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Circular Economy For Dummies

Published 04-27-2021

<p><b>Imagine a waste-free future for your business, your family, and yourself&nbsp;</b></p> <p>A circular economy is an economic system designed to save money, eliminate waste, and achieve deep sustainability.&nbsp;No-brainer, right?&nbsp;<i>Circular Economy&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;explains why the old way of doing things (linear economy) is fast going the way of the dinosaurs, and it gets you ready to think circular. From business processes and material lifecycles to circular design in just about every industry, this book is a fascinating glimpse into our sustainable future.&nbsp;</p> <p>Whether&nbsp;you&rsquo;re&nbsp;looking to close the resource loop in your business or develop a greener lifestyle for yourself and your family, this book shows you how. Learn how to innovate for circular economy, how to turn trash into treasure, and how to calculate the (potentially large) amount of money this will save you. And&mdash;bonus&mdash;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;feel good doing the right thing and being a part of our sustainable future!&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Challenge the assumptions behind the old-school &ldquo;linear economy&rdquo; model&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn how we can work together to achieve a waste-free future&nbsp;</li> <li>Save money by rethinking your resource use or business supply chain&nbsp;</li> <li>Reimagine households, neighborhoods, schools, companies, and societies&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>The future is circular. Buck business-as-usual and learn how to create a circular economy for all!&nbsp;</p>

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Economics For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-08-2018

<div><b>Understand the science of wealth and prosperity</b></div> <ul> <li>Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online</li> <li>Learn about good markets, bad monopolies, and inflation</li> <li>Decode budget deficits and trade gains</li> </ul> <p>This book gives you everything you need to understand our rapidly evolving economy&mdash;as well as the economic fundamentals that never change. What's the best way to fight poverty? How can governments spur employment and wage growth? What can be done to protect endangered species and the environment? This book explains the answers to those questions&mdash;and many more&mdash;in plain English.</p> <p><b>Inside&hellip;</b></p> <ul> <li><b>Get the fascinating scoop on behavioral economics</b></li> <li><b>Understand the model of supply and demand</b></li> <li><b>See how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to fight recessions</b></li> <li><b>Discover game theory and the secrets of cooperation</b></li> </ul>

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Macroeconomics For Dummies

Published 08-01-2016

<b>The fast and easy way to make macroeconomics manageable</b> <p>Macroeconomics is kind of a big deal. Without it, we wouldn't have the ability to study the economy as a whole&#8212;which is something that affects almost every aspect of your life, whether you realize it or not. From your employment status to how much you earn and pay in taxes, macroeconomics really matters. Breaking down this complicated and fascinating topic into manageable pieces, <i>Macroeconomics For Dummies</i> gives you fast and easy access to a subject that has a tendency to stump the masses. <p>With the help of this plain-English guide, you'll quickly find out how to gather data about economies to inform hypotheses on everything from the impact of cutting government spending to the underlying causes of recessions and high inflation. <ul> <li>Analyze business cycles for overall economic health</li> <li>Study economic indicators such as unemployment</li> <li>Understand financial trends on the international market</li> <li>Score higher in your macroeconomics class</li> </ul> <p>Filled with step-by-step instruction and enlightening real-world examples, this is the only book you need to slay the beast and make macroeconomics your minion!

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Microeconomics For Dummies - UK

Published 03-21-2016

<b>Your one-stop guide to understanding Microeconomics</b> <p><i>Microeconomics For Dummies</i> (with content specific to the UK reader) is designed to help you understand the economics of individuals. Using concise explanations and accessible content that tracks directly to an undergraduate course, this book provides a student-focused course supplement with an in-depth examination of each topic. This invaluable companion provides clear information and real-world examples that bring microeconomics to life and introduces you to all the key concepts. From supply and demand to market competition, you'll understand how the economy works on an individual level, and how it affects you every day. Before long, you'll be conversant in consumers, costs, and competition.</p> <p>Microeconomics is all about the behaviour of individual people and individual firms. It sounds pretty straightforward, but it gets complicated early on. You may not be an economist, but if you're a business student at university, the odds are you need to come to grips with microeconomics. That's where <i>Microeconomics For Dummies</i> comes in, walking you through the fundamental concepts and giving you the understanding you need to master the material.</p> <ul> <li>Understand supply, demand, and equilibrium</li> <li>Examine the consumer decision making process</li> <li>Delve into elasticity and costs of production</li> <li>Learn why competition is healthy and monopolies are not</li> </ul> <p>Even the brightest business students can find economics intimidating, but the material is essential to a solid grasp of how the business world works. The good news is that you've come to the right place.</p>

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Microeconomics For Dummies

Published 02-01-2016

<b>Your no-nonsense guide to microeconomics</b> <p>The study of microeconomics isn't for the faint of heart. Fortunately, <i>Microeconomics For Dummies</i> is here to help make this tough topic accessible to the masses. If you're a business or finance major looking to supplement your college-level microeconomics coursework&#8212;or a professional who wants to expand your general economics knowledge into the microeconomics area&#8212;this friendly and authoritative guide will take your comprehension of the subject from micro to macro in no time! Cutting through confusing jargon and complemented with tons of step-by-step instructions and explanations, it helps you discover how real individuals and businesses use microeconomics to analyze trends from the bottom up in order to make smart decisions. <p>Snagging a job as an economist is fiercely competitive&#8212;and highly lucrative. Having microeconomics under your belt as you work toward completing your degree will put you head and shoulders above the competition and set you on the course for career advancement once you land a job. So what are you waiting for? <ul> <li>Analyze small-scale market mechanisms</li> <li>Determine the elasticity of products within the market systems</li> <li>Decide upon an efficient way to allocate goods and services</li> <li>Score higher in your microeconomics class</li> </ul> <p>Everything you need to make microeconomics your minion is a page away!

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Macroeconomics For Dummies - UK

Published 12-14-2015

<b>An accessible and engaging introduction to the big picture of UK and international economics</b> <p>Are you studying macroeconomics, but don't know inflation from stagflation? Have no fear! This easy-to-understand guide, written specifically for the UK market, is packed with real-world examples and cases that easily illustrate the key concepts you'll need to know to fully grasp macroeconomics and ace your exams. Taking a fun, step-by-step approach to the topic, this great guide provides an engaging introduction to macroeconomics and then delves into more specific topics, such as business cycles, inflation, unemployment, domestic output, monetary policy, and much more.</p> <p>When it comes to the interaction of politics, business decisions, consumer actions, and monetary policy, the study of economics is international in scope. That means you must understand not just the economies of nations, but also the interrelatedness of national economies throughout the world. This easy, accessible guide will help you:</p> <ul> <li>Find out how many different financial, business, consumer, and political factors interact to create the overall economic reality of nations</li> <li>Understand business cycles, economic growth, and fiscal and monetary policies</li> <li>Study the relationships of various economic indicators, such as inflation, unemployment, and domestic output</li> <li>Gain a solid understanding of macroeconomics by building on microeconomic principles and using real-world examples</li> </ul> <p>If you're struggling with your economics course or you need to get up to speed on the topic of macroeconomics quickly, <i>Macroeconomics For Dummies</i> has you covered!</p>

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Econometrics For Dummies

Published 06-24-2013

<b>Score your highest in econometrics? Easy.</b> <p>Econometrics can prove challenging for many students unfamiliar with the terms and concepts discussed in a typical econometrics course. <i>Econometrics For Dummies </i>eliminates that confusion with easy-to-understand explanations of important topics in the study of economics.</p> <p><i>Econometrics For Dummies </i>breaks down this complex subject and provides you with an easy-to-follow course supplement to further refine your understanding of how econometrics works and how it can be applied in real-world situations.</p> <ul> <li>An excellent resource for anyone participating in a college or graduate level econometrics course</li> <li>Provides you with an easy-to-follow introduction to the techniques and applications of econometrics</li> <li>Helps you score high on exam day</li> </ul> <p>If you're seeking a degree in economics and looking for a plain-English guide to this often-intimidating course, <i>Econometrics For Dummies</i> has you covered.</p>

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Behavioral Economics For Dummies

Published 02-28-2012

<b>A guide to the study of how and why you <i>really</i> make financial decisions</b> <p>While classical economics is based on the notion that people act with rational self-interest, many key money decisions&#8212;like splurging on an expensive watch&#8212;can seem far from rational. The field of behavioral economics sheds light on the many subtle and not-so-subtle factors that contribute to our financial and purchasing choices. And in <i>Behavioral Economics For Dummies</i>, readers will learn how social and psychological factors, such as instinctual behavior patterns, social pressure, and mental framing, can dramatically affect our day-to-day decision-making and financial choices.</p> <p>Based on psychology and rooted in real-world examples, <i>Behavioral Economics For Dummies</i> offers the sort of insights designed to help investors avoid impulsive mistakes, companies understand the mechanisms behind individual choices, and governments and nonprofits make public decisions.</p> <ul> <li>A friendly introduction to the study of how and why people really make financial decisions</li> <li>The author is a professor of behavioral and institutional economics at Victoria University</li> </ul> <p>An essential component to improving your financial decision-making (and even to understanding current events), <i>Behavioral Economics For Dummies</i> is important for just about anyone who has a bank account and is interested in why&#8212;and when&#8212;they spend money.</p>

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Economic Indicators For Dummies

Published 10-04-2011

<b>Everything you need to easily get a handle on economic indicators</b> <p>In today's volatile, often troubling economic landscape, there are myriad statistics and reports that paint an economic picture that can sometimes resemble a work by Jackson Pollock. These complex and often-conflicting reports could vex even the savviest investor. <i>Economic Indicators For Dummies</i> explains how to interpret and use key global economic indicators to make solid investments, aid in business planning, and help develop informed decisions. In plain English, it breaks down the complex language and statistics to help you make sense of this critical information.</p> <p>You'll discover how to interpret economic data within the context of other sometimes-conflicting reports and statistics, and use the information to make profitable decisions. You'll understand the meaning of such data as employment indices and housing and construction stats and how they affect stocks, bonds, commodities and international markets . . . and how you can use these statistics to make investment decisions as well as plan strategic goals for business growth. <i>Economic Indicators For Dummies</i> breaks down dozens of statistics and patterns to give you a better understanding of how various sources of data and information can be used.</p> <ul> <li>Breaks down jargon and statistical concepts</li> <li>Covers how to use publicly available economic indicators to better position your portfolio, improve returns, and make sensible, long-range business plans</li> <li>Discusses the reliability and timeliness of the collected data, while helping investors prioritize the flow of economic information to avoid information overload</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're an investor, economics student, or business professional involved in making key strategic decisions for your company, <i>Economic Indicators For Dummies</i> has you covered.</p>

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