June 29, 2015

Adrian Woolridge spoke about his book, The Great Disruption, at Politics & Prose on Monday, June 29, 2015.

The Economist’s former Washington bureau chief and currently its management editor, Wooldridge also writes the magazine’s Schumpeter column, devoted to examining the changes facing business in recent years. This collection of those illuminating pieces highlights the impact of technology, the financial crisis, emerging markets, and the changing demographics of CEOs and billionaires, all of which combine to alter ways of doing business and create a new roster of winners and losers.

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ISBN: 9781610395076
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Published: The Economist - June 2nd, 2015

May 21, 2015

Richard Thaler spoke about his book, Misbehaving, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Many people first heard the term “behavioral economics” when Thaler, Chicago professor of behavioral science and economics, and co-author Cass Sunstein published Nudge in 2008. Thaler’s new book retraces the thinking behind that bestselling paradigm shift, showing how he came to understand human miscalculations not as negligible to, but instrumental in, markets and systems, from national budgets to household spending to NFL drafts. Thaler is in conversation with David Leonhardt.

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ISBN: 9780393352795
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 14th, 2016

April 24, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz spoke about his book, The Great Divide, at Politics & Prose on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001 and was one of the authors of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In this urgent call to address economic inequality, Stiglitz, now professor at Columbia University and co-chair of that university’s Committee on Global Thought, reprises a lecture that helped launch the Occupy movement, shows how inequality threatens prosperity, and outlines reforms that would promote opportunity, growth, and equality.

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ISBN: 9780393352184
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 25th, 2016