21st Century Economy

ISBN-10: 0307387909
ISBN-13: 9780307387905
Edition: 2010
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Description: A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy from the author of the bestsellingA Beginner's Guide to the World Economy. While reporting on today's world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy from the author of the bestsellingA Beginner's Guide to the World Economy. While reporting on today's world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping uses compelling narratives and insightful analogies to clearly and concisely explain the rapidly changing way business is done in the twenty-first century, without a single chart or graph. Epping defines key ideas and commonly used words and phrases like: Carbon footprint WTO Economy of scale NAFTA Outsourcing Epping also illustrates how central banks help navigate global crises and drive the global economy, discusses the benefits of Green Economics, shows how trade wars can be avoided, and explains the virtual economy, where multimillion dollar transactions take place in the blink of an eye. Complete with 89 easy-to-master tools for surviving and thriving in the new global marketplace and an extensive glossary,The 21st Century EconomyA Beginner's Guideis essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the complex economy of the world in which we live.

Randy Charles Epping is an international finance specialist based in Zurich Switzerland.

Introduction
Maps
What Is the Fusion Economy?
What Is Macroeconomics?
Central Banks and Global Crises-Who Really Controls the Global Economy?
Free Trade or Isolationism-How Can Trade Wars Be Avoided in the 21st Century?
Money, Money, Money-How Do Currencies Work in the New Global Economy?
Rage Against the Machine-Why the Big Fuss over Globalization?
What Is the Virtual Economy?
Getting Our Share-How Do We Invest in the New Global Economy?
Winners and Losers-How Do We Compare Investments in the 21st-Century Economy?
Private Equity and Public Good-Who Really Controls the Companies of the World?
Corporate Governance and Corporate Greed-How Are Businesses Managed in the 21st-Century Economy?
Hedge Funds and Derivative Traders-The Wild Cards of the New Global Economy?
Income Gaps and Development-What Can Be Done to Eliminate Poverty in the 21st Century?
Drugs, Slavery, and Shady Deals-The Illegal Economy of the 21st Century
What Is the Best Economic System for the 21st Century?
Outsourcing and Immigration-How Have Demographics Transformed the World Economy?
What Is the Green Economy?
Health, Development, and Global Pandemics-How Has Public Health Become a Major Factor in the Global Economy?
Epilogue
Glossary

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