408898932
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
             

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

            • RRP: $34.50
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            An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to change the world preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of ...a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward thought leaders who redefine change in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world--a call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
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            ISBN 9781101972670
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation

            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rubin, Jeff

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
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            A provocative, far-reaching account of how the middle class got stuck with the bill for globalisation, and how the blowback - from Brexit to Trump to populist Europe - will change the developed world. Real wages have not risen much for decades. Union membership has collapsed. Ful...l-time employment is beginning to look like a quaint idea from the distant past. Falling tariffs, low interest rates, global deregulation, and tax policies that benefit the rich have all had the same effect- the erosion of the middle class. Bestselling author Jeff Rubin argues that all this was foreseeable back when major Western countries started to believe their own propaganda about free trade, and especially when they allowed China to exploit weaknesses in the trading system they devised. The result, growing global inequality, is a problem of our own making. And solving it won't be easy if we draw on the same ideas about capital and labour, right and left, that led us to this cliff. Articulating a vision that, remarkably, dovetails with the ideas of both Naomi Klein and Donald Trump, The Expendables is an exhilaratingly fresh perspective that is at once humane and irascible, fearless and rigorous, and most importantly, timely. GDP is growing, the stock market is up, and unemployment is down, but the surprise of this book is that even the good news is good for only 1 per cent of us. Praise for Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller- 'The book is a great read, and one that should be required for anyone with a long-term interest in ... energy, transportation, manufacturing or agriculture.' -The Globe and Mail 'Jeff Rubin is not your typical eggheaded senior economist ... And the controversy that has dogged his work is about to hit the boiling point ... So get set. If Jeff Rubin says something is coming, you better listen. Love him or hate him.' -Canadian Business 'Should be mandatory reading for all corporate executives.' -National Post Praise for The Carbon Bubble- 'An astute cr
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            ISBN 9781922310217
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart

            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hertz, Noreena

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'.

            ISBN 9781529329261
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Little Book of Economics
             

            The Little Book of Economics (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $21.00
            • $15.75
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            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts clearly and simply, this book examines the economic forces that shape all our lives. From the earliest forms of currency to the Industrial Revolution, and from the birth of the stock market to free-market capit...alism and globalized trade, The Little Book of Economics brings economic theory and the work of key economists to life. Journeying through centuries of economic thought, it is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to the subject. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Economics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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            ISBN 9780241426449
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World

            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World (Hardback)

            By Cole, Lily

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            A Radical Guide to Thinking Differently About the World and Initiating Change In 2013, Lily Cole was aware that change was needed in the world - big change. Global warming had reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion and development had seen the extinction of count...less species, and Neoliberalism and led to a destructive divide in wealth and to a polarisation of mainstream politics. And she believed that, in the face of such a gloomy predicament, the answer lay in optimism. Taking inspiration from altruism-based communities, she launched Impossible, a platform (Impossible People) for people to give their time and skills to help others. Impossible has since evolved into an incubator and innovator, which uses design and technology to help solve social and environmental issues. Reasons for Optimism draws together Lily's knowledge, the experiences which led her to Impossible, and everything she has learned from the enterprise. In it she describes how we can build stronger communities, invest in sustainable solutions and ultimately divest ourselves of the enormous burden represented by capitalism and our current monetary system. Full of practical tips to help you instigate change, from how to build a community library to share books and knowledge, to how to launch a social network like Impossible, Reasons for Optimism is a radical vision for a new and better world.
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            ISBN 9780241309124
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 (Paperback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS 'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas Piketty In this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social an...d political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology. Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
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            ISBN 9780141986197
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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