Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad and Mean

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Anyone who watches the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and The Daily Show and CNBC commentator's videocasts, viewed on his Inequality Media website, has seen Reich's informal lectures on student debt, social security, and gerrymandering, which he accompanies by quickly drawing cartoons to illustrate his major points. Collected here, for the first time, are short essays, edited from his presentations, and Reich's clean-line, confident illustrations, created with a large sketchpad and magic marker. Economics in Wonderland clearly explains the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth, all of which are on vivid display in words and pictures.
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Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the UniversityofCalifornia at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for DevelopingEconomies.He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration.Hehas written the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, Beyond Outrage,and most recently, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor ofAmerican Prospect magazine, chairman of CommonCause, a member of theAmericanAcademy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winningdocumentary,Inequality for All.

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Fantagraphics Books
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Nov 8, 2017
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120
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9781683960607
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English
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Business & Economics / Economics / General
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / General
Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
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