The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World, Revised and Updated, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118417534
  • ISBN-13: 9781118417539
  • DDC: 330
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Little Book of Economics, Revised and Updated is a unique and engaging look at how the economy works in all its wonderful and treacherous ways. Economic journalist and U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist Greg Ip covers real world economics in The Little Book of Economics, Revised and Updated. The book is a must read for anyone who wants to skip the technical jargon and get a better grasp on the economy. From inflation to the Federal Reserve, Ip gives you intelligent and indispensible insight into the economy. The book provides an insider's guide to the people and institutions who run (or think they run) our economy, while providing additional resources on each subject discussed in the book, including free web sites and official documents to aid readers (especially students) who want to learn more or monitor an issue on an ongoing basis. Something as big and complex as the American economy can't be controlled but, presidents sure like to try. Ip also looks at the roots of economic crisis, but his approach will focus on human nature and show that our vulnerability to crisis is the price we pay for dynamism and risk-taking that over time makes us richer. The book is effort to help us understand, and avoid, another economic cataclysm.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Additional Praise for The Little Book of Economics.
Half Title Page.
Little Book Big Profits Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Secrets of Success.
2: Economic Bungee Jumping.
3: In-Flight Monitor.
4: Labor Pains.
5: Fire and Ice.
6: Drop the Puck!.
7: All the World's an ATM.
8: The Price of Economic Freedom.
9: All the President's Men.
10: The Buck Starts Here.
11: White Smoke over the Washington Mall.
12: When the World Needs a Fireman.
13: The Elephant in the Economy.
14: Good Debt, Bad Debt.
15: Love-Hate Relationship.
About the Author.