Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

by Jim Stanford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745327508

ISBN-13: 9780745327501

Pub. Date: 05/29/2008

Publisher: Pluto Press

Economics is too important to be left to the 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

Overview

Economics is too important to be left to the 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 labour are explored, and their importance to everyday life is revealed.

Illustrated with humorous and educational cartoons by Tony Biddle, this book will appeal to those working for a fairer world, and students of social sciences who need to engage with economics.

About the Author:
Jim Stanford is economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union, and economics columnist for the Globe and Mail newspaper

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745327501
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
05/29/2008
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Study Economics?
• Part One: Preliminaries
• 1. The Economy and Economics *
2. Capitalism
• 3. Economic History
• 4. The Politics of Economics
• Part Two: The Basics of Capitalism: Work, Tools, and Profit
• 5. Work, Production, and Value
• 6. Working with Tools *
7. Companies, Owners, and Profit
• 8. Workers and Bosses
• 9. Reproduction (for Economists!) *
10. Closing the Little Circle
• Part Three: Capitalism as a System
• 11. Competition
• 12. Investment and Growth
• 13. Employment and Unemployment
• 14. Dividing the Pie

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