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Gerçekten Bilmeniz Gereken 50 Ekonomi Fikri

(50 Ideas You Really Need to Know )

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Büyük fikirleri kolay anlaşılır ve etkileyici bir üslupla okura sunmaktaki başarısıyla dünyada bir milyondan fazla satışa ulaşmış 50 Fikir serisinin beşinci kitabında, Edmund Conway bizi ekonominin merkezini oluşturan fikir ve akımlarla tanıştırıyor. Gerçekten Bilmeniz Gereken 50 Ekonomi Fikri, Adam Smith'in "görünmez el"i ve arz talep kanunu gibi temel doktrinlerden serve ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published 2015 by Domingo Yayınevi (first published 2009)
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Riku Sayuj

The book is like a slightly expanded and selective index of common economic ideas. Useful for a quick glance. This index-of-an-index is for reference:

01. The invisible hand

the condensed idea: Self-interest is good for society

02. Supply and demand

the condensed idea: Something is perfectly priced when supply equals demand

03. The Malthusian trap

Useful Quote:
‘Malthus has been buried many times, and Malthusian scarcity with him. But as Garrett Hardin remarked, anyone who has to be reburied so ofte
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Caroline
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came to this book grudgingly, as an unwilling traveller facing her last port of call, before heading home to shut the door on economics forever.

For about a year I had been making a concerted effort to try to understand more about economics. I came to it from a position of gross ignorance. I'd never knowingly invested in the stock market, the thought of national debt gave me palpitations (it still does), and job of central banks was was completely murky to me (and I admit the murk has yet to b
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Francis
Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics
Like reference books, texts meant to introduce the reader to a concept are tricky to rate. Does it pioneer a concept? Does it give dazzling insights? No, it's only meant to provide a solid grounding on a topic, which will provide the foundation for further information.

This book introduces the reader to basic economic concepts marvellously well. It is short, immensely readable and not bogged down in rhetoric. I was, admittedly, a bit sceptical when I saw it was written by a Newspaper Editor, bemo
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Rowan
I think a lot of the more negative reviews are coming from those who expected something far denser. It is by no means a university textbook! But with a title like '50 Economics Ideas' , what on earth were you expecting!? Conway 's book serves as both an excellent lay-reference book (read: coffee table) and a solid introduction to the basics of economics. I'm no economist but I found this both fascinating and enlightening. Extra points that bumped this title up to my first 5-star review for 2018 ...more
Hassan
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction of economics
Don Gubler
Nothing new or deep here but a nice refresher on the concepts that have shaped the economy.
Chouba Nabil
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
light short book : 50 Economics idea explained in a simple way.

some quote and interesting idea from the book :

By the invisible hand: by perusing his own gain, he promotes gain of the society than when he really wants to intend it. ( two negative make positive)

Price elastic: increase price reduce demand.
Price inelastic: reducing rapidly ( producing banana )

Malthusian Trap: food expand linearly and population expand exponentially
Neo Malthusian Trap: oil, energy sources.

Opportunity cost: alternati
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Cláudio
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics
From the 25th item and upwards you have concepts that validate themselves or, in other words, the book explores concepts that are created by the current economic theory. A kind of "it is as it is". The start of the book, nevertheless, feels sound. It is well organized though and deserves a 2nd run. ...more
Jan
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read fairly solid overview of basic especially macro economic terms and concerns.

But slightly teasingly you could say that a sequel entitled '50 emerging economics ideas that probably will shape the 21st century' would be far more interesting ... and probably hopelessly wrong
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Carol
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a simple book. It has a series of chapters, each about 2-5 pages long, and each introduces the reader to an economic concept. Chapters can be read at random; each concept is complete in itself, though sometimes a concept will refer you to another chapter for additional reference. It is not a textbook, and you will not get any level of detail, but you will be entertained as you learn about supply-and-demand, how economies work, financing, and issues such as globalization in the modern age ...more
Chris
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My understanding of economics has always been gleaned from other contexts (history, philosophy, news articles, policy analysis), so it was useful to read through clear explanations of concepts such as Adam Smith's 'invisible hand', 'supply side' economics, or "the Laffer curve", which I had previously only engaged with "in the wild". I can't say that I learned vast amounts of new information, but data that had entered my brain via osmosis over the years now has a much better structure to it.

This
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Ryan
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book with quick reads on main economics ideas that everyone should know with simple examples, history and quotes. Each idea takes up four pages and has timelines and quotes from economists or actors. I think he does a good job of explaining this stuff to people who find economics confusing. If you already have a good knowledge of economics, this may seem obvious and almost written for teenagers. I gave it four stars instead of five because I believe there are a few more economics ideas t ...more
Julie
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: society, business
Not quite the book I was recommended, but interesting nonetheless. It explains different economics concepts, starting at the very basics and slowly building up to what we know today. Every chapter contains a timeline with historical events, seminal books, or other concepts learnt about in the other chapters to show how everything links together. If you're already comfortable with all the terminology there's probably not much for you in there, but I found it useful to clarify some of the vocabula ...more
Baseyg
Mar 26, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have previously read other "50 ideas.." books and really enjoyed the format. This one felt a little too basic and I left with more questions than answers.

As I write this in 2021, this book also needs a bit of an update as throughout it frequently seems stuck in the shadow of the 2008 crisis. Obviously a big factor in economics at the time of publishing but it has dated the book significantly. However, there is a worryingly accurate prediction in the protectionism chapter.
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James Baker
May 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Given this book is now 9~ years old, and update would be very much appreciated. Much has happened since the sub-prime mortgage crisis and associated fallout, so entries covering things since then would be fantastic (think crypto currencies, etc.)

The author isn’t as critical of some areas as he should be in order to offer unbiased information, but overall the content was easy to understand and short enough to be digestible.
Ray
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick overview of major economic ideas. I tackled this book with the aim of learning; with that said, it's not very entertaining, but you will learn a bunch (if you didn't know many economic topics before). Recommended to anyone that wants to learn lots of economic ideas without going too deep into specifics. ...more
Ibrahim Niftiyev
The book is suitable only for bachelor degree students. There are no any deep analyses or scientific approaches. I didn't like that the author used too much historism instead of analytical approach, however, probably the intentions were not to do it either. If you want to have a nice consistency about studying some economic terms, go ahead. ...more
Cagatay Guven
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The way the author described the concepts was simple and straightforward. The basic 50 concepts gives the general outline of science of economics. I recommend this book not only professionals but also to the people who are interested about economy ideas.
Tony Cun
This book contains 50 topics in economics each condensed to 4 pages. It offers good real life examples related to each topic, and occasionally references itself. It's not all too exciting, and is not for anyone who has a deep economics background. But it is not too simple either. ...more
Frances
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really clear, easy to understand, thought-provoking and entertaining. Only 2 out of 50 chapters were confusing, and a few were a bit dull, but that's economics for you. Would recommend to anyone seeking an introduction (though not a reference) to economics. ...more
Rick Borgo
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just what I was looking for....tackled main ideas in 2-3 pages
Ozben Micoogullari
Nice book can be considered to be Economics for beginners
Yunus
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The thing that i liked most quotes
Abhinav Marda
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book for anyone trying to understand fundamentals of economics and its nomenclature.
Moises Rodriguez
It was one of the best books that I read before got to the university because gave me a lot of knowledge in the main topics of the Economy. I became a lover of the economy after I read this book.
Abhinav Jindal
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading it again this year. Got many many more new insights and ideas which I couldn't understand last time. Worth it. ...more
Elvin Hajiyev
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a very practical, breif explanations of economic terms, theories and practices.
Ian Wilson
Too superficial.
Hard to criticise as the title implied it,
Ahmad Mustakim
Clear and concise writing of some fundamental economic ideas. For those who did not study economics like me, this was very helpful.
Iola Shaw
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice bit sized ideas.needs another listen, the ideas are mostly new to me but I want them to stick
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