Economics for Everyone A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

ISBN-10: 0745327508

ISBN-13: 9780745327501

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jim Stanford, Tony Biddle

List price: $22.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Economics is too important to be left to economists. This brilliantly concise and readable book provides non-specialist readers with all the information they need to understand how capitalism works (and how it doesn't). Jim Stanford's book is an antidote to the abstract and ideological way that economics is normally taught and reported. Key concepts such as finance, competition and wage labor are explored, and their importance to everyday life is revealed. Stanford answers questions such as "Do workers need capitalists?", "Why does capitalism harm the environment?", and "What really happens on the stock market?" He offers both a realistic assessment of capitalism's strengths, and a robust critique of its many failures. This book will appeal to those working for a fairer world, and students of social sciences who need to engage with economics. The book is illustrated with humorous and educational cartoons by Tony Biddle, and is supported with a comprehensive set of web-based course materials for popular economics courses.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 5/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: Why Study Economics?
The Economy and Economics
Economic History
The Politics of Economics
The Basics of Capitalism: Work, Tools, and Profit
Work, Production, and Value
Working with Tools
Companies, Owners, and Profit
Workers and Bosses
Reproduction (for Economists!)
Closing the Little Circle
Capitalism as a System
Investment and Growth
Employment and Unemployment
Dividing the Pie
Capitalism and the Environment
The Complexity of Capitalism
Money and Banking
Inflation, Central Banks, and Monetary Policy
Paper Chase: Stock Markets, Financialization, and Pensions
The Conflicting Personalities of Government
Spending and Taxing
Development (and Otherwise)
Closing the Big Circle
The Ups and Downs of Capitalism
Challenging Capitalism
Evaluating Capitalism
Improving Capitalism
Replacing Capitalism?
Conclusion: A Dozen Big Things to Remember About Economics
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.