Economics Explained: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going
Simon and Schuster, May 5, 1998 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
In its fourth edition, Economics Explained continues its announced purpose -- to explain that mysterious thing called economics. But there is a new urgency to the book. It is announced in the first sentence of the introduction: "Just in case the reader-to-be hasn't noticed, disturbing things are going on in the American economy these days."
This new edition is about these disturbing things: a trend toward inequality of incomes, the appearance of a new "globalized" capitalism, the "specter" of inflation. As before, Robert Heilbroner and Lester Thurow treat these problems in language that seeks to make clear their causes and treatments. In this straightforward, highly accessible reference, Heilbroner and Thurow -- two of America's most respected and articulate economists -- offer all the economics essential for becoming an effective investor, a savvy business decision maker, or simply an informed member of society.
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Review: Economics ExplainedUser Review - Arun - Goodreads
Too dry.. was expecting more of a simple story telling approach.. Thats what it claimed to do, but didnt deliver on it.. IMHO. Read full review
Review: Economics ExplainedUser Review - Don Gubler - Goodreads
Good introduction. Economics is a necessary understanding for our current world. Read full review
Where Do We Come From?
Two Three Great Economists
Three A BirdsEye View of the Economy
Four The Trend of Things
MacroeconomicsThe Analysis of Prosperity and Recession
MicroeconomicsThe Anatomy of the Market System
Fifteen The Specter of Inflation