Sex Drugs and Economics

Sex Drugs and Economics

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Author Diane Coyle explores a range of popular issues and uses economic analysis to show why many decisions come down to a question of money or politics. It is rare that an economist has the courage and aptitude to take real world, real-time issues and to lay out the advantages and disadvantages of their current policies. Furthermore, Coyle aims to take these potentially confusing and politically rife issues and cuts them down to size so that they are understandable and straightforward, thereby educating the reader in an entertaining and sophisticated manner. Coyle shows how economics is truly a discipline and a social science that can help us make decisions about the most basic of issues, whether or not to build a train station, to invest tax money in new roads or schools or how to combat world hunger and illegal drugs. Everybody cares about how much tax the government takes, anybody in business wants to figure out how much demand they might have to meet for their services and what wages they'll have to pay, and any working person is concerned about how best to save for tuition fees and retirement pensions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 1587991470
  • 9781587991479
  • 1,950,546

About Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle is a consultant and columnist for The Independent. After getting her Ph.D. from Harvard, she spent a year at the U.S. Treasury. She worked in the private sector and is an economist and a writer specializing in business, technology, and global economics. She was the Economics Editor for The Independent for eight years and in 2000 was the winner of the prestigious Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalist. She is currently Managing Director of Enlightenment Economics, a consultancy, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics' Center for Economic Performance. Diane has written three other books: Paradoxes of Prosperity, The Weightless World and Governing the World Economy. She lives in London with her family.
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