Ново в Икономическата библиотека (7 - 11 ноември 2011)


A World History of Tax Rebellions:

An Encyclopedia of Tax Rebels, Revolts, and Riots from Antiquity to the Present

David F. Burg

Routledge, 2003

A World History of Tax Rebellions is an exhaustive reference source for over 4,300 years of riots, rebellions, protests, and war triggered by abusive taxation and tax collecting systems around the world. Each of the chronologically arranged entries focuses on a specific historical event, analyzing its roots, and socio-economic context. Readers can visit familiar uprisings like the Boston Tea Party, while discovering lesser-known events such as the Mauritanian Rebellion in fourth-century Africa, the Marriage Aid Protest in medieval France, and the 1765 Rebellion of the Barrios in Ecuador. A separate A-to-Z biographical section introduces revolt leaders, activists, and other personalities that make up the full, and often painful, history of taxation. 

The Royal Treasury Of England:

The Royal Treasury of England or a General History of Taxes, from the Conquest to the Present Time

John Stevens

Gale ECCO, Print Editions, 2010

A fascinating history of royal taxation and expenditure from 1066 to the early eighteenth century. It examines such income sources as feudal pledges and penalties imposed on conquered enemies and such expenses as defense, maintenance of the royal household and the suppression of heresy. Highly regarded upon publication, it was a standard work for many years. 

A General History of the Pyrates

Daniel Defoe

Dover Publication, 1999

Despite varying titles, these are essentially the same book. Published in 1724, Defoe's chronicle of the scourges of the sea was a smashing success, finding a wide audience eager for tales of those cutthroat sailors who flew the skull and crossbones. The Dover edition is more scholarly, including several essays on Defoe, indexes (ships, names, and places), photos, and a postscript.

Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author's celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, many others. 


A History of Money

Glyn Davies

University of Wales Press, 2002

This is a straight-forward, readable account, written with the minimum of jargon, of the central importance of money in the ordinary business of the life of different peoples throughout the ages from ancient times to the present day.

First published in hardback in 1994 and selected by the American Libraries Association as an Outstanding Academic Book. This revised and updated paperback edition also deals with the Barings crisis and the report by the Bank of England on Barings Bank; up-to-date information on the state of Japanese banking; changes in the financial scene in the US; the UK housing market and the problem of negative equity. The paradox of why more coins than ever before are required in an increasingly cashless society is clearly explained, as is the role of the new Euro' coin as the lowest common denominator in Europe's controversial single currency system. The final section provides evidence to suggest that for most of the world's richer countries the era of persistent inflation may well be at an end.

Depression Years: 1930's (Looking Back at Britain) 

Brian Moynahan

Readers Digest, 2010

The 1929 Wall Street Crash set the tone for the decade - for many it was a struggle for survival. Yet for some there was prosperity. The spreading suburbs offered new homes, while cars and motorcycles gave freedom to millions. Cinema sparkled. But stormclouds were gathering: by the decade's end Britain was at war. 

The Ethics of Liberty 

Murray N. Rothbard

New York University Press, 2002

In recent years, libertarian impulses have increasingly influenced national and economic debates, from welfare reform to efforts to curtail affirmative action. Murray N. Rothbard's classic The Ethics of Liberty stands as one of the most rigorous and philosophically sophisticated expositions of the libertarian political position.

What distinguishes Rothbard's book is the manner in which it roots the case for freedom in the concept of natural rights and applies it to a host of practical problems. An economist by profession, Rothbard here proves himself equally at home with philosophy. And while his conclusions are radical—that a social order that strictly adheres to the rights of private property must exclude the institutionalized violence inherent in the state—his applications of libertarian principles prove surprisingly practical for a host of social dilemmas, solutions to which have eluded alternative traditions.

The Ethics of Liberty authoritatively established the anarcho-capitalist economic system as the most viable and the only principled option for a social order based on freedom. This edition is newly indexed and includes a new introduction that takes special note of the Robert Nozick-Rothbard controversies. 

It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be:

The World's Best Selling Book

Paul Arden

Phaidon Press, 2003

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the talented and timid to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all notions that can be applied to aspects of modern life. This book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom, packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this is a must! 


Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

Michael Lewis

Penguin Group, 2011

In finance and economics there are two ways of capturing the madness of human beings. One is the boring way. And the other is the Michael Lewis way.

Sample how the celebrated, puckish author explains the role Germany has been playing in the financial crisis in his latest book Boomerang - The Meltdown Tour.”  - Chandni Burman , Daily News and Analysis