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A Small Nation in the Turmoil of the Second World War
Money, Finance and Occupation (Belgium, its Enemies, its Friends, 1939–1945)
Herman Van der Wee, Monique Verbreyt
Studies in Social and Economic History, Volume 35 Based on intensive research in the archives of six countries, this book presents an in-depth analysis of Belgium's monetary and financial history during World War II. Exploring Belgium's financial and...



Foreclosed
High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, and the Undermining of America's Mortgage Market
Dan Immergluck
Foreclosed explains the rise of high-risk lending in the 1990s and early 200s and why these newer types of loans—and their associated regulatory infrastructure—failed in substantial ways, leading to the economic collapse of 2008.



The State of Working America, 2008/2009
Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Heidi Shierholz
The State of Working America, prepared biennially since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, taxes, unemployment, wealth, and poverty.



Forced to Be Good
Why Trade Agreements Boost Human Rights
Emilie M. Hafner-Burton
Preferential trade agreements have become common ways to protect or restrict access to national markets in products and services. Hafner-Burton explores how governments pursue trade policies that advance their political interests, including human rights.



Crisis as Catalyst
Asia's Dynamic Political Economy
The financial crisis that swept across East Asia during 1997–1998 was devastating not only in its economic impact but also in its social and political effects. The explosive growth and sociopolitical modernization that had powered the region for much...



Telling Stories Out of Court
Narratives about Women and Workplace Discrimination
"Few of the countless real-life stories of workplace discrimination suffered by men and women every day are ever told publicly. This book boldly and eloquently rights that wrong, going where no plaintiff testimony could ever dare because these stories...



No Small Change
Pension Funds and Corporate Engagement
Tessa Hebb
In No Small Change, Tessa Hebb examines the ability of pension funds, now the largest single driver of financial markets around the world, to use their ownership position to change corporate practices for the sake of the bottom line and, perhaps...



The New Masters of Capital
American Bond Rating Agencies and the Politics of Creditworthiness
Timothy J. Sinclair
Sinclair offers a highly accessible account of bond rating agencies: their origins and the rating processes they use to judge creditworthiness. Illustrated with a wide range of cases, this book offers a fresh assessment of the role of an often-overlooked institution in the dynamics of modern global capitalism.



Orderly Change
International Monetary Relations since Bretton Woods
The contributors to Orderly Change show that the history of international monetary relations since Bretton Woods is one of "orderly change"—that is, change within a sturdy but supple framework.



A Measure of Fairness
The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States
Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Stephanie Luce, Jeannette Wicks-Lim
In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States. Communities around the country frequently debate new proposals of this sort. Additionally, as a result of ballot initiatives, twenty-nine states...



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