Drawing from five years' worth of investigative reporting, presents the history of Latin American drug cartels, revealing how Mexico became their base and the extent of corruption within the country's government and business elite.
A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this [...]
We are witnessing the beginnings of a revolution. Big data - the explosion of information that digitization has sparked - is changing our world in ways we are just starting to appreciate
Examines how the wealthy classes have contributed to growing inequality in society and explains how the quest to increase wealth has hindered the country's economic growth as well as its efforts to solve its most pressing economic problems.
We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book [...]
Swiss Watching is a revealing historical journey around Europe's most individual and misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching proves that there's more to Switzerland [...]
In 1991, the United States was the only global superpower. It seemed that the 21st century, like the 20th, would belong to America. Then came the stock market bubble, the costly foreign unilateralism of the younger Bush presidency, and the financial catastrophe of 2008. [...]
Shares an exposâe of the relationship between the oil and banking industries while arguing that such environmental disasters as the Gulf oil spill and Exxon Valdez can be directly linked to corporate corruption and failed legislation.
If a country wants to remain economically vibrant, it needs to manufacture things. In recent years, however, many nations have become obsessed with making money out of selling services, leaving the real business of manufacturing to others. This book is about how all that is [...]
Outlines effective strategies for preventing vocabulary misuse and overuse, explaining how to apply the author's "vivid thinking" principles to improve learning, share ideas, and overcome specific obstacles to productivity.
For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. This book puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known [...]
Can the world feed itself? This book traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent food shortages and price spikes what the media has labelled a 'world food crisis'. It outlines actions that can be taken to lower the risks of [...]
Recent years have seen the Eurozone in crisis. Greece, Portugal and Ireland are on brink of economic catastrophe, and a number of other EU countries weak enough to follow, with dire consequences for the global economy. The Great Eurozone Disaster presents a bold vision for [...]
Varoufakis explodes the myths about the cause of the global economic crisis. Just as the ancient Greeks paid tributes to the Minotaur, so Europe and the world sent capital to Wall Street, the Global Minotaur, an 'engine' that pulled the world economy - until the 2008 crash. [...]