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Basic economics : a citizen's guide to the economy

Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains economic principles through real-world examples from history, in language free of jargon and complicated formulas.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Sowell
ISBN: 046508138X 9780465081387
OCLC Number: 44427159
Description: xi, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What Is Economics? --
Prices --
The Role of Prices --
Price Controls --
Industry and Commerce --
The Rise and Fall of Business --
The Role of Profits--and Losses --
Big Business and Government --
Work and Pay --
Productivity and Pay --
Controlled Labor Markets --
Time and Risk --
Investment and Speculation --
Risks and Insurance --
The National Economy --
National Output --
Money and the Banking System --
The Role of Government --
The International Economy --
International Trade --
International Transfers of Wealth --
Popular Economic Fallacies --
"Non-Economic" Values --
Prices and Purchasing Power --
Business and Labor.
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