Reviews of Economix “I just cannot stress enough how amazing this book is!. Liked this? Check out: My comic explaining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. About the Author Michael Goodwin is a freelance writer who has always loved.
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Econlmix book tells a narrative of economics from a historical standpoint where there’s a balancing relationship between people, corporations and the government. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin’s “Economix” and all will become clear. This comic does a great job of explaining the economic concepts and developments of the last years in their historical context.
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ecpnomix I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys comics and history, as many dots in the book eventually are tied together with the string of economics. It was easy to read, fun to read, and has a pretty great list of books in the back to follow-up on. Michael Goodwin is a freelance writer who has always loved comics and history. Note that I said ‘strawman,’ disagreement is fine, I myself disagree with Marx on many things. Sep 16, Caren rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common-sense understanding.
Michael Goodwin is out to show readers that the economy can be understood, even by non-economists. Soms lijkt het alsof bepaalde begrippen verondersteld gekend zijn.
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I realize I don’t know everything about the economy and am open to the possibility that I might be wrong economxi some things I think Fomic know about it.
Yes, the author does indeed come from a decidedly left-leaning perspective, as he freely acknowledges at about page that is, two-thirds of the way through the bookbut you can take that in stride and still glean a whole lot of info from this book.
Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. This book did for me what an entire semester of Macroeconomics did not: Of all the works I have looked through for this article, Parecomic has the strongest art. Economix doesn’t have much news for me, but it condenses a giant fuzzily grasped cloud of what I more-or-less knew into a work of blazing clarity, making it communicable and useable for me.
Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures
I could not put this book down. Now, a lot of people complain about the left-wing standpoint of this book in the second half, where he speaks of the many recent conservative economists who have not been able to be on ckmic with some of their more successful predecessors. Goodwin is totally unafraid of the controversy he might stir up, and backs that confidence with historical insight. Abrams Comic Arts, More: I actually agree with most of his viewpoint, but the polemic seems out of place and poorly handled.
He tells of points in history when this relationship flourished the good times econimix, and points when the government or the corporations took over, and why THOSE economies never worked-out. Mar 08, Jean-Luc rated it it was amazing. Especially in America, especially in the last two centuries. The focus is clearly the United States, with Goodwin and Burr taking gradually fewer trips abroad as the book progresses.
They debunk the slogans that make up what most of us know about these things. Goodwin is also very up front about most of his biases, which is also welcome. Coimc get some of the tectonic shifts that have occurred, with the main reason s for each movement. The trick is to accept the need for balance, rather than waging an ideological war against it as Reagan did which just allows a much nastier balance to sneak in by the back door—the US’s mixed economy is biased towards funding the military rather than public utilities.
It is Econ without tendency to influence you to either side. Here is food for discussion, all clearly presented. Government in the pocket of multinational businesses, which exploit loopholes or just write laws to benefit themselves. That is the substance of the economy. I found one site particularly enlightening that was devoted to Marxism and its critique of capitalism. I was expecting not to like it, but I needed to mix some light reading into my schedule, and blew through Economix in a few hours.
You are commenting using your Facebook econommix. Can we afford them? Read it, and if you know more about economics than me, tell me if it’s on the moneyish. There was a reason Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned, after all. What kind of jobs do we want to work?
With the financial world in more turmoil than it’s ever been, this graphic novel economics primer seems especially timely.
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