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"For readers with no background in economics or mathematics, Walden addresses some of the major economic questions in the news, not so much answering them as explaining the underlying issues and the criteria for making a decision. Among them are whether war helps the economy, whether Americans pay 60-80% of their income in taxes, whether low-paying jobs are replacing high-paying ones, and whether women earn less than men."
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"Walden uses basic economic concepts and logic to examine the meaning, implications, and possible solutions to 50 current economic issues. Aimed squarely at the general reader, the book is organized as a series of questions with each two- to five-page chapter laying out the basic facts surrounding the issue and applying mainstream economic reasoning to explain those facts….Specific issues include budget deficits and the national debt, Social Security, outsourcing, the trade deficit, gasoline prices, sports franchises, immigration, poverty, and health care….Recommended. General readers; all levels of undergraduates."
"[A]n entertaining and informative introduction to economic principles and their influence on our behavior."
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