Coverart for item
The Resource Reasonably simple economics : why the world works the way it does, Evan Osborne, (electronic book)

Reasonably simple economics : why the world works the way it does, Evan Osborne, (electronic book)

Label
Reasonably simple economics : why the world works the way it does
Title
Reasonably simple economics
Title remainder
why the world works the way it does
Statement of responsibility
Evan Osborne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The goal of Reasonably Simple Economics is, not surprisingly, simple: to help us think like economists. When we do, so much of the world that seemed mysterious or baffling becomes more clear and understandable-improving our lives and providing new tools to succeed in business and career. In a chatty style, economist Evan Osborne explains the economic foundations behind the things we read about or see in the news everyday: Why prices for goods andservices are what they are How government spending,regulation, and taxation can both hinder andhelp the economy Why and how some people get fabulously rich How entrepreneurs reorganize society beneficially Why markets sometimes failand when or if governments should intervene when they do How economics and statistics can explain such things as discrimination in hiring and providing services(and whydiscriminators are shooting themselves in the foot), why we're smarterthan we've ever been, and how technology makes the idea of Earth's'carrying capacity' meaningless Along the way, you will learn the basic concepts of economics that well-educated citizens in democratic countries should know, like scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand, all the different ways economies are "managed," and more. In the manner of The Armchair Economist, The Undercover Economist, or Naked Economics, Osborne uses current examples to illustrate the principles that underlie tragedies like the Greek economy or the global market meltdown of 2008, and triumphs like the continuing dominance of Silicon Valley in the tech world or why New York City markets are stuffed with goods despite the difficulty in getting them there. As Osborne points out, the future, in economic terms, has always been better than the past, and he shows you how to use that knowledge to improve your life both intellectually and materially
Member of
Cataloging source
UMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osborne, Evan
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB201
LC item number
.O836764 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Supply and demand
  • Finance
  • Markets
  • Economic development
  • Economic policy
  • Free enterprise
Label
Reasonably simple economics : why the world works the way it does, Evan Osborne, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the value of economics in daily life -- Supply and demand, considered seperately : why red-eye flights are always full now and other puzzles explained -- Supply ad demand, considered together : why gasoline is $4 a gallon-or isn't -- The economics of information or knowledge : we all want to know what you know -- Public and private decision making : why sugar beet farmers get government subsidies but apple farmers don't -- Who makes how much, and why : why finance professors and female supermodels make more money -- The middleman and the entreprenuer : the economy's matchmakers and little revolutionaries -- Time and risk : some economies of now and later -- The entreprenuer and some economies of the futrue : our ever-bright days, and how they happen -- The things only government can do : the economics of "market failure" -- Macroeconomics : the big, often blurry picture -- Macroeconomics : stabilizing the economy, or not -- Macroeconomics : the short and the long runs
Control code
SPR856889472
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 v.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781430259428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Reasonably simple economics : why the world works the way it does, Evan Osborne, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the value of economics in daily life -- Supply and demand, considered seperately : why red-eye flights are always full now and other puzzles explained -- Supply ad demand, considered together : why gasoline is $4 a gallon-or isn't -- The economics of information or knowledge : we all want to know what you know -- Public and private decision making : why sugar beet farmers get government subsidies but apple farmers don't -- Who makes how much, and why : why finance professors and female supermodels make more money -- The middleman and the entreprenuer : the economy's matchmakers and little revolutionaries -- Time and risk : some economies of now and later -- The entreprenuer and some economies of the futrue : our ever-bright days, and how they happen -- The things only government can do : the economics of "market failure" -- Macroeconomics : the big, often blurry picture -- Macroeconomics : stabilizing the economy, or not -- Macroeconomics : the short and the long runs
Control code
SPR856889472
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 v.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781430259428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...