Economics Gone Astray


By Bluford H Putnam

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'It is written in clear English, without equations, and with plenty of charts to ground one’s understanding in the real world … The authors make a compelling case that economists need to take their simplifying assumptions more seriously, to embrace statistical techniques that can track dynamic markets with time-varying parameters, and to always be aware of the importance of shifts in the underlying context.'Global Commodities Applied Research DigestEconomics Gone Astray is a collection of essays on critical topics in macroeconomics that frame the issues in terms of clearly stated assumptions, highlighting the errors often made by professional economists, and allowing readers to better analyze market behavior and the economic consequences of policy decisions.The book differs from textbook economics, as it tackles sophisticated topics without using mathematics or technical jargon. This makes the book highly accessible to all types of readers, from investors and investment professionals, to professors and their students.The book's style integrates a large quantity of clearly drawn charts which help anchor the readers' perceptions of the topics being examined, from inflation to taxes, to demographics.

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