"e;New York Times "e;bestseller
Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide
Everybody s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows or say they know? Read "e;Economix."e;
With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms the dismal science of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. "e;Economix "e;explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.
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PRAISE FOR "e;ECONOMIX"e;
Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts. "e;Publishers Weekly,"e; starred review
Economix] brings a lively visual sensibility to this intensely abstruse subject matter without condescending to the reader or dumbing the ideas down. MotherJones.com
Flat-out awesome Wired.com
This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues in this case, economics, history and finance and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals. "e;Miami Herald "e;
After reading "e;Economix"e; I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works that I had been too lazy to learn about before . . . "e;Economix"e; is a book I m going to buy and give to people. "e;Boing Boing"e;
Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us. ComicMix.com
Just when the world seems to have fallen apart thanks to the economy, Goodwin and Burr s "e;Economix"e; comes along to give us some understanding of the immense, yet still delicate machine that controls our world so that we can be the rulers with our votes and not the uninformed (or disinformed) ruled. BigThink.com
Michael Goodwin hasn t just written a great graphic novel he s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in the United States. "e;Minneapolis Star Tribune"e;
It s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.
David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine "e;New York Times"e; bestsellers, including "e;Debt Free for Life"e; and "e;The Automatic Millionaire"e;
Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible he has made economics comprehensible "e;and"e; funny.
Joel Bakan, author of "e;The Corporation"e; "e;The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power"e;
An amazing lesson in true-world economics Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject
John Perkins, author of "e;Hoodwinked"e; and the "e;New York Times"e; bestseller "e;Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"e;
Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and here's the joy really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we're looking at it all at once. Brok