Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2012
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody's talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knowsor say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms "the dismal science" of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we've got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economixexplains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It's the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 4
Introductionp. 6
Prefacep. 8
The Invisible Hand (The Distant Past to 1820)p. 13
Full Steam Ahead (1820-1865)p. 43
The Money Power (1865-1914)p. 73
Things Fall Apart (1914-1945)p. 95
Guns and Butter (1945-1966)p. 131
The Era of Limits (1966-1980)p. 163
The Revolt of the Rich (1980-2001)p. 197
The World Today (2001 Onward)p. 251
Glossaryp. 292
Further Readingp. 295
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
About the Authorp. 298
About the Artistp. 298
Indexp. 299
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