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Economics: The basics

With case studies ranging from the coffee plantations of El Salvador to the international oil industry and the economic slowdown in Japan, Economics: The Basics provides readers with a fascinating introduction to the key issues in contemporary economics, including:

• Whether economic growth is always bad for the environment • What impact multinational companies and the WTO have on

developing countries • How price, markets, supply and demand interact across the world • How money comes to have worth, and how it is regulated • How unemployment affects inflation

Comprehensive and easy to read, this accessible guidebook is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how economics works and why it is important.