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Easy Economics : A Visual Guide to What You Need to Know

By (author) Lee Smith , By (author) Leonard Wolfe , By (author) Stephen Buckles , Illustrated by Roy Doty

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Let's face it, economics can be boring but we all need a decent understanding of the basics if we want to survive in these difficult and uncertain times. Let's make it more interesting. Easy Economics isn't packed with reams of text or stacks of numbers, this book is visual and engaging. The book aims to bring you up to speed, in a way that entertains while it informs, through a collection of many of the most frequently asked questions--plus some you probably haven't thought of--on the subject of economics. The topics range from: * The difference between Debt and Deficit * Causes and cures of recessions * The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 explained * Is globalization good or bad? * How fiscal and monetary policies differ * Bubbles and Busts Unlike so many other books on the subject, it explains through a Q & A format with entertaining and informative illustration, providing material that many people ordinarily find uninviting and even intimidating in an easy-to-digest, appealing way.

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 187.96 x 241.3 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • 23 Dec 2011
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1118118065
  • 9781118118061
  • 391,589

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THE TEAM Although they didn't know each other at the time, Leonard Wolfe and Lee Smith were both students at Yale together: Smith as an undergraduate, and Wolfe as a graduate student. Eventually they worked together at Fortune, where Wolfe was an art director and Smith a senior writer/editor who served as Fortune's bureau chief in both Tokyo and Washington. Stephen Buckles, who served as the book's economics consultant, has had a distinguished career in economics education and currently teaches economics at Vanderbilt University. Roy Doty, whose charming illustrations grace these pages, is considered one of this country's finest cartoonists, and his work has appeared in almost every major publication in America.

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An Entertaining Visual Guide to the Basics of the Dismal Science Let's face it. Economics can be a really big bore, but we need a decent understanding of it to survive in this age of economic uncertainty. Unlike other economics book you may have seen, "Easy Economics" isn't packed with reams of text or stacks of numbers. It is filled with informative illustrations and easy-to-understand content that makes exploring the subject enjoyable. "Easy Economics" brings you quickly up to speed on those things you need and ought to know and does so through a collection of frequently asked questions and answers. Among the many questions it answers are What causes a recession? How do we end one? How long can a bust last? What caused the financial crisis of 2007-2009? What is fiscal policy? What is the difference between debt and deficit? Is globalization good or bad? How does trade affect inflation? Entertaining and informative, this book answers many of the most frequently asked questions on the subject of economics--plus plenty more that you never knew to ask.

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