Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures

Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work),  in Words and Pictures Author Michael Goodwin
ISBN-10 0810988399
ISBN-13 9780810988392
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
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Stimulus plans good or bad Free markets How free are they Jobs Can we afford them Occupy Wall Street worldwide Everybody s talking about the economy but how can we the people understand what Wall Street or Washington knows or say they know Read Economix With clear witty writing and quirky accessible art this important and timely graphic novel transforms the dismal science of economics into a fun fact filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we ve got and sometimes what our neighbors have got Economix explains it all from the beginning of Western economic thought to markets free and otherwise to economic failures successes limitations and future possibilities It s the essential accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices A must read for every citizen and every voter PRAISE FOR ECONOMIX Economixis a lively cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview Timothy W Guinnane Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History Yale University Economix brings a lively visual sensibility to this intensely abstruse subject matter without condescending to the reader or dumbing the ideas down MotherJones com This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues in this case economics history and finance and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals Miami Herald It s simply phenomenal You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information David Bach founder of FinishRich Media author of nine New York Times bestsellers including Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible he has made economics comprehensible and funny Joel Bakan author of The Corporation The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power An amazing lesson in true world economics Delightfully presented powerful insightful and important information What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject John Perkins author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Smart insightful clear and as close to the truth as economics can get The bonus Who would have guessed that economics could be fun and here s the joy really accessible Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding As he puts it early on economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we re looking at it all at once Broken down into its component pieces it s relatively easy to understand And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime this would be on it Stephen Petranek editor in chief Weider History magazines former editor in chief of Discover magazine Through a potent mix of comics and punchy concise accessible prose Goodwin takes us on a provocative exhaustively researched and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy and what it all means More than that Goodwin makes the arcane understandable If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics read Goodwin s Economix and all will become clear Nomi Prins author of It Takes a Pillage An Epic Tale of Power Deceit and Untold Trillions

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