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Equal: A story of women, men and money

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Equal: A story of women, men and money

Carrie Gracie

Society & Social Sciences; Social discrimination; Employment & unemployment; Advice on careers & achieving success

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Equal is an inspiring, personal and campaigning book about how we should and can fight for equal pay and other kinds of equality... [more]

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The Meritocracy Trap

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The Meritocracy Trap

Daniel Markovits

Poverty & unemployment; Social discrimination; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Economic history

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We are in the midst of a dangerous period of social upheaval caused by runaway economic inequality and social division. Yet... [more]

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Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

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Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Jeremias Prassl

Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment; International economic & trade law; Employment & labour law; IT & Communications law

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Is crowdsourcing the future of work? This book offers a lively and critical account of the gig economy: its promises and realities,... [more]

$30.95

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

Sociology: work & labour; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Working patterns & practices; Advice on careers & achieving success

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Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working... [more]

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The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation

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The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation...

Carl Benedikt Frey

Business & Economics; Economics; Labour economics; Science funding & policy; Ethical & social aspects of computing; Artificial intelligence

Hardback

How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age... [more]

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Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

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Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

Chris Hughes

Poverty & unemployment; Social classes; Business & Economics; Macroeconomics; Labour economics

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes makes the case that one percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a radically... [more]

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Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

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Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Guy Standing

Sociology: work & labour; Welfare & benefit systems; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Economic history

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'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it... Standing's analysis... [more]

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The Wealth of Humans: Work and Its Absence in the Twenty-first Century

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The Wealth of Humans: Work and Its Absence in the Twenty-first Century

Ryan Avent

Business & Economics; Labour economics; Impact of science & technology on society

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To work is human. It puts food on the table, meaningfully structures our days, and strengthens our social ties. When work... [more]

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Economics of the Labour Market: Unemployment, Long-Term Unemployment and the Costs of Unemployment

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Economics of the Labour Market: Unemployment, Long-Term Unemployment and...

P. N. Junankar

Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment

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He argues that the growth of unemployment and long-term unemployment is mainly due to a lack of aggregated demand and not... [more]

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Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants: Insecure Work in a Globalised Economy

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Vulnerability, Exploitation and Migrants: Insecure Work in a Globalised...

Hannah Lewis, Klara Skrivankova, Louise Waite, Gary Craig

Migration, immigration & emigration; Globalization; Sociology: work & labour; Politics & government; Labour economics

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Globalization, the economic crisis and related policies of austerity have led to a growth in extreme exploitation at work,... [more]

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Rising Inequality in China: Challenges to a Harmonious Society

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Rising Inequality in China: Challenges to a Harmonious Society

Shi Li (Beijing Normal University), Hiroshi Sato (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo), Terry Sicular (University of Western Ontario)

History; Poverty & unemployment; Labour economics; Development economics; Welfare economics

Paperback

This book, a sequel to Inequality and Public Policy in China (2008), examines changes from 2002 to 2007 in the Chinese distribution... [more]

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Women and Fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism: Negotiating Modernity in a Globalized World

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Women and Fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism: Negotiating Modernity...

Patricia Madigan

Religion & beliefs; Religion: general; Islamic life & practice; Gender studies: women; Religious groups: social & cultural aspects; Labour economics

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Takes a historical-theological approach to understanding the complex relationships among gender, religion, economics and politics... [more]

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Nickel and Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage America

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Nickel and Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage America

Barbara Ehrenreich (Y)

Memoirs; Poverty & unemployment; Business & Economics; Labour economics

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A contemporary classic that has changed the way we see America. [more]

$22.99

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Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

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Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk...

Elizabeth Anderson

Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Business & Economics; Employment & unemployment; Employment & labour law

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Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments-and why we can't see it One in four American workers says their... [more]

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The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain

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The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare...

George R. Boyer

Business & Economics; Labour economics; Welfare economics; Economic systems & structures; Economic history; Public finance

Hardback

How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? The... [more]

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A History of America in Ten Strikes

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A History of America in Ten Strikes

Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)

History; History of the Americas; Central government policies; Labour economics; Industrial relations; Employment & labour law

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The thrilling stories of defining moments in labor history, told through two centuries of emblematic strikes [more]

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Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job and the Future of Work

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Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job and the Future of Work

Sarah Kessler

Social forecasting, future studies; Politics & government; Employment & unemployment; Economic forecasting; Advice on careers & achieving success

Paperback

Praise for Gigged`Sarah Kessler's wonderful book offers unprecedented illumination of the promise, and the peril, of the gig... [more]

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Where Economics Went Wrong: Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism

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Where Economics Went Wrong: Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism...

David Colander, Craig Freedman

Business & Economics; Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Labour economics; Welfare economics; Economic history

Hardback

How modern economics abandoned classical liberalism and lost its way Milton Friedman once predicted that advances in scientific... [more]

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

James Bloodworth (Author)

History; Poverty & unemployment; Social classes; Labour economics

Paperback

A compelling and ground-breaking piece of narrative journalism that gets right to the heart of divided Britain and its dysfunctional... [more]

$29.99

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

Sociology: work & labour; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Working patterns & practices; Advice on careers & achieving success

Hardback

Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working... [more]

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Child Labour & Exploitation

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Child Labour & Exploitation

Cara Acred

Child welfare; Human rights; Labour economics; Children's & Educational

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The Night Cleaner

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The Night Cleaner

Florence Aubenas

Society & Social Sciences; Poverty & unemployment; Employment & unemployment; Financial crises & disasters

Hardback

The idea was simple: pack a suitcase, go to another city where you have no connections and try to find a job, anonymously.... [more]

$16.95

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

John Maynard Keynes

Business & Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Labour economics

Paperback

Originally published: New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1936. [more]

$31.95

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Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future

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Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future

Andy Furlong (University of Glasgow, UK), John Goodwin (University of Leicester, UK), Henrietta O'Connor (University of Leicester, UK), Sarah Hadfield (University of Leicester, UK), Stuart Hall (University of Glasgow, UK)

Age groups: adolescents; Sociology: work & labour; Labour economics

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Levels of suffering among young people have always been much higher than governments suggest. Indeed, policies aimed at young... [more]

$77.99

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Human Work Productivity: A Global Perspective

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Human Work Productivity: A Global Perspective

Shrawan Kumar, Anil Mital, Ph.D., Arunkumar Pennathur

Labour economics; Production & quality control management

Paperback

The current global economic downturn and considerable shifting in industrial and manufacturing activities have disturbed the... [more]

$116.00

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