Category Archives: Books on exploitation

Books on various aspects of exploitation and productive + exploitative social systems.

Cover of Predatory Value Extraction by William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

Predatory Value Extraction by William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

The economist who put stock buybacks in Washington’s crosshairs Sheelah Kolhatkar New Yorker June 20, 2019

Predatory value extraction James McRitchie Corporate Governance April 29, 2020 Comments William Lazonick Corporate Governance May 7, 2020 Comments Jang-Sup Shin May 5, 2020

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Cover of 'Unworthy Republic' by Claudio Saunt Credit: W.W. Norton

Unworthy Republic: The dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory by Claudio Saunt

‘Unworthy Republic’ takes an unflinching look at Indian removal in the 1830s Jennifer Szalai New York Times March 24, 2020
Saunt’s book traces the expulsion of 80,000 Native Americans over the course of the 1830s, from their homes in the eastern United States to territories west of the Mississippi River….Saunt argues that Indian Removal was truly “unprecedented”; it was a “formal, state-administered process” designed to eliminate every native person to the east of the Mississippi — a systematic expulsion that would later serve as an ignominious model for other regimes around the world.

Cover of Unworthy Republic by Claudio Saunt. Credit W.W. Norton

Cover of The Hidden Wealth of Nations Credit: University of Chicago Press

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The scourge of tax havens by Gabriel Zucman

Trillions of dollars have sloshed into offshore tax havens. Here’s how to get it back David Scharfenberg Boston Globe January 20, 2018

See this page The Hidden Wealth of Nations for further book reviews and informative slide presentations by Zucman.

Cover of The Hidden Wealth of Nations Credit: University of Chicago Press