World Economy Explained outlines the background of the economic problems that have shaken the world in recent years. It describes how our global economic system has evolved and how it operates today. The series also explains some of the causes and effects of the financial problems that many people and countries are currently facing.
Money and Credit looks at the way money developed from its earliest forms to become a vital element in personal and business life around the world. It outlines the role of credit today and highlights some of the problems that arise when easy credit is widely available. It also looks at the way government decisions about monetary policy and the interest rates set by the banks affect people's everyday lives. Quoting many firsthand accounts, it encourages readers to form their own views about world economic issues.