How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes: Two Tales of the Economy

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How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes: Two Tales of the Economy

Format:  Hardcover,

233 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: May 2010

ISBN-13: 9780470526705

ISBN-10: 047052670X

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"How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes" uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country's economic conversation.

Inspired by "How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn?t"?a previously published book by the Schiffs? father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist?"How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes"?incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues.With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics.

The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of "How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes."

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: May 2010
ISBN-13: 9780470526705
ISBN-10: 047052670X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 233
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Disclosurep. viii
Author's Notep. ix
Introductionp. xi
An Idea is Bornp. 1
Sharing The Wealthp. 13
The Many Uses of Creditp. 27
Economic Expansionp. 37
Prosperity Loves Companyp. 47
Put it in the Vaultp. 63
Infrastructure and Tradep. 77
A Republic is Bornp. 91
Government Gets Creativep. 101
Shrinking Fishp. 119
A Lifeline From Afarp. 129
The Service Sector Steps Upp. 141
Closing the Fish Windowp. 153
The Hut Glutp. 161
The Hut Rutp. 177
Stepping on the Gasp. 193
The Fish Hit the Fanp. 209
Epiloguep. 223
Acknowledgmentsp. 229
About the Authorsp. 231
About the Illustratorp. 233

Book description

How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country? s economic conversation.

Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn?t? a previously published book by the Schiffs? father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist? How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes? incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues.

With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics.

The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes.

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