9781842779392-1842779397-The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics

The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics

ISBN-13: 9781842779392
ISBN-10: 1842779397
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hill, Rod, Myatt, Professor Tony
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781842779392
ISBN-10: 1842779397
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hill, Rod, Myatt, Professor Tony
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Hill, Rod, Myatt, Professor Tony wrote The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics comprising 320 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1842779397 and 9781842779392. Since then The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgements; that settles disputes relatively easily by testing hypotheses; that applies a settled body of principles; and contains policy prescriptions supported by a consensus of professional opinion. The Anti-Textbook argues that this is a myth - one which is not only dangerously misleading but also bland and boring. zchallenges the mainstream textbooks' assumptions, arguments, models and evidence. It puts the controversy and excitement back into economics to reveal a fascinating and a vibrant field of study - one which is more an 'art of persuasion' than it is a science.

The Anti-Textbook's chapters parallel the major topics in the typical text. They begin with a boiled-down account of them before presenting an analysis and critique. Drawing on the work of leading economists, the Anti-Textbook lays bare the blind spots in the texts and their sins of omission and commission. It shows where hidden value judgements are made and when contrary evidence is ignored. It shows the claims made without any evidence and the alternative theories that aren't mentioned. It shows the importance of power, social context, and legal framework.

The Economics Anti-Textbook is the students' guide to decoding the textbooks and shows how real economics is much more interesting than they let on.

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