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The economics anti-textbook : a critical thinker's guide to microeconomics

Author: Roderick Hill; Tony Myatt
Publisher: Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Pub. ; London : Zed Books, ©2010.
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"Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgments; that settles disputes relatively easily by testing hypotheses; that applies a settled body of principles; and contains policy prescriptions supported by a consensus of professional opinion. The Anti-Textbook argues that this is a myth - one which is not only dangerously misleading but also bland and boring. It challenges the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Hill; Tony Myatt
ISBN: 9781552663608 1552663604 9781842779392 1842779397 9781842779385 1842779389
OCLC Number: 502633559
Description: ix, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is economics? Where you start influences where you go --
Introducing economic models --
How markets work (in an imaginary world) --
People as consumers --
The firm --
Market structure and efficiency, or why perfect competition isn't so perfect after all --
Externalities and the ubiquity of market failure --
The marginal productivity theory of income distribution, or, you're worth what you can get --
Government, taxation and the (re)distribution of income: is a just society just too expensive? --
Trade and globalization without the rose-tinted glasses --
Conclusion --
Postscript: a case study on the global financial meltdown.
Other Titles: Critical thinker's guide to microeconomics
Responsibility: Rod Hill and Tony Myatt.

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