Naked Economics

Naked Economics

Undressing the Dismal Science

Book - 2002
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Seeks to provide an engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.
Publisher: New York : Norton, [2002], ©2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393324860
Branch Call Number: 330 Wh
Description: xxii, 260 pages ; 25 cm


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May 14, 2017

Economics is not easy content; I had to read with my dictionary by my side. Yet it was worth the endeavor. The book was clearly written and entertaining without being patronizing.

The book challenged some of my conceptions about minimum wage, government policy, human capital and financial markets. It is a great read for everyone on the political spectrum.

redban Mar 04, 2015

Finally! More status quo pseudo-Economics. Not offensively neoconservative perhaps, but its the subtle assumptions and implied propaganda make this book conservative, close-minded, and elitist.

For a less-biased view on the complete area of Economics, the beginner's guide should be "Economics: A User Guide", by Ha-Joon Chang. Learn about the history/facts/case studies, don't get bogged down by the equations and diagrams and pro-corporate/anti-working class propaganda.

For the systemic Wall Street scam machine, try Matt Taibbi's "Griftopia". Powerful book.

Mar 03, 2015

This clown has no idea what he's talking about, simply regurgitating what others have preached at him, or talked down - - waaaay down - - to him. Wouldn't recognize a fraud or scam if it fell on him, assuming he's not completely dishonest? Graph the Federal Reserve's interest rates against the housing bubble, and you'll learn far more about market manipulation. [FYI: You'll get a better description of the World Bank and the IMF from Raj Patel.]

Sep 22, 2014

One of the finest books I've ever read. Wheelan is a master at distilling economics down its essentials...which in turn enables a more broader audience to actually start getting a clue to how a society and its economy operates, and how co-dependent everything is.


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