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    DescriptionBauman has put the 'comedy' into 'economy' at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his "Principles of Economics, Translated" is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to today's world and today's students. As Google's chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, 'You don't need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didn't get to when you studied economics'. "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics" is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin. Rendering the cool stuff fun is the artistry of the illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Klein. Panel by panel, page by page, he puts comics into economics. So if the vertiginous economy or a dour professor's 600-page econ textbook has you desperate for a fun, factual guide to economics, reach for "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics" and let the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team walk you through an entire introductory microeconomics course.

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    The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grady Klein, By (author) Yoram Bauman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780809094813
    ISBN 10: 0809094819

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    BISAC V2.8: BUS044000, CGN007000
    LC classification: HB172 .K67 2010
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations throughout
    Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, Grady Klein is the creator of the "Lost Colony" series of graphic novels. An environmental economist at the University of Washington (and a part-time teacher at Seattle's Lakeside High School), Yoram Bauman, PhD, is the world's first and only stand-up economist.
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    "Learning economics should be fun. Klein and Bauman make sure that it is." --N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and author of "Principles of Economics " "Hilarity and economics are not often found together, but this book has a lot of both. It also does a great job of explaining important economic concepts simply, accurately, and entertainingly--quite a feat." --Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics "Bauman and Klein present solid basic economics in a brilliant cartoon wrapper. The authors successfully shine a happy light on the dismal science." --Hugo Sonnenschein, Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, University of Chicago "This is a seriously funny book! Klein and Bauman offer an enlightening and entertaining look at why our day-to-day choices matter and how they all combine. Students will find this a great addition to their textbooks, and critics of the discipline will learn what economics is really about." --Diane Coyle, author of "The Soulful Science" "Had Art Spiegelman and John Maynard Keynes collaborated on a comic book on economics, they could only have dreamed of coming up with something this good." --Jonathan A. Shayne, a.k.a. Merle Hazard, country singer and founder of Shayne & Co., LLC "Klein's preferences for relatively thick lines and bare-bones perspective . . . [conjures] the work of the marvelous "New Yorker" cartoonist Lou Myers . . . Probably the least dismal treatment of the dismal science ever." --"Booklist" "For anybody who is genuinely interested in economics, who really wants to learn the jargon, or anyone who is starting out studying an economics course, this is just a brilliant source." --Tim Harford, author of "Adapt"