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Naked economics : undressing the dismal science

Author: Charles J Wheelan
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Seeks to provide an engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Wheelan
ISBN: 0393049825 9780393049824 0393324869 9780393324860
OCLC Number: 49351809
Description: xxii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The power of markets : Who feeds Paris? --
Incentives matter : why you might be able to save your face by cutting off your nose (if you are a black rhinoceros) --
Government and the economy : government is your friend (and a round of applause for all those lawyers) --
Government and the economy II : the army was lucky to get that screwdriver for $500 --
Economics of information : McDonald's didn't create a better hamburger --
Productivity and human capital : Why is Bill Gates so much richer than you are? --
Financial markets : what economics can tell us about getting rich quick (and losing weight, too!) --
The power of organized interests : what economics can tell us about politics --
Keeping score : Is my economy bigger than your economy? --
The Federal Reserve : why that dollar in your pocket is more than just a piece of paper --
Trade and globalization : the good news about Asian sweatshops --
Development economics : the wealth and poverty of nations --
Epilogue : life in 2050 : seven questions.
Responsibility: Charles Wheelan ; foreword by Burton G. Malkiel.

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Wheelan has an anti-Midas touch. If he touched gold he would turn it to life. --Burton G. Malkiel, from the foreword --Burton G. Malkiel

 
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