Man Vs. Markets: Economics Explained (plain And Simple)

Paperback | August 28, 2012

byPaddy Hirsch

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Man Vs. Markets by Paddy Hirsch of NPR’s “Marketplace” is economics explained, pure and simple, for the layperson who wouldn’t know a “bond” from an “option,” and who believes that a “future” is when we’ll all have flying cars. Here is an illuminating, insightful, and wonderfully witty journey of discovery through the often confusing financial markets, offering clear, relatable explanations and definitions of the system’s various instruments, yet less simplistically than the popular ...for Dummies series. Man Vs. Markets is a must-read handbook for everyday investors, serious students of finance and economics, and everyone who wants to understand what they’re reading when they open their newspapers to the business section.

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Man Vs. Markets by Paddy Hirsch of NPR’s “Marketplace” is economics explained, pure and simple, for the layperson who wouldn’t know a “bond” from an “option,” and who believes that a “future” is when we’ll all have flying cars. Here is an illuminating, insightful, and wonderfully witty journey of discovery through the often confusing f...

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After years of TV and radio coverage, gallons of newsprint ink, and billions of scholarly opinions on the blogosphere, do we really understand the financial engineering that brought the global economy to the brink?The terms and acronyms that make up the language of economics are enough to cause the layman's head to start spinning: leve...

Paddy Hirsch is a senior producer at American Public Media's business radio program,Marketplace. He is the creator of the acclaimed and popularMarketplaceWhiteboard, which was a Webby honoree in 2009, and has been featured on network and public broadcast television. He recently completed a Knight Fellowship in Journalism at Stanford Un...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.56 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062196650

ISBN - 13:9780062196651

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“Why can’t more financial books be this fun to read? Man vs. Markets deconstructs economic theory in a way that makes learning more fun than you ever expected.”