Field Guide to the U.S. Economy: A Compact and Irreverent Guide to Economic Life in America

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The twenty-first-century handbook to the myths and realities of the U.S. economy.

Extensively revised and expanded with the most up-to-the-minute data, this new edition of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy brings key economic issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the more than forty progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics. User-friendly and accessible, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare, education, health, the environment, macroeconomics, and the global economy, as well as brand-new material on the war in Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, lotteries, the prison-industrial complex, foreign aid, the environment, and pharmaceutical companies.

This new edition includes cartoons or artwork on every page, along with a glossary and analytical tool kit to help readers along the way.

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