|About the Book|
Whats With the Economy should appeal to inquiring minds in the general public. It may also be a good fit for two year college and university programs which mandate one term elective courses in the social sciences. The book is readable and consumerMoreWhats With the Economy should appeal to inquiring minds in the general public. It may also be a good fit for two year college and university programs which mandate one term elective courses in the social sciences. The book is readable and consumer friendly: no graphs, no math, no end of the chapter questions, no power point, no CD by author, just ideas, and concepts with a market focus. The text is long on concepts- not a dictionary or Google of economic jargon- facts and analyses are presented in discussions in evolutionary contexts. Emphasis is on what it is that the reader needs to know and understand about the economic institutions and their relationships which determine on the ground economic activity. One objective is to permit the reader to know relevant facts that help assess effective and ineffective economic policies. Topic coverage and format are different from the more traditional economics type texts. It is not an expose type tract nor does it focus on the blame game aspects popular in current economic writings. More pages are devoted to financials and government than the other sections with a focus on contemporary economic issues. Other sections include coverage of trade, development, poverty and several market types. The information contributes to acknowledging the way the markets may, can, could, should, or wont work. Market faults are identified as the foundation of most current economic issues. The author is a semi-retired academic with a Ph.D. in the field of economics. His work and experience includes teaching at liberal arts colleges as well as large university institutions in the US and abroad. His academic career has included an endowed professorship, academic administration as department chair person, director of development and planning and assistant to the president. He has published several economics related books as well as numerous articles. Because of extensive work related travel, he has developed a reservoir of experience in some sixty countries. He has taught abroad-- in Slovakia, several universities in China and Hong Kong, and lectured in the Republic of Georgia and Slovenia. Henderson has been a consultant to several small businesses and entrepreneurs in East Europe as well as at several US colleges.