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From the early barter system, through the Industrial Revolution, to the emergence of globalization, economics has defined our lives. Think Like an Economist is a fun introduction to the main ideas of economics, untangling its intricacies and revealing the ways in which individuals, societies and nations allocate resources. Using a Q&A format, the book delves into questions such as:
• Why don’t we just print more money?
• Is cash on the way out?
• How does the stock market work?
• Is the whole world capitalist now?
Written in an amusing and easy-to-understand style, Anne Rooney investigates how economics can be used to improve living standards and make the world a better place.
From the Publisher
Why do we pay taxes? Is inflation good or bad? How does the stock market work?
From the ancient barter system through the Industrial Revolution to the emergence of globalization, economics is central to the way we organize our lives. A lively introduction to the subject, Think Like an Economist looks at questions concerning goods and services, supply and demand, and investigates how economics can be used to improve living standards, and make the world a better place.
Each chapter deals with a big question in an engaging way and looks at how economics has a clear, practical purpose vital to our day-to-day lives and thinking. Think Like an Economist includes the story of many of the world’s greatest economists and covers the history of economics.
Anne Rooney gained a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. After a period of teaching at the universities of Cambridge and York, she became a full-time writer. She has written many books on the history and philosophy of science, and on other aspects of science and technology.