Word of the Day: Economics

That's right! We're still on our Word of the Day kick and today we're talking economics.

With the Occupy Wall Street discussion on everyone's minds, your patrons might be coming to you for some nonfiction reading guidance. We have a few suggestions for you.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Barbara Ehrenreich

In this Alex Award winning book, Ehrenreich, a sharp and original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities
John Cassidy

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist, Cassidy describes the rising influence of "utopian economies"—the thinking that is blind to how real people act and that denies the many ways an unregulated free market can bring on disaster.

The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
Michael Spence

Spence, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, explains what happened to cause a dramatic shift after World War II between massive growth in the industrialized West to explosive growth in the developing world.

All three books are available now.

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