Having and Being Had, by Eula Biss

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What does it mean to own something? What is our relationship to work and to money?  How does the interplay between these concepts affect individuals, culture, and society? These are among the questions Biss ponders as she probes the underlying meanings and effects of ownership, capitalism, and power structures. Written in an understated and at times subtly humorous style, her episodic essays offer keen insights and provoke the reader to question many basic assumptions about the system we live under. 

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ISBN: 9780525537465
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

The Undocumented Americans, by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

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For a book that tucks easily into the back pocket of your jeans, The Undocumented Americans packs quite a punch. Villavicencio's writing is unforgiving and unidealized--her stories of the undocumented are detached from the hateful, fearmongering rhetoric of anti-immigration movements, but also from the (sometimes) picturesque, cherry-picked narratives fostered by those who support immigration reform. Instead, Villavicencio offers a stream-of-conscious blend of objective journalism and heightened realism that is--like many of her subjects--impossible to categorize. These are stories about our neighbors. These are stories about us.
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ISBN: 9780399592706
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

Nudge: The Final Edition, by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

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There have been countless "pandemic books," both fresh takes and old favorites whose popularity has surged as readers everywhere seek hope, catharsis, and escape. Back in 2020, a friend recommended Thaler and Sunstein's Nudge as I clawed desperately for answers, and although I've read 60+ books since the pandemic began, Nudge is truly my "pandemic book." Count me unsurprised that the authors thought to revise and re-release the book, tying in some of its core principles to the advent of Covid-19. Read it to discover the book's beloved standbys like "choice architecture" and "libertarian paternalism," and buckle in for brand new content on "Smart Disclosure," "choice engines," "sludge," and more!
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143137009
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

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