The Resource Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy, Thomas Sowell

Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy, Thomas Sowell

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Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy
Title
Basic economics
Title remainder
a common sense guide to the economy
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Sowell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A presentation of economics in plain, straightforward language, without the jargon, graphs, or equations that dominate most other economic writings. This book is aimed at people with no previous study of the subject, namely the general public and beginning students in economics. Basic Economics illustrates economic principles with vivid examples from countries around the world, to make those principles memorable in a way that technical jargon or mathematical presentations may not. The fifth edition includes a new chapter on the reasons for large differences of income and wealth between nations. It also examines some popular explanations of these differences that will not stand up under scrutiny. This chapter, and the chapter on the history of economics itself, give the beginning student a larger context for understanding the role of economics.--From publisher description
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YDXCP
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1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sowell, Thomas
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
LC call number
HB171
LC item number
.S713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Economics
Label
Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy, Thomas Sowell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Prices and markets. The role of prices ; Price controls ; An overview of prices -- Part 2: Industry and commerce. The rise and fall of businesses ; The role of profits--and losses ; The economics of big business ; Regulation and anti-trust laws ; Market and non-market economies -- Part 3: Work and pay. Productivity and pay ; Minimum wage laws ; Special problems in labor markets -- Part 4: Time and risk. Investment. ; Stocks, bonds and insurance ; Special problems of time and risk -- Part 5: The national economy. National output ; Money and the banking system ; Government functions ; Government finance ; Special problems in the national economy -- Part 6: The international economy. International trade ; International transfers of wealth ; International disparities in wealth -- Part 7: Special economic issues. Myths about markets ; "Non-economic" values ; The history of economics ; Parting thoughts
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Fifth edition.
Extent
ix, 689 pages
Isbn
9780465060733
Lccn
2014945836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)873007676
  • 742099
  • (OCoLC)ocn873007676
  • 742099
Label
Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy, Thomas Sowell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Prices and markets. The role of prices ; Price controls ; An overview of prices -- Part 2: Industry and commerce. The rise and fall of businesses ; The role of profits--and losses ; The economics of big business ; Regulation and anti-trust laws ; Market and non-market economies -- Part 3: Work and pay. Productivity and pay ; Minimum wage laws ; Special problems in labor markets -- Part 4: Time and risk. Investment. ; Stocks, bonds and insurance ; Special problems of time and risk -- Part 5: The national economy. National output ; Money and the banking system ; Government functions ; Government finance ; Special problems in the national economy -- Part 6: The international economy. International trade ; International transfers of wealth ; International disparities in wealth -- Part 7: Special economic issues. Myths about markets ; "Non-economic" values ; The history of economics ; Parting thoughts
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Fifth edition.
Extent
ix, 689 pages
Isbn
9780465060733
Lccn
2014945836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)873007676
  • 742099
  • (OCoLC)ocn873007676
  • 742099

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