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Chen Village
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Chen Village

By Anita Chan; Richard Madsen; Jonathan Unger

Berkeley: University of California Press. Trade Paperback. 1984. First paperback printing / full number line. Near Fine book. Text is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight but sun faded. Light edgewear. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. No tears, no creases, no folds. viii + 293 pages.

$8.75

The Political Economy of International Relations
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The Political Economy of International Relations

By Robert Gilpin; Jean M. Gilpin

Princeton: Princeton University Press. Trade Paperback. 1987. Near Fine. Foxing to edges, otherwise Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. No tears, no creases. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xvi + 449 pages.

$30.00

Mao\'s People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China
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Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China

By B. Michael Frolic

Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Trade Paperback. September 20, 1981. Near Fine book. Text is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight with a reading crease. Light edgewear. No tears. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 278 pages. "How do we apply Chairman Mao's Thought to get fat pigs?" Squad Leader Ho (who knew the most about pigs) replied that, according to Chairman Mao, one must investigate the problem fully from all sides, and then integrate practice and theory. Ho concluded that the reason for our skinny pigs had to be found in one of three areas: the relationship between the pigs and their natural environment (excluding man); the relationship between the cadres and the pigs; and the relationship among the pigs themselves. And so the city slickers, sent down to the countryside for political reeducation, set out to find the Thousand-Dollar Pig, much to the bemusement of the local peasants. The sixteen stories in this collection give firsthand accounts of daily life in 1970s China that show how individuals from all parts of the country led their lives in the midst of rapid social change and political unrest. As fresh and original as the individual accounts are, common themes emerge: the sluggishness of an agrarian society in responding to modernization; the painful lack of resources in a poor and gigantic country; the constraints imposed on common people by the bureaucracy; the way in which individuals outwardly support the system and inwardly resist it; the limitations of heavy and conflicting doses of ideology in motivating individuals. But there are also recurrent motifs of economic and social progress: production rises, illiteracy declines, and socialist values have impact. A new China was emerging, though change was occurring far more slowly than its leaders had intended.

$8.95

Lords of the Rim
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Lords of the Rim

By Sterling Seagrave

New York: Putnam. Hardcover. August 30, 1995. First Edition / full number line. Endpapers features a map of the Pacific Ocean and bordering countries. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 354 pages.

$13.95

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey (The Blanchard and Bowles Business Library)
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The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey (The Blanchard and Bowles Business Library)

By Ken Blanchard; William Oncken Jr.; Hal Burrows

New York: Harper. Trade Paperback. 1989. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 137 pages. In this latest in the One Minute Manager series, the authors chastise executives who never have time for family or their own job enhancement because they accept too many responsibilities--"monkeys" clinging to their backs--that properly belong to their staff. Based on seminars conducted by the late Oncken, the book explains in simple-minded if abstract terms how to achieve a balance between supervision and delegation for reduced tension and improved productivity. "There is a high correlation between self-reliance and morale," stress the authors. With humor and logic they describe the delicate business of assigning monkeys to the right masters and keeping them healthy, i.e., fed and cared for: " . . . if monkeys are managed properly, you don't have to manage people so much." Unequivocal assignments, proper coaching and interim check-ups, according to this program, can lead to effective delegation and, with it, a better life at home and office.

$7.80

The Refusal of Work
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The Refusal of Work

London: Echanges et Mouvement. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 1979. Very Good. Rare! Translation of a pamphlet published in 1978 in France. Contents: Foreword 1. The origin of the debate: the traditional worker's movement and the new movement 2. A discussion about consciousness, and organisations, on individual and collective behaviour 3. The critical contest: organised labour versus 'the revolt against work 4. The 'revolt against work' or Fight for the right to be lazy 5. Political ideology and social reality 6. Revolt of work or the end of leftism 7. Anything new in the 'Revolt against work'? The job, the wage itself are forms of social control both at the workplace and during the red of the day . What's new about the 'revolt against work? A new perspective. The 'Revolt against work' and 'Collective struggle'. Work and wage Labour 8. A few reflections concerning the refusal of work, sabotage, etc. 9. Work and capital: first outline of a theoretical approach 10. Bringing the debate out of the rut 11. How some isolated workers see the problem: Escape from poverty or the poverty of escape Repression against absenteeism in France 12. It's always the same ones 13. Refusal of work and the crisis 14. The refusal of work, a tendency towards another society 15. The refusal of work, the movement of capital and the movement of the class struggle 16. Bibliographical notes.

$18.95

Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet
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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

By Michael T. Klare

New York: Metropolitan Books. Hardcover. 2008. First Edition (stated) / full number line. As New book in an As New jacket. No remainder mark. 339 pages. Contents: Prologue: The Unocal Affair; Altered States; Seeking More, Finding Less; The "Chindia" Challenge; An Energy Juggernaught; Draining the Caspian; The Global Assault on Africa's Vital Resources; Encroaching on an "American Lake"; Crossing a Threshold; Averting Catastrophe.

$11.95

The Soul of a Business
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The Soul of a Business

By Tom Chappell

New York: Bantam Books. Trade Paperback. May 1996. Good+. Notes and underlining, otherwise very nice. Spine straight and tight. No tears, no creases. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xvi + 224 pages. Both a personal odyssey and a practical blueprint for new management strategies, The Soul Of A Business shows how to re-shape a business to manage for the common good: the good of the company, the good of the employees, and the ultimate good of the community that company serves. Tom Chappell, eco-entrepreneur and co-founder of Tom's of Maine (the leading producer of environmentally-friendly personal care products in America) used his personal quest for meaning as a springboard for a new management style that emphasizes spiritual values as the basis for real commercial success. Chappell and his company have proven that working people at every level can realize personal values and meaning in their jobs without compromising excellence, and competitiveness.

$5.45

Beyond the Waste Land: A Democratic Alternative to Economic Decline (The Anchor Library of Economics)
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Beyond the Waste Land: A Democratic Alternative to Economic Decline (The Anchor Library of Economics)

By Samuel Bowles

Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday. Trade Paperback. 1984. Good+. Interior is unmarked. Binding is straight, tight and uncreased. Reading and shelf wear to cover, and a cup ring. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xiv + 465 pages.

$6.45

The Age of Diminished Expectations: U.S. Economic Policy in the 1990s
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The Age of Diminished Expectations: U.S. Economic Policy in the 1990s

By Paul R. Krugman

Cambridge: MIT Press. Hardcover. 1990. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Dust stains to top edge. Edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 204 pages.

$5.95

Capitalism for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)
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Capitalism for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

By Robert Lekachman

New York: Pantheon, 1981. Trade Paperback. Very Good book. Unmarked. Binding is straight, tight and uncreased. Light shelf and reading wear. One inch tear to lower front hinge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 174 pages.

$30.00

Marx\'s Kapital for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)
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Marx's Kapital for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

By David Smith

New York: Pantheon. Trade Paperback. First American Edition (stated). November 12, 1982. Near Fine. Unmarked. Binding is straight, tight and uncreased. Light shelf and reading wear. Dog-ear to top front corner. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 191 pages. An introduction to the influential economics treatise explains the concepts of commodities, exchange value, abstract labor, money, and class struggle.

$30.00

Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression?
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Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression?

By Peter Temin

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. December 17, 1975. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Large dog-ear to rear cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xiv + 201 pages. Temin challenges Friedman's "money hypothesis" and sharply criticizes many features of the Keynesian "spending hypothesis."

$39.95

Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command and Change in the United States Economy
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Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command and Change in the United States Economy

By Samuel Bowles; Richard Edwards

New York: Harper & Row. Trade Paperback. 1985. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Light shelf and reading wear. 419 pages.

$7.45

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith; Edwin Cannan; George J. Stigler

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Paperback. 1977. Very Good. A few notes on first page; otherwise appears unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Not from a library. No remainder mark. liv + 524 + 568 pages. Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was recognized as a landmark of human thought upon its publication in 1776. As the first scientific argument for the principles of political economy, it is the point of departure for all subsequent economic thought. Smith's theories of capital accumulation, growth, and secular change, among others, continue to be influential in modern economics. This reprint of Edwin Cannan's definitive 1904 edition of The Wealth of Nations includes Cannan's famous introduction, notes, and a full index, as well as a new preface written especially for this edition by George J. Stigler.

$10.95

Economics Explained: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It\'s Going
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Economics Explained: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going

By Robert L. Heilbroner; Lester C. Thurow

New York: Touchstone. Trade Paperback. 1998. Newly Revised and Updated Edition. As New. No remainder mark. 240 pages.

$9.95

Economics
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Economics

By Paul Anthony Samuelson; William D. Nordhaus

New York: Mcgraw-Hill. Hardcover. 1989. 13th Edition. Very Good. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Not from a library. xl + 1013 pages. The classic economics textbook.

$11.95

Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations
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Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations

By Paul Krugman

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. April 17, 1995. Near Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. vi + 303 pages.

$6.45

The Business Response to Keynes, 1929-1964 (Contemporary American History Series)
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The Business Response to Keynes, 1929-1964 (Contemporary American History Series)

By Robert M. Collins

New York: Columbia University Press. Hardcover. November 1981. First edition. Tan cloth over boards, smyth-sewn binding, acid-free paper. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Price marks on FFEP. Text unmarked. Foxing to top edge. Spine straight and tight. Rubbing and edgewear to jacket. Quarter-inch tear to jacket at top of front hinge. Sun fading to jacket spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 293 pages.

$33.90

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

By Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

New York: William Morrow. Hardcover. Revised and Expanded Edition. October 17, 2006. As New book in an As New jacket. xvi + 320 pages.

$8.95

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