Author(s): Michael Goodwin
Stimulus: plans: good or bad? Jobs: can we afford them? Money: who's got it? Everybody's talking about the economy, but how can you evaluate what they're saying? How can we, the people, understand what the banks or government knows (or says they know)? Author Michael Goodwin asked himself the same questions and came up with a good answer: explore the development of economic thought, examine the reality of economic practice, add a wry sense of humour and tell all through the graphic medium. In a word, Economix. Goodwin's wit and clarity of writing along with artist Dan Burr's quirky, iconic art transform 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 got. Economix explains it all from the beginning of Western economic thought to markets, free or otherwise, to economic failures, successes and anomalies, to how our modern economy is grappling with war, climate change and resource limitations. The book's graphic format means complex ideas can be comprehensive and accessible.
Show me the money . . . and how it works! This nonfiction graphic novel is the best, and only, book you'll need to understand economics.; Economics is one of the most important topics of the moment; interest level will only increase during the 2012 elections, including the presidential campaign season and the London Mayoral elections; There will be a foreword by a prominent economist or economic writer.; The graphic format is a highly successful tool for transliterating complex information, as evidenced by bestsellers such as The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation; Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, and Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe.; Author will maintain an Economix blog to keep information current and support the book: http://economixcomix.com/about/
Michael Goodwin, a freelance writer and editor, has a degree in Chinese studies and lived for several years in both China and India, which broadened his view of the economy. Dan Burr illustrated the classic graphic novel, Kings in Disguise. He is also a noted children's book author and illustrator whose titles include Pirates and God Bless Your Way: a Christmas Journey.