The Instant Economist

The Instant Economist

Everything You Need to Know to About How the Economy Works

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam
The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need. Economics isn't just about numbers: it's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists - when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: * Why do budget deficits matter? * What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? * Does globalization take jobs away from American workers? * Why is health insurance so costly? The perfect read for fans of Freakonomics, The Undercover Economist and Naked Economics, The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues - so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.

Random House, Inc.
The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need. Economics isn't just about numbers: it's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists - when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: * Why do budget deficits matter? * What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? * Does globalization take jobs away from American workers? * Why is health insurance so costly? The perfect read for fans of Freakonomics, The Undercover Economist and Naked Economics, The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues - so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.

Baker & Taylor
Provides the key principles of both macro and microeconomics in an accessible and easily understood way, including explanations about why budget deficits matter, what the Federal Reserve actually does and why health insurance is so expensive. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Book News
Presenting a broad, non-mathematical treatment of microeconomics and macroeconomics, this book requires no prior knowledge of the subject and is clearly written. Taylor, the managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, also adds a good dose of humor. In addition to consideration of a market system, it includes treatment of negative (and positive) externalities, public goods, and government programs and follows these with a chapter pointing out the ways in which government action might also backfire. All of the examples are from the United States. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Provides information about the key principles of both macro and microeconomics, covering such topics as why budget deficits matter, what the Federal Reserve actually does, and why health insurance is so expensive.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2012
ISBN: 9780452297524
0452297524
Branch Call Number: 330 TAY
Characteristics: 260 p.

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