David Orrell,Borin Van Loon

Introducing Economics

A comic-book introduction to economics from David Orrell, the author of Economyths: 11 Ways Economics Gets it Wrong. With illustrations from Borin Van Loon. Part of the internationally-recognised Introducing Graphic Guide series.

Today, it seems, all things are measured by economists. The so-called 'dismal science' has never been more popular — or, given its failure to predict or prevent the recent financial crisis, more controversial.

But what are the findings of economics? Is it really a science? And how can it help our lives?

Introducing Economics traces the history of the subject from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Orrell and Van Loon bring to life the contributions of great economists — such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman — and delve into ideas from new areas such as ecological and complexity economics that are revolutionizing the field.
330 бумажных страниц
Дата публикации оригинала
2014
Издательство
Icon Books Ltd
Художник
Borin Van Loon

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    Xuraman Memmedovaделится впечатлением2 года назад
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    Simple but informative

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    I really enjoyed it.

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    Xuraman Memmedovaцитирует2 года назад
    Economics, and money itself, are also based on the Pythagorean idea that all things can be reduced to number.
    Xuraman Memmedovaцитирует2 года назад
    enlightened. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters – pain and pleasure … The principle of utility recognizes this subjection, and assumes it for the foundation of that system, the object of which is to rear the fabric of felicity by the hands of reason and of law.”
    Xuraman Memmedovaцитирует2 года назад
    The philosopher David Hume later pointed out that it was in any case impossible to maintain a constantly positive balance of trade. A surplus of exports would result in more money entering the country, which would increase money supply, which would cause inflation. Prices would rise, resulting in fewer exports.

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