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Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principle.

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  • "Economics"@en
  • "Economics"
  • "Jing ji xue ru men"
  • "经济学入门"
  • "Ekonomia dla każdego czyli O czym każdy szanujący się obywatel, wyborca i podatnik wiedzieć powinni"@pl
  • "Common sense guide to the economy"
  • "Common sense guide to the economy"@en
  • "Ekonomia dla każdego czyli O czym każdy szanują cy się obywatel, wyborca i podatnik wiedzieć powinni"@pl

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  • "An accessible, jargon-free resource outlines the principles behind each major type of economy including capitalist, socialist, and feudal, in terms of the incentives each creates."
  • ""Thomas Sowell explains the principles of economics in plain jargon for the general public, answering questions like: Why are homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks of New York in the winter, when the abandoned apartment buildings have four times as many dwelling units as there are homeless people in the city? Why did Russians have to import food to feed people in Moscow, when Russia itself had vast amounts of some of the richest farmland in Europe?" -- NLC."
  • "In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principle..."
  • "A presentation of economics in plain, straightforward language, without the jargon, graphs, or equations that dominate most other economic writings. This book is aimed at people with no previous study of the subject, namely the general public and beginning students in economics. Basic Economics illustrates economic principles with vivid examples from countries around the world, to make those principles memorable in a way that technical jargon or mathematical presentations may not. The fifth edition includes a new chapter on the reasons for large differences of income and wealth between nations. It also examines some popular explanations of these differences that will not stand up under scrutiny. This chapter, and the chapter on the history of economics itself, give the beginning student a larger context for understanding the role of economics.--From publisher description."
  • "In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principle."@en
  • "Thomas Sowell explains the principles of economics in plain jargon for the general public, answering questions like: Why are homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks of New York in the winter, when the abandoned apartment buildings have four times as many dwelling units as there are homeless people in the city? Why did Russians have to import food to feed people in Moscow, when Russia itself had vast amounts of some of the richest farmland in Europe?"@en
  • "Thomas Sowell explains the principles of economics in plain jargon for the general public, answering questions like: Why are homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks of New York in the winter, when the abandoned apartment buildings have four times as many dwelling units as there are homeless people in the city? Why did Russians have to import food to feed people in Moscow, when Russia itself had vast amounts of some of the richest farmland in Europe?"
  • "A presentation of economics in plain language."
  • "A revised edition of the classic introduction to economics, updated with new material on the economic crisis of 2008 and the first years of the Obama administration & rsquo;s policies."@en
  • "In this work the author explains the principles of economics in plain jargon, answering questions like: Why are homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks of New York in the winter, when the abandoned apartment buildings have four times as many dwelling units as there are homeless people in the city? Why did Russians have to import food to feed people in Moscow, when Russia itself had vast amounts of some of the richest farmland in Europe within easy driving distance? Why did unemployment reach 25 percent and American corporations as a whole operate in the red for two years in a row during the Great Depression of the 1930s? All these very different but equally puzzling and needless tragedies grew out of a failure to understand and apply basic economic principles. In order to explain these principles the author uses examples drawn from around the world and from centuries of history because the basic principles of economics are not limited to modern capitalist societies and apply even to situations where no money changes hands, such as caring for wounded soldiers on a battlefield. Prosperous countries with few natural resources such as Japan and Switzerland are as common as poor countries with rich resources, such as Russia and Mexico. The focus of this book is not on how individuals make money but on how societies create prosperity or poverty for their peoples by the way they organize their economies. The fourth edition of this book contains a new chapter on the history of economics, and the implications of that history examined. A new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been addded to the chapter on government and big business.-- From book jacket."
  • "An accessible, jargon-free resource outlines the principles behind each major type of economy including capitalist, socialist, and feudal, in terms of the incentives each creates"

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  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "Basic Economics"
  • "Ekonomia dla każdego czyli to, Co każdy szanujący się obywatel, wyborca i podatnik wiedzieć powinien"@pl
  • "Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy"@en
  • "Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy"
  • "Basic economics : a citizen's guide to the economy"
  • "BASIC ECONOMICS : A Common Sense Guide to the Economy"
  • "Gui bian yu zhen xiang : jing ji xue ru men"
  • "Economía básica : un manual de economía escrito desde el sentido común"
  • "Economía básica : un manual de economía escrito desde el sentido común"@es
  • "Basic Economics a Common Sense Guide to the Economy"@en
  • "Basic economics a common sense guide to the economy"@en
  • "Basic economics a common sense guide to the economy"
  • "Basic Economics a common sense guide to the economy"@en
  • "诡辩与真相 : 经济学入门"