Easy Economics: A Visual Guide for What You Need to Know

Easy Economics: A Visual Guide for What You Need to Know

by Leonard Wolfe, Lee Smith, Stephen Buckles
     
 

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Let's face it, economics can be boring…but we all need a decent understanding of the basics if we want to survive in these difficult and uncertain times. Let's make it more interesting. Easy Economics isn't packed with reams of text or stacks of numbers, this book is visual and engaging. The book aims to bring you up to speed, in a way that

Overview

Let's face it, economics can be boring…but we all need a decent understanding of the basics if we want to survive in these difficult and uncertain times. Let's make it more interesting. Easy Economics isn't packed with reams of text or stacks of numbers, this book is visual and engaging. The book aims to bring you up to speed, in a way that entertains while it informs, through a collection of many of the most frequently asked questions—plus some you probably haven't thought of—on the subject of economics. The topics range from:

  • The difference between Debt and Deficit
  • Causes and cures of recessions
  • The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 explained
  • Is globalization good or bad?
  • How fiscal and monetary policies differ
  • Bubbles and Busts

Unlike so many other books on the subject, it explains through a Q & A format with entertaining and informative illustration, providing material that many people ordinarily find uninviting and even intimidating in an easy-to-digest, appealing way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118118061
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,129,427
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

THE TEAM
Although they didn't know each other at the time, Leonard Wolfe and Lee Smith were both students at Yale together: Smith as an undergraduate, and Wolfe as a graduate student. Eventually they worked together at Fortune, where Wolfe was an art director and Smith a senior writer/editor who served as Fortune's bureau chief in both Tokyo and Washington.

Stephen Buckles, who served as the book's economics consultant, has had a distinguished career in economics education and currently teaches economics at Vanderbilt University.

Roy Doty, whose charming illustrations grace these pages, is considered one of this country's finest cartoonists, and his work has appeared in almost every major publication in America.

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