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How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes

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How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ing ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2010)
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Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
انصافا داستانی جذاب برای روایت اقتصاد انتخاب شده بود
اگر قصد دارید اقتصاد رو به شیوه شیرینی یاد بگیرید از این کتاب غافل نشید
Yousef Chavehpour
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economic
همین ابتدا بنویسم که کتاب یک داستان است که با سه نفر در یک جزیره و ماهیگیری آنها شروع میشود و تا چند نسل بعد از آنها جلو می رود. پر از تصاویر کارتونی است . فکر میکنم کسی ترجمه پارسی این کتاب را بخونه تا تمومش نکنه کتاب را زمین نمیزاره(با توجه به اینکه حجم کتاب هم زیاد نیست!) اگر چه من متن اصلی را خوندم و خیلی کم فرصت میشد سراغش برم اما ذهنم زیاد درگیر داستان کتاب بود همچنین به نیش و کنایه هایی که کتاب به شخصیتهایی که می شناختمشون(اسمشون هم مشابه اسمهای واقعی بود!) میزد . کتاب نقد شدیدی به کینزین ...more
Jay Roberts
Aug 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics
If you read this one book, and then formulate your opinions about the market with this material alone, you are a moron. This book will forever stick in my memory as a yardstick to determine intelligence by. I told my wife that it isn’t bad, per se. It’s just stupid, wrong, and written for a 5th grader. Admittedly, it simplifies a huge problem in a concise manner… but that’s the problem.

It is such an oversimplification that it allows the author to subtly interject erroneous beliefs into the narr
Syd Amir
به نظرم عنوان اصلی کتاب بهتر بود
How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
این کتاب اصلا کتابی برای اموختن اقتصاد نیست بیشتر کتابی است برای اشنایی با تاریخ اقتصاد ایالات متحده و اینکه چطوره سر دیگر کشورها کلاه گذاشته و مشکلات داخلی خودش رو بیرون فرستاده ک البته برای این منظور کتاب خوبی بود

نثر کتاب و داستانی بودن و طنزش خیلی دلنشین بود و باعث می شه به واقع همون طور ک مترجم هم گفته ادم نتونه کتاب رو زمین بذاره و یهو تا اخر کتاب می خونه و تمومش کنه.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Peter Schiff exposes the flaw in Keynesian economics through the use of an extended allegory or parable. His story involves an island nation that grows from subsistence living to great prosperity and then declines. The island nation represents the United States. The story serves as a warning against Keynesianism.

In the beginning, there are only three men. Each man catches and eats one fish per day. Then, one man decides to forgo his meal for the day to build a net, which proves successful and su
در اصل نویسنده ی کتاب ایروین شف است. پدر پیتر و اندرو. او یک اقتصاددان بود و هنگام مسافرت و در ترافیک برای پسرهایش قصه های اقتصادی تعریف می کرد. قصه هایی خنده دار که مهم ترین مفاهیم اقتصاد کلان را در مغز پسرهایش حک می کردند. داستان جزیره ی اوسونیا در نگاه اول خنده دار و جالب است، ولی بعد که نگاه می کنی می بینی چه قدر با ظرافت مفاهیم غیرقابل تصور اقتصاد کلان را توضیح داده. ایروین این داستان ها را اولین بار در کتاب "بزرگ ترین کلاه بردار دنیا: چگونه دولت شما را لخت می کند، غارت می کند و می چاپد" چا ...more
داستانی جذاب و ساده برای بیان مسائل اقتصاد کلان
اگر علاقه مند به اقتصاد هستید و دنبال پیش زمینه ای در این موضوع هستید این کتاب رو از دست ندهید
داستان یک جزیره خیالی که با سه نفر شروع به رشد میکند ، رونق میگیرد ، وارد رکود میشود و سپس به بحران کشیده میشود
نکته زیبایی که در این کتاب وجود داشت این بود که نویسندگان با ظرافت تمام ، به مشکلات اقتصادی کشور خود پرداخته بودند و از طنز و تصویر توامان بهره برده بودند
ایکاش ازین دست کتابها درباره ی مسائل مختلف کشور ما ، نوشته شود
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is pure, unadulterated genius.

It explains where we’ve come from and where we’re headed. It explains how Keynesian ideas have prospered over Austrian economics, even though they are utterly, hopelessly wrong and are ruining our country. I cannot recommend this highly enough to anyone who cares about America. I read it in two days, easily, and so can you. Who doesn’t have two days to change their life?


We are told that we must go deeper into debt to fix out debt crisis, and that we
Yavar Moshirfar
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A simple yet effective book to understand economy in principle. I enjoyed reading it.
This book reflects my views and style more than anything I have read that's not my own. Hence the rating could not have been any different!

Economic theories need to be de-jargonized every now and then to understand the stupidity of some of the things that policymakers do or are recommended to do. Extremely few people, with many experts excluded, tend to understand the basic meaning of some their pet economic solutions or policies. Complex theories effectively lead to equivocation, obfuscation of
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Peter David Schiff is an American investment broker, author, financial commentator, and was a candidate in the 2010 Republican primary for the United States Senate seat from Connecticut.

Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in Westport, Connecticut and CEO of Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC, a gold and silver dealer based in New York City.
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“In Keynes’s time, physicists were first grappling with the concept of quantum mechanics, which, among other things, imagined a cosmos governed by two entirely different sets of physical laws: one for very small particles, like protons and electrons, and another for everything else. Perhaps sensing that the boring study of economics needed a fresh shot in the arm, Keynes proposed a similar world view in which one set of economic laws came in to play at the micro level (concerning the realm of individuals and families) and another set at the macro level (concerning nations and governments).” 2 likes
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