Our Economy in Action
Our Economy in Action

Series: Study Of Money   

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Annotation: Explores economics and provides real world examples and applications.
Catalog Number: #600006458
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Rourke Publishing
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: c2009
Pages: 32 p.
Territory: World
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ISBN: 1-615-90768-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-615-90768-7
Dewey: 330.973
Language: English
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There is little doubt that even children are beginning to notice much hand-wringing over the state of our economy. This entry in the Study of Money series will help them grasp the fundamentals of this topic. The book begins with explanations of the most basic aspects of an economy, the buying and selling of goods and services, then works its way efficiently through more complex topics such as stock exchanges, real estate, and the role of the Fed to "balance interest rates and inflation." Quick profiles of the Great Depression, Wall Street, and Fed chairman Alan Greenspan help place concepts into real-world context, but the basic game plan of this book is to talk about the fundamental concepts of economics in a general sense, rather than delving into specifics such as the current housing crisis or weakening dollar. This decision limits the currency of the topic's coverage, but will allow the book to age more gracefully. A glossary and short list of recommended books and Web sites round out this compact introduction to economics.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 32) and index.
Word Count: 2,236
Reading Level: 5.4
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 125389 / grade: Lower Grades
Guided Reading Level: Q

Explores economics and provides real world examples and applications.

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