David Orrell,Borin Van Loon

Introducing Economics

A comic-book introduction to economics from David Orrell, the author of Economyths: 11 Ways Economics Gets it Wrong. With illustrations from Borin Van Loon. Part of the internationally-recognised Introducing Graphic Guide series.

Today, it seems, all things are measured by economists. The so-called 'dismal science' has never been more popular — or, given its failure to predict or prevent the recent financial crisis, more controversial.

But what are the findings of economics? Is it really a science? And how can it help our lives?

Introducing Economics traces the history of the subject from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Orrell and Van Loon bring to life the contributions of great economists — such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman — and delve into ideas from new areas such as ecological and complexity economics that are revolutionizing the field.
330 printed pages
Original publication


    Xuraman Memmedovashared an impression2 years ago

    Simple but informative

    Ahmadou Ndongo Çamshared an impression3 years ago

    I really enjoyed it.

    Kiran Moreshared an impressionlast year
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    Xuraman Memmedovahas quoted2 years ago
    Economics, and money itself, are also based on the Pythagorean idea that all things can be reduced to number.
    Xuraman Memmedovahas quoted2 years ago
    enlightened. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters – pain and pleasure … The principle of utility recognizes this subjection, and assumes it for the foundation of that system, the object of which is to rear the fabric of felicity by the hands of reason and of law.”
    Xuraman Memmedovahas quoted2 years ago
    The philosopher David Hume later pointed out that it was in any case impossible to maintain a constantly positive balance of trade. A surplus of exports would result in more money entering the country, which would increase money supply, which would cause inflation. Prices would rise, resulting in fewer exports.

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