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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
Publication Date: 1776
Electronic full-text for any device from Project Gutenberg.

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Development of the Industrial U. S. 3 Volume Set - UXL (Created by); Sonia G. Benson
ISBN: 1414401744
Publication Date: 2005-11-16
In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

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Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt
ISBN: 0517548232
Publication Date: 1988-12-14
Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. *Available through OverDrive.

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Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner
ISBN: 9780061792809
Publication Date: 2010-02-17
Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. *Available through OverDrive.


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Freakonomics: the movie - Produced by Chad Troutwine, Chris Romano, Dan O'Meara.
Call Number: DVD 330 FRE
Publication Date: 2010
Examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers. 93 min.

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Capitalism, a love story - Written, produced and directed by Michael Moore.
Call Number: DVD 330.122 CAP
Publication Date: 2010
Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy. 127 min.

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I.O.U.S.A. - Produced by Christine O'Malley and Sarah Gibson ; directed by Patrick Creadon.
Call Number: DVD 338.973 IOU
Publication Date: 2009
I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States. Burdened with an ever-expanding government, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and more. 85 min.

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Real world economics: What is scarcity? - New Dimension Media
Call Number: DVD 338.5 WHA
Publication Date: 2007
Explains the concept of economic scarcity, discussing natural resources, resource use, factors of production, producer and consumer goods, free goods, needs and wants, rationing by vouchers, and opportunity cost. 17 min.

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Real world economics: Elasticity of demand - New Dimension Media
Call Number: DVD 338.5212 ELA
Publication Date: 2007
Describes the difference between elastic and inelastic demand, using a competitive seafood market and a monopolistic ferry service as examples and graphing the revenue gains and losses from price increases and decreases for each. 15 min.

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Real world economics: Market structure - New Dimension Media
Call Number: DVD 338.6 MAR
Publication Date: 2007
Introduces students to market structure, including information on competition, market pricing, monopolies, oligopoly, price wars, cartels, and government interventions using real-life examples from the public and private spheres. 13 min.

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Real world economics: The global economy - New Dimension Media
Call Number: DVD 382 GLO
Publication Date: 2007
Discusses the major components of international commerce, covering topics such as trading models, balance of payments issues, tariffs, subsidies, quotas, trading blocks, and the GATT treaty. 18 min.

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Real world economics: Simple supply and demand - New Dimension Media
Call Number: DVD 338.521 SIM
Publication Date: 2007
Introduces students to the various factors that influence supply and demand using real-life examples from the public and private spheres. 15 min.


Books in the library

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The World Is Flat - Thomas L. Friedman
Call Number: 303.48 FRI
ISBN: 9780374292881
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
Contains an overview of the global political and economic change since the turn of the twenty-first century, discussing the rapid developments in technologies that has allowed India and China to become part of a growing supply chain of manufacturing impacting global markets.

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The Post-American World - Fareed Zakaria
ISBN: 039308180X
Publication Date: 2011-05-31
Argues that in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the American government needs to transform its global strategy and learn to share power, create coalitions, build legitimacy, and define the global agenda in order to recover its political, economic, and social standing on the world stage.

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The Worldly Philosophers - Robert L. Heilbroner
Call Number: 330.092 HEI
ISBN: 068486214X
Publication Date: 1999-08-10
Presents the ideas of the great economic thinkers, from Adam Smith to Malthus, and from Marx to John Maynard Keynes.


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