Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments (An Uncle Eric Book)

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments (An Uncle Eric Book) Author Richard J. Maybury
ISBN-10 0942617649
ISBN-13 9780942617641
Year 2015-11-01
Pages 168
Language English
Publisher Bluestocking Pr
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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