Field Guide to the U.S. Economy

Field Guide to the U.S. Economy

A Compact and Irreverent Guide to Economic Life in America

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A lighthearted introduction to the myths and realities of the nation's economy draws on the wit and wisdom of more than forty progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics and includes coverage of such topics as the environment, government spending, and the war in Iraq. Original.

Norton Pub
Extensively revised and expanded with the most up-to-the-minute data, this new edition of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy brings key economic issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the many progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics. User-friendly and accessible, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare, education, health, the environment, macroeconomics, and the global economy, as well as brand-new material on the war in Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, the prison-industrial complex, foreign aid, the environment, and pharmaceutical companies.


Book News
Three liberal economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics authored this illustrated fourth edition survey of the U.S. economy and its social manifestations; the voice is critical and irreverent. Each page is a stand-alone summation of a concept--such as corporate crime, the working poor, deadbeat dads, and the cost of health care--related to the broader themes of owners, workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare and education, health, and the environment. The final chapters on macroeconomics and the global economy are the most technical; a glossary is included especially for these. Previously published political cartoons, and the authors' charts and graphs help get the ideas across. Updates from the 2000 edition account for shifting conditions including the expansion of multinational corporations and the growing gap between the nation's rich and poor. Abundant references and sources for further reading are provided. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781595580481
1595580484
Characteristics: xv, 237 p. : ill. ; 16 x 23 cm

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