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"I just cannot stress enough how amazing this book is!" --James Floyd Kelly, Wired.com
"Dan E. Burr's appealing illustrations add punch, humor, and clarity to Goodwin's already-excellent storytelling skills. . . . Light switches flicked on in my mind every few pages or so, and after reading Economix I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works. . . . Economix is a book I'm going to buy and give to people."--Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing
"Michael Goodwin hasn't just written a great graphic novel -- he's written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in the United States." --Andrew Smith, Scripps-Howard News Service
"Economix eliminates stupidity in the face of economics-speak. . . . You'll come away from Economix with a slew of newly understood concepts, from mixed economy to stagflation, but the most important thing you'll come away with is a newfound confidence in your ability to understand how the economic world works for and often against us. --Bob Duggan, BigThink.com
"Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr's simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts. If the book has a prime message, it's that the economy is quite understandable and when things go wrong, the effort and thinking of a whole society must be applied to bring everything back into line." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
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.
This is very easy to understand. At the same time I can only read about 6 pages at a time in order to absorb it better. I really liked it.Published 6 days ago by marcia watson
Great way to learn Some Economic history and understand little about whats happening nowdaysPublished 10 days ago by Angela Elizabeth
Brilliant work, I read it through and underlined a lot. Even though a graphic comic it is filled with detail and explanations about money and the economy. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Tobin B. Crenshaw
A must read and re read..hope this can get syndicated and offered as a daily dose...superb effort.Published 2 months ago by V. saigal
Great book on basic economics and how it has been applied and used throughout the history of the world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laurence Davis
Great book. Nice summary of the economy. It misses some aspects of how we got where we are, and assumes many, but informative, enlightening, and entertaining nonetheless.Published 2 months ago by Erik Rodriguez
I came to this knowing few of the specifics of economic history and come out with vastly superior understanding and perspective.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you have even a tiny interest in how our economy works, you must give Michael Goodwin a chance. I was first introduced to Economix by a link to their explanation of free trade... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zach Sorrow