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Greening the economy is not only possible but necessary: global economic growth depends on it.
 
Robert Pollin

Claude S. Fischer paints a broad picture of what Americans say they want—and suggests what might finally get them there.

Claude S. Fischer

Keith explores a challenging proposal; climate engineering is no silver bullet.

David Keith

This book focuses on the ethical and political dilemmas at the heart of the debate about Syria and the possibility of humanitarian intervention in today’s world.

Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel

Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman argues that early childhood intervention can improve the economic and social mobility of children born into disadvantage. At a time when state and local budgets for early interventions are being cut, Heckman issues an urgent call for action and offers some practical steps for how to design and pay for new programs. 

James J. Heckman

The writers—including Nobel Laureate in Economics Kenneth Arrow and bestselling authors Paul and Anne Ehrlich—lay out what our country’s principles are, whether we’re living up to them, and what can be done to bring our institutions into better alignment with them.

Doug McAdam, Debra Satz, Rob Reich, David B. Grusky

Dara O’Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the news about Nike’s sweatshops in the 1990s, considers the promise of ethical consumption—the idea that individuals, voting with their wallets, can promote better labor conditions and environmental outcomes globally.

Dara O’Rourke

Full employment used to be an explicit goal of economic policy in most of the industrialized world. Some countries even achieved it. In Back to Full Employment, economist Robert Pollin argues that the United States—today faced with its highest level of unemployment since the Great Depressio—should put full employment back on the agenda.

Robert Pollin

Exaggerated fears about Muslims misread history and misunderstand multiculturalism’s aims.

John Bowen

Border Wars offers a stark portrait of the domestic cost of failed federal leadership in the post-9/11 era.

Tom Barry

As New York State Attorney General from 1998 to 2006, Eliot Spitzer successfully pursued corporate crime, including stock price inflation, securities fraud, and predatory lending practices. Drawing on those experiences, in this book Spitzer considers when and how the government should intervene in the workings of the market.

Eliot Spitzer

Political theorist Joseph Carens argues that although states have a right to control their borders, the right to deport those who violate immigration laws is not absolute.

Joseph H. Carens

Mastrandrea and Schneider insist that smart adaptation will require a series of local and regional projects, many of them in the countries least able to pay for them and least responsible for the problem itself.

Stephen H. Schneider, Michael D. Mastrandrea

There is nothing wrong with economics, Dean Baker contends, but economists routinely ignore their own principles when it comes to economic policy. What would policy look like if we took basic principles of mainstream economics seriously and applied them consistently?

Dean Baker

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