How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures

eBook - 2012
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Everybody's talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms "the dismal science" of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we've got—and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It's the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781613123690
Branch Call Number: EBOOK TEXT
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: OverDrive


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Aug 20, 2018

Decent read for a complicated subject that is hard for peopleto get a grasp on but the leftist bias shows through more and more over the course of the book.

Jun 29, 2015

Well written and illustrated for the most part. A slight leftist bias by the author wasn't objectionable. Okay for any reader. USA centred discussion. Poorly bound pages.

Sep 09, 2013

Very enjoyable book, IMO. Easy to read as a 'graphic' text (comic book) but much of its materiel is delivering dailyshow style. Meaning approaching satire but having a thicker thread of reality than most lame-stream media. I like reading economic related books but this is one I will actually suggest others read. I know that most can actually finish a book on this topic without being hooked up to a coffee based intravenous.......

SkycycleX2 Feb 11, 2013

I have actually wanted a book like this to come out and I bet I'm not the only one. If you've been trying to figure out what the heck is going on with the economy, this book can help. It clearly explains economic theory in an easy to understand and entertaining way. That sounds impossible but here it is. I don't always agree with the conclusions or the opinions but Goodwin does make clear that some of it is his opinion. And that economic theory is a highly contentious field of study. It's all theory!


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