Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures

Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures

By Michael Goodwin

Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody's talking about the economy, but how can everyday people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows--or say they know? By reading this book.


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Book Information

Publisher: Abrams Comicarts
Publish Date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9780810988392
ISBN-10: 0810988399
Language: English

Full Description

Everybody's talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, make sense of what Wall Street or Washington say they know? Read author Michael Goodwin and illustrator Dan E. Burr's New York Times bestseller Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms "the dismal science" of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we've got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought; to markets free and otherwise; to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It's the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter. "Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr's simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues--in this case, economics, history and finance--and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals." --Miami Herald "Michael Goodwin hasn't just written a great graphic novel--he's written one that should be required for every school, newsroom, and library in the United States." --Minneapolis Star Tribune Find teaching guides for Economix and other titles at

About the Author

Michael Goodwin is a writer and editor currently based in Denver, Colorado. He has worked in snowboard media for over a decade, most recently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Method Magazine (2014-2019), and director of the Method Movie video series.

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