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50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series) [Kindle Edition]

Edmund Conway
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What exactly is a credit crunch? Why do footballers earn so much more than the rest of us? Which country is likely to be the world's leading economy in 10 years' time? And how does economics affect each one of us, every day?


In the seventh volume of the successful 50 Ideas series, Daily Telegraph economics editor Edmund Conway introduces and explains the central ideas of economics in a series of 50 clear and concise essays. Beginning with an exploration of the basic theories, such as Adam Smith's 'invisible hand', and concluding with the latest research into the links between wealth and happiness, he sheds light on all the essential topics needed to understand booms and busts, bulls and bears, and the way the world really works.


Packed with real-life examples and quotations from key thinkers, 50 Economics Ideas provides a fascinating overview of how economics influences every aspect of our lives, from buying a house to what we had for breakfast this morning.


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What exactly is a credit crunch? Why do footballers earn so much more than the rest of us? Which country will be the world's leading economy in 10 years' time? And how does economics affect each one of us, every day? Edmund Conway, economics editor of the Daily Telegraph, introduces and explains the central concepts of economics in a series of 50 accessible and engaging essays. Beginning with the basic theories, such as Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' and the law of supply and demand, and concluding with the latest thinking on the links between wealth and happiness and the shape of 21st-century economics, he sheds light on all the essential topics needed to understand booms and busts, bulls and bears, and the way the world really works. Packed with real-life examples and quotations from key thinkers, 50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know is a lively and relevant exploration of how economics influences every aspect of our lives, from buying a house to what you ate for breakfast this morning.

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A timely and accessible introduction to the key ideas of economics. Why do footballers earn so much more than the rest of us? Which country is likely to be the world's leading economy in ten years' time? Edmund Conway, economics editor at Sky News, explains the central ideas of economics in a series of fifty clear and concise essays which shed light on the essential topics needed to understand booms and busts, bulls and bears, and the way the world really works. Packed with real-life examples and views from key thinkers, 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Economics provides a fascinating overview of how economics influences every aspect of our lives, from buying a house to what we had for breakfast this morning.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1088 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (3 Sept. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ELU01Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,367 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
As someone who thinks she knows a bit about economics but on occasion feels woefully uninformed, this book is exactly what I was looking for. It is interesting, readable, witty in places and pitched at just the right level - being informative without being patronising. Most importantly it covers all those crucial topics I kind of thought I knew about but didn't really, and occasionally ended up feeling slightly clueless in conversations whilst others waxed lyrical about crunches, markets and all the `isms' (insert protection, multilateral, capital etc as required).

At last I can properly understand all those slightly baffling economic phrases that the papers are littered with - stagflation and quantitative easing trip off my tongue. Hurrah! And most importantly I can now play those irritating conversationalists who pretend they know stuff at their own game.

Its clear and concise and easy to dip into. I'm very interested but I'm afraid I don't have time to go digging into massive tomes. I know these are big subjects and there is a lot more to read but as an introduction this is just perfect. Thank you Mr Conway for a refreshing and compelling introduction to a tricky but topical subject!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Current issues explained simply - 25 May 2010
Format:Hardcover
A really useful book. Simple but not simplistic. Worth passing on to younger people who want to understand issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A friendly companion 28 Oct. 2009
Format:Hardcover
Conway really knows a thing or 50 about economics. The joy of this book though is that whilst it helps 'tick things off' which anyone with half an eye on current affairs and the world around really ought to know, it does so in a chirpy snappy manner which helps to instil a sense of confidence to reflect on, and converse about, ideas which might hitherto have seemed impenetrably esoteric. Moreover, it imparts a great deal of enthusiasm for the subject matter and I feel encouraged and equipped to gain a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of these key principles of economic theory and analysis.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent primer 8 Sept. 2012
By Chris
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I would recommend that anyone starting a degree or any course / qualification in economics reads this first, and then refers back to it when clarification of a principle is required.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Economics beats Philosophy 29 April 2010
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I bought 50 economics ideas having bought the philosophy equivalent a few months ago. I'd rate philosphy 7/10 and this one 9. the ideas are very carefully chosen and the author has that rare ability to take a relatively sophisticated concept and *translate* it into something easily and enjoyably digestable for the layperson.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A useful guide 5 Sept. 2012
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I have read a number of the other books in the '50 Ideas....' series and as with the others this is a really useful guide to some fundamental Economics subjects, which as a layman I knew little about, but wanted to know more of. The topics are well selected, considering the current economic situation, and well explained in a short and concise manner. Not always the most exciting of topics (hence the 4 stars) but a very useful book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ah! So that's why..................... 8 July 2012
By Fengirl
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I enjoyed this book very much - economics isn't easy for us non boffins to get a grip of but this book is very readable and the sequence is logical. A whole raft of ideas that hadn't occured such as 'why price rises / inflation/ unemployment are all necessary' You might not agree with it ( a Marksist friend is still near apoplexy at the ideas)but you WILL learn loads of stuff
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!!!! 7 July 2012
By Melike
Format:Kindle Edition
If you have no idea about economics, numbers, finance etc, this is a great book for you!! I bought this two years ago when I was studying a MA in International Relations! I was struggling with economics, and finally decided to buy this book to speak the same language with the professor! To say the truth, finally my non-mathematical brain got something!
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