Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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He makes a case for how economic models can not only help us interpret the conditions that determine society but improve it, proposing ways to integrate environmental concerns and social well-being which are all too often neglected in the literature. Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. It was Marx who spent so much effort seriously investigating Classical liberal economics and exposing its contradictions, that we now associate the above list (especially the first 3 items) to Marx rather than Smith/Ricardo etc. Malah, penulis telah membawa pembaca yang sebenarnya tidak ada latarbelakang ekonomi langsung kepada teori ekonomi yang sukar. For example, he explores how the world's looming population problems affect us at the local, national, and international level.

This then goes on to analyze the productivity of institutions (smells like Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty). Last time I checked, most people have little idea of the structural mechanisms of US dollar hegemony, World Bank/IMF structural adjustment programs/debt traps, WTO intellectual property (TRIPS), etc.

As an 'introduction', this book is an extremely heavy read for anyone not already intimately familiar with economics (and even then, it would probably still be a tough book to get through).

They have three children, Zubeida Dasgupta-Clark (an educational psychologist), Shamik (a philosophy professor) and Aisha (who works on reproductive health in poor countries). He discusses inequities in the distribution of wealth between the two countries he considers in addition to growing disparities between rich and poor in the United States and other developed nations. I probably would not have been as disappointed with this book as I was had the title not included such misleading words as "Introduction" and "Economics".

Dasgupta gradually introduces jargon and concepts as he compares aspects of the socioeconomic context of a child who lives in a wealthy country against that of a child in a country which is poor. I have three degrees, so I don't usually struggle with academic language, but the terminology wasn't explained in some parts meaning I had to re-read a fair bit. Dasgupta provides an intelligent and unconfined introduction to key economic factors and ideas and sketches a comparison between countries(rich and poor).

Dasgupta's book is not written "for dummies" and it does not present its subject in the manner of an introductory textbook.The discipline also tries to identify ways to influence these processes so as to improve the prospects of those who are hugely constrained in what they can be and do. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject. While the author ambles through a few pertinent paragraphs in the first half of the book, the second half is almost completely divorced from the subject matter. If I was coming to the subject cold and wanted a book to give me an idea of what it is that economists do, I don't think this would help much. Firstly, I feel like the topics are, at times, too condensed, and therefore difficult to comprehend, leaving you to put many abstract pieces together.

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