Start by marking “The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Excellent primer on microeconomics..loved it and looking forward to reading the cartoon intro to macroeconomics. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you’ll ever read. Today, I read this alongside Thomas Sowell's "Basic Economics." Be the first to ask a question about The Cartoon Introduction to Economics. The explanation of topics and there relationship with real world are so wonderfully explained which I have never learnt at school. One was the statement that "You might think that a decentralized economy guided by individual self-interest would lead to chaos, war and disaster...but...we think it's the best option". Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. It's one slight shade better than Windows 95 clip art. Though I'm exposed to macroeconomy and investment, almost all presented micro-economy concepts are new to me. January 19th 2010 While most economics books that are supposed to be for "beginners" can be sometimes be off the point and boring not to mention that feeling when you feel dumb for not being able to understand such simple terms. Learning is truly fun when you read Yoram Bauman books. Whereas Volume One: Microeconomics dealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two: Macroeconomics explains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country, and indeed the planet. Just wish the comics were illustrated better. Panel by panel, page by page, he puts comics into economics. If you’re an econ geek with a sense of humor, you’ll definitely want to read The Cartoon Introduction to Economics. It explores the … We’d love your help. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 200-page introduction to microeconomics you'll ever read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although a bit more simplistic, it is a much more ideological neutral perspective than Sowell's work, which makes it seem that economists are a monolithic group of people, rather than a group with all sorts of differences. Refresh and try again. This book was written in 2010, two years after the market crash caused by self-interested bankers and a chaotic war that was paid for by a credit card, the bill for which was immediately handed off to the populace. bound with an audacious hope that the subject under scrutiny is a rational entity which seeks to improve its overall well-being What stuck out to me is how many exceptions there are - cases where everybody or somebody is worse off when everybody works in their own best interest. I didn't even try webtoons or manga. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Blech.) It may take up to 1-5 minutes before you receive it. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two: Macroeconomics is the most accessible, intelligible, and humorous introduction to unemployment, inflation, and debt you’ll ever read. One was the statement that "You might think that a decentralized economy guided by individual self-interest would lead to chaos, war and disaster...but...we think it's the best option". If you are with a public high school, community college, or the armed forces, or are otherwise looking for a free show, click here. Welcome back. Etc. “Microeconomists are wrong about specific things and macroeconomists are wrong about things in general!”, (The Cartoon Introduction to Economics #1), Economics Reading List Recommended By John Lanchester,Greg Mankiw & Tim Harford, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Alice Oseman Recommends Her Favorite YA Graphic Novels. I'll have to re-read this one a few times for these concepts to stick, but if you have even a small interest in microeconomics or want to remind yourself of the concepts you learned in college, read this book. So I guess I DO think a decentralized economy etc etc. It is always easier to get back to a book like this than a textbook when one has to deal with a subject like microeconomics.. Made the basics of economics accesible to everyone. Mostly clever and solidly done. To someone who doesn't understand economy at all like my self, I definitely enjoyed this books and learnt a lot at the same time! I'm also aware that despite the rosy view of competitive markets, they don't exist in the real world. so I'm a bit suspicious about some parts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bauman does a pretty good job taking complex economic principles and simplifying them. The file will be sent to your email address. So if the vertiginous economy or a dour … This book was written in 2010, two years after the market crash caused by self-interested bankers and a chaotic war that was paid for by a credit card, the bill for which was immediately handed off to the populace. After reading this book, I loved the format so much I bought three others in the same collection. The book presents ideas in a simple (or maybe oversimplified) language. But I’m sad … Fun intro to some heavy duty concepts. Second: Though my understanding of economics is limited, I don't buy the "the market forces will do this and that" bullshit. I'm also aware that despite the. A few pages of sequential art on human selfishness would have been lovely. The explanations are clear and the drawings are pretty. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin. Bauman, however, skips most of the traditional basics from most microeconomics textbooks, and instead gives a lot of space to game theory and strategic interactions, things normally reserved for the later chapters of an introductory textbook, or for an intermediate text. Fortunately, this is only a small part in an overall fun book. I have been taught microeconomics in my school but I wish I had a find this book at that point of time. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about integrating the really cool stuff into an overview of the entire discipline of microeconomics, from decision trees to game trees to taxes and thinking at the margin. So I. I enjoyed this book for much of its 211 pages but I faltered right at the end over two ideas. Bauman is fun as always and has the knack for picking the right pirate analogy for the right skirmish. As an educator at both the university and high school levels, he has learned how to make economics relevant to today’s world and today’s students. A nice book that should be in any Economics Learner's starter pack. Seeing the picture of the supply and demand curve was a little traumatic, but I rallied. Bauman has put the "comedy" into "economy" at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his "Principles of Economics, Translated" is a YouTube cult classic). You can write a book review and share your experiences. The file will be sent to your Kindle account. This quote, I admit, is taken slightly out of context so I'm open to other interpretations of this. Ask your local bookstore for my new book (co-authored with Grady Klein), or you can order it for about $15 from Amazon.com or B&N.