The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics
I requested this from the library because I had read and appreciated the author's recent book about climate change. Bauman has a PhD in economics and his bio describes him as an environmental economist. This book gives an in ...more
Therefore, I have no idea what possessed me to read this book. Maybe I was encouraged by my friend's four-star rating. Perhaps I wanted, once again, to try to conquer my fear of and anger at math. Whatever my motivations, they were rewarded with The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Microeconomics.
No, I'm dead serious. And I learned! In fact, if math classes used comic books to teach, I swear to God I'd be an actuary by now.
Yoram Bauman, described on the ...more
To someone who doesn't understand economy at all like my self, I definitely enjoyed this books and learnt a lot at the same time!
I have just two problems:
First: starting from you're introduced to supply & demand curves, it becomes somewhat boring so you just skip those parts. Fortunately, this is only a small part in an overall fun book.
Second: Though my understanding of economics is limited, I don't buy the "the market forces will do this and that" bullshit. I'm also aware that despite...more
Buku kampret ini mengingatkan saya kalau saya ini bukan individu pengoptimal yang waras. Banyak banget pilihan di hidup saya yang sangat bodoh dan menghasilkan kerugian. Saya jadi mikir, jangan-jangan, saya bukan homo economicus? mungkin saya ini homo borosikus rakus sia-siakus.
As someone generally a bit skeptical of whether economic theory stands up to the real world (I am a geologist/mineral economist, so really have a more applied view of life), or really has anything to add of practical use to day-to-day life, this book has changed my mind somewhat, making me appre ...more
Anyway, the book is most illuminating in terms of the limits of microeconomic theory. In focusing on the i ...more
I have not studied economics so I am not sure how comprehensive the book ...more
This book introduces you to Microeconomics from the very basic: The Optimizing Individual, Strategic Intervention, and the last, Market Interactions, with various subtopics covered such as: decision tree, time, interest rate, risk, investation, trade, game theory, prisonner's dilemma, Pareto efficiency, supply and demand, tax, auction, and elastici ...more
Bu kitap ne vaat ediyor? a) mikroiktisat hakkında t ...more
Có khi nào bạn tự hỏi tại sao con người và rộng hơn là xã hội lại có thể đạt được trạng thái cân bằng như hiện tại? Tại sao lại xuất hiện quá nhiều các vấn đề trong kinh tế chứ không đơn thuần là trade? Tại sao Communism lại không thể tồn tại? Tất cả chỉ xoay quanh một vấn đề: con người luôn muốn ưu hóa cá nhân (Optimizing Individual). Đây là nền móng cho lĩnh vực nghiên cứu Microeconomics: Khi n ...more
Good news: The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics can give you a quick introduction (or review). The presentation is lighthearted, but the content is solid.
The author is Yoram Bauman, who teaches in the UW' ...more
I think I learned the most in Part Two: Strategic Intera ...more
Strongly recommend for anyo ...more