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Author Schiff, Peter D., 1963-

Title How an economy grows and why it crashes : a tale / by Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff ; illustrations by Brendan Leach. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2010.
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 233 pages) : illustrations
Summary "How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country's economic conversation. Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't--a previously published book by the Schiffs' father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist--How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues. With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics. The tales told here may appear simple on the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Chapter 1: An Idea is Born -- Chapter 2: Sharing the Wealth -- Chapter 3: The Many Uses of Credit -- Chapter 4: Economic Expansion -- Chapter 5: Prosperity loves Company -- Chapter 6: Put it in the Vault -- Chapter 7: Infrastructure and Trade -- Chapter 8: A Republic is Born -- Chapter 9: Government Gets Creative -- Chapter 10: Shrinking Fish -- Chapter 11: A Lifeline from Afar -- Chapter 12: The Service Sector Steps Up -- Chapter 13: Closing the Fish Window -- Chapter 14: The Hut Glut -- Chapter 15: The Hut Rut -- Chapter 16: Stepping on the Gas -- Chapter 17: The Fish Hit the Fan.
Subject Economic development.
Business cycles.
Financial crises.
Développement économique.
Cycles économiques.
economic development.
Business cycles
Economic development
Financial crises
Added Author Schiff, Andrew.
Other Form: Print version: Schiff, Peter D., 1963- How an economy grows and why it crashes. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2010 9780470526705 (DLC) 2010015533 (OCoLC)631050853
ISBN 9780470767955 (electronic bk.)
0470767952 (electronic bk.)
9780470768006 (electronic bk.)
0470768002 (electronic bk.)
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