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The Passionate Economist: Finding the Power and Humanity Behind the Numbers

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"In this powerful and insightful book, Diane Swonk brings economics to life. I highly recommend The Passionate Economist to anyone who wants to use the lessons of our past to create a better future."
-Charles R. Schwab
Chairman and Co-CEO
The Charles Schwab Corporation
"Leave it to Diane Swonk to put a soul in statistics. Diane figured it o
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published January 9th 2003 by John Wiley & Sons
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Michelle Greenwood
I grabbed this book at the library because it was on the shelf next to another. New to Swonk, I thought it would be a light read that would help familiarize me with the various Economic Indicators and Reports.

Though not difficult, it is much more than that.

Swonk manages to personalize economics without dumbing it down. Her analysis shows through at every juncture, but her willingness to share the details of her life does make the topic more accessible. Understanding how she came to economics as
It's sort of odd the way this book is written. There are personal details of her life interspersed with economic data and economic history, but it's not enough personal info to feel relevant and it actually begs the question "why is it there?" The way it is written is several pages of economic history and then a 1 or 2 line comment about her son being very ill and in the hospital and "I was afraid my milk was going to dry up." YUCK. TMI. It should have been a personal memoir or an economic histo ...more
Shonna Froebel
Another interesting take on economics.
Has a lot of personal information
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