eBook DK Eyewitness Books: Economy, 1st Edition

  • Johnny Acton
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  • ISBN-10: 0756663288
  • ISBN-13: 9780756663285
  • DDC: 330
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

Unravels the mysteries and paradoxes of how economies work, or fail. Illustrated throughout with illuminating photos, the book answers questions such as: why is money valuable, why do recessions happen, and why are some countries rich and others poor?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: What is the Economy?.
2: Economic Goals.
3: Who Decides?.
4: Making Choices.
5: Owning Things.
6: Division of Labor.
7: Trade.
8: The Birth of Money.
9: Markets and Prices.
10: Banking.
11: Savings and Investments.
12: Currencies and Exchange Rates.
13: Companies and Corporations.
14: The Workforce.
15: Shares and Bonds.
16: Speculation.
17: Booms and Busts.
18: Credit Crunch.
19: The Role of Governments.
20: Measuring the Economy.
21: Tax.
22: Inflation.
23: The Shadow Economy.
24: Unemployment.
25: Globalization.
26: Rich and Poor.
27: Can Aid Work?.
28: Future Challenges.
29: The Economy and You.
World in Numbers.
Timeline.
Glossary.
Find Out More.
Index.
Acknowledgments.