Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

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Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002, ISBN # 0393049825

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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.

"Naked Economics" makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask. For all the discussion of Alan Greenspan in the media, does anyone know what the Fed actually does? And what about those blackouts in California? Were they a conspiracy on the part of the power companies? Economics is life. There's no way to understand the important issues without it. Now, with Charles Wheelan's breezy tour, there's no reason to fear this highly relevant subject. With the commonsensical examples and brilliantly acerbic commentary we've come to associate with "The Economist," Wheelan brings economics to life. Amazingly, he does so with nary a chart, graph, or mathematical equation in sight certainly a feat to be witnessed firsthand. Economics is a crucial subject. There's no way to understand the important issues without it. Now, with Charles Wheelan's breezy tour, there's also no reason to fear it. "Explains our global economy in a way that is gasp actually entertaining." "Book" "Translates the arcane and often inscrutable jargon of the professional economist into language accessible to the inquiring but frustrated layman....Clear, concise, informative, and] witty." "Chicago Tribune" "Wheelan has an anti-Midas touch. If he touched gold he would turn it to life." Burton G. Malkiel, from the foreword

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Publisher: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
Publish Date: Sep 17, 2002
ISBN-13: 9780393049824
ISBN-10: 0393049825
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.0
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