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Investing: The Last Liberal Art - Robert G. Hagstrom
Call Number: AUD HG4521 .H2263 2013
Publication Date: 2013, 2nd ed.
Explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone.

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The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure - John A. Allison
Call Number: SCH HB501 .A545 2013
Not only is free market capitalism good for the economy, says industry expert John Allison, it is our only hope for recovery. As the nation's longest-serving CEO of a top-25 financial institution, Allison has had a unique inside view of the events leading up to the financial crisis. The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure argues against current financial regulations and proposes a cure to the economy's ills.

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Federal Grant Management - Vanessa N. Rowley
Call Number: AUD HJ275.2 .R68 2012
The federal government's use of grants to achieve national objectives and to respond to emerging trends, such as changing demographics and changing threats to homeland security, has grown significantly in the last two decades. This book presents the grant management process as well as ways to improve oversight and accountability of federal grants.

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The Occupy Handbook - Janet Byrne (Editor), et al.
Call Number: AUD HC110.I5 O24 2012
Captures the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in all its ragged glory, giving readers an on-the-scene feel for the movement as it unfolds while exploring the heady growth of the protests, considering the lasting changes wrought, and recommending reform.

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The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors - Matthew Halloran, et al.
Call Number: SCH HG179.5 .H35 2012
The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Build and Grow Your Business shows how to make the most of these new tools, offering invaluable advice about how to connect with potential clients in the twenty first century.

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Common Sense Economics - James D. Gwartney et al.
Call Number: SCH HB95 .G9 2010
Covers basic economic principles such as gains from trade, the role of profit and loss, and the secondary effects of government spending, taxes, and borrowing. This new edition of a classic, with reflections on the recent recession and the policy response to it, illuminates our world and what might be done to make it better.


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