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The Cartoon Introduction to Economics : Volume One: Microeconomics
by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman


Overview - The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world's only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics" is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you'll ever read.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world's only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, PhD, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics" is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you'll ever read. Bauman has put the "comedy" into "economy" at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his "Principles of Economics, Translated" is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to today's world and today's students. As Google's chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, "You don't need a brand-new economics. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didn't get to when you studied economics." The "Cartoon Introduction to Economics" is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin. Rendering the cool stuff fun is the artistry of the illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Klein. Panel by panel, page by page, he puts comics into economics. So if the vertiginous economy or a dour professor's 600-page econ textbook has you desperate for a fun, factual guide to economics, reach for "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics" and let the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team walk you through an entire introductory microeconomics course.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780809094813
  • ISBN-10: 0809094819
  • Publisher: Hill & Wang
  • Publish Date: January 2010
  • Page Count: 211
  • Dimensions: 10.02 x 7.16 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds

Series: Cartoon Introduction to Economics

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Books > Business & Economics > Economics - Microeconomics

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 36.
  • Review Date: 2009-11-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

As a study aide, if you can get past—or roll with—the often-precious humor presented by humorist/Ph.D. Bauman, this book is well organized and direct, using its overviews to deflate some of the pomposity that surrounds economic theory. While pro–free trade, the book regards the theories it presents with a slight grain of salt, giving the reader an even broader view of economic history, with the trends that worked short- and long-term. Often, though, this is almost as tedious as an economics textbook—only those who are assigned a class in microeconomics might find some enjoyment in this book, a potential respite from their dry assignments. Also on the negative side, the drawings seem to be flat blobs. For those required to study the subject or already familiar with it, this has some value as a colorful brush up, but the merely curious may struggle. (Jan.)

 
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