Undrcvr economist strikes back
Аннотация:Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge fund managers to middle-class investors, everyone must pay attention to the global economy how it affects us and why it works the way it does. And it's being pounded on all sides. Third World laborers risk their lives to make products for Western consumers. The once-comfortable middle class is being besieged by rising costs and stagnant wages. Bankers in New York and London are paid huge bonuses as governments scramble to fill budget gaps. Politics, policy, and future prosperity are all entwined with macroeconomics, which is the study of the structure and behavior of the worldwide economy. In The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Tim Harford, bestselling author and columnist for the Financial Times, demystifies the world of macroeconomics for us by beginning with a simple question: What would you do if you ran the world's economy? His answers and the dialogue that springs from them are surprising, revealing and fascinating. Harford strips away the spin, hype, and jargon that surround economics to explain how the world's economy really works and how it affects all of us, rich and poor. From a country with a ghost currency to an island where a coin can weigh more than a car, Harford's offbeat examples shed light on what's actually happening in the global economy, why it's crucial that everyone cares, and what we can do to understand it better.