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How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't

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Hardcover, 108 pages
Published May 28th 1985 by Freedom Books (first published May 1985)
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Tamsyn
May 27, 2008 Tamsyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, own
This is a great book that teaches the reader about how economies work. It's short, to the point, and in an easy-to-read comic format. And his analogies on how economies crash are painfully true and happening today in the US market.
Men1n2 Amine
Jun 04, 2014 Men1n2 Amine rated it really liked it
برغم إغراقه في "الرأسمالية المتوحشة"، كتاب مفيد و يوضح المبادئ الأساسية للاقتصاد
و دور الدولة و المعرقلات لتطوره في شكل طريف و جميل
(bande dessinée)

رأيي يبقى متذبب و حذر لما فيه من أفكار يريد جعلها كأنها هي "الحلول" الوحيدة و الحقيقية للمشاكل
لكن رأيي هذا هو مجرد انطباع لشخص مبتدئ جدا في الإقتصاد
James D Smith
Oct 08, 2010 James D Smith rated it really liked it
Even kids can follow this. Why can't adults?
Roslyn Ross
Nov 08, 2016 Roslyn Ross rated it it was amazing
My five year old loved this book. And despite disagreements I have with it, it led us to have many great conversations.
Nativeabuse
Sep 15, 2011 Nativeabuse rated it did not like it
Nothing but propaganda.
It gets the basic market principles correct, but shows government interference as a gigantic octopus going in to devour people, and says, yep its bad. Waay to opinionated. Not only does it not like the government, but it ignores how the government works inside of an economy entirely! So some kid reading this is probably going to come out of it not knowing what the reality of the situation is.

Complete propaganda
Doug
Oct 14, 2012 Doug rated it it was amazing
Simple, amusing presentation of the Chicago/Austrian theory of economics. A little condescending towards the Keynesian doctrine, but that scarcely bothers me since I am not sympathetic to that idea anyway. Strongly recommended to anyone who wants a basic understanding of conservative economics and how things go right and how things go wrong.
Horia
Jun 19, 2013 Horia rated it really liked it
A fast read, entertaining, while explaining the principles of economics. But as it goes to explain more advanced mechanisms I don't feel that it takes into accounts all the variables of real macroeconomy (even at the state level).
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed every part of the book, but towards the end it becomes obvious that this small book is not enough (which actually makes sense).
Alexx
Aug 18, 2013 Alexx rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining work on economics, that uses fun analogies to explain how an economy works (and how it doesn't). It gives basic insights in the nature of savings, investment, production of capital goods, profits, lending and borrowing, interests,...

William Kyle Spratt
Dec 03, 2015 William Kyle Spratt rated it it was amazing
A great light-hearted look at how an economy works and prospers made very simple. Also illustrates in the same manner the harmful effects of government intervention in the economy.
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American anti-income tax activist. In 1950, Schiff graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics.

He has lost several civil cases against the federal government and has a record of multiple convictions for various federal tax crimes. Schiff is serving a 13-plus year sentence for tax crimes
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