Brilliantly accessible and surprisingly funny, the Bank of England takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the economy, explaining concepts that many of us find daunting and mystifying in a clear and entertaining fashion.
Why are all my clothes made in Asia? How come I'm so much richer than my great-great-grandma? And what even is money?
Whether you're buying lunch, looking for a job, or applying for a mortgage, the thing we call 'the economy' is going to set the terms. A pity, then, that many of us have no idea how the economy actually works.
That's where this book comes in. The Bank of England is Britain's most important financial institution, responsible for printing money, regulating banks and keeping the economy running smoothly. Now, the Bank's team take you inside their hallowed halls to explain what economics can - and can't - teach us about the world. Along the way, they offer intriguing examples of econ in action: in financial crises and Freddo prices, growth stages and workers' wages.
Accessible, authoritative and surprisingly witty, this is a crash course in economics and why it matters.
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 23 mm
'A well-written treat ... Leading us gently through the jargon, it answers such basic but all-important questions as "What actually is money?". Using examples including the Bank of England canteen, The Simpsons and Beanie Babies, the authors encourage us all to understand, and even challenge, what economists do.' - Professor David Spiegelhalter
'A great place to start your economic journey. With the Bank of England as your guide, this accessible book shows how economics affects so many aspects of our daily lives.' - Dr Linda Yueh
'Economics affects every aspect of our lives, but it can often seem like an inaccessible, off-puttingly jargon-laden subject. This is the guide you need! An entertaining and essential read at a time when understanding how our money, governments and banks interact has never felt more important.' - Laura Whateley
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