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About the Book
Man Vs. Markets by Paddy Hirsch of NPR’s “Marketplace” is economics explained, pure and simple, for the layperson who wouldn’t know a “bond” from an “option,” and who believes that a “future” is when we’ll all have flying cars. Here is an illuminating, insightful, and wonderfully witty journey of discovery through the often confusing financial markets, offering clear, relatable explanations and definitions of the system’s various instruments, yet less simplistically than the popular ...for Dummies series. Man Vs. Markets is a must-read handbook for everyday investors, serious students of finance and economics, and everyone who wants to understand what they’re reading when they open their newspapers to the business section.
“Why can’t more financial books be this fun to read? Man vs. Markets deconstructs economic theory in a way that makes learning more fun than you ever expected.” —Better Investing
“A straightforward, accessible, and often hilarious overview of our financial and economic systems, products, and concepts….[T]his helpful, amusing, and engaging beginner’s guide to our financial system is sure to delight and inform readers of all ages who want to understand and navigate the markets.” —Publishers Weekly
“This accessible, often entertaining book will serve a valuable purpose.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This book is a must-read for the financially under-educated....This inviting text provides a good springboard for investigating more of the frightening world of finance.” —800CEORead