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George P. Brockway's clear, down-to-earth explanations show us how economics works and what the important issues are.


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George P. Brockway's clear, down-to-earth explanations show us how economics works and what the important issues are.

11 review for Economists Can Be Bad for Your Health: Second Thoughts on the Dismal Science

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peter Geyer

    Something tells me I might have heard George P. Brockway's name in the past, but I don't know how or why. This slim book is a collection of column articles from what is now the past i.e. the 1980s and 1990s in which the author writes incisively about economic ideas, policy and practice. Interestingly enough, while the time of writing gives you context, particularly if you know your American political history, Brockway's observations and judgements shouldn't be consigned to the dustbin of the past Something tells me I might have heard George P. Brockway's name in the past, but I don't know how or why. This slim book is a collection of column articles from what is now the past i.e. the 1980s and 1990s in which the author writes incisively about economic ideas, policy and practice. Interestingly enough, while the time of writing gives you context, particularly if you know your American political history, Brockway's observations and judgements shouldn't be consigned to the dustbin of the past. I found many references and explanations directly relevant to the here and now. A theme is the consistent lack of connection between what economists might think, and what people actually do. This overflows towards what politicians might say. An example of this is the chapter from which the title of the book is taken in which the Clinton Health plan is discussed. While the proposal and the system is different from Australia, where I live, it highlights a current problem with private health insurance, an industry heavily subsidised by the Australian Government but nonetheless exploitative of the people whilst enriching senior managers etc. I've never understood this kind of thing, but then I've never voted for the kinds of people who institute such deals and claim their essential nature. You may disagree with me on that point, but locate and have a read of Brockway's text anyway.It's in clear, plain English and you can read it a chapter at a time without losing the theme. It's good for reflection, anyway.

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    Jackmccullough

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    Kedar

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