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Author Wheelan, Charles J.

Title Naked economics : undressing the dismal science / Charles Wheelan ; foreword by Burton G. Malkiel.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Norton, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  330 W56n 2002    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxii, 260 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-244) and index.
Contents The power of markets : who feeds Paris? -- Incentives matter : why you might be able to save your face by cutting off your nose (if you are a black rhinoceros) -- Government and the economy : government is your friend (and a round of applause for all those lawyers) -- Government and the economy II : the army was lucky to get that screwdriver for $500 -- Economics of information : McDonald's didn't create a better hamburger -- Productivity and human capital : why is Bill Gates so much richer than you are? -- Financial markets : what economics can tell us about getting rich quick (and losing weight, too!) -- The power of organized interests : what economics can tell us about politics -- Keeping score : is my economy bigger than your economy? -- The Federal Reserve : why that dollar in your pocket is more than just a piece of paper -- Trade and globalization : the good news about Asian sweatshops -- Development economics : the wealth and poverty of nations -- Epilogue : life in 2050 : seven questions.
Source ILDP 3/2005 PPL
Subject Economics.
ISBN 0393049825 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0393324869 (pbk.)

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