Economists Can Be Bad for Your Health
Second Thoughts on the Dismal Science
Impersonal forces do not make economic decisions: we do. And what we decide not only determines our society's material well-being but also reflects ethical choices.
George P. Brockway's clear, down-to-earth explanations show us how economics works and what the important issues are.
- October 1996
- 5 × 8.3 in
/ 160 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“Presents profoundly complex issues before a backdrop of illuminating clarity. . . . Elegantly, tersely written essays. . . . Whether explaining universal health care, financial speculation, or unemployment, Brockway's voice is loud, lucid, and laudable.” — Dean Narciso, Columbus Dispatch
“[Brockway's] lively and often witty style makes the discussion of economic issues anything but dismal; his analyses are incisive and succinct. [He] effectively challenges such conventional doctrines [as] that there are natural (and desirable) rates of unemployment, that high interest rates dampen inflation, and that a balanced federal budget is good for the economy.” — Library Journal
“George Brockway is a national treasure. His new book picks apart foolish economic dogma with the deft application of common sense and simple English. As always, he entertains us and inspires us to think for ourselves. May he write forever.” — Jeff Faux, President, the Economic Policy Institute
“George Brockway's sprightly, informative, and incisive book will do wonders for your economic health and IQ.” — Wallace C. Peterson, author of The Silent Depression