Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates

Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates

Nariman Behravesh / Sep 23, 2019

Spin Free Economics A No Nonsense Nonpartisan Guide to Today s Global Economic Debates With technology and globalization advancing at breakneck speed the world economy becomes complex by the day Activists politicians and media enablers conservative and liberal left and right inform

  • Title: Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates
  • Author: Nariman Behravesh
  • ISBN: 9780071549035
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With technology and globalization advancing at breakneck speed, the world economy becomes complex by the day Activists, politicians, and media enablers conservative and liberal, left and right, informed and just plain wrong consistently seize this opportunity to present woefully simplistic explanations and hype the latest myths regarding issues affecting the economWith technology and globalization advancing at breakneck speed, the world economy becomes complex by the day Activists, politicians, and media enablers conservative and liberal, left and right, informed and just plain wrong consistently seize this opportunity to present woefully simplistic explanations and hype the latest myths regarding issues affecting the economy Their purpose is not to educate but to advocate and, in many cases involving the media, manufacture outrage to drive ratings higher So, where can you find the truth about today s economy and how it affects you Turn off the TV, put down the magazine, log off the Internet and read this book.Spin Free Economics places the current economic debates where they belong in the middle of the road With no political ax to grind, Nariman Behravesh takes a centrist approach to explain how today s economic issues affect individuals and businesses Along the way, he debunks myths regarding the effects of immigration, unemployment, regulation, productivity, education, health care, and other headline issues Spin Free Economics answers today s most pressing questions, includingWill regulation prevent financial crises Are outsourcing and foreign ownership good or bad for Americans Should we fear or embrace Asia s emerging economic powers Is aid or trade the solution to global poverty The vast majority of economists, Behravesh points out, are independent analysts who are in agreement on many of today s issues Unfortunately, the subject has been taken over by opportunists, whose answers to the questions above invariably fall along partisan lines Spin Free Economics is a breath of fresh air for those seeking an alternative to the chatter of ideologues and cynics Rejecting the manipulative approach of sound bite economics, Nariman Behravesh uses facts and insight tempered by clearheaded reason to present the most accurate assessment of the subject to date.

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    555 Comments

    1. Another one of the myth-buster books. Sure, we have all the solutions. And they are so obvious too. And so simple that every major problem can be explained away in a bite-sized chapter. But still we cant get off the ride. Riddle that.


    2. This book might be good for non-economist types as it does present a pretty wide range of the views of economists on various topics of interest to the general public. It's quite accessible. I would not recommend it to seasoned economics students because it's all just stuff you've probably seen presented in a less biased setting before. Speaking of which, Behravesh is unabashedly pro-market, not really paying more than lip-service to other ideas. It comes off as a bit closed-minded. Despite this, [...]


    3. I almost didn't make it through this book because Obama's inauguration happened while I was in the middle of it. This might sound silly but all my books seemed outdated and irrelevant for a few days, especially a book on economics. Why read about the past when we could be gazing into the future with a pose ready for a coin or at the very least a poster by Shepard Fairey?But then I calmed down after a few days and finished this book, through I admit I skimmed through some parts of it.This book ma [...]


    4. A highly recommended read that helps a discerning mind separate fact from fiction in highly-politicized economic debates that are unfortunately far more common these days. The book is essentially a collection of essays, appropriately referencing each other, making it well-suited for a non-linear read if the subject matter in the middle or end of the book is of more interest, or more timely to the reader, than the material at the beginning.I am about half-way through, and really like it. I wish e [...]


    5. Great book. This book will make you understand economics and teach you a lot about our economic system. A lot of great examples and excellent writing makes this book nearly impossible to put down. Every chapter in it is a very exiting read.Is it non-partial? No. As 80% of all economic books this book is against big government and for free marked. Understand and accept this before reading this book and it will be a great read. And libertarians are right in the fact that big government makes worse [...]


    6. The title of this book isn't really fair given the author's writing style. I think it is a great overview of free market economics, micro and macro. I don't think such an overview has to be horribly biased and even quite factual. However, his writing style is so rhetorical that it seems to be more full of spin than it really needs to be. It would be more appropriately titled (as written) "Market Economics Clarified and Corrected: Don't Take Liberal Rhetoric at Face Value" or something like that. [...]


    7. This book might be "spin-free" but it is clearly slanted more to the free-market sentiments although it strived to take a centris view. Among the weak point is the "better solutions" in each essays that it presented against policies it critized. The proposed solutions fall short of really addressing the issues. For example: the author prefer direct subsidies (either tax credit or cash) rather than minimum wages and rent control. But he does not fully discuss the impact if minimum wages and rent [...]


    8. Handy book full of bite-size morsels, with plenty of statistics to back up the arguments and sufficient references for those inclined to explore the topics more in depth. Political/economic discourse would be a better field if all would-be pundits read this book first,instead of spontaneously generating their arguments from their own sense of righteous indignation. (I'm looking at you, "Occupy" movement.)


    9. This may be "spin-free" (debatable), but it certainly isn't assumption-free, and the author NEVER discusses his assumptions. Given that the data he uses to back up his conclusions only ever span a few decades, I was left with the impression that his statements are only valid as long as nothing changes. And things always change.


    10. The book had great ideas and I agree with most of it, but it had an incredibly exacerbating habit of citing other essays in the book several times during each essay. And each essay title had incredibly long titles, so it disrupted the flow of the reading.


    11. Mostly Economics 101, but well written and with decent examples of the effects of good and bad policies.


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