The Little Book of Economics:How the Economy Works in the Real World Greg Ip
The Little Book of Economics:How the Economy Works in the Real World Revised and Updated Greg Ip
AARP The Little Book of Economics:How the Economy Works in the Real World Greg Ip
After the global financial panic and recession of 2007–2009, you don’t have to be president or a hedge fund manager to know that ´´It’s the economy, stupid.” Yet while the economy dominates the headlines, how it works and who influences it remain a mystery to most people. In The Little Book of Economics, Greg Ip, an award-winning journalist renowned for making complex economics easy to understand, walks you through how the economy really works. You’ll learn: How psychology and the Federal Reserve drive business cycles How a financial crisis can transform a recession into a depression The surprising effects of fertility rates, lawyers, and ideas on economic growth Whether the United States faces a lost decade like Japan did in the 1990s The causes of inflation, how it destabilizes society, and why deflation is even worse How government debt can sometimes help end a recession but, other times, bring on disaster—and how to tell the difference The symptoms of financial crises and why they often occur in election years What goes on inside the Federal Reserve, what it does when interest rates are zero, and why its power to print money has made it the world’s financial fireman You can’t understand the American economy without recognizing the growing influence of the rest of the world. So The Little Book of Economics digs into globalization, how it made America’s mortgage crisis possible, how it’s exploited by China to spur growth, and how it makes the United States richer even as it widens the gap between winners and losers. One side effect of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression is that it has ignited a fresh desire among citizens and investors to better understand the economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000463/bk_gdan_000463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People are paying millions of dollars for information and understanding on matters like business, economics, and politics. God has the answers, and he has made his secrets discoverable to every seeking believer in a close relationship with him. Did you know you can grow in Words of Knowledge? Paul encourages believers in 1 Corinthians to follow after love and to eagerly desire the gifts of the Spirit. He would never tell us to pursue something or give us hope for certain gifts if we couldn´t engage them! Words of Knowledge is one of the revelatory gifts that we can grow and strengthen just like any other spiritual gift. God loves to tell us specific information about people that we wouldn´t naturally know on our own! God has been known to reveal birthdates, anniversaries, family nicknames, pet names, and even bank account numbers at times! The sharing of these personal details help us to develop trust and strong connection to the Lord. It produces faith to believe that God deeply loves us and that He truly does have plans to prosper us and give us hope for the future! Journey with Shawn as he lays out his understanding of this gift in a relatable way, and gain a fresh perspective on God´s direction for your business, your household, your worldview, and your spiritual life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Simms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088475/bk_acx0_088475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These two unabridged chapters from Charles Mackay’s two-volume evergreen work, Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841) deal with the disastrous South Sea Bubble and the extraordinary outbreak of Tulipomania in Holland. The South Sea Company, a British joint stock company founded in 1711, was granted a monopoly to trade in Spain’s South American colonies. In return, the company took on the national debt of England. Speculation in the company´s stock led to a great economic bubble known as the South Sea Bubble in 1720, which caused financial ruin for many, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Aislabie. Mackay describes this exciting period with great relish and in considerable detail. Tulipomania was an equally bizarre and tragicomic period in Dutch history when almost the whole population began trading and speculating in tulip bulbs, leading to the financial ruin of thousands. At the height of tulip mania, in 1637, a single tulip bulb might sell for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is often considered the first recorded economic bubble.For those interested in contemporary finance, economics or social history these incidents are sure to delight and horrify in equal measure. Also included is Mackay’s amusing chapter on the passing fashions in slang in London. The South Sea Bubble and Tulipomania: Financial Madness and Delusion is read by Greg Wagland for Magpie Audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Wagland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/magp/000009/bk_magp_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.