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The economics anti-textbook : a guide to critical thinking

Author: Rod Hill; Tony Myatt
Publisher: London : Zed, 2010.
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Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgements; that settles disputes by testing hypotheses; that applies a pre-determined body of principles; and contains  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Hill; Tony Myatt
ISBN: 9781842779385 1842779389 9781842779392 1842779397
OCLC Number: 652066578
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
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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