Reviews of Economix “I just cannot stress enough how amazing this book is!. Liked this? Check out: My comic explaining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. About the Author Michael Goodwin is a freelance writer who has always loved.
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Turns out I do know a couple of people who voted for Stein, but not in swing states. Much of the book simply confirmed what I already knew: The only honest thing to say in defense of it is that we like having the money and the present wconomix system allows us to keep it.
Here is food for discussion, all clearly presented.
Steve rated it it was ok Shelves: My 6th grade son picked it up before I could get it back to the library and is already deeply engrossed. Take coomic word for it.
That would be a start. I read most of the book during my Microcampus trip. The author’s own political sensibilities are somewhat hamfistedly delivered as he approaches the present day, and there is a shade too much hero worship of Adam Smith and the Roosevelt clan, and he also eonomix to veer into Greenpeace territory more than an introduction to economics should.
It isn’t the be-all, end-all of understanding, but instead a springboard. This book is a year tour-de-force on the history of capitalism, and it is way, way better than an introductory book on economics has any right to be. Spending cuts and “austerity” thrust on the general population, while billions are spent on bailing economux banks from the downsides of their stupidly risky investments.
Sep 16, Caren rated it really liked it Shelves: And the candidate who has been tolerating this obscene ecomomix among his supporters is showing himself to be unfit for office. Open Preview See a Problem? It is a comic that is also a better textbook than most I have read.
I was busy with various things, one of which was a brand-spanking-new epilogue for a new German edition. Especially in Ecknomix, especially in the last two centuries. Okay, next up, ‘Neoclassical economics’: Dec 02, Mike rated it liked it.
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Economix is a fascinating read with good-looking drawings that detail concepts from primitive to modern economics. I was hoping to read a book that took the economy from an independent standpoint; sadly, this wasn’t it. One major theme is “damned if you do, damned if you don’t”, as when Ireland opted to bail out its banks but also to take ownership of them, and found when the dust settled that all it owned were piles of worthless investments and even more debt that hadn’t yet come to light.
This lack of understanding is also played out in the further description of Ricardo; also, lol at taking the Malthusian growth model seriously at all. Lists with This Book. Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common-sense understanding. Marx made it very clear that exchange is based in equivalence, nobody is ‘cheating’ the laws of exchange.
All that is saying a lot for a comic book. But Marx, as I mentioned above, was also moving away from it.
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Dan has occasionally written liner notes for CD music reissue and is passionate about compiling, studying, and appreciating the works of other illustrators, cartoonists and painters. The book is an introduction to economic theory, after all, not the conclusion. So it’s a quick and easy read, but with a pretty dense web of cross-references—terrific informational comics! We can see more evidence of this from downplaying American labor activism and socialist movements, as well as the ways the book treats modern left movements Occupy’s suppression at the hands of Democratic party leaders is absent, even though Goodwin is sympathetic to the movement, for example and views Bill Clinton as a would-be progressive hamstrung by advisors a telling mis reading of Page layouts make sense, and panels are very clear.
Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common comix understanding.
Kurt Eichenwald Is Peddling Myths. Mike has spent several years in China as well as India; his previous efforts include interpreting Chinese, writing comedy, photography, disaster relief, dealing art ineptlyand writing about medicine.
Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures
Economix, written by Michael Goodwin, is an informative. This comid of thing really rubs me the wrong way, because they’re basically opposite, not equivalent. Jan 09, Ananya Ghosh rated it it was amazing Shelves: On the contrary, it should rather be a springboard to other economic readings of works or a more detailed study of historical context.
A must read for both the layperson looking for an introduction to economics and for someone looking to brush up those long-learnt lessons during our MBA days.
In his initial reading, Mike thought he caught glimpses of a story, a story nobody seemed to be telling. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.
Coming from a guy who likes capitalism Econnomix socialism, I feel like this is the perfect book. I believe the book represents a reasonable consensus among economists up until the period of globalization and financialization of the world economy beginning in the s.
Economix doesn’t have much news for me, but it condenses a giant fuzzily grasped cloud of what I more-or-less knew into a work of blazing clarity, making it communicable and useable eocnomix me.