Economics: The User's Guide: The User's Guide

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$30.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781620408124

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About the Author

Ha-Joon Chang teaches in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. His books include the international bestseller Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, Kicking Away the Ladder, winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize, and 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

Reviews

"Chang, befitting his position as an economics professor at Cambridge University, is engagingly thoughtful and opinionated at a much lower decibel level. 'The "truths" peddled by free-market ideologues are based on lazy assumptions and blinkered visions, ' he charges." --"Time "on "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism"

"Chang presents an enlightening precis of modern economic thought--and all the places it's gone wrong, urging us to act in order to completely rebuild the world economy: 'This will [make] some readers uncomfortable . . .[;] it is time to get uncomfortable.'" --"Publishers Weekly" on "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism"
"The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly...lively, intelligent, and readily accessible." "--Kirkus Reviews""" "This excellent economics primer is written "in plain terms" for a college-educated reader; it follows efforts by some academics to seek a readership market beyond the classroom."" ""--Booklist""" "A practical guide that shows the importance of the subject as a worldview and how it fits into everyday life." "--Library Journal" "This book should be the poster child for the word "tweener." Not quite an introductory text (although that is the category into which the author places it), the book is "a mile wide and an inch deep" and includes "everything but the kitchen sink" in terms of level of detail and scope of coverage [...] an interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile contribution that offers a picture of the global economy and how and why it affects daily life." - A. R. Sanderson, University of Chicago," CHOICE"
The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly...lively, intelligent, and readily accessible.
"This book should be the poster child for the word "tweener." Not quite an introductory text (although that is the category into which the author places it), the book is "a mile wide and an inch deep" and includes "everything but the kitchen sink" in terms of level of detail and scope of coverage [ ] an interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile contribution that offers a picture of the global economy and how and why it affects daily life." - A. R. Sanderson, University of Chicago," CHOICE""

The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly...lively, intelligent, and readily accessible. "Kirkus Reviews "

This excellent economics primer is written "in plain terms" for a college-educated reader; it follows efforts by some academics to seek a readership market beyond the classroom. "Booklist"

A practical guide that shows the importance of the subject as a worldview and how it fits into everyday life. "Library Journal"

This book should be the poster child for the word "tweener." Not quite an introductory text (although that is the category into which the author places it), the book is "a mile wide and an inch deep" and includes "everything but the kitchen sink" in terms of level of detail and scope of coverage [ ] an interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile contribution that offers a picture of the global economy and how and why it affects daily life. "A. R. Sanderson, University of Chicago, CHOICE""

"The dismal science rendered undismally, even spryly...lively, intelligent, and readily accessible." --Kirkus Reviews

"This excellent economics primer is written "in plain terms" for a college-educated reader; it follows efforts by some academics to seek a readership market beyond the classroom." --Booklist

"A practical guide that shows the importance of the subject as a worldview and how it fits into everyday life." --Library Journal

"This book should be the poster child for the word "tweener." Not quite an introductory text (although that is the category into which the author places it), the book is "a mile wide and an inch deep" and includes "everything but the kitchen sink" in terms of level of detail and scope of coverage [...] an interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile contribution that offers a picture of the global economy and how and why it affects daily life." --A. R. Sanderson, University of Chicago, CHOICE