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What causes poverty? Why do tax rates vary so much between countries, and why Is inflation inevitable?
The Economics Book is your plain-speaking, visual guide to these questions and beyond. Using a unique graphic approach, it explains the issues that affect us all, including taxation, recession, the housing market, the stock market, and savings rates.
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It also traces the history of economics from the ancient Greeks to today, presenting over 100 key ideas from the world's greatest economic thinkers, such as Thomas Malthus, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman, showing you how theories develop as one economist influenced the next.
Whether you are studying economics or just want to know how the world really works, The Economics Book is both an accessible guide and an invaluable reference.
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