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30-Second Economics: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Economic Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute [Hardcover]

Donald Marron
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7 April 2011 30-Second
Keynesian Economics, Free Market Capitalism, Monetarism, Game Theory and the Invisible Hand. Sure, you know what they mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these economic theories to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your financial knowledge? 30 Second Economics takes the top 50 economic theories, and explains them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words and one picture. Economics will suddenly seem a lot more fun than the economy, and make a lot more sense, and along the way you'll meet founding fathers of modern economics such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo and Alfred Marshall. From Marxism to Mercantilism, plus everything in between, this is the ultimate 'crash' course in economic theory.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (7 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848312326
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848312326
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The perfect book for anyone confused by the whole subject of economics ... Lightning insights are given into economic concepts from the past and present that effect our lives ... It's fascinating." --Choice

"[a] clever approach to digesting information." --Diplomat, June 2011

About the Author

Editor Donald Marron is visiting professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute in Washington DC, where he teaches public finance and macroeconomics. He has had a diverse career as a professor, consultant and entrepreneur and from 2002 to 2009 served in various senior positions advising Congress and the White House.


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4.0 out of 5 stars A useful primer 25 May 2013
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Not knowing much about basic Economics I searched for an appropriate book that would bring me up to date. This served the purpose well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good to brush up on your knowledge. 22 April 2013
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This series is great if you feel you should know more than you do about a certain subject, or just want to recap what you learnt at school/college. (Also useful for people with a short attention span!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect recap or introductory tool 2 April 2013
By Mike
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The book was exactly what I wanted... The broad but brief overview was great in refreshing my overall perspective of economic theory and made it easy for me to recognise which parts in particular I wanted to read into further with additional reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast track to talking 'fluent' economics. 1 Jun 2014
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An excellent canter through economic theories. What I found particularly helpful are the frequent cross references to theories outlined elsewhere in the book.
"30 seconds"? You would have to be a fast reader (or already well-versed in economics) to get through any one theory in less than 2 minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Exam Revision aid 14 April 2014
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This book is excellent for covering all key economic theories in a clear and memorable way.

It offers accurate authorised summaries, followed by examples, indicating further study sources if required.

As a straight-through read it requires concentration, well-rewarded.

As a book of reference for would-be or practicing economists it is invaluable.

Hurry UK A-Level students.

You've still got time!
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I find this sort of simple overview very helpful for the understanding of world affairs and the different economic theories that have shaped the world we are in today.
it is quite shocking to realise how much is at stake for the whole of the global family in which we live when we are subject to some man's economic theory proposed without too much thought of the morality behind it
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