Bullshit Economics by Cahal Moran
An in-depth introduction to key issues in economics in a no-nonsense manner.
Economics is at the heart of the society we live in, yet few people feel they have enough of a grasp on the subject. Unfortunately, trained economists often come up short too.
This book delves into the key topics in economics – money, globalisation, inequality, climate change, and growth – aiming to break through the barrier by using a minimum of jargon typically used by economists. Bullshit Economics will not just stick to the basics and explainers; it will offer original and accessible insights into each topic, presenting a new take on the way we view the many strands of economics.
Did you know that while we think of money as notes and coins printed by the government, the truth is that the overwhelming majority of money today is credit created by private banks? Did you also know that the reason housing keeps getting less accessible is because we have not found a way to separate houses from land in our policies? Finally, did you know that far from globalisation being a mystical force, certain countries and currencies have dominated the way it has played out – to their own advantage.
By the co-author of The Econocracy (Penguin Press) and the award-winning YouTuber of ‘Unlearning Economics’, Cahal Moran, this book is a call to arms for a change in economics. Bullshit Economics takes a balanced approach towards what is good and crucially, what is not, in the way economists communicate to the world. The book will guide the reader through key topics in economics and, by extension, the world we live in.