Rich & Lost in Prosperia: A Tropical Tale of Market Economics

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, 2010 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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Markets shape our everyday lives. The hobbies we can afford, where we live, how well we will fare in our job or business venture, all these depend on how well markets work. Understanding the market economy helps us all decide on our way forward, and yet, many people look on economics with apprehension. Fortunately, there are many excellent popular books that bring the subject to everyone. So, why another such book? "Rich and Lost in Prosperia" makes the economy more meaningful and easier to understand by portraying it as we experience it: unnoticed in the background of our daily life, yet always influencing it. Economist Doramas Jorge-Calderon uses the tale of two fictional young entrepreneurs on a tropical island, who go about pursuing their life s dreams. We soon see how the rules of markets shape the fruition of those dreams and how trying to circumvent those rules is a path laden with hidden risks. How well the two young men fare has little to do with equations and much to do with trust and trickery, with their dealings with sound and corrupt politicians, entrenched interests and smugglers, and with realizing the fine line separating self-interest from greed. Written with the non-economist reader in mind, the book also intuitively maps out the subject for economists. Economics is rarely so alive and so entertaining.
  

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I found Rich and Lost in Prosperia to be a very informative, interesting book. I think everyone could benefit from reading this book because it helps open your eyes when it comes to spending habits and always wanting more. Four stars. Read full review

Contents

Richy and Losto Prosperia and Stagnia
1
The Two Entrepreneurs Move Into Business
9
Professor Kerischu and Scarcity
20
Dash Value Added and Order
30
Richys Notebook 18
43
Stagnia
44
Richy and Losto Grow Their Businesses
52
Competition
65
Monopolies and subsidies
117
Richys Notebook 58
138
Trip to Lowcostia
140
Wealth Poverty and Capital
153
Richys Notebook 68
170
Back to Stagnia
172
Incentives
191
Richys Notebook 78
221

Richys Notebook 28
75
Meeting Libertia Sound Competition Information and Trust
77
Richys Notebook 38
93
Lostos Music and Externalities
95
Ownership
104
Richys Notebook 48
115
Losto in Trouble
224
Dinner atRichys
235
Richys Notebook 88
267
Richy and Losto
269
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