The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

Volume Two, Macroeconomics

Graphic Novel - 2012 | 1st ed.
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Need to understand today's economy? This is the book for you. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two: Macroeconomics is the most accessible, intelligible, and humorous introduction to unemployment, inflation, and debt you'll ever read.

Whereas Volume One: Microeconomics dealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two: Macroeconomics explains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country, and indeed the planet. It explores the two big concerns of macroeconomics: how economies grow and why economies collapse. It illustrates the basics of the labor market and explains what the GDP is and what it measures, as well as the influence of government, trade, and technology on the economy. Along the way, it covers the economics of global poverty, climate change, and the business cycle. In short, if any of these topicshave cropped up in a news story and caused you to wish you grasped the underlying basics, buy this book.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780809033614
0809033615
Branch Call Number: 339 KLEIN
Characteristics: 227 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bauman, Yoram

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mr_chocolate
Mar 19, 2018

I found this to be a rather joyful ride into the description of what is normally a rather confusing and complicated subject. This is uniquely and cleverly laid out for the lay person to understand the many sides of commerce.
There is one point that was made that I found to be wrong, but then when I looked it up, found it to be somewhat valid, depending upon the source. In the book, it states that the U. S. Great Depression as only being between 1929 to 1933, not the classic 1929 to 1939 widely popular belief. Although the United States had reached it's darkest depth of the depression by the winter of 1932/1933, it did take another four years of the New Deal to improve situations, under the new president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Second World War started with Britain, France and Canada in 1939, while the United States didn't join in until Dec 8,1941.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 10, 2018

Book about macroeconomics (how economy grow or collapse) by study economy of one country, trade with two countries & global trade with historical examples so easy that even a chump like Trump would understand. Especially on tariffs, protectionism & subsides & why they are bad according to classical economist.
However, humble & taking advice from experts not in his vocabulary.

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