Economic History

Nobody can predict the future, but everyone can analyze the past and learn from it. These summaries tell the story of capitalism, currencies, the stock exchange and much more.

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Summaries

The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

David Enrich

Custom House, 2017

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False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

Binyamin Appelbaum

Little, Brown US, 2019

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The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Currency, 2013

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Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture

Stuart Ewen

Basic Books, 2001

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Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward E. Baptist

Basic Books, 2014

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The Brookings Institution

Brookings Institution, 2019

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The Intellectual Origins of American Intellectual Property, 1790–1909 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

Oren Bracha

Cambridge UP, 2016

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Adam Smith

CreateSpace, 1776

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The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency

Finn Brunton

Princeton UP, 2019

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The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg

Viking, 2016

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