The 21st century economy : a beginner's guide : with 101 easy-to-learn tools for surviving and thriving in the new global marketplace / Randy Charles Epping

Author(s): Epping, Randy Charles
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Subjects: International finance
Economic history--21st century
Globalization
International trade
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Published: New York : Vintage Books, c2009
LC Classification: H, HG
Physical Description: xii, 316 p. : maps ; 21 cm
Alternate Titles: Twenty-first century economy
Notes: LCCN: 2008041554
ISBN: 9780307387905
ISBN: 0307387909
Summary: With recent economic turmoil monopolizing the headlines, it has become more important than ever to understand fundamental economic terms and concepts
Contents: What is the fusion economy? -- What is macroeconomics? -- Central banks and global crisis-- who really controls the global economy? -- Free trade or isolationism-- how can trade wars be avoided in the 21st century? -- Money, money, money-- how do currencies work in the new global economy? -- Rage against the machine-- why the big fuss over globalization? -- What is the virtual economy? -- Getting our share-- how do we invest in the new global economy? -- Winners and losers-- how do we compare investments in the 21st century economy? -- Private equity and public good-- who really controls the companies of the world? -- Corporate governance and corporate greed-- how are businesses managed in the 21st century economy? -- Hedge funds and derivative traders-- the wild cards of the new global economy? -- Income gaps and development-- what can be done to eliminate poverty in the 21st century? -- Drugs, slavery, and shady deals-- the illegal economy of the 21st century -- What is the best economic system for the 21st century? -- Outsourcing and immigration-- how have demographics transformed the world economy? -- What is the green economy? -- Health, development, and global pandemics-- how has public health become a major factor in the global economy? -- Epilogue
OCLC Number: 232980470
ISBN/ISSN: 9780307387905
0307387909