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Econopower : how a new generation of economists is transforming the world

Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2008.
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EconoPower will provide you with a firm understanding of the influence of modern economics and how it can be used to improve the world we live in. It offers practical advice on numerous personal  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Skousen
ISBN: 9780470138076 0470138076
OCLC Number: 166368363
Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : A golden age of discovery --
pt. 1. Personal finance : earning, saving, investing and retiring --
ch. 1. Economist discovers a painless way to triple your savings rate : the $90 billion opportunity --
ch. 2. Modern portfolio theory : can you beat the market? --
ch. 3. Yes, you can beat the market... with less risk --
ch. 4. High-return investing : lessons from Yale's Endowment Fund --
ch. 5. How Chile created a worker-capitalist revolution --
ch. 6. The call for Social Security reform --
ch. 7. $4,000 a month from Social Security? --
ch. 8. How the private sector solved its own pension crisis --
ch. 9. The four sources of happiness : is money one of them? --
pt. 2. Economists enter the corporate boardroom --
ch. 10. Improving the bottom line with EVA --
ch. 11. How Ludwig von Mises helped create the world's largest private company --
pt. 3. Solving domestic problems --
ch. 12. Look, ma'am, no traffic jams --
ch. 13. Patient power : the new consumer-driven medicine plan --
ch. 14. Back to basics : competition enters the classroom --
ch. 15. Chicago gun show --
ch. 16. Economists catch auction fever --
ch. 17. If you built it privately... they will come : the economics of sports stadiums --
ch. 18. Who is Henry Spearman? Economics of the mystery novel --
pt. 4. Solving international problems --
ch. 19. Eco-nomics debate : angry planet or beautiful world? --
ch. 20. The population bomb : economists enter the Malthusian debate --
ch. 21. A private-sector solution to extreme poverty --
ch. 22. Poverty and wealth : India versus Hong Kong --
ch. 23. How real is the Asian economic miracle? --
ch. 24. Whatever happened to the Egyptians? --
ch. 25. The Irish economic miracle : can we grow faster? --
ch. 26. The marginal tax revolution : the Laffer curve goes global --
ch. 27. The debate over economic inequality : the rich get richer and the poor get... --
ch. 28. One graph says it all : the development of the economic freedom index --
ch. 29. Amazing graph : economists enter sacred ground --
ch. 30. Peace on earth, good will toward men : the case for religious competition --
pt. 5. Predicting the future --
ch. 31. New Yale forecasting model : has the Irving Fisher curse been lifted? --
ch. 32. Forecasting elections : economists do it better! --
ch. 33. What drives the economy and stocks : consumer spending or business investment? --
ch. 34. The Midas metal : a golden comeback --
ch. 35. Is another Great Depression possible? --
ch. 36. Today's most influential economist? --
ch. 37. Economics for the 21st century --
Notes --
About the author --
Responsibility: Mark Skousen.
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