Ultimate Field Guide to the U. S. Economy: A Compact and Irreverent Guide to Economic Life in America

Overview

Using simple language, easy-to-read graphs and charts, and entertaining cartoons to illustrate key points, Heintz and Folber (U. of Massachusetts) answer common questions about different economic terms and trends while providing an up-to-date review of the U.S. economy. The first four chapters address major groups of people who affect and/or are affected by the economy in different ways. The next chapters cover particular areas of concern such as government, education and welfare, health, and environment. ...
See more details below
Paperback (Subsequent)
$15.93
BN.com price
(Save 6%)$16.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $2.95   
  • Used (21) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Using simple language, easy-to-read graphs and charts, and entertaining cartoons to illustrate key points, Heintz and Folber (U. of Massachusetts) answer common questions about different economic terms and trends while providing an up-to-date review of the U.S. economy. The first four chapters address major groups of people who affect and/or are affected by the economy in different ways. The next chapters cover particular areas of concern such as government, education and welfare, health, and environment. Finally, two chapters discuss the larger topics of macroeconomics and the global economy. Each individual page stands alone as a compact description of some fact or trend. Distributed by W.W. Norton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The authors, who are affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics at Amherst, state at the outset that "this book compiles useful information for non-economists (as well as students and teachers) who want to know more about the U.S. economy." Even more reader-friendly than the previous versions, this edition combines easy-to-read charts, graphs, and statistical compilations with short, pithy explanations and cartoons to make each section understandable. The explanation of how interest rates work is especially illuminating. The text, broken into ten chapters with headings like "Owners," "Workers," and "Macroeconomics," offers a wealth of statistical data. Unfortunately, the sources are all at the back, forcing the reader to flip back and forth. Still, this is a small quibble for such a helpful primer. Highly recommended for all school libraries (elementary through college) and public libraries.--Richard S. Drezen, Washington Post News Research Ctr., Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Internet Bookwatch
Field Guide to the U.S. Economy blends humor with an observation of the U.S. economy, examining complex economic scenarios and putting together the collective work and humor of over forty progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics at Amherst University. Light reading, filled with important points, and ideal for the non-specialist general reader.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565845787
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.04 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
The Bottom Line 10
Ch. 1 Owners 12
Ch. 2 Workers 30
Ch. 3 Women 48
Ch. 4 People of Color 66
Ch. 5 Government 84
Ch. 6 Welfare and Education 102
Ch. 7 Health 120
Ch. 8 Environment 138
Ch. 9 Macroeconomics 156
Ch. 10 The Global Economy 174
Toolkit 194
Glossary 207
Sources 213
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)