本書的部分內容來自於《經濟學人》的經濟學指南，以簡明、機智的文字，長短適中的內容解釋經濟學概念、術語與重要人物。例如：動物本能(Animal Spirits)、以物易物(Barter)、自相殘殺(Cannibalise)、經濟人(Economic man)、先佔優勢(First-mover advantage)、劣幣驅逐良幣(Gresham’s Law)…等。
如果你要理解一個國家的國際收支平衡(BoP: Balance of Payment)是件多麼重要的事，通縮(deflation)總是不妙的，凱因斯(John Maynard Keynes)與傅利曼(Milton Friedman)在經濟學的影響力，這本書都會給你答案。
Economics is all around us, essential to every aspect of our lives.
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Step forward the Economist's guide to Economics, written with the clarity and wit for which the newspaper is renowned and featuring bite-sized overviews of the most important economic ideas, concepts and terms.
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Primer, glossary, dictionary and reference, this book offers everything you always wanted to know about Economics, but perhaps were afraid to ask.
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