Chapter 1: Economics – the business of life
Chapter 2: The Miracle of Growth
Chapter 3: Business Cycles – from boom to bust and back again
Chapter 4: Work and wages
Chapter 5: The pain of inflation
Chapter 6: The role of government
Chapter 7: Interest rates and monetary policy
Chapter 8: Money and finance
Chapter 9: Housing and property
Chapter 10: Trade and currencies
Chapter 11: Alternative economics theories
Brilliant Economics is your easy-to-understand introduction to the world of economic theory and policy. From the key ideas of the main economic thinkers to the difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics, Phil Thornton demystifies the sometimes complex world of economics and guides you through the key economic concepts that fill our TV screens and front pages every day.
Phil Thornton is lead consultant at Clarity Economics, a consultancy and freelance writing service he set up after a 15-year career as a newspaper journalist. Clarity Economics (www.clarityeconomics.com ) looks at all areas of business and economics including macroeconomics, world trade, financial markets fiscal policy, and tax and regulation. Before founding Clarity Economics he was Economics Correspondent at the Independent newspaper, a post he held for eight years.
Phil is an award winning journalist, with a strong platform. His awards: