The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Volume Two Macroeconomics Need to understand today s economy This is the book for you The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Volume Two Macroeconomics is the most accessible intelligible and humorous introduction to unemploy

  • Title: The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics
  • Author: Yoram Bauman Grady Klein
  • ISBN: 9780809033614
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Need to understand today s economy This is the book for you The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two Macroeconomics is the most accessible, intelligible, and humorous introduction to unemployment, inflation, and debt you ll ever read.Whereas Volume One Microeconomics dealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two Macroeconomics explains the factors that affNeed to understand today s economy This is the book for you The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two Macroeconomics is the most accessible, intelligible, and humorous introduction to unemployment, inflation, and debt you ll ever read.Whereas Volume One Microeconomics dealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two Macroeconomics explains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country, and indeed the planet It explores the two big concerns of macroeconomics how economies grow and why economies collapse It illustrates the basics of the labor market and explains what the GDP is and what it measures, as well as the influence of government, trade, and technology on the economy Along the way, it covers the economics of global poverty, climate change, and the business cycle In short, if any of these topics have cropped up in a news story and caused you to wish you grasped the underlying basics, buy this book.

    One thought on “The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics”

    1. Just as good as volume one. Mind you, macroeconomics is a *lot* harder to understand than microeconomics. This book really helps to make it understandable (but I still don't really know how it all works).

    2. Just like the Micro one, this is a nice quick and fun tutorial of economics for all ages. Very fair to all sides of economic debates as well.

    3. A fantastic introduction to the world of macroeconomics. Full of really clear-cut explanations with some great illustrations and humor. I am curious if more people would learn if they used comic books in education.

    4. A great companion to the surprisingly fantastic first volume on Microeconomics.Continuing in the same vein as the first book, with little pirates and such like explaining the basic theories of economics, this book and its companion make what is very dry, and overtly complex material clear, simple and importantly painless.The book covers unemployment, money, inflation, GDP, government, trade, technology, aid and currencies, gradually increasing the scale of theory from the individual nation to in [...]

    5. If you have an economics degree, you probably don't need this book. However I, being a dyslexic amateur economics enthusiast, learned a hell of a lot. It does a good job with a lot of tough terminology, by using cartoon-y scenarios that help to make macroeconomics make sense on a micro-level. It's a very, VERY quick read, and more informative than it has any right to be.

    6. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics is a comprehensible, well-paced, and generally inclusive introduction to Macroeconomics. The cartoon artwork is simplistic and at first glance, rather ugly, but it grows on you. Cartoon Introduction Vol. 2 differs from Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures in three main ways:1) The bias is right-wing or arguably centrist (eg right-wing Canadian Liberals)2) The bias is much less pronounce [...]

    7. I enjoyed this just as much as the first volume. It might've been a bit more of a challenge to present this material because there are fewer solid principals, and more controversy in Macroeconomics than in Micro. I think the authors have presented a good and entertaining overview of those competing views here. As in the first volume I think they've also done a good job at giving guideposts toward further study of these topics. I love all the little asides in the book. All very fun and informativ [...]

    8. From the concisely written table of contents to the panel by panel explanation at the end of the book, Macroeconomics has never been easier to digest. This would be an excellent tool for teachers and parents to introduce young readers or children to the concept of macroeconomics. The drawings although fun and lively are bit too stylistic for my taste. Overall I recommend this title as a partner tool to the study of macroeconomics.

    9. An understandably more complex book than its companion on Microeconomics. But Bauman's treatment of world trade and globalization (roughly the 2nd half of the book) is pleasingly clear and concise, helping the reader make sense of the issues while not providing any simplistic answers. I wish many Americans would come to the realization asserted by Bauman that the world is a complex place without easy, simplistic answers.

    10. The one on Microeconomics was a shade better. But this is also excellent. Easy to understand, and a fun read.

    11. A really well put together nonfiction comic book. The artist and author come together to make an important, if perhaps notoriously dull subject, engaging and accessible. That said, it did feel rather besotted with the Free Market.

    12. This was just as entertainingly informative as The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics. All of the concepts were explained in easy-to-understand terms, and the illustrations stopped it from feeling dense. I was reading this as to review for the AP Econ test next week, but it turned out that there was surprisingly little overlap. I know that my econ class is a very small overview, but I was surprised at how many things there were in the book that I'd never even heard of. [...]

    13. I thought this book was a good companion to the first book, although It was more confusing as there was more vocabulary and I might have forgotten some of the things I learnt from the first book. For some parts it took me sometime to remember what it was, and the good thing about the book that at the book there is also the different vocabulary that you learn from the book at the back.

    14. Một cuốn sách nhập môn kinh tế vĩ mô có nội dung với hình ảnh minh họa hay, dễ hiểu, phát triển với nội dung đã đề cập trong tập 1 - Kinh tế vi mô, từ đó giúp một người không chuyên có thể dễ dàng nắm được các điểm cơ bản hay những định lý trong kinh tế học và phần nào hiểu tổng quát về kinh tế thương mại, toàn cầu hóa.

    15. Wow what a great book. Somewhat funny, interesting, educational and very well written.Pro:While reading this cartoon I got the feeling that Bauman has a great understanding of economy. There was nearly no point in the book where I felt he explained economy in a bad way or misunderstood any concepts. To be fair, economy is a very simple science if you only talk about the basic ideas. But being a good teacher is something quite unique. We need a book like this for my subject, evolutionary psycholo [...]

    16. Dí dỏm, dễ hiểu, không hay bằng tập 1Vẫn lối truyền tải sinh động như tập 1, ở tập 2 kinh tế vĩ mô chia làm ba phần: kinh tế trong nước, thương mại, kinh tế toàn cầu. Kiến thức truyền tải rất nhiều ở mức độ khái quát: thất nghiệp, tiền tệ, ngoại tệ, lạm phát, CPI, GDP, nghèo đói, viện trợ, môi trường, Đúng như lời người dịch có nêu, quyển sách nên chia làm 2-3 quyển đễ người [...]

    17. Not the best introduction to macroeconomics. I was hoping for more from this series - either for myself or as a teaching tool, but this cartoon guide didn't meet my expectations.

    18. When I'm ready to learn more about economics, I'm coming back to this easy to read and informative volume.

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