Economics For Everyone
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Economics is too important to be left to the economists. This book provides the information you need to understand how capitalism works (and how it doesn’t).
Through clear bite-sized chapters interspersed with illuminating illustrations, this is an antidote to the abstract and ideological way that economics is normally taught and reported on in in media. Key concepts such as finance, competition and wages are explored, and their importance to everyday life is revealed. It answers questions such as ‘Do workers need capitalists?’, ‘Why does capitalism harm the environment?’, and ‘What really happens on the stock market?’.
The book is supported with a comprehensive set of web-based course materials including videos for popular economics courses.
About the Author:
Jim Stanford is Director of the Centre for Future Work, based at the Australia Institute and Honorary Professor of Political Economy at University of Sydney. He writes an economics column for the Globe and Mail, appears regularly on CBC TV’s ‘Bottom Line’ economics panel and is the author of Economics for Everyone (Pluto, 2015).
‘Stanford is that rare breed: the teacher who changed your life. He has written a book – both pragmatic and idealistic – with the power to change the world’ – Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate and No Logo. ‘Jim Stanford explains what’s worth trusting in economics and what’s not in an accessible way. Read this book’ – Steve Keen, Professor and Head, School of Economics, Politics & History, Kingston University, London, U.K. ‘Helps us understand what the newspapers never explain: how these economic crises are a product of the inequalities and incapacity for social foresight that is capitalism’s everyday economics’ – Hilary Wainwright, editor of Red Pepper ‘Quite simply the best critical introduction to economics you can find’ – Frank Stilwell, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia