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Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science

ISBN-10: 0393049825
ISBN-13: 9780393049824
Edition: 2002
List price: $27.95
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Description: Charles Wheelan demystifies key concepts, lays bare the truths behind the numbers and answers questions about the major economic issues of the day.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Charles Wheelan demystifies key concepts, lays bare the truths behind the numbers and answers questions about the major economic issues of the day.

Charles Wheelan is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics and Naked Statistics and a former correspondent for The Economist, and founder of The Centrist Party. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Power of Markets: Who feeds Paris?
Incentives Matter: Why you might be able to save your face by cutting off your nose (if you are a black rhinoceros)
Government and the Economy: Government is your friend (and a round of applause for all those lawyers)
Government and the Economy II: The army was lucky to get that screwdriver for $500
Economics of Information: McDonald's didn't create a better hamburger
Productivity and Human Capital: Why is Bill Gates so much richer than you are?
Financial Markets: What economics can tell us about getting rich quick (and losing weight, too!)
The Power of Organized Interests: What economics can tell us about politics
Keeping Score: Is my economy bigger than your economy?
The Federal Reserve: Why that dollar in your pocket is more than just a piece of paper
Trade and Globalization: The good news about Asian sweatshops
Development Economics: The wealth and poverty of nations
Epilogue: Life in 2050: Seven Questions
Notes
Index

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