9780809033614

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Volume Two: Macroeconomics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780809033614

  • ISBN10:

    0809033615

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-20
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
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Summary

Once more bringing together Yoram Bauman, economist and standup comedian, and the award-winning illustrator Grady Klein, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomicsagain delivers on the promise to provide you with the most digestible, readable, and humorous 225-page introduction to economics you'll ever read. Whereas Volume One: Microeconomicsdealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two: Macroeconomicsexplains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country and, indeed, the planet. It explores the two big concerns of macroeconomics: how economies grow and why economies collapse. It also illustrates the basics of the labor market and unemployment, inflation and debt, what the GDP is and measures, and the influence of government, trade, and technology on the economy. Along the way it covers the economics of global poverty, climate change, and reform of the business cycle. In short, if any of these topics have cropped up in a news story and caused you to wish you grasped the underlying basics, this book is for you. And while walking you through an entire introductory macroeconomics course, its cartoon characterswith cameos from Nobel Prizewinning economists such as John Maynard Keynes and Paul Krugmantake the sting out of the subject.

Author Biography

A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, Grady Klein is the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels.
 
An environmental economist at the University of Washington, Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., is the world’s first and only stand-up economist.

Table of Contents

“The major concepts of macroeconomics are broken down with wit, verve, and clarity in this excellent follow-up to The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Vol. 1: Microeconomics . . . This clever, lucid, and lighthearted book is a godsend to anyone who needs a simple but complete primer on the ins and outs of economics.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“People don’t usually chuckle over unemployment, inflation, and recessions. But they’ll get plenty of laughs out of this book—and a good introduction to macro too.” —Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics
 
“If you don’t want to cry about the state of the economy, why not laugh instead? This book is an ideal introduction to macroeconomics for anybody who thinks they ought to understand what’s happening around them but is put off by dense text and economics jargon.” —Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough
 
“Bauman [has] an insightful philosophical bent and the natural inclinations of an educator, in the best sense of that term.” —MarginalRevolution.com

 

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