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2007 Policy #03 Economy Top Books

Earth Policy #3: Economy

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
The Political Economy of Grand Strategy (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
1.  The Political Economy of Grand Strategy (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by Kevin Narizny
The list author says:
“I have ordered this, it is not yet published but you can pre-order at Amazon.  Their entire series appears to be valuable.”
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The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill
2.  The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
The list author says:
“The utlimate book on how Dick Cheney blew off the Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O’Neil, and made policy from his White House office on the basis of ideological fantasy without regard to the expertise available across the government and the Nation.”
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Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism And The Failure Of Good Intentions
3.  Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism And The Failure Of Good Intentions by Clyde V. Prestowitz
The list author says:
“By a former Undersecretary of Commerce, the title says it all, except that Dick Cheney’s intentions are only good with respect to his rich pals, not the rest of us.”
$18.95   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
4.  The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy by William Greider
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  One of the more thoughtful books in today’s era.”
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Security: A New Framework for Analysis
5.  Security: A New Framework for Analysis by Barry Buzan
The list author says:
“Expands beyond guns, guns, and guns.”
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Economic Strategy And National Security: A Next Generation Approach
6.  Economic Strategy And National Security: A Next Generation Approach by Patrick DeSouza
The list author says:
“Leading book on the subject.”
$37.00   Used & New from: $2.14
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Globalization and Growth: Case Studies in National Economic Strategies
7.  Globalization and Growth: Case Studies in National Economic Strategies by Richard H. K. Vietor
The list author says:
“Comparative.”
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Cutting Red Tape Cutting Red Tape:  National Strategies for Administrative Simplification
8.  Cutting Red Tape Cutting Red Tape: National Strategies for Administrative Simplification by OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
The list author says:
“This is actually work 40% of our time and money.  Red tape is a HUGE cost factor, HUGE time factor, and the opposite of grasss roots innovation.”
$42.00   Used & New from: $38.00
Budgeting and Financial Management for National Defense (HC) (Research in Public Management)
9.  Budgeting and Financial Management for National Defense (HC) (Research in Public Management) by Jerry McCaffery
The list author says:
“Rare book, not used at all by the Pentagon.”
$73.99   Used & New from: $62.45
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Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development: A guide to assist national policy makers in linking population and environment in ... for Sustainable Development Handbook Series)
10.  Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development: A guide to assist national policy makers in linking population and environment in … for Sustainable Development Handbook Series) by Gayl D. Ness
The list author says:
“Important, but the USA does not like to “do” population strategy other than eugenics against the under-privileged.”
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Surviving Supply Chain Integration: Strategies for Small Manufacturers
11.  Surviving Supply Chain Integration: Strategies for Small Manufacturers by Committee on Supply Chain Integration
The list author says:
“This is actually nationally-important.  Silicon Valley ground to a halt when the one Japanese facotry producing silicon chips burned down.  America is VERY vulnerable across all sectors to cuts in its supply chain of small parts, not just energy.”
$37.95   Used & New from: $0.74
Strategic Minerals and International Security (On the agenda)
12.  Strategic Minerals and International Security (On the agenda) by U. Ra’Anan
The list author says:
“A rarely considered aspect.  Of course the other half is strategies for getting along WITHOUT strategic minerals.”
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Defining National Security: The Nonmilitary Aspects (Pew Project on America's Task in a Changed World)
13.  Defining National Security: The Nonmilitary Aspects (Pew Project on America’s Task in a Changed World) by Joseph J. Romm
The list author says:
“Very important alternative perspectives that run against the status quo mindsets.”
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Economic Security and High Technology Competition in an Age of Transition: The Case of the Semiconductor Industry
14.  Economic Security and High Technology Competition in an Age of Transition: The Case of the Semiconductor Industry by Eric Marshall Green
The list author says:
“Singapore and India are both beating US.”
$110.95   Used & New from: $23.95
Silencing Science: National Security Controls and Scientific Communication (Contemporary Studies in Information Management, Policies, and Services)
15.  Silencing Science: National Security Controls and Scientific Communication (Contemporary Studies in Information Management, Policies, and Services) by Harold Relyea
The list author says:
“Very dumb.  See my reviews of books about the (extremist) Republican war on science.”
$119.95   Used & New from: $11.99
Strategy for U S Industrial Competitiveness: Committee for Economic Development (Ced Statement on National Policy)
16.  Strategy for U S Industrial Competitiveness: Committee for Economic Development (Ced Statement on National Policy) by Committee for Economic Development
The list author says:
“The USG keeps fighting the idea of having an industrial strategy or policy.  We need one.”
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National Security: Political, Military and Economic Strategies in the Decade Ahead (Hoover Institution publications, 131)
17.  National Security: Political, Military and Economic Strategies in the Decade Ahead (Hoover Institution publications, 131) by Charles Burton Burdick
The list author says:
“Very epxerienced if somewhat conventional practitioners.  Must be respected.”
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National Industrial Strategies and the World Economy
18.  National Industrial Strategies and the World Economy by John Pinder
The list author says:
“There are also demographic strategies in re education, family, health, immigration, justice.  It is all connected.”
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
19.  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The list author says:
“This is the “ugly American” story writ VERY large.”
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Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce
20.  Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce by National Center on Education and the Economy
The list author says:
“Extremely important.  Corporations fire without regard to workforce stability, transition training, or long term impacts on communities of imposed poverty.”
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Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt
21.  Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt by John Steele Gordon
The list author says:
“Debt is dumb.  The Federal Reserve is a very anti-social network.  The Constitution provides for the printing of money backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.”
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The Global Citizen's Handbook: Facing Our World's Crises and Challenges
22.  The Global Citizen’s Handbook: Facing Our World’s Crises and Challenges by The World Bank
The list author says:
“Good international perspective.”
$19.95   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and Expanded)
23.  The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and Expanded) by Paul Krugman
The list author says:
“Core reading on everything we are doing wrong.”
$11.35   Used & New from: $0.01
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Federal Tax Policy (Studies of Government Finance)
24.  Federal Tax Policy (Studies of Government Finance) by Joseph A. Pechman
The list author says:
“Why not eliminate taxes?  Someone smarter than me thought of this, but taxing every Federal Reserve transaction at .00006 would allow for the complete elimination of all individual local, state, and federal income taxes.”
$22.95   Used & New from: $0.01
Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Case Studies and Teaching Activities for Elementary School
25.  Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Case Studies and Teaching Activities for Elementary School by National Council on Economic Education
The list author says:
“It is all connected.  We cannot do policy in one area without considering the tradeoffs in the near and long term in all the other policy areas.”
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Shelter from the Storm: Repairing the National Emergency Management System after Hurricane Katrina (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series)
26.  Shelter from the Storm: Repairing the National Emergency Management System after Hurricane Katrina (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series) by William L. Waugh
The list author says:
“The federal government failed, and will fail again.  Absent a strategy of localized resilience, we will not be able to meet the next several disasters, and will turn each into catastrophes.”
$53.00   Used & New from: $13.00
The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990 (National Bureau of Economic Research Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Dev)
27.  The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990 (National Bureau of Economic Research Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Dev) by Dora L. Costa
The list author says:
“Very important.  The retirement age must be raised, but only if we also radically alter school to last a lifetime while allowing part time work the whole way, and change the manner in which our elderly are reintegrated back into the community when they leave the work force.”
$26.52   Used & New from: $13.35
The Political Economy of Expertise: Information and Efficiency in American National Politics
28.  The Political Economy of Expertise: Information and Efficiency in American National Politics by Kevin M. Esterling
The list author says:
“The gap between those with power and those with knowledge has been growing ever greater in the past quarter century.  Today Dick Cheney makes policy based on ideological fantasy, and has completely shut down the policy input process (See Price of Loyalty and Rogue Nation).”
$85.00   Used & New from: $13.96
National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy (Essential Texts in American Government series)
29.  National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy (Essential Texts in American Government series) by Philip A. Mundo
The list author says:
“Worthy of understanding.”
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Population Growth and Economic Development: Policy Questions
30.  Population Growth and Economic Development: Policy Questions by Working Group on Population Growth and Economic Development
The list author says:
“Population makes a difference.”
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Global Capital and National Governments (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
31.  Global Capital and National Governments (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) by Layna Mosley
The list author says:
“Governments have not kept up with the times and are now relatively helpless against capital movements.”
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Designing a New America: The Origins of New Deal Planning, 1890-1943 (Political Development of the American Nation)
32.  Designing a New America: The Origins of New Deal Planning, 1890-1943 (Political Development of the American Nation) by Patrick D. Reagan
The list author says:
“Useful history.  I have conceputalized “Our Deal” in which we the people lay down the law and stop Wall Street from its continued looting of the common man’s back pocket.”
$45.00   Used & New from: $28.90
A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Lessons for International Monetary Reform (National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report)
33.  A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Lessons for International Monetary Reform (National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report) by Barry J. Eichengreen
The list author says:
“Bad deal all around.  Time to overthrow both political and economic boundaries based on colonialism and exploitation of the indigenous peoples.”
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The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century (National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report)
34.  The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century (National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report) by Claudia Dale Goldin
The list author says:
“Coming soon to a home near you.”
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Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving (National Bureau of Economic Research Monograph)
35.  Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving (National Bureau of Economic Research Monograph) by Charles T. Clotfelter
The list author says:
“Out of control.  The extremists and the extreme wealthy hide their money in tax free foundations that further their wealth, rather than distribute it.  Time for the churches and many others to lose their tax exempt status.”
$75.00   Used & New from: $8.68
Commissioning Ideas : Canadian National Policy Innovation in Comparative Perspective
36.  Commissioning Ideas : Canadian National Policy Innovation in Comparative Perspective by Neil John Bradford
The list author says:
“This is seriously good.  The Canadians have done some remarkably intelligent things in knowledge development.”
$45.00   Used & New from: $4.48
Budgeting Entitlements: The Politics of Food Stamps (American Governance and Public Policy series)
37.  Budgeting Entitlements: The Politics of Food Stamps (American Governance and Public Policy series) by Ronald Frederick King
The list author says:
“Why do we have food stamps when we grow enough to feed 12 billion and waste half of that?  The entire food system is out of control, vulnerable, and non-rational.”
$61.87   Used & New from: $26.61
Parks in Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line
38.  Parks in Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line by Brian Child
The list author says:
“I like this because it makes the point that biological diversity and park lands actually impact on the economic bottom line.”
$39.95   Used & New from: $14.80
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Building Better Homes: Goverment Strategies for Promoting Innovation in Housing
39.  Building Better Homes: Goverment Strategies for Promoting Innovation in Housing by Scott Hassell
The list author says:
“Good homes, not luxurious homes, are a big part of family stability, neighborhood safety, successful education, good health.  It is all connected.”
$15.60   Used & New from: $0.01

2007 Policy #03 Economy Top Centers

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Bureau of Economic Analysisexternal link
U.S. Dept of Commerce – BEA promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public. 1

Economic Policy Instituteexternal link
EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. The mission of the EPI is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings accessible to the general public, the media, and policy makers. 2

EconData.Netexternal link
EconData.Net is designed to help practitioners, researchers, students, and other data users quickly gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data. The site aims to be a convenient, comprehensive first stop for anyone searching among the vast, disparate array of public and private data sources on the Web. EconData.Net is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration as a service to regional data users. Provides links by subject, by provider, ten best economy sites, quick links, what’s new and data collection. 3

Center for Popular Economicsexternal link
CPE is a non-profit organization that teaches economic literacy to activists for progressive social change. CPE creates and communicates economic theories that challenge systems of oppression based on class, race, gender and nation. CPE programs and publications seek to demystify economics and provide alternatives to mainstream analyses. Best known among CPE’s programs are the Summer Institutes in Popular Economics and the book, The Ultimate Field Guide to the U.S. Economy, as well as the “Econ-atrocity Bulletins.” 4

Znet Econ Watchexternal link
Econ watch is devoted to analysis, news and information with a primary focus on the US Economy. Site includes recent articles, links, corporate accountability, a special Enron section and U.S. Government information on economics. 5

World Economic Forumexternal link
Official WEF website. Site includes initiatives, events, media center and details of the organization and its members. 6

Roubini Global Economy Monitorexternal link
Maintained by former White House and Treasury Department economist Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor is the leading aggregator of ahead-of-the-curve information on global economic and geostrategic issues. The monitor delivers unbiased editorial perspective and state-of-the-art presentation of global economic information to the workflow process of business strategists, investors, researchers, academics, policy makers and regulators. With ever-expanding coverage of the most relevant news, commentary, research, analysis, blogs and data, RGE Monitor has become the leading economic information hub on the web. 7

The Global Economyexternal link
A link within the Global Exchange website. Promotes democratization of the global economy by teaching how the global economy works and providing information on the undemocratic institutions that run the global economy. 8

Global Economy Journalexternal link
GEJ is the official journal of the International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA). It is an innovative, peer-reviewed journal that strives to disseminate top-quality research and analysis rapidly to academics and professionals interested in the global economy. Recent articles include “Economic Development , Economic Integration, International Trade” and “Is There an East European Housing Bubble?” 9

GlobalCPR.comexternal link
Features information on national income, globalization, international organizations, green economics, and international trade. 10

Global Economy Full Coverageexternal link
Yahoo news site. Updated regularly and presents news stories as well as feature articles, opinions & editorials, and related web sites on the topic. 11

International Forum on Globalizationexternal link
IFG is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization. The IFG produces numerous publications; organizes high-profile, large public events; hosts many issue-specific seminars; coordinates press conferences and media interviews at international events; and participates in many other activities that focus on the myriad consequences of globalization. 12

AFL-CIO – Global Economyexternal link
Looks at the international economy from a workers’ rights perspective. Site provides information on global action, development policies, workers’ rights and women and children. 13

Bilaterals.orgexternal link
Bilaterals.org is a collective effort to share information and stimulate cooperation against bilateral trade and investment agreements that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations. Site features news & articles, key issues, and details of bilateral agreements and treaties. 14

Grameen Foundationexternal link
Grameen Foundation’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to financial services and to information. With tiny loans, financial services and technology, the Foundation helps the poor, mostly women, start self-sustaining businesses to escape poverty. Founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were inspired by the work of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, our global network of microfinance partners reaches 2.2 million families in 22 countries. 2006 Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, serves as a board member. 15