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

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This is a wonderful, accessible and funny run down of the entire history of economics and a succinct explication of the current economic crisis—which ends up showing the painful repetition of history in some detail. If you know what a credit default swap is, or why you might want to avoid the riskiest tranche in a mortgage backed security, this book is too simple for you. If these terms mean nothing to you, or if you don’t know the similarities between the actions of Hank Paulson and Andrew Mellon, this book is necessary reading. It is a great starting point for exploring our current economic situation and its intimate ties to politics. And, again, the author and illustrator have done the impossible: it’s funny and entertaining! It’s actually a page-turner! This would be an excellent book for a teenager too. Go to economixcomix.com and you can see the list of references for this well-researched (if biased) book. - Andy

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About the Author


Michael Goodwin is a writer and editor with a degree in Chinese studies. He has lived in China, India, and now New York City.


Dan E. Burr illustrated the classic graphic novel Kings in Disguise. He lives in Milwaukee.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810988392
ISBN-10: 0810988399
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 1st, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English