Economic Literacy What Everyone Needs to Know about Money and Markets

ISBN-10: 0517886839

ISBN-13: 9780517886830

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jacob De Rooy

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Aimed at everyone who would like to understand the business section of the newspaper, DeRooy presents a concise guide to the economic concepts of money and markets. Each of the 26 articles illustrates key economic terms in clear language.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Mary Sterner Lawson is a native of Ohio and holds a Ph.D. in English from Bowling Green State University. A professor of English at Albany State University from 1973-2004, she retired to Tallahassee in 2004. An exhibiting artist in Georgia and Florida since the mid-eighties, she primarily works in watercolor, pen and ink. Months spent in Finland and the Netherlands, two Fulbright-Hays month-long programs to China and Brazil, and extensive travels outside the United States have provided subject matter for scores of ink drawings and paintings. She came back from her first visit to China with over 200 drawings. During her 32 years of university life, hours and hours of lengthy academic meetings honed her portrait sketching skills. In fact, the president of the university from which she retired borrowed her sketches of faculty and staff members and had them scanned into the university archives. A 1996 painting by Lawson, June Bug's Grocery, led to a massive oral history project focusing on a South Albany African American community that was devastated by a catastrophic flood in 1994. Her book, June Bug's Grocery and the Cornfield Jook: A South Albany Oral History, was published by Arcadia Publishing Company in 2003. Currently Lawson writes and paints at her home studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

Acknowledgments
Preface: Economic Literacy for Writers and Speakers ... and Their Audiences
A Pop Quiz on Economic Literacy
Introduction: How to Use This Book
Gross Domestic Product
More on Gross Domestic Product
Economic Growth
Business Cycles
Employment
The Unemployment Rate
Changing the Workplace
Human Capital
Prices and the Economy
Price Changes
Inflation
More About Inflation
Interest Rates
Personal Income
Consumer Spending and Saving
Investment
Money and Banking
The Federal Reserve
Financial Markets
Prices in Financial Markets
The Business of Government
Taxes and Tax Burdens
Taxes and Tax Reform
Fiscal Policy and Government Debt
Trading in the Global Village
International Finance
Commencement
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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