‘The Cartoon Introduction To Economics: Volume 2—Macroeconomics’ Book Review

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on March 1, 2012

The Cartoon Introduction To Economics: Volume 2—Macroeconomics
By Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.
Softcover, 228 pages ($17.95)

We’re bombarded by news about the state of the economy, but most of us, let’s face it, don’t know a GDP (gross domestic product) from a PPP (purchasing power parity). Thanks to artist Grady Klein and comedian/educator Yoram Bauman (who bills himself as “the world’s only stand-up economist”), concepts like inflation, depression, exchange rate and the consumer price index spring to lively life in this illustrated breakdown, which spices up the science of macroeconomics—the “big picture” of global finances—with a combination of whimsy and insight that makes sometimes unwieldy concepts not only understandable, but engagingly entertaining.

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