Economix How Our Economy Works (And Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures

ISBN-10: 0810988399

ISBN-13: 9780810988392

Edition: 2012

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Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide!Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? ReadEconomix.With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got.Economixexplains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Abrams, Inc.
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

David Bach is a financial columnist and author of several best-selling books on personal finance. His books include Start Late, Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire. Bach also writes a weekly Yahoo! column on personal finance. He previously was a senior vice-president of Morgan Stanley. David Bach also serves on the board for Habitat for Humanity New York.

Joel Bakan is a professor of law at the University of British Columbia.

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
The Invisible Hand (The Distant Past to 1820)
Full Steam Ahead (1820-1865)
The Money Power (1865-1914)
Things Fall Apart (1914-1945)
Guns and Butter (1945-1966)
The Era of Limits (1966-1980)
The Revolt of the Rich (1980-2001)
The World Today (2001 Onward)
Glossary
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Artist
Index
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