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A Bubble that Broke the World
A Century of Prices
The ABC of Money, Including The Gospel of Wealth and The Way to Wealth
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Beating the Stock Market
Because People Matter
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Dare to Care
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The Facts About Speculation
Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Foolish Finance
Frenzied Finance: The Crime of Amalgamated
The Game in Wall Street and How to Play It Successfully
Global Trends 2015
Global Trends 2025
How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
If You Must Speculate, Learn the Rules
Indian Currency and Finance
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War
The Law
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market
Men and Mysteries of Wall Street
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
Noble Enterprise: The Commonsense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits
One-Way Pockets: The Book of Books on Wall Street Speculation
Other People's Money and How Bankers Use It
The Pecora Investigation: Stock Exchange Practices and the Causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash
The Pitfalls of Speculation
Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and Subprime Scandal
The Plunderers
The Psychology of Speculation
The Psychology of the Stock Market
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
The Secret of Wealth
Speculation: Its Sound Principles and Rules for Its Practice
Small Change: How Fifty Dollars Can Change the World
The Stock Market Barometer
Ten Years of Wall Street
Tidal Swings of the Stock Market
Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment
Wall Street: Its Mysteries Revealed, Its Secrets Exposed
Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
Wall Street in History
Wall Street Speculation: Its Tricks and Its Tragedies
Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment

Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment
By Thomas Croft
$19.99 paperback

In 2008 we watched as trillions of dollars vanished before our eyes, enveloped in the crash and burn of Wall Street's bottom line. As working Americans and retirees awake from the aftermath, we're searching for answers and alternatives to the reckless loans and dicey short-term bets that ravaged our savings and retirement assets. Up From Wall Street: The Responsible Investment Alternative makes the case that there are strategic and socially responsible investment paths that have the capacity to rebuild our economy and infrastructure, reinvigorate our cities, and create the highly anticipated green jobs of the future. Through real-life stories and case studies, Thomas Croft illustrates how the responsible investment of savings assets, pensions, insurance funds, and other trusts can generate positive social, economic, and environmental benefits - along with financial returns. Included in the book is A Field Guide to Responsible Capital, which contains descriptions of investment funds that are together managing over $30 billion and provides a detailed analysis of some of the firms and projects in which they invest.

THOMAS CROFT is an international expert on innovative capital strategies and jobs-oriented economic revitalization policies. He serves as Director of the Heartland Network and Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority and has authored or commissioned vital new perspectives on alternative pension investment strategies and a fair economy.

Praise for Up from Wall Street

"Anyone with an interest in making sure their savings are put to work in a manner that strengthens our economy must read this volume." - Dr. Tessa Hebb, author of No Small Change: Pension Funds and Corporate Engagement

"Up From Wall Street offers a path towards, and real life examples of, investments in private equity and real estate that create value for investors by producing sustainable wealth for businesses, their employees, and communities alike." - David Wood, Director, The Institute for Responsible Investment

"This study captures a rising wave of progressive investment activity that will define the 'prudent investor' standard for all investors in the future." -Kirsten Snow Spalding, California Director, Ceres "I hope that ... many of the people who pushed for change in Washington, D.C. across America and our neighbors to the North will read this book." - Richard L. Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO