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Economics: The User's Guide: A Pelican Introduction
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Economics: The User's Guide: A Pelican Introduction (Paperback)

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Synopsis

What is economics?

What can - and can't - it explain about the world?

Why does it matter?



Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.

BusinessEconomics Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 14/05/2001 ISBN-13: 9780718197032  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. His book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism was a no.1 bestseller and was called by the Observer 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He is a popular columnist at the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.

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I was looking for a sort of Economics 101 and this provided it. It's a good general introduction - easy to read and informative. The slightly textbook-ish cover makes it look as though it might seek to provide an unbiased overview (if such a thing is possible) but this isn't the case - Chang has a definite point of view and he lets you know about it. Not that this is a bad thing - in fact I was convinced enough by what he has to say that I'm currently reading his 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism.

- 05/01/2018
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The author's aim is to convince the reader that economics is a discipline which can be understood by anyone with ease. To that end, the book is a success but I did feel that there must be more to the discipline than is presented here. My attention was first drawn to this book by the re-emergence of the 'Pelican' imprint, from which I had learnt much whilst at school almost 50 years ago. If this is typical of the new Pelican's then, sadly I feel that there has been a down-market move in their target audience.

- 07/08/2014
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