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Naked Economics : Undressing the Dismal Science (REV UPD)
Naked Economics : Undressing the Dismal Science (REV UPD)
Publisher : W W Norton & Co Inc
Published Date : 2010/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780393337648

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A45300000
Place of Publication: United States
Edition: Subsequent
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Choice Reviews 2010 October
YBP Core US Academic Titles - 2010
Table of Contents
Foreword by Burton G. Malkiel                      ix
Introduction                                       xvii
Acknowledgments                                    xxvii
  1 The Power of Markets: Who feeds Paris?         3
  2 Incentives Matter: Why you might be able to    30
  save your face by cutting off your nose (if
  you are a black rhinoceros)
  3 Government and the Economy: Government is      54
  your friend (and a round of applause for all
  those lawyers)
  4 Government and the Economy II: The army was    80
  lucky to get that screwdriver for $500
  5 Economics of Information: McDonald's didn't    104
  create a better hamburger
  6 Productivity and Human Capital: Why is Bill    126
  Gates so much richer than you are?
  7 Financial Markets: What economics can tell     148
  us about getting rich quick (and losing
  weight, too)
  8 The Power of Organized Interests: What         175
  economics can tell us about politics
  9 Keeping Score: Is my economy bigger than       191
  your economy?
10 The Federal Reserve: Why that dollar in your    218
pocket is more than just a piece of paper
11 International Economics: How did a nice         243
country like Iceland go bust?
12 Trade and Globalization: The good news about    270
Asian sweatshops
13 Development Economics: The wealth and           294
poverty of nations
Epilogue Life in 2050: Seven Questions             317
Notes                                              327
Index                                              339

In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favourite is more than a good read, it's a necessary investment. This revised edition adds commentary on hot topics, including the current economic crisis, globalisation, the economics of information, the intersection of economics and politics, and the history-and future-of the Federal Reserve. It includes a foreword by Burton G. Malkiel.
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