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  • 30-Second Economics

    £9.99

    30-Second Economics

    Takes the top 50 economic theories and explains them to the general reader. From Marxism to Mercantilism, this title presents the ‘crash’ course in economic theory.

    £9.99
  • 30-Second Money

    £14.99

    30-Second Money

    Stock-market crashes show how the world of high finance can negatively impact our daily life, but smart money reveals a two-way street where those savvy to the science of finance can shift their personal wealth up a gear. What is a hedge fund? How best to understand private equity? What are the principles of investment? 30-Second Money balances key features of personal finance with those of the financial markets and economic concepts, explaining how mass monetary systems relate to one’s own money management choices. From basic concepts like risk and return, to types of borrowing, investment, and risk management, everything is explained without jargon or complexity. This is the handbook that gives the reader an edge in any business conversation.
    £14.99
  • Frank Ramsey

    £12.99

    Frank Ramsey

    Frank Ramsey was a brilliant Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist who died in 1930 at 26 having made landmark contributions to decision theory, game theory, mathematics, logic, semantics, philosophy of science, and the theory of truth. This rich biography tells the story of his extraordinary life and intellectual achievement.

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    £12.99
  • How To Make the World Add Up

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    How To Make the World Add Up

    When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories – we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation – and yet we doubt them more than ever. But numbers – in the right hands – have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. ‘In How to Make the World Add Up’, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC’s radio show ‘More or Less’. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile.

    £9.99
  • Mother of Invention

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    Mother of Invention

    ‘I am absurdly excited for this book’ Caroline Criado Perez

    Why did it take us 5,000 years to attach wheels to a suitcase?
    How did bras take us to the moon?
    And what would the world be like if we listened to women?

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  • Radical Uncertainty

    £25.00

    Radical Uncertainty

    Uncertainty pervades the big decisions we all make in our lives. How much should we pay into our pensions each month? Should we take regular exercise? Expand the business? Change our strategy? Enter a trade agreement? Take an expensive holiday? We do not know what the future will hold. But we must make decisions anyway. So we crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have. But humans are successful because they have adapted to an environment that they understand only imperfectly. Throughout history we have developed a variety of ways of coping with the radical uncertainty that defines our lives. This incisive and eye-opening book draws on biography, history, mathematics, economics, and philosophy to highlight the most successful – and most short-sighted – methods of dealing with an unknowable future.

    £25.00
  • Radical Uncertainty

    £10.99

    Radical Uncertainty

    Uncertainty pervades the big decisions we all make in our lives. How much should we pay into our pensions each month? Should we take regular exercise? Expand the business? Change our strategy? Enter a trade agreement? Take an expensive holiday? We do not know what the future will hold. But we must make decisions anyway. So we crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have. But humans are successful because they have adapted to an environment that they understand only imperfectly. Throughout history we have developed a variety of ways of coping with the radical uncertainty that defines our lives. This incisive and eye-opening book draws on biography, history, mathematics, economics, and philosophy to highlight the most successful – and most short-sighted – methods of dealing with an unknowable future.

    £10.99
  • The Classical School

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    The Classical School

    Opinions vary about who really counts as a classical economist: Marx thought it was everyone up to Ricardo. Keynes thought it was everyone up to Keynes. But there’s a general agreement about who belongs to the heroic early phase of the discipline. Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Malthus, Mill, Marx: scarcely a day goes by without their names being publicly invoked to celebrate or criticise the state of the world or the actions of governments. Few of us, though, have read their works. Fewer still realise that the economies that many of them were analysing were quite unlike our modern one, or the extent to which they were indebted to one another. So join the Economist’s Callum Williams to join the dots. See how the modern edifice of economics was built, brick by brick, from their ideas and quarrels. And find out which parts stand the test of time.

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  • The Next Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

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    The Next Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

    In ‘Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy’, the revolutionary, acclaimed book, radio series and podcast, bestselling economist Tim Harford introduced us to a selection of fifty radical inventions that changed the world. Now, in this book, Harford once again brings us an array of remarkable, memorable, curious and often unexpected ‘things’ – inventions that teach us lessons by turns intimate and sweeping about the complex world economy we live in today. From the brick, blockchain and the bicycle to fire, the factory and fundraising, and from solar PV and the pencil to the postage stamp, this brilliant and enlightening collection resonates, fascinates and stimulates.

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  • The Number Bias

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    The Number Bias

    It is not an overstatement to say that numbers dictate the way we live our lives. They tell us how we’re doing at school, how much we weigh, who might win an election and whether the economy is booming. But numbers aren’t as objective as they may seem; behind every number is a story. Yet politicians, businesses and the media often forget this – or use it for their own gain. Sanne Blauw travels the world to unpick our relationship with numbers and demystify our misguided allegiance, from Florence Nightingale using statistics to petition for better conditions during the Crimean War to the manipulation of numbers by the American tobacco industry and the ambiguous figures pedalled during the EU referendum. Taking us from the everyday numbers that govern our health and wellbeing to the statistics used to wield enormous power and influence, ‘The Number Bias’ counsels us to think more wisely.

    £16.99
  • Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through

    £20.00

    Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through

    The Britain that went into recession as the pandemic hit had been shaped by two hundred years of history. In looking at how the British economy developed over the last two centuries, Duncan Weldon explores the choices taken (and not taken) by politicians and businesspeople over the years, and reveals how those choices have shaped the outcomes and futures faced by us all.

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    £20.00