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Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science

ISBN-10: 0393324869

ISBN-13: 9780393324860

Edition: 2003

Authors: Charles Wheelan, Burton Gordon Malkiel

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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: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Burton Gordon Malkiel is an economics professor at Princeton University. He has written A Random Walk Down Wall Street: Including a Life-Cycle Guide to Personal Investing and assisted in the development of the book, Earn More (Sleep Better): The Index Fund Solution, written by Richard E. Evans.

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