Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need For S

  • ISBN-13: 9780942617641
  • Author: Richard J. Maybury
  • Publisher: Bluestocking Pr
  • Publication date: 2015-11-01
  • Edition: 7th
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 168
  • $15.54

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This clearly written, award-winning book about economics is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of money (its origin and history), the dollar (its origin and history), investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money, government (its economic behavior), and more. All explanations and interpretations are according to the Austrian and Monetarist schools of economic theory.Using the epistolary style of writing (using letters to tell a story), author Richard J. Maybury plays the part of an economist (Uncle Eric) writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew (Chris). Using stories and examples (including historical events from Ancient Rome), Mr. Maybury explains economic principles, giving interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts. Mr. Maybury warns, "Beware of anyone who tells you a topic is above you or better left to experts. Many people are twice as smart as they think they are, but they've been intimidated into believing some topics are above them. You can understand almost anything if it is explained well." Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? is essential for every student, businessperson and investor. It was recommended by the late William Simon, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and is also on many recommended reading lists. Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" can be used for courses in economics, business, finance, government and Ancient Rome. To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: Economics" also available through Amazon.Table of Contents for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?"1. Money: Coins and Paper2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us3. Inflation4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing PressesBig Mac Index6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and RecessionsA Partial List of Runaway InflationsBoom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War8. Fast MoneyHistory Repeats9. Getting Rich Quick10. The Boom and Bust CycleFear Has Become the Driver11. How Much is a Trillion?The Roaring 90sFederal Debt Chart12. What's So Bad About the Federal Debt?An Interesting ExerciseOne Reason Governments Spend So Much13. SummaryWhat Happened in 2008?The Unknown Shakeout14. Where Do We Go From Here?15. Natural Law and Economic ProsperityNations and Legal SystemsAppendixExcerpt from The Long WinterSutter's Fort Trade Store SignComparison of Law ChartDistilled WisdomThe Truth About InflationThe Oil MythMeasures of Money SupplySupply of Dollars ChartReal WagesReal Wages ChartHow to Invest in Gold and SilverResourcesMovies and DocumentariesWebsitesFinancial NewslettersBibliography and Recommended ReadingGlossaryBooks for Further Study (also available through Amazon)"Economics: A Free Market Reader" edited by Jane A. Williams and Kathryn Daniels"Capitalism for Kids" by Karl Hess"Common Sense Business for Kids" by Kathryn Daniels "Whatever Happened to Justice?" by Richard J. Maybury

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