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Economics : the user's guide

Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: Gretna : Pelican, 2014.
Series: A pelican introduction
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a numbers1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the Wassily Leontief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ha-Joon Chang
ISBN: 9780718197032 0718197038
OCLC Number: 872706010
Description: xiii, 502 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Why bother? :why do you need to learn economics? --
How to read this book :getting used to it --
Life, the universe and everything : what is economics? --
From pin to PIN : capitalism 1776 and 2014 --
How have we got here? : a brief history of capitalism --
Let a hundred flowers bloom : how to 'do' economics --
Dramatis personae : who are the economic actors? --
Moving on... --
How many do you want it to be? : Output, income and happiness --
How does your garden grow? : the world of production --
Trouble at the fidelity fiduciary bank : finance --
Boris's Goat should drop dead : inequality and poverty --
I've known a few people who've worked : work and unemployment --
Leviathan or the Philosopher King? : the role of the state --
"All things in prolific abundance" : the international dimension --
What now? : how can we use economics to make our economy better?
Series Title: A pelican introduction
Responsibility: Ha-Joon Chang.

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What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? This book teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian.  Read more...

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Brilliant... Chang's lightness of touch makes often dry subject matter very readable... The first section is a page-turning history, the second a call to arms about how to apply economics in the real Read more...

 
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