Man vs. Markets by Paddy Hirsch
Economics Explained (Plain and Simple)

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Man Vs. Markets by Paddy Hirsch of NPR’s “Marketplace” is economics explained, pure and simple, for the layperson who wouldn’t know a “bond” from an “option,” and who believes that a “future” is when we’ll all have flying cars. Here is an illuminating, insightful, and wonderfully witty journey of discovery through the often confusing financial markets, offering clear, relatable explanations and definitions of the system’s various instruments, yet less simplistically than the popular ...for Dummies series. Man Vs. Markets is a must-read handbook for everyday investors, serious students of finance and economics, and everyone who wants to understand what they’re reading when they open their newspapers to the business section.

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Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Producer at American Public Media's business radio program production house, Marketplace. He is responsible for all Marketplace's consumer affairs coverage, and he oversees the production of the weekly personal finance show Marketplace Money. He provides consumer affairs and personal finance content for, as well as the Marketplace YouTube site. He is the creator of the acclaimed and popular Marketplace Whiteboard, which was a Webby Honoree in 2009 and has been featured on network and public broadcast television. He recently completed a Knight Fellowship in Journalism at Stanford University. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published August 28, 2012 by HarperBusiness. 226 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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While some things resist simplification, others make good sense when reduced to cartoons or cartoonlike textual explanations, as when a banker walks away smiling from a teller’s window while an ordinary consumer stalks away fuming, the explanation for which is the discriminatory lending rate of 1...

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Our lives are affected by the financial markets on a daily basis, but even with the rise of financial journalism and Internet access to financial information, how markets operate remains a mystery to many average Americans.

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