The Instant Economist : Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works, Paperback Book

The Instant Economist : Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works Paperback

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The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need. Economics isn't just about numbers: it's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more.

We are all economists - when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries.

Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: * Why do budget deficits matter? * What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? * Does globalization take jobs away from American workers? * Why is health insurance so costly? The perfect read for fans of Freakonomics, The Undercover Economist and Naked Economics, The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues - so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
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  • Category: Environmental economics
  • ISBN: 9780452297524



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This was not an easy read. However it was very informative. It's a book that someone can go back to several times. It teaches you about the federal reserve, the cost of health insurance and how even groceries can affect our own Economic future. It is a book that everyone should read.

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