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

Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture

Stuart Ewen

Basic Books, 2001

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Adam Smith

CreateSpace, 1776

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How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Jared Diamond

Penguin, 2005

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The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter L. Bernstein

Wiley, 1996

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The Making of the Personal Computer

Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine

McGraw-Hill, 2000

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How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

Brad Stone

Little, Brown US, 2017

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A Short History of the Search for the Right Numbers

Zachary Karabell

Simon & Schuster, 2014

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The Inside Story of Instagram

Sarah Frier

Simon & Schuster, 2020

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Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

Mehrsa Baradaran

Belknap Press, 2019

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