Economics for Everyone

A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

Author: Jim Stanford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783713264


Page: 417

View: 5215

"Economics is too important to be left to the economists. This concise and readable book provides non-specialist readers with all the information they need to understand how capitalism works (and how it doesn't). Economics for Everyone, now published in second edition, is an antidote to the abstract and ideological way that economics is normally taught and reported. Key concepts such as finance, competition and wages are explored, and their importance to everyday life is revealed. Stanford answers questions such as 'Do workers need capitalists?', 'Why does capitalism harm the environment?', and 'What really happens on the stock market?' The book will appeal to those working for a fairer world, and students of social sciences who need to engage with economics. It is illustrated with humorous and educational cartoons by Tony Biddle, and is supported with a comprehensive set of web-based course materials for popular economics courses."--Publisher's description.

Economics for Everyone (3rd Edition)

Das Jus Kapital

Author: Philip McShane

Publisher: Axial Publishing

ISBN: 1988457025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 4359

The present state of economics is a very fixed culture of one-flow analysis, symbolized in the culture by talk of GDP. Lonergan’s breakthrough was to identify, after a more than a decade of historical and theoretic work, the historical reality and scientific identity of two flows. So, very simply, where Newton leaped from 2 to 1, Lonergan leaped from 1 to 2. The operable heuristic comes from a clear leap, e.g., from viewing economic output as GDP to arrive at an empirically defined GDP' and GDP", where the single prime points to consumer goods and the double prime points to producer goods. The leap seems simple but it requires very precise thinking about the relations between the two economic flows, a relation that, when not understood and controlled, gives rise to the booms and slumps named and studied by Kondratieff, Juglar, Kitchin, Schumpeter, and later authors. Why should a reader by this book? It offers a long-term optimistic view of how transformations of the current mess in pseudo-economics—whether in the form of abusive textbooks and well-intentioned abusive teachers, or in the form of the daily “business news,” which has more to do with gambling than business—will lead to a just and shared greatness way beyond current proclamations about America being or becoming great. The Preface to the 3rd edition adds a key simple exercise that can get the reader right into the ball-park of the new economics. The first two chapters should bring a serious reader to the startling conviction that we have been trapped in an alchemy of money for centuries.
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Economics for Everybody

Author: Gerson Antell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780877208723

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 574

View: 3169

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Economics for Everybody Study Guide: Applying Biblical Principles to Work, Wealth, and the World

Author: R. C. Sproul, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567693133

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 6999

Everybody seeks to remedy that through an insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. Its funny, clever, profound and instructive. If you want to know why economics is so important to understand, this is the series for you. In our day and age, its a message every Christian needs to hear.
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Common Sense Economics

What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity

Author: James D. Gwartney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125010694X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4862

The fully revised and updated third edition of the classic Common Sense Economics.
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A View from the Outside

Author: P. Chidambaram

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143063759

Category: India

Page: 372

View: 6376

&Lsquo;Chidambaram Illuminates The Crucial Interface Between Economics And Politics . . . His Style Is Simple, Austere, Impressive . . . There Is Much That I Enjoyed In This Book&Rsquo; &Mdash;Meghnad Desai In Indian Express &Lsquo;Economics Is The Science Of The Possible Made To Look Like The Art Of The Impossible&Rsquo; Is A Definition That Would Strike A Chord With Any Finance Minister Of India Who, Every Year, Has To Perform The Great Indian Hope Trick. Otherwise Known As The Budget&Mdash;A Careful Balancing Act Between Revenue And Expenditure, Tax Rates And Tax Sops, Growth And Equity, Reforms And The Status Quo.&Nbsp;Within These Constraints, However, There Is Much That A Finance Minister Can Actually Accomplish, As P. Chidambaram, One Of India&Rsquo;S Most Accomplished Economists And Commentators, Shows In A View From The Outside, A Collection Of Columns That Assesses The Promises And Performance Of The Nda Government In The Period 2002&Ndash;2004. The Columns, Originally Published In The Indian Express And The Financial Express,Reflect The Views Of Chidambaram,&Nbsp;Finance Minister Between 1996 And 1998 And Again From 2004 Onwards, On A Range Of Issues That Remain Important Regardless Of The Government In Power. They Also Provide Snapshots Of The Indian Economy In Good Times And Bad. This Collection Covers Subjects Such As Agriculture, Reforms, Budgets, Forex Reserves, Economic Growth And Tax Policies.&Nbsp;It Also Offers Perceptive Political Analyses And Some Telling Comments On Social Issues. Far More Than Mere Reactions To Developments During That Period, Chidambaram Provides The Reader With An Extraordinarily Clear Understanding Of The Problems Underlying The Indian Economy&Mdash;And Its Politics&Mdash;And Ways Of Solving Them. Reviews &Lsquo;There Is A Lot Of Wisdom In This Book, As Well As Entertainment&Rsquo;&Mdash; Gurcharan Das In Outlook
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Everything for Everyone

The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy

Author: Nathan Schneider

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568589603

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3118

The origins of the next radical economy is rooted in a tradition that has empowered people for centuries and is now making a comeback. A new feudalism is on the rise. While monopolistic corporations feed their spoils to the rich, more and more of us are expected to live gig to gig. But, as Nathan Schneider shows, an alternative to the robber-baron economy is hiding in plain sight; we just need to know where to look. Cooperatives are jointly owned, democratically controlled enterprises that advance the economic, social, and cultural interests of their members. They often emerge during moments of crisis not unlike our own, putting people in charge of the workplaces, credit unions, grocery stores, healthcare, and utilities they depend on. Everything for Everyone chronicles this revolution--from taxi cooperatives keeping Uber at bay, to an outspoken mayor transforming his city in the Deep South, to a fugitive building a fairer version of Bitcoin, to the rural electric co-op members who are propelling an aging system into the future. As these pioneers show, co-ops are helping us rediscover our capacity for creative, powerful, and fair democracy.
Posted in Social Science

Economics for Humans

Author: Julie A. Nelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226572056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 2433

At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that operates outside of human control. In this impassioned and perceptive work, Julie A. Nelson asks a compelling question: If our economic world is something that we as humans create, aren’t ethics and human relationships—dimensions of a full and rich life—intrinsically part of the picture? Is it possible to take this thing we call economics and give it a body and a soul? Economics for Humans argues against the well-ingrained notion that economics is immune to moral values and distant from human relationships. Here, Nelson locates the impediment to envisioning a more considerate economic world in an assumption that is shared by both neoliberals and the political left. Despite their seemingly insurmountable differences, Nelson notes that they both make use of the metaphor, first proposed by Adam Smith, that the economy is a machine. This pervasive idea, Nelson argues, has blinded us to the qualities that make us work and care for one another—qualities that also make businesses thrive and markets grow. We can wed our interest in money with our justifiable concerns about ethics and social well-being. And we can do so if we recognize that an economy is not a machine, but a living, beating heart that circulates blood to all parts of the body while also serving as an emblem of compassion and care. Nothing less than a manifesto, Economics for Humans will both invigorate and inspire readers to reshape the way they view the economy, its possibilities, and their place within it.
Posted in Business & Economics

Economics for the Common Good

Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 2720

From Nobel Prize–winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society.
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From Age to Age

The Unfolding of Biblical Eschatology

Author: Keith A. Mathison

Publisher: P & R Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 812

View: 9528

Using the narrative method of biblical theology, From Age to Age traces the eschatological themes of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, emphasizing how each book of the Bible develops these themes that culminate in the coming of Christ and showing how individual texts fit into the over-arching picture.
Posted in Religion

Economics for Everyone

Author: N.A

Publisher: Unlimited Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1588321657


Page: N.A

View: 4027

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Economics: The User's Guide

Author: Ha-Joon Chang

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620408120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7851

The award-winning author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism outlines the real-world processes of the global economy while explaining how to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of key economics theories to better navigate today's interconnected world.
Posted in Business & Economics

Popular Economics

What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics

Author: John Tamny

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621573923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8768

Forbes editor John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to demonstrate the basic principles of economics. The Rolling Stones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton become examples of good and bad tax policy. The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and The Sopranos reveal the downside of antitrust regulation, while the Michigan Wolverines’ 2007 loss to Appalachian State explains why regulations often fail to achieve their intended purpose. NBA star LeBron James’ exploits on the basketball court illustrate free trade and comparative advantage, while the cooking of chicken wings makes the case for a stable dollar. Popular Economics is an everyman’s guide to how money really works—a lesson politicians try (and fail) to grasp every day.
Posted in Business & Economics

Women, money & power

Author: Phyllis Chesler,Emily Jane Goodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553029789

Category: Power (Social sciences)

Page: 288

View: 8349

Posted in Power (Social sciences)

Economics for Everyone

Das Jus[sic] Kapital

Author: Philip McShane

Publisher: Commonwealth Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781551972787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 3768

Posted in Business & Economics

The Spirit Level

Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Author: Richard Wilkinson,Kate Pickett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191703

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 4645

This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.
Posted in Social Science

The Great Equalizer

How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone

Author: David Smick

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610397851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5791

The experts say that America's best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself apart. But David Smick-hedge fund strategist and author of the 2008 bestseller The World Is Curved-argues that the experts are wrong. In recent decades, a Corporate Capitalism of top down mismanagement and backroom deal-making has smothered America's innovative spirit. Policy now favors the big, the corporate, and the status quo at the expense of the small, the inventive, and the entrepreneurial. The result is that working and middle class Americans have seen their incomes flat-lining and their American Dreams slipping away. In response, Smick calls for the great equalizer, a Main Street Capitalism of mass small-business startups and bottom-up innovation, all unfolding on a level playing field. Introducing a fourteen-point plan of bipartisan reforms for unleashing America's creativity and confidence, his forward-thinking book describes a new climate of dynamism where every man and woman is a potential entrepreneur-especially those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Ultimately, Smick argues, economies are more than statistical measurements of supply and demand, economic output, and rates of return. Economies are people-their hopes, fears, dreams, and expectations. The Great Equalizer is a call for a set of new paradigms that inspire and empower average American people to reimagine and reboot their economy. It is a manifesto asserting that, with a new kind of economic policy, America's best days lie ahead.
Posted in Business & Economics