Filthy Lucre

Filthy Lucre

Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism

eBook - 2009
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Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, ©2009
ISBN: 9781554687695
1554687691
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (338 pages)

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List - Joe's Economics Picks
NWPL Dec 06, 2014

You'll never look at economics news the same way after reading this witty and informative book. Heath describes six economic fallacies common on the right and another six common on the left.


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dirtbag1
Dec 01, 2018

A philosophy professor makes a commendable effort at providing a basic understanding of a number of economic standards. I would recommend this book to be read at the same time as a person takes economics 101. It will help cut through a lot of the econo-speak bumpf. In this way it will help develop a balanced look at how the economy is explained.

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dante_pilgrim
May 15, 2010

This is not only a great book to read for someone wanting to learn a little bit about the basics of economic theory, but a trenchant critique of modern-day policymaking and the fallacies riddling our political debate.

Heath devotes the two halves of the book to the most commonly-heard economic arguments on the right and left, and picks them apart to equal devastating effect. Being sympathetic to the left, his basic goal is to deepen the policy-making debate by showing why economists' arguments aren't all they're made out to be, and why the arguments advanced on the left are often completely off-target.

Lucidly-written and funny throughout, Joseph Heath shows why we need people like him to study critical thinking and philosophy in university. Read this book.

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