Drawing on a mix of economic history, network science, and sociology, this rich history provides an understanding of the increasing threats to U.S. national security, from dollar devaluation to collapse in the European periphery, and more.
"Posing arguments about growing G-20 restrictions and the inability and unwillingness of powerful governments to mediate global challenges, a portrait of an imminent ""G-Zero"" world without a single country driving international agendas predicts intensified conflicts that will benefit and... More Info
Like The Omnivore's Dilemma did for food, Overdressed shows us the way back to feeling good about what we wear. Fast fashion and disposable clothing have become our new norms. We buy ten dollar shoes from Target that disintegrate within a month and make weekly pilgrimages to Forever 21 and H&M.... More Info
The editor-in-chief of Make magazine and co-founder of the popular BoingBoing blog reveals how a resurgence of "do-it-yourself" culture is renewing human creativity and improving modern life, sharing stories of individuals at the forefront of various handcraft movements. Reprint.
An assessment of the role of value in every aspect of life explains that a price is incurred for every choice, and assesses the inherent costs of such controversial topics as joining a church, promoting longevity, and organ donation.