Cleaver (University of Durham) explains how wealth is created, how it is distributed among people, and what is sacrificed in the process. Writing for any curious person with at least a high school education, he outlines the traditional forms of economic organization, discusses the role of prices and the nature of production, and examines some of the issues surrounding inflation, unemployment, banking, monetary policy, and international trade. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
Tony Cleaver is a Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad de los Andes and at el Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA) in Bogota, Colombia. He was previously Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics at the University of Durham, UK.
Table of Contents
1. Money, Banks, Bubbles and Crises
2. Wealth and Poverty; Rainforests and Tigers
3. Prices, Markets and a Simple Cup of Coffee
4. The Business of Supply: From Peasant Lands to Corporate Giants
5. Inflation and Unemployment; Boom and Bust
6. Money, Banks, Bubbles and Crises
7. National Income, World Trade and Multinational Enterprise
8. Can We Reduce Poverty and Protect the Environment?