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Economics Explained: Everything You Need to Know about How the Economy Works and Where It's Going

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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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"This is the book for anyone who has never taken a course in economics. They take the mystery out of the gross national product, exchange rates, inflation, the money supply, and government spending." Library Journal

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"An excellent course in the history of capitalism." The Boston Globe Books

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"At last, a patient but not condescending, detailed but not recondite, conversational but not glib discussion of the factors and terms that any reader of the daily newspaper needs to understand." Ms.

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Offering a primer on economic theory, this text aims to give an understanding of the causes and treatments of the problems of the late 1990s and the possible risks/rewards of the future. Topics covered include the impact of the globalization of capitalism and the effects of new technologies.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

This updated edition of the definitive introduction to economics addresses urgent topical issues, including the increasing inequality in the distribution of income, the impact of the "globalization" of capitalism, and the far-reaching effects of new technology. Charts throughout.

About the Author

Robert Heilbroner is the Norman Thomas Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at The New School for Social Research. He is the author of over twenty books, among them The Worldly Philosophers. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I The Economic Background

One Capitalism: Where Do We Come From?

Two Three Great Economists

Three A Bird's-Eye View of the Economy

Four The Trend of Things

II Macroeconomics — The Analysis of Prosperity and Recession

Five The GDP

Six Saving and Investing

Seven Passive Consumption, Active Investment

Eight The Economics of the Public Sector

Nine The Debate About Government

Ten What Money Is

Eleven How Money Works

III Microeconomics — The Anatomy of the Market System

Twelve How Markets Work

Thirteen Where Markets Fail

Fourteen The Two Worlds of Business

IV Problems

Fifteen The Specter of Inflation

Sixteen The Inequality Problem

Seventeen Globalization

Eighteen National Policy in a Globalized World

Nineteen The Unfinished Revolution

Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684846415
Author:
Heilbroner, Robert L.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
obert L. Heilbroner
Author:
Thurow, Lester C.
Author:
Thurow, Lester
Author:
R
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
1945-
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
United States Economic conditions 1945-
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 1998
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
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English
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Y
Pages:
240
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8.44 x 5.5 in 7.315 oz

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Product details 240 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684846415 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is the book for anyone who has never taken a course in economics. They take the mystery out of the gross national product, exchange rates, inflation, the money supply, and government spending."
"Review" by , "An excellent course in the history of capitalism."
"Review" by , "At last, a patient but not condescending, detailed but not recondite, conversational but not glib discussion of the factors and terms that any reader of the daily newspaper needs to understand."
"Synopsis" by , Offering a primer on economic theory, this text aims to give an understanding of the causes and treatments of the problems of the late 1990s and the possible risks/rewards of the future. Topics covered include the impact of the globalization of capitalism and the effects of new technologies.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , This updated edition of the definitive introduction to economics addresses urgent topical issues, including the increasing inequality in the distribution of income, the impact of the "globalization" of capitalism, and the far-reaching effects of new technology. Charts throughout.
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