Naked Economics  Undressing the Dismal Science  Fully Revised and Updated  Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0393079759

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Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated Book Description :

"Clear, concise, informative, witty and, believe it or not, entertaining." —Chicago Tribune Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives readers the tools they need to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science. This revised and updated edition adds commentary on hot topics, including the current economic crisis, globalization, the economics of information, the intersection of economics and politics, and the history—and future—of the Federal Reserve.

Naked Economics Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Naked Economics


  • Author : Charles J. Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0393049825

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Naked Economics Book Description :

Seeks to provide a genuinely engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples. 15,000 first printing.

Naked Economics  Undressing the Dismal Science  Fully Revised and Updated  Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393337648

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Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated Book Description :

Seeks to provide an engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.

Naked Economics  Undressing the Dismal Science Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2003-09-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0393324869

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Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Book Description :

Seeks to provide a genuinely engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Naked Economics  Undressing the Dismal Science Book

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393356946

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Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Book Description :

International bestseller "Clear, concise, informative, [and] witty." —Chicago Tribune At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. This revised and updated edition includes commentary on hot topics such as automation, trade, income inequality, and America’s rising debt. Ten years after the financial crisis, Naked Economics examines how policymakers managed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives you the tools to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science.

Summary of Charles Wheelan   s Naked Economics by Milkyway Media Book

Summary of Charles Wheelan s Naked Economics by Milkyway Media


  • Author : Milkyway Media
  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 :

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Summary of Charles Wheelan s Naked Economics by Milkyway Media Book Description :

Naked Economics: Understanding the Dismal Science (2002, 2010) by Charles Wheelan offers a general introduction to the principles of economics. Putting economic principles into practice is often difficult to accomplish because the correct actions for stability and progress are often counterintuitive. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Shutterbabe Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Shutterbabe


  • Author : Deborah Copaken Kogan
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Release Date : 2001-03-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0375506551

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Shutterbabe Book Description :

What if the protagonist in that age-old tale—boy goes to war, comes back a man—were a female? Shutterbabe, Deborah Copaken Kogan's remarkable debut, is just that: the story of a twenty-two-year-old girl from Potomac, Maryland, who goes off to photograph wars and comes back, four years and one too many adventures later, a woman. In 1988, fresh out of Harvard, Kogan moved to Paris with a small backpack, a couple of cameras, the hubris of a superhero, and a strong thirst for danger. She wanted to see what a war would look like when seen from up close, to immerse herself in a world where the gun is God. Naïvely, she figured it would be easy to filter death through the prism of her wide-angle lens. She was dead wrong. Within weeks of arriving in Paris, after knocking on countless photo agency doors and begging to be sent where the action was, Kogan found herself on the back of a truck in Afghanistan, her tiny frame veiled from head to toe, the only woman — and the only journalis — in a convoy of rebel freedom fighters. Kogan had not actually planned on shooting the Afghan war alone. However, the beguiling French photographer she'd entrusted with both her itinerary and her heart turned out to be as dangerously unpredictable as, well, a war. It is the saga of both her relationship with this French-man and her assignment in Afghanistan that fuels the first of Shutterbabe's six page-turning chapters, each covering a different corner of the globe and each ultimately linked to the man Kogan was involved with at the time. From Zim-babwe to Romania, from Russia to Haiti, Kogan takes her readers on a heartbreaking yet surprisingly hilarious journey through a mine-strewn decade, her personal battles against sexism, battery, and even rape blending seamlessly with the historical struggles of war, revolution, and unfathomable abuse it was her job to record. In the end, what was once adventurous to the girl began to weigh heavily on the woman. Though her photographs were ofte

Naked Money Book

Naked Money


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 0393353737

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Naked Money Book Description :

"The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future."--NoveList.

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089820

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Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Description :

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

Debunking Economics Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Debunking Economics


  • Author : Steve Keen
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 1856499928

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Debunking Economics Book Description :

Debunking Economics argues that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but wrong: many of the cherished notions of conventional economics are based on reasoning that is internally inconsistent.

The Rationing  A Novel Book

The Rationing A Novel


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324001492

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The Rationing A Novel Book Description :

Political backstabbing, rank hypocrisy, and dastardly deception reign in this delightfully entertaining political satire, sure to lift one’s spirits far above the national stage. America is in trouble—at the mercy of a puzzling pathogen. That ordinarily wouldn’t lead to catastrophe, thanks to modern medicine, but there’s just one problem: the government supply of Dormigen, the silver bullet of pharmaceuticals, has been depleted just as demand begins to spike. Set in the near future, The Rationing centers around a White House struggling to quell the crisis—and control the narrative. Working together, just barely, are a savvy but preoccupied president; a Speaker more interested in jockeying for position—and a potential presidential bid—than attending to the minutiae of disease control; a patriotic majority leader unable to differentiate a virus from a bacterium; a strategist with brilliant analytical abilities but abominable people skills; and, improbably, our narrator, a low-level scientist with the National Institutes of Health who happens to be the world’s leading expert in lurking viruses. Little goes according to plan during the three weeks necessary to replenish the stocks of Dormigen. Some Americans will get the life-saving drug and others will not, and nations with their own supply soon offer aid—but for a price. China senses blood and a geopolitical victory, presenting a laundry list of demands that ranges from complete domination of the South China Sea to additional parking spaces at the UN, while India claims it can save the day for the U.S.

The Centrist Manifesto Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Centrist Manifesto


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393347135

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The Centrist Manifesto Book Description :

A vision—and detailed road map to power—for a new party that will champion America’s rational center. From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarized—or paralyzed—than it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation. Wheelan—who not only lectures on public policy but practices it as well (he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2009)—brings even more than his usual wit and clarity of vision to The Centrist Manifesto. He outlines a realistic ground game that could net at least five Centrist senators from New England, the Midwest, and elsewhere. With the power to deny a red or blue Senate majority, committed Centrists could take the first step toward giving voice and power to America’s largest, and most rational, voting bloc: the center.

The Instant Economist Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Instant Economist


  • Author : Timothy Taylor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101559772

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The Instant Economist Book Description :

The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need - A Library Journal 2012 Best Business Book of the Year Economics isn't just about numbers: It's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists-when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: Why do budget deficits matter? What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? Does globalization take jobs away from American workers? Why is health insurance so costly? The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues- so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.

The Armchair Economist Book
Score: 4
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The Armchair Economist


  • Author : Steven E. Landsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471112232

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The Armchair Economist Book Description :

Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

The Rise of the Naked Economy Book

The Rise of the Naked Economy


  • Author : Ryan Coonerty
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137356581

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The Rise of the Naked Economy Book Description :

What happens when work is no longer a place but a state of mind: when the trappings that have defined the economy as we knew it are stripped away and we start from the bare essence of what it means to make a living? From corner coffee shops to Fortune 500 companies, workers from all different backgrounds are creating a new reality and prosperity. The Rise of the Naked Economy shows readers how to achieve both personal and professional success in an economy that does not guarantee lifetime employment. Pioneers Coonerty and Neuner report from the front lines on the future of work. From the recently graduated to the recently laid off, this book covers how the rise in non-traditional employment calls for a new infrastructure, strategy, and attitude for workers, companies, and communities alike. Through interviews with the people, companies, and policymakers who are leading the change and already profiting from it, The Rise of the Naked Economy provides an optimistic, humorous, and inspirational vision for readers who want reclaim their lives and livelihoods.