Everyday Economics Made Easy

A Quick Review of What You Forgot You Knew

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Pub Date 26 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 02 Jun 2022

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This easy-to-understand and fully illustrated handbook teaches essential economic concepts so you can confidently apply economic reasoning in daily situations and discussions.

Economics may seem inaccessible and complicated, but in reality, we live in an economy all the time and use economic principles every day. Economic insight and knowledge can easily and quickly solve a curiosity or problem, avoid a minor catastrophe, or even help provide support for your own economic hunch or theory. With Everyday Economics Made Easy, economics comes down from the ivory tower and into the real world. You’ll review the most important basic economic concepts, history, debates, areas, and ways of thinking about economic issues—all while helping you apply these ideas in your everyday life. This book will introduce you to:
  • The tools and theoretical approaches economists use
  • The rich history of economic thought and its continued relevance today
  • The contributions of notable economists
  • The areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis

Complete with colorful graphics, intriguing sidebars, and easy-to-follow examples, Everyday Economics Made Easy is a calm and patient tutor to help you appreciate the how and why of economic thinking and analysis, its importance, and its application to common economic dilemmas. Build your skills as an economist with confidence in no time at all!

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Other titles in this series include: Everyday Economics Made Easy, Everyday Grammar Made Easy, Everyday Mathematics Made Easy, Everyday Philosophy Made Easy, and Everyday Spanish Made Easy.

This easy-to-understand and fully illustrated handbook teaches essential economic concepts so you can confidently apply economic reasoning in daily situations and discussions.

Economics may seem...

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I enjoyed this book. I liked the conversational and sometimes witty writing. I had previously taken economics courses (many decades ago) and the book is a great refresher. I suspect that it would make a very good introductory text, but I can’t really speak to that. The book is concise; it did not cover anything in great detail, but does have a bibliography. The book also has a handy glossary. I enjoyed the discussions of the social impact of economics - including gender, racial discrimination, and climate change. Overall, this is a great read. Thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press for the advance reader copy.

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Where was this book when I was trying to figure out economics in college! This book has a lot of knowledge packed into a short amount of pages. It does read slightly like a textbook, but not in a bad way. Everything is explained instead of trying to infer information. I really appreciated that. I’ve been taking some accounting courses and those books are just…horrible!

This book is perfect for someone looking to understand economics a little deeper or preparing for an economics course.

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Everyday Economics Made Easy by Grace Wynter is a clear and concise overview of the basics of economics.

Many readers have a vague idea of what qualifies as economics, and even those of us who took a couple courses long ago probably have more misunderstandings than understandings of what the term encompasses. This book starts with a basic history to help lay the foundation then, in very accessible language, covers the basics that every citizen should have some grasp of.

In addition to simply defining and illustrating concepts, Wynter also makes some of the connections with our lived lives, particularly how strategies, policies, and theories can affect various groups. This is not economics in a vacuum, this is an attempt to arm the citizenry with a basic knowledge so we can better make future decisions, both personally and politically. But don't get me wrong, this is not a biased politically slanted book, it is a balanced book so we might have a well informed electorate making future decisions.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a better understanding of economics, whether as a refresher or an introduction. Any areas that interest you can be further researched by using the bibliography or doing keyword searches from the text.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.

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Grace Wynter's EVERYDAY ECONOMICS MADE EASY is that most rare of books that taught me concepts I might have known and have since forgotten and done so with such grace, such simple brilliance that I enjoyed the learning. Financial discussions and articles no longer scare me off--and I look forward to conversations about money, about economics, the world, and why people behave the way they do. Wynter's clear prose and effortless weaving of history, philosophy, individuals, and graphics made for an entertaining, illuminating read. I received an advance copy and these opinions are my own unbiased thoughts.

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Get introduction into everyday economics. This would be great for beginners to understand basic economics.

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