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Everyday economics : honest answers to tough questions

Author: Lawrence H Officer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From how the current crisis happened to the role of banks to how money works, this book addresses complex ideas in an easy to understand Q & A format with lively prose. With examples throughout from personal finance issues such as how to negotiate the best price for a car, and should you buy a warranty for a new computer, to big picture questions that affect our national and global economy such as: What is deflation  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence H Officer
ISBN: 9780230617117 0230617115
OCLC Number: 430342249
Description: xiv, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Meaning of economics (refined common sense) --
Employment and compensation (labor markets and you) --
Personal finance (your money) --
Personal spending (your purchases) --
Government and the economy (help or hindrance) --
Financial markets (bubbles and bursts) --
Cycles and growth (booms and busts) --
Central banks and money (the fed) --
Economic systems (capitalism and communism) --
Globalization (global economy and you).
Responsibility: Lawrence H. Officer.
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This book covers everything readers need to know to understand today's modern economy in a Q&A format including such topics as the economic crisis and history of money. Readers will find themselves  Read more...

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