It includes topics such as common economic fallacies, middlemen, recycling, debt, finance, trade, money, taxation and why some people get rich and others don’t.
From the Introduction
I have been teaching economics for over 20 years, and like many teachers are continually trying to find ways to make the subject enticing, interesting and thought provoking. This requires avoiding the more complicated jargon and making it relatable to everyday life. When we can view economics from a practical perspective and see how it affects our friends and family, it helps bring the subject alive.
The aim of this book is to distill some of the most interesting concepts of economics and present them in a way which is relatable to both students and non-students. Even if you have never picked up the Financial Times or have never fully understood what is meant by inflation targets and fiscal responsibility, hopefully this book will simplify and bring to life many of the seemingly esoteric aspects of economics. The book is designed so that you can dip into and out of chapters, choosing a topic that seems to interest. But, taken together the different chapters present a short introduction to all that is fascination about economics – without all those boring bits at the back of the Financial Times!
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