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

Author: Rod Hill; Tony Myatt
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2010.
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This textbook argues that the highly proclaimed objectivity of mainstream economics is a myth - and not only dangerously misleading but also bland and boring. It challenges mainstream textbooks' assumptions, arguments, models and evidence and puts the controversy and excitement back into economics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Hill; Tony Myatt
ISBN: 9781842779392 1842779397
OCLC Number: 617551168
Description: ix, 305 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction - Our Goals, Audience, and Principal Themes 1. What is economics? Where you start influences where you go 2. Introducing economic models 3. How markets work (in an imaginary world) 4. People as consumers 5. The firm 6. Market Structure and Efficiency - or why perfect competition isn't so perfect after all. Addendum - What about the efficiency of asset markets? 7. Externalities and the ubiquity of market failure 8. The marginal productivity theory of income distribution - or you're worth what you can get 9. Government, taxation, and the (re)distribution of income: is a just society just too expensive? 10. Trade and globalization without the rose-tinted glasses Conclusion Postscript - A Case Study on the Global Financial Meltdown
Responsibility: Rod Hill and Tony Myatt.

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