The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy

Book - 2014
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The author of the best-selling The Undercover Economist moves beyond the spin and jargon of macroeconomic hype to explain how the world's economy actually works, revealing what is really happening behind today's headlines and what everyday people can do to understand it better.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, 2014
Edition: First American edition
Description: xxiv, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781594631405
1594631409
Branch Call Number: 339.5 Har
Additional Contributors: Harford, Tim 1973-

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Apr 30, 2017

Very nicely presented summary of key concepts, easy to follow in a Socratic dialogue format. However at the end it is strangely unsatisfying, having promised ideas on how to run an economy, it is all about the opposite. No magic bullets to be found.

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Apr 05, 2016

An easy to read, clearly written book in an interview-type format. Each chapter has a theme, like inflation or unemployment, and the concepts and policy considerations are explained. No graphs or diagrams (and no formulas either).

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StarGladiator
Feb 15, 2014

This book is a complete farce! If someone who identifies themselves as an economist seeks to explain economics without explaining the actions of global finance and predatory capitalists, then nothing of consequence is communicated. To explain economics today, one would also explain how the markets are all rigged, and rigged to work off of one another in conjunction. One would also have to explain the WTO's Financial Services Agreement (especially the Fifth Protocol) to explain what took place in Greece, and years earlier when Zedillo of Mexico devalued the peso, and why the Mexican government recently attempted to extradite Zedillo, from Yale, back to Mexico.

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