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Living Economy By Jennifer Scott

Living Economy
by Jennifer Scott

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This text tackles all the issues which can have an impact on the economy and, therefore, upon the wealth of the individual. It moves from newspaper headlines and recent news to discussing the concepts that form the central elements of economic realities.
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Living Economy: the Reuters guide to the economy of modern Britain by Jennifer Scott

Economics underlies everything we do. It lurks behind such questions as why recessions take place, why interest rates change, why there was a fuel crisis, and when is the best time to buy a house or take out a loan. But economics is a great deal more than money and jobs. It crosses every aspect of our society - drawing on other disciplines such as politics, psychology, sociology and ethics. Living Economy picks apart some of the most important issues of our day, such as whether Britain should join the EMU and why we're so insecure in our jobs now compared with 50 years ago. It provides you with the background you need to make informed decisions on political parties, when to buy a house, or when to invest in the stock market. It will also give you an idea as to when interest rates will rise or whether recession is around the corner. Without jumping on a political soapbox it explains some of the choices available to governments, such as whether to raise money through VAT or stealth taxes, and what policies they can employ to make us all better off.It also explains how the tapestry of economics is stitched together, allowing you to form your own opinions on national debates and make educated decisions concerning your financial choices. Living Economy strips out the jargon and settles the theories in context through an array of colourful examples and enlightening case studies. Living Economy sheds light on a baffling subject that affects us all. It is an inspiring read for those of us with both an inquiring mind and an eye on our wallets.

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Living Economy Reviews

"Jenny Scott is to be congratulated in writing an introductory guide to the key macroeconomic issues of the day which impresses both in its coverage and its relevance to people's lives. Living Economy is no 'dry as dust' academic tome divorced from the real world of economics and markets, but a lively read which is mercifully jargon-free." Ruth Lea, Head of the Policy Unit, Institute of Directors "At last, what economics has been crying out for - a good introduction for the general reader. This book really hits the spot - informative, lively, topical and extremely well-written." Roger Bootle, Head of Capital Economics and author of Death of Inflation "The Bank of England and its Monetary Policy Committee are strongly committed to promoting the public's understanding of economics and in particular monetary policy. So I am very pleased to see a new book which aims to make these very important subjects more accessible to a wider audience." Mervyn King, Deputy Governor at the Bank of England

About Jennifer Scott

Jenny Scott was born in 1970 and studied economics at Cambridge University before spending two years working as an analyst at the Bank of England. She joined Reuters in 1994 and, after an early posting in Amsterdam, returned to London to write about international capital markets. Jenny joined the Reuters UK economics desk in 1998 and spent two and a half years covering everything from monthly inflation and unemployment data to interest rate decisions and the government's annual budgets. She is currently the BBC's economics reporter.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Economics - The Business of Life Chapter 2: Economic Health, Wealth and Happiness Chapter 3: Political Correctness Chapter 4: The Price is Right Chapter 5: Working for a Living Chapter 6: Financial Marketings Chapter 7: Best of Both Worlds Chapter 8: Redrawing the European Economic Map Chapter 9. Altogether Now Conclusion Glossary Index

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Living Economy: the Reuters guide to the economy of modern Britain by Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott
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