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.Quality paper, 192 pages. Ages 10 thru AdultCan be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and Ancient Rome.Table of Contents for Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?AcknowledgementsStudy Guide AvailablePrefaceNote to ReaderA Note About EconomicsSmart1. Money: Coins and Paper2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us3. Inflation4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing Presses6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and RecessionsBoom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War8. Fast MoneyHistory Repeats9. Getting Rich Quick10. The Boom and Bust Cycle11. How Much is a Trillion?The Roaring 90sFederal Debt Chart12. What's So Bad About the Federal Debt?An Interesting ExerciseOne Reason Governments Spend So Much13. Summary14. Where Do We Go From Here?15. Natural Law and Economic ProsperityNations and Legal SystemsAppendixExcerpt from The Long WinterSutter's Fort Trade Store SignCartoonSupply of Dollars ChartReal Wages ChartQuotesMedian Income ChartThe Oil MythHow to Invest in Gold and SilverMeasures of Money SupplyThe Truth About InflationReal Investment ValueResourcesMovies and DocumentariesInternet Addresses especially for Young PeopleInternet AddressesFinancial Newsletters (contact info)Book SuppliersDistilled WisdomBibliographyGlossarySpreading the WordEducators and ParentsAnswers to Exercises for Real Investment ValueAbout Richard J. MayburyCapitalism for KidsexcerptIndex
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature
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