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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Taylor Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781596599581
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The only economics book you will ever need.

Economics isn’t just about numbers: It’s about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists—when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including:

* Why do budget deficits matter?

* What exactly does the Federal Reserve do?

* Does globalization take jobs away from American workers?

* Why is health insurance so costly?

The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues—so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level.

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/10/2013

    " This was not an easy read. However it was very informative. It's a book that someone can go back to several times. It teaches you about the federal reserve, the cost of health insurance and how even groceries can affect our own Economic future. It is a book that everyone should read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victor Azañedo | 4/28/2013

    " Great read, to the point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 4/2/2013

    " Fine basic overview of many economic subjects. Nothing more than a primer though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 12/9/2012

    " I feel like I could walk into a college class and actually know what I'm talking about. It should be a requeired read for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Kleinman | 11/16/2012

    " Not as snarky and entertaining as "Naked Economics," but covers some areas that "Naked Economics" doesn't. I recommend reading "Naked Economics" first, then expand your knowledge base with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 11/12/2012

    " Great book. Dr. Taylor is a great teacher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Sautter | 11/2/2012

    " Written in a simple, straight-forward manner that the average person can understand. Chapters aren't very long and well titled so if, for example, you want to read about exchange rates or supply and demand then you can turn to the chapters titled Exchange Rates or Supply and Demand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muhammad Arrabi | 6/28/2012

    " I LOVE Timothy Taylor's lectures. The book is an amazing "encyclopedia" out of these lectures. But the lectures are much more fun frankly (even though it'll take longer to listen to all instead of just flipping through the book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/9/2012

    " This is one of the most interesting and enjoyable economic books I have ever read. "

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About the Author

Timothy Taylor is managing editor of the American Economics Association’s Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has won numerous teaching awards for his classes at Stanford University and was named a distinguished lecturer at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About the Narrator

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.