The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works

The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works

by Timothy Taylor
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The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works by Timothy Taylor

The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need. Economics isn't just about numbers: it's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists - when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including:
• Why do budget deficits matter?
• What exactly does the Federal Reserve do?
• Does globalization take jobs away from American workers?
• Why is health insurance so costly? The perfect read for fans of Freakonomics, The Undercover Economist and Naked Economics, The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues - so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452297524
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 323,778
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy Taylor is managing editor of the American Economics Association's Journal of Economic Perspectives. He won numerous teaching awards for his classes at Stanford University and was named a distinguished lecturer at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Fortunate1 More than 1 year ago
I wish everyone would read this book before the elections this fall.
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jackdav38 More than 1 year ago
Objective, fairly comprehensive guide to basic/intermediate economics. If you're fairly new to this field, this is one of the best books to buy. I also recommed Charles Wheelan's Naked Economics
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vus More than 1 year ago
Interesting and informative