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Author Wheelan, Charles J

Title Naked economics : undressing the dismal science / Charles Wheelan ; foreword by Burton G. Malkiel

Publ Info New York : W. W. Norton, [2010]
2010
Edition Fully revised and updated
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 RWU Main Library  HB171 .W54 2010    DUE 09-25-14
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Descript xxix, 354 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-338) and index
Contents The power of markets: who feed Paris? -- Incentives matter: why you might be able to save your face by cutting off your nose (if you are a black rhinoceros) -- Government and the economy: government is your friend (and a round of applause for all those lawyers) -- Government and the economy II: the army was lucked to get that screwdriver for $500 -- Economics of information: McDonald's didn't create a better hamburger -- Productivity and human capital: why is Bill Gates so much richer than you are? -- Financial markets: what economics can tell us about getting rich quick (and losing weight, too!) -- The power of organized interests: what economics can tell us about politics -- Keeping score: is my economy bigger than your economy? -- The Federal Reserve: why that dollar in your pocket is more than just a piece of paper -- International economics: how did a nice country like Iceland go bust? -- Trade and globalization: the good news about Asian sweatshops -- Development economics: the wealth and poverty of nations
LC subject Economics
ISBN 9780393337648 (pbk.)
0393337642 (pbk.)