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  • America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks
    Views : 137
    Pages : 256

    by: Ruth Whippman

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    A Brit living in the United States exposes the dark side of the happiness business in her adopted country.

    Upon moving to Silicon Valley with her techie husband, journalist and documentary maker Whippman discovered that, in the U.S., the ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 1250071526

    ISBN-13: 9781250071521

    Language: English

  • Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs
    Views : 163
    Pages : 544

    by: Jane Jacobs Samuel Zipp Nathan Storring

    Publisher: pRandom House

    Book Description

    A collection of short pieces by an outspoken champion of urban diversity.

    To commemorate the centenary of the birth of Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), urban historian Zipp (American Studies/Brown Univ.; Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall o ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 0399589600

    ISBN-13: 9780399589607

    Language: English

  • Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future
    Views : 277
    Pages : 304

    by: Johan Norberg

    Publisher: pOneworld Publications

    Book Description

    Cato Institute senior fellow Norberg (Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis, 2009, etc.) surveys human history and finds “things have been getting better—overwhelmi ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 1780749503

    ISBN-13: 9781780749501

    Language: English

  • We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative
    Views : 286
    Pages : 240

    by: George J. Borjas

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    A counternarrative to the many misguided ideas about immigrants arriving in the United States.

    The conventional wisdom that troubles award-winning economist Borjas (Economics and Social Policy/Harvard Kennedy School; Immigration Econom ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 0393249018

    ISBN-13: 9780393249019

    Language: English

  • The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times
    Views : 231
    Pages : 456

    by: Michael Brownlee

    Publisher: pNorth Atlantic Books

    Book Description

    An argument that “modern industrial farming amounts to one of the most destructive enterprises on the planet.”

    According to Brownlee, the co-founder of the nonprofit advocacy group Local Food Shift and co-publisher of its eponymous m ... more

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    2016-10-18

    ISBN-10: 1623170001

    ISBN-13: 9781623170004

    Language: English

  • The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads
    Views : 79
    Pages : 416

    by: Tim Wu

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    When something online is free, then the product being sold is you. Wu (Columbia Law School; The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, 2010) elaborates on that sobering note.

    Think of this next time you’re brow ... more

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    2016-10-18

    ISBN-10: 0385352018

    ISBN-13: 9780385352017

    Language: English

  • Enlightened Entrepreneurship: How to start and scale your business without losing your sanity
    Views : 250
    Pages : 262

    by: Christopher Myers

    Publisher: pBodeTree Books

    Book Description

    The co-founder of BodeTree, a financial dashboard tool, shares his insights on starting and sustaining a business in this debut how-to guide.

    In 2010, Myers, 24 with a pregnant wife, left a well-paying finance job to launch BodeTree, ... more

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    2016-08-15

    ISBN-10: 0692750010

    ISBN-13: 9780692750018

    Language: English