Sets out a realistic plan for solving the most severe crises our world faces - population growth, climate change, extreme poverty - by harnessing new technologies and a new ethic of global co-operation.
This controversial book reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state of beggary. The author shows us another way, how with the right policies, even the poorest nations can turn themselves around.
Tackles all the key questions and topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: Why do budget deficits matter? What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? Does globalisation take jobs away from American workers? Why is health insurance so costly?
New material on the economic issues we are facing in the 21st century: Increasing demand for energy, the rise of China, international trade, ageing populations, health care and even global warming.
Microtrends is the story of the small groups that are causing big changes in our lives today.
John Cassidy shows that the roots of our most recent financial failure lie not with individuals, but with an idea - the idea that markets are inherently rational. He gives us the big picture behind the financial headlines, tracing the rise and fall of free market ideology from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan.