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Flash Boys

Flash Boys

by Michael Lewis

Hardcover, 274 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $27.95, published March 31 2014 | purchase
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Michael Lewis argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.NPR Bestseller

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The Divide

The Divide

American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

by Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

Hardcover, 416 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
  • Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.

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The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

Paperback, 383 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg explores the science behind why we do what we do, and how companies use our habit-forming tendencies to sell and market products to us.NPR Bestseller

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Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

by Brigid Schulte

Hardcover, 353 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published March 11 2014 | purchase
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Drawing on interviews with neuroscientists, sociologists and working parents, an award-winning journalist explores the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed and seeks insights, answers and inspiration for achieving the perfect work-life balance.NPR Bestseller

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Reinventing American Health Care

Reinventing American Health Care

How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Hardcover, 380 pages, Perseus Books Group, $26.99, published March 4 2014 | purchase
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  • How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel

A health policy expert explains the American health care system and five problems that work against any attempts to reform it and discusses how the Affordable Care Act was passed and how it will positively affect future health care.

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Dragnet Nation

Dragnet Nation

A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

by Julia Angwin

Hardcover, 289 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
  • Julia Angwin

An investigative journalist offers a revealing look at the surveillance economy in America that captures what citizens actions online and off, putting individual freedoms at risk and discusses results from a number of experiments she conducted to try and protect herself.

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Young Money

Young Money

Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits

by Kevin Roose

Hardcover, 320 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published February 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
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A business columnist at New York magazine and author of The Unlikely Disciple explores the secret lives of college graduates working on Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating

by Paul Oyer

Hardcover, 241 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, $25, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating
  • Paul Oyer

A divorced economist uses his experiences with online dating to explain modern microeconomics, describing how the behaviors that drive online dating mirror those that drive other markets and offering advice on both fronts.

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The Climate Casino

The Climate Casino

Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

by William Nordhaus

Hardcover, 378 pages, Yale Univ Pr, $30, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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  • Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World
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Presents an analysis of the economics and politics of the central environmental issue and discusses the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming.

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