Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments (An Uncle Eric Book)
In "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" Richard Maybury uses historical events from Ancient Rome to explain economic principles. This clearly written book about economics is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money and more. Essential for every student, businessperson and investor. Recommended by the late William Simon, former U.S. Treasury Secretary. It is also on many recommended reading lists.
"Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and Ancient Rome. To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: Economics" also available through Amazon.
Table of Contents for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?"
Acknowledgements Beyond the Basics Author's Disclosure Preface Note to Reader A Note About Economics
1. Money: Coins and Paper 2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us 3. Inflation 4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender 5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing Presses Big Mac Index 6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls 7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and Recessions Boom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War 8. Fast Money History Repeats 9. Getting Rich Quick 10. The Boom and Bust Cycle 11. How Much is a Trillion? The Roaring 90s Federal Debt Chart 12. What's So Bad About the Federal Debt? An Interesting Exercise One Reason Governments Spend So Much 13. Summary What Happened in 2008? The Unknown Shakeout 14. Where Do We Go From Here? 15. Natural Law and Economic Prosperity Nations and Legal Systems
Excerpt from The Long Winter Sutter's Fort Trade Store Sign Comparison of Law Chart Distilled Wisdom The Truth About Inflation The Oil Myth Measures of Money Supply Supply of Dollars Chart Real Wages Real Wages Chart How to Invest in Gold and Silver Resources Movies and Documentaries Internet Addresses Financial Newsletters Bibliography and Recommended Reading Glossary
Index About Richard J. Maybury Bluestocking Press
Books for Further Study (also available through Amazon) "Economics: A Free Market Reader" contains articles by noted economists that expand on the concepts presented in "Penny Candy." Study questions/answers included. "Capitalism for Kids" explains the philosophy of entrepreneurship. Excellent information for both kids and adults. Includes a test to help kids determine if they have the personality to become an entrepreneur. "Common Sense Business for Kids" explains common sense strategies behind basic business principles. Gems of wisdom for the businessperson (young or experienced) conveyed through real-life stories and anecdotes. Though written with young people in mind, this book is engaging and beneficial for adults as well. "Whatever Happened to Justice?" explains the common law model. Maybury says, "In my opinion, you and your family and friends will avoid a lot of trouble, and find success of every kind easier to achieve, if you adopt these two models, Austrian economics and common law. 'Penny Candy' explains the Economic model. Now, read 'Justice' for the Legal model. Underlying common law are two basic rules: 1) do all that you agreed to do and 2) do not encroach on other persons or their property."
If you owe a couple cavities to Marathon candy bars, learned your adverbs from Schoolhouse Rock, and can still imitate the slo-mo bionic running sound of The Six Million Dollar Man, this book is for ...