Social and economic crisis follow social and economic growth.
The Creation And Destruction Of Value
This book applies lessons from past breakdowns of globalization—above all in the Great Depression—to show how financial crises provoke backlashes against global integration: against the mobility of capital or goods, but also against flows of migration. By a parallel examination of the financial panics of 1929 and 1931 as well as that of 2008, he shows how banking and monetary collapses suddenly and radically alter the rules of engagement for every other type of economic activity.
Manias, Panics, And Crashes: A History of Financial Crises
Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been hailed as "a true classic . . . both timely and timeless."
The Cycles Of American History
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History. In this updated edition, the prominent political historian continues to reflect on the "recurring struggle between pragmatism and idealism in the American soul" (Time). Faced with a new century, a new millennium, and social and technological revolutions, Schlesinger confronts the possibility of a revolution in American political cycles.
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff definitively prove them wrong.
Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action
Why does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals? In this classic work, Albert O. Hirschman offers a stimulating social, political, and economic analysis dealing with how and why frustrations of private concerns lead to public involvement and public participation that eventually lead back to those private concerns.
Prophet Of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction
Pan Am, Gimbel’s, Pullman, Douglas Aircraft, Digital Equipment Corporation, British Leyland—all once as strong as dinosaurs, all now just as extinct. Destruction of businesses, fortunes, products, and careers is the price of progress toward a better material life. No one understood this bedrock economic principle better than Joseph A. Schumpeter.
Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century’s most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change.
The Essential Hirschman
The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O. Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of literary imagination.
Secrets of the Temple: How The Federal Reserve Runs The Country
This ground-breaking best-seller reveals for the first time how the mighty and mysterious Federal Reserve operates—and how it manipulated and transformed both the American economy and the world's during the last eight crucial years.
The Great Crash 1929
Of John Kenneth Galbraith's The Great Crash 1929, the Atlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community.
The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm
"Before reading The Panic of 1907, the year 1907 seemed like a long time ago and a different world. The authors, however, bring this story alive in a fast-moving book, and the reader sees how events of that time are very relevant for today's financial world. In spite of all of our advances, including a stronger monetary system and modern tools for managing risk.
A Short History of Financial Euphoria
The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds.
The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
David Hackett Fischer marshals an astonishing array of historical facts in lucid and compelling prose to outline a history of prices--"the history of change," as Fischer puts it--covering the dazzling sweep of Western history from the medieval glory of Chartres to the modern day. Going far beyond the economic data, Fischer writes a powerful history of the people of the Western world: the economic patterns they lived in, and the politics, culture, and society that they created as a result.
Generations: The History Of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069
Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.
The World Between the Wars, 1919-39
Very good information. Understandable for economic history. Well referenced. Anyone interested in the Depression would likely find it a worthwhile read.
The Return of Depression Economics: And The Crisis of 2008
In this major bestseller, Paul Krugman warns that, like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression have made a comeback. He lays bare the 2008 financial crisis―the greatest since the 1930s―tracing it to the failure of regulation to keep pace with an out-of-control financial system.
On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have in the Future Tense)
The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization will shape the world's future.
Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation
"Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alientated to upbeat and engaged--with potentially seismic consequences for America."
13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?
In commentary and quotations, computer dumps and cartoons, 13TH GEN is a multimedia anthem to the American post-boomer generation,our country's thirteenth generation since the founding fathers.
The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us about America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny
First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling. This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century. Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?
Millennial Momentum: how a new generation is remaking america
About every eight decades, coincident with the most stressful and perilous events in U.S. history—the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the Great Depression and World War II—a new, positive, accomplished, and group-oriented “civic generation” emerges to change the course of history and remake America. The Millennial Generation (born 1982–2003) is America’s newest civic generation.
The Bubble Economy: Japan’s Extraordinary Speculative Boom of the ’80s and the Dramatic Bust of the ’90s
The Bubble Economy tells the story of the greatest failure of Japanese economic management since 1945. In the second half of the 1980s Japan's financial madness and arrogance centered on a booming stockmarket and rocketing land prices, which dragged the solid manufacturing economy into a whirlwind of outrageous speculation.
Day Of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After
Reagan's fiscal policy has placed the U.S. economy in a deep hole of deficits coupled with too much consumption and not enough savings and investments. Escaping that hole will be painful, according to Friedman. Here he presents a frank discussion of our economic future; he recommends that we need to roll back recent tax decreases to reduce the burden of federal debt.
Capital In The Twenty-First Century
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy.
The Myth of the Eternal Return
This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures.
Long Cycles: Prosperty and War In the Modern Age
The result of the author's PhD dissertation at MIT, book looks for correlations in 100+ long term economic data sets from over 500 years of Western economic history. He finds that long cycles are statistically real. Provides an overview of the various theoritical schools and their interrelations.
Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Security
Considerable progress has been made in understanding the underlying mechanisms driving the long-wave behaviour of the world socioeconomic development. A controversial mechanism discussed is the close relationship between K-waves and the outbreak of majors wars.
The Long Wave In Economic Life
This is it, the original writing of Kondratieff about Long Wavees. 2014 Reprint of 1935 English Translation. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Originally published in 1926, Kondratieff's theory claims that the period of the wave ranges from forty to sixty years, and that the cycles consist of alternating intervals of high growth with slower growth.
The Long Wave In Economic Life
An interpretation of Kondratieff's work by J.J. Van Duijn. Of all fluctuations in economic activity, the long wave or Kondratieff cycle is easily the most puzzling and least understood one. Does it really exist, and if so, is it only a cycle in prices or a cycle in economic activity at large? What causes it, and has it been confined to Europe or does it affect the world economy as a whole?
Business Cycles: A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process
Schumpeter is without doubt one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. Business Cycles  is considered his great work. We reprint the first edition published in 1939 in two volumes. In "Business Cycles" Schumpeter focuses powerfully on the historical role of technological innovation in accounting for the high degree of instability in capitalists societies.
Measuring Business Cycles
This is the classic consideration of how to place up an down activity in society onto a statistical foundation. It's from this book that the U.S. Bureau of Economic Research took form.
Measuring and Interpreting Business Cycles
This groundbreaking contribution to the business cycle literature combines a systematic empirical investigation into the characteristics of business cycles with a review of general theories of their patterns and dynamics. The contributors have provided two studies based on the remarkable series of Swedish data available, and a theoretical paper on endogenous shocks.
The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers
About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.
Cycles: What They Are, What They Mean, How To Profit by Them
Here is an investment book attempting to leverage cycles for investment guidance. From inside front flap: Here, at long last, is the definitive work on how our economic experience today has highly significant parallels in the past. In tracing business and economic cycles form the Industrial Revolution to the present day, the book provides precise original formulas that can help you base decision on when to buy and when to sell.
Long-Wave Rhythms in Economic Development and Political Behavior
Is economic development a "random walk" or do underlying rhythms and cycles make it possible to anticipate long-term trends? Many social scientists have rejected the notion of long-term periodicity in economic trends. Now, after extensive analysis of economic data, distinguished scholar Brian J. L. Berry has found new evidence for the reliability-- and the value-- of "long-wave" theory.
Business Cycles, Inflation, and Forecasting
This book provides an early (pre-computers) approach to economic forecasting. It's work a look.
Astro-Economics: a study of astrology and the business cycle
This is an old sun spot theory for predicting economic activity. It's got enough detail to make it plausible but not convincing. A fun read for anyone interest in cycles.
Family Therapy in Clinical Practice
This book presents the evolution of Bowen's Family Theory from his earliest essays on schizophrenic families and their treatment, through the development of his concepts of triangulation, intergenerational conflict and societal regression, and culminating in his brilliant exploration of the differentiation of one's self in one's family of origin.
Cycles are a big part of the human story. People like to talk about the growth and boom phases but dislike experiencing the crisis and fall. For that reason writing about cycles happens after each crisis, while poeple are still hurting from the bust and before the new upswing takes hold. Many writers expalain the recent disaster and then offer a way to avoid the downward swing the next time. So far it's never worked, but there's always hope.