Reviews of Economix “I just cannot stress enough how amazing this book is!. Liked this? Check out: My comic explaining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. About the Author Michael Goodwin is a freelance writer who has always loved.

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If I were compiling a list of the one hundred most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it. Rather than dictating “This is The Truth,” he remains econonix to discussion and counter-arguments.

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Broad overviews ecnomix just that. He tells of points in history when this relationship flourished economx good timesand points when the government or the corporations took over, and why THOSE economies never worked-out. It left me with lingering questions about economics specific concepts like financial derivatives are not very clearly explained but with a much better grasp of the major contending models and traditions in the discipline, as well as a keener or renewed sense of its social importance.

As Goodwin writes at pp.

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However, after thinking about it, I’m not actually sure I know enough bibliographical information about Marx to truly say this. Fiscal conservatives will likely feel that Goodwin is being too liberal with in his estimation of the these power structures, but I personally felt that this sconomix an excellent introduction to a very hotly debated topic.

Random house More: We’ll get to that, but Marx’s labor theory of value contains significant and important differences from Adam Smith and Ricardo’s theories. This is a two-volume economic primer that probably is not much different than what you might learn in high school.

I realize I don’t know everything about the economy and am open to the possibility that I might be wrong about some things I think I know about it. The graphic novel format has the same effect charts and graphs have in “normal” econ books and this book is far from dumbed down, rather it just gives a concise explanation in a manner the people who need to understand economics the most grasp no different than if Congress evonomix to explain the laws it passed completely econo,ix including all the loopholes.

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For pleasure, for curiosity, for a desire to understand how the world works. But it’s a pretty good way to see if someone knows what they’re talking about. That strategy also leads to some weird timing, like not mentioning globalization until ecpnomix chronology has approached the year Available through Red Quill Books http: Jan 30, Bryan Alexander rated it really liked it Shelves: With the financial world in more turmoil than it’s ever been, this graphic novel economics primer seems especially timely.

Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened.

Ricardo’s irrelevance does not make Marx irrelevant. There’s a similar mix of humor, empathy, and passion for the subject.

It’s basically a cartoon history of the world economy and of economic theory, from Adam Smith up to or so. Economix is indeed an essential book, a brilliant exercise in synthesis allowing the everyman to understand crises and booms. Mike has spent several years economixx China as well as India; his previous efforts include interpreting Chinese, writing comedy, photography, disaster relief, dealing art ineptlyand writing about medicine. Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys comics and history, as many dots in the book eventually are tied together with the string of economics. This book devotes an entire chapter to the subject, again, with cause, effect, and context. As far as I’m concern those people can go fly a kite.

I kept thinking, ‘wow, there really isn’t anything new under the sun’, as so much of our current situation is a repeat of the past. Burr conveys emotion very forcefully, something that really helps make economic theory more engaging. Okay, next up, ‘Neoclassical economics’: The US-centric approach is understandable, given scope, but I wish they’d been up front about this.

At one point in the book, you step out of the book and speak about how you’re directly injecting your values It loves both socialism AND capitalism, free market AND regulations, thinks of the economy as a balancing act.

Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures

The result is economkx book. Yes, both use anti-state rhetoric, but anarchists and communists care primarily about the health of the working class, and will support ‘growing the state’ through social programs and taxation until the collapse of capitalism.


Weisbadener KurierDecember 12, no link. I learned a little bit and enjoyed the first half.

All that is saying a lot for a comic book. The economy is the biggest issue for voters! This book is a year tour-de-force on the history of capitalism, and it is way, way better than an introductory book on economics has any right to be. I will certainly give a recommendation of this book to anyone who wants to get their feet wet in the wide world of economics. Ecohomix you still have a Democratic representative or Senator, write them a letter. Well, it’s a big picture that I’ve seen brief glimpses of in the past, but this is the clearest exposition I’ve seen of the entire cpmic.

Best graphic novel of Oct 21, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eervolle vermelding ten slotte voor de prachtige en leuke striptekeningen, die het een plezier maakten om te lezen. Note that I said ‘strawman,’ disagreement is fine, I myself disagree with Marx on many things. Regardless of your politics or level of understanding, this book will leave you knowing more about economics. Sanders voters proclaimed that superdelegates, elected officials and party regulars who controlled thousands of votes, could flip their support and instead vote for the candidate with the fewest votes.

It’s clean and clear and doesn’t get in the way; which sounds like faint praise, but for a book like this, that’s exactly what’s called for!

An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions” “”Economix” is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems.

With regard to politics; it will either solidify your case against the continued concentration of power driven by unfettered market slavery or at least make you question your belief in laissez-faire capitalism.

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