Agenda Publishing is an independent publisher of books and journals in economics, political economy and philosophy. Agenda's publishing aims to facilitate access to economic ideas for a readership that has traditionally found them forbidding and inaccessible, whether in the wider social sciences, or in the public square, but who nevertheless wish to gain a greater understanding of how the economy works. As well as opening up the work of mainstream economics, Agenda's program also represents the work of other traditions and methodologies, as well as more ethically- and historically-informed studies.

The Piketty Opportunity

Edited by Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe

"This splendid book validates Thomas Piketty's Capital precisely through its lucid, comprehensive and in places devastating critique of his capital theory and empirical methods, with rich detail on France, Germany, Sweden, the UK and the US, as well as Japan, Africa and India. As companion reading or on its own, Contradictions is a landmark, a model of scholarly engagement at the highest level."-James K. Galbraith, author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know and Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

This volume of essays builds upon renewed interest in the long-run global development of wealth and inequality stimulated by the publication in 2014 of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It brings together an international team of leading economic historians and economists to provide a comprehensive overview of global developments in the theory, practice, and policy of inequality, and its place in the modern world order.   Read more ... 

Business / Economics
$30.00 $21.00 | Paper  | 256 pages | 
Another Idea of the Market

Luigino Bruni and Stefano Zamagni

Global financial capitalism has eroded the moral economy on which all economic exchanges ultimately depend. The principles of reciprocity, responsibility and redistribution, which for centuries defined the market place, have been increasingly pushed aside by a growth model that places the pursuit of profit above all else.

Drawing on the Italian tradition of civic humanism, political economists Luigino Bruni and Stefano Zamagni, advocate the need for a more well-mannered type of economic market - a civil economy - which places well-being, virtue and the common good alongside more familiar economic goals like market share, increased productivity and competitiveness.  Read more 

Political Science / Economic History

$20.00 $14.00 |  Paper | 160 pages |