business, politics, & law
Nouriel Roubini & Stephen Mihm
A Crash Course
in the Future of Finance
By recognizing and grappling with the
inherent instability of the global financial system, the authors explain how the
world’s economy can get out of the mess
we’re in—and stay out.
Penguin Press • 288 pp. • 978-1-59420-250-6 • $27.95
Ellen Ruppel Shell
The High Cost of Discount Culture
Deconstructs Americans’ obsession with
bargains, arguably the most powerful
market force of our time, and how our
excessive consumerism blights our landscapes, escalates personal debt, and lowers
our standard of living. “[An] important
book…a first-rate job of reporting.”—The
New York Times Book Review.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311763-6 • $16.00
Why We Listen to What They Say
A critique of the influence techniques behind our culture of rampant consumerism.
Riverhead • 304 pp. • 978-1-57322-829-9 • $15.00
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Economics for a Crowded Planet
“Describes what humanity must do if
we are to share a common future on this
planet.”—Kofi Annan. “Explains the most
basic economic reckoning that the world
faces.”—Al Gore. 8 pp. color maps & diagrams, b/w charts.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-311487-1 • $17.00
tHe enD oF Poverty
for Our Time
Foreword by Bono
“A landmark book.…If there is any one
work to put extreme poverty back onto the
global agenda, this is it”—Publishers Weekly
Penguin • 416 pp. • 978-0-14-303658-6 • $17.00
revolUtion in A Bottle
How TerraCycle Is
Redefining Green Business
Foreword by Paul Hawken
Szaky, who started an innovative and
successful company that recycles waste
into fertilizer, argues for an “
eco-capital-ism” based on a triple bottom line: good
for people, good for the environment,
good for profits.
Portfolio • 208 pp. • 978-1-59184-250-7 • $15.00
Richard H. Thaler &
Cass R. Sunstein
Improving Decisions About
Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Citing decades of cutting-edge behavioral
science research, Nudge explores how we
make choices, and how we can make better
ones in everything from consumption of
natural resources to personal investments.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311526-7 • $16.00
Juliet B. Schor
How and Why Millions of
Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy
Examining how people are developing
strategies to escape the work-and-spend
cycle, the economist argues for a major
life shift to new sources of wealth, green
technologies, and different ways of living.
“Schor has been the most perceptive and
prescient writer on economics this country has had for the last two decades. Here
she looks forward once again, clearing a
path through the wreckage of our economic collapse towards something more
durable and maybe even more fun.”—
Bill McKibben, author Earth: Making A
Life on a Tough New Planet.
Previously published as Plenitude.
Penguin Press • 272 pp. • 978-1-59420-254-4 • $25.95
Penguin • 272 pp. • 9780-14-311942-5 • $16.00
Paperback available September 2011
How Luxury Lost Its Luster
An examination of the global forces
transforming traditional luxury brands.
“A crisp, witty social history that’s as entertaining as it is informative.”—The New
York Times. “Globalization, capitalization,
class, and culture....A fascinating book.”—
Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek.
Penguin • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-311370-6 • $16.00
The Global Race for Energy,
Security, and Power
This sequel to Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential
study of the highly complex global energy market that has and will continue
to be the principal engine of world economic, global, and climatic change.
Penguin Press • 704 pp. • 978-1-59420-283-4 • $35.00
Available September 2011
environment & ecology 2011