DK Eyewitness Books: Economy

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Penguin, Feb 15, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Eyewitness Economy unravels the mysteries and paradoxes of how economies work, or fail. Illustrated throughout with illuminating photos, the book answers questions such as: why is money valuable, why do recessions happen, and why are some countries rich and others poor?
 

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Contents

6 What is the economy?
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8 Economic goals
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10 Who decides?
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12 Making choices
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14 Owning things
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16 Division of labor
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18 Trade
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20 The birth of money
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42 The role of governments
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44 Measuring the economy
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46 Tax
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48 Inflation
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50 The shadow economy
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52 Unemployment
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54 Globalization
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56 Rich and poor
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22 Markets and prices
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24 Banking
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26 Savings and investments
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28 Currencies and exchange rates
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30 Companies and corporations
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32 The workforce
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34 Shares and bonds
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36 Speculation
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38 Booms and busts
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40 Credit crunch
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58 Can aid work?
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60 Future challenges
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62 The economy and you
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64 World in numbers
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66 Timeline
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68 Glossary
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71 Find out more
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72 Index
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