From the Back Cover
An Entertaining Visual Guide to the Basics of the Dismal Science
Let's face it. Economics can be a really big bore, but we need a decent understanding of it to survive in this age of economic uncertainty.
Unlike other economics book you may have seen, Easy Economics isn't packed with reams of text or stacks of numbers. It is filled with informative illustrations and easy-to-understand content that makes exploring the subject enjoyable.
Easy Economics brings you quickly up to speed on those things you need and ought to know and does so through a collection of frequently asked questions and answers.
Among the many questions it answers are
What causes a recession?
How do we end one?
How long can a bust last?
What caused the financial crisis of 2007–2009?
What is fiscal policy?
What is the difference between debt and deficit?
Is globalization good or bad?
How does trade affect inflation?
Entertaining and informative, this book answers many of the most frequently asked questions on the subject of economics—plus plenty more that you never knew to ask.
About the Author
Although they didn't know each other at the time, Leonard Wolfe
and Lee Smith
were both students at Yale together: Smith as an undergraduate, and Wolfe as a graduate student. Eventually they worked together at Fortune
, where Wolfe was an art director and Smith a senior writer/editor who served as Fortune
's bureau chief in both Tokyo and Washington.
Stephen Buckles, who served as the book's economics consultant, has had a distinguished career in economics education and currently teaches economics at Vanderbilt University.
Roy Doty, whose charming illustrations grace these pages, is considered one of this country's finest cartoonists, and his work has appeared in almost every major publication in America.