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Flash Boys

Flash Boys

by Michael Lewis

Hardcover, 274 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $27.95, published March 31 2014 | purchase
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Michael Lewis argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.NPR Bestseller

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The Divide

The Divide

American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

by Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

Hardcover, 416 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
  • Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.NPR Bestseller

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The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

Paperback, 383 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg explores the science behind why we do what we do, and how companies use our habit-forming tendencies to sell and market products to us.NPR Bestseller

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Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

by Brigid Schulte

Hardcover, 353 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published March 11 2014 | purchase
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  • Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
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Drawing on interviews with neuroscientists, sociologists and working parents, an award-winning journalist explores the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed and seeks insights, answers and inspiration for achieving the perfect work-life balance.NPR Bestseller

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Reinventing American Health Care

Reinventing American Health Care

How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Hardcover, 380 pages, Perseus Books Group, $26.99, published March 4 2014 | purchase
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  • How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel

A health policy expert explains the American health care system and five problems that work against any attempts to reform it and discusses how the Affordable Care Act was passed and how it will positively affect future health care.

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Dragnet Nation

Dragnet Nation

A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

by Julia Angwin

Hardcover, 289 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
  • Julia Angwin

An investigative journalist offers a revealing look at the surveillance economy in America that captures what citizens actions online and off, putting individual freedoms at risk and discusses results from a number of experiments she conducted to try and protect herself.

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Young Money

Young Money

Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits

by Kevin Roose

Hardcover, 320 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published February 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
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A business columnist at New York magazine and author of The Unlikely Disciple explores the secret lives of college graduates working on Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating

by Paul Oyer

Hardcover, 241 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, $25, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Paul Oyer

A divorced economist uses his experiences with online dating to explain modern microeconomics, describing how the behaviors that drive online dating mirror those that drive other markets and offering advice on both fronts.

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The Climate Casino

The Climate Casino

Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

by William Nordhaus

Hardcover, 378 pages, Yale Univ Pr, $30, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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  • Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World
  • William Nordhaus

Presents an analysis of the economics and politics of the central environmental issue and discusses the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming.

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The Triple Package

The Triple Package

How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

Hardcover, 320 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published February 4 2014 | purchase
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  • How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
  • Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

A controversial examination of the performance rates of disparate cultural groups in America reveals how some ethnic groups appear to achieve greater income and productivity levels in spite of overall American beliefs about equality and self-esteem, discussing how the seeming benefits of a given group's cultural discipline and impulse control can also have consequences.

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Windfall

Windfall

The Booming Business of Global Warming

by Mckenzie Funk

Hardcover, 310 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published January 23 2014 | purchase
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  • The Booming Business of Global Warming
  • Mckenzie Funk

Shares the stories of entrepreneurs who are realizing marketing opportunities associated with global warming, from Israeli artificial snow-makers and private firefighters in California to fund managers backing Sudanese warlords and the Dutch architects of floating cities.

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The Loudest Voice in the Room

The Loudest Voice In The Room

How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — And Divided a Country

by Gabriel Sherman

Hardcover, 538 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published January 14 2014 | purchase
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  • How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — And Divided a Country
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Gabriel Sherman tells the story of Fox News, including its launch Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch, Ailes's campaign-like management style and the ways in which Fox has become a dominant and lucrative force in American politics.

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The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

How to Run - or Ruin - an Economy

by Tim Harford

Hardcover, 245 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published January 16 2014 | purchase
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  • How to Run - or Ruin - an Economy
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The author of The Undercover Economist moves beyond the spin and jargon of macroeconomic hype to explain how the world's economy actually works, revealing what is really happening behind today's headlines and what everyday people can do to understand it better.

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Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism

Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia

Paperback, 344 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, $18, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
  • John Mackey and Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia and Whole Foods founder John Mackey argue that businesses should pursue a higher purpose than just money, including better care of employees and customers.

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Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew

The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

by William Knoedelseder

Paperback, 396 pages, HarperCollins, $17.99, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
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Part cautionary tale, part business manual, William Knoedelseder's Bitter Brew tells the story of how five generations of men took a small, bankrupt brewery on the banks of the Mississippi and turned it into an international empire.

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Outliers

Outliers

The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Paperback, 309 pages, Little Brown & Co, $16.99, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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  • The Story of Success
  • Malcolm Gladwell

The author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance and why The Beatles earned their fame.NPR Bestseller

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast And Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

Paperback, 499 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $16, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision-making, revealing the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking.NPR Bestseller

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

by Chris Hadfield

Hardcover, 295 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published October 29 2013 | purchase
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Col. Chris Hadfield has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. Now, he returns to earth to offer stories of his time in space and in training, an education in a classroom unlike any other in (or out of) this world.

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Gold

Gold

The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

by Matthew Hart

Hardcover, 290 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published December 3 2013 | purchase
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  • The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal
  • Matthew Hart

From the earliest civilizations to today, Matthew Hart explores the human obsession with this precious yellow metal, which has, since the 2008 financial crisis, more than doubled in price, causing a global gold rush.

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Sylvia Porter

Sylvia Porter

America's Original Personal Finance Columnist

by Tracy Lucht

Hardcover, 230 pages, Syracuse Univ Pr, $24.95, published November 15 2013 | purchase
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