The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy Review

A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist.

Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge-fund managers to middle-class IRA holders, everyone must pay attention to how and why the global economy works the way it does.

Enter Financial Times columnist and bestselling author Tim Harford. In this new book that demystifies macroeconomics, Harford strips away the spin, the hype, and the jargon to reveal the truth about how the world’s economy actually works. With the wit of a raconteur and the clear grasp of an expert, Harford explains what’s really happening beyond today’s headlines, why all of us should care, and what we can do about it to understand it better.

Title:The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy

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  • Caroline

    .I approached this book with some trepidation. It's book about macroeconomics - the large scale economics of concern to countries and governments. Plus it is written by an economist working for the Fi...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Q:(I think we can all agree that a bunch of lawyers on Capitol Hill are capable of mismanaging anything, and if babysitting is all that suffers, we can count ourselves lucky.)(c)...

  • Kressel Housman

    I’m a fan of Tim Harford a/k/a “the Undercover Economist.” He’s an academic who has thrown his hat into the pop economics genre, but while he does use a conversational tone and give real life ...

  • Edmole

    Not nearly as flat out interesting as The Undercover Economist, more of an interesting (fake) conversation about how the big tectonic plates of economies shift. Although, in offering a guide to improv...

  • Josh Friedlander

    Perfectly balanced guide to understanding the world's economic shambles (includes up-to-date insights on Bitcoin and the Euro crisis) pitched at amateurs but still covering a lot of the essentials. I ...

  • Daniel Taylor

    In his latest Undercover Economist book, Tim Harford puts you – the reader – in charge of an economy and shows you how to make it work.Harford is a microeconomist, meaning he looks at the impact o...

  • Laween

    An interesting book some economical terms it is not an easy book for somebody who doesn’t have a well background in economic but a good introduction to the subject ...

  • Filip Ligmajer

    page 5 | location 70-72 | Added on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:51:44the Great Depression profoundly revolutionized economics—how could it be otherwise? Economists asked themselves what was happenin...

  • Ben Gartland

    I really enjoyed the conversational style for this. very entertaining but also informative book on macroeconomics....

  • Irina

    A fun, breezy read that I'd recommend for right before bed (or some other time you need a tiny bit of intellectual stimulation, but not too much). I could have done without the Q-and-A style, but the ...