Stimulus: plans: good or bad? Jobs: can we afford them? Money: who's got it? Everybody's talking about the ecomy, but how can you evaluate what they're saying? How can we, the people, understand what the banks or government kws (or says they kw)? Author Michael Goodwin asked himself the same questions and came up with a good answer: explore the development of ecomic thought, examine the reality of ecomic practice, add a wry sense of humour and tell all through the graphic medium. In a word, Ecomix. Goodwin's wit and clarity of writing along with artist Dan Burr's quirky, iconic art transform the dismal science of ecomics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we've got ...and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Ecomix explains it all from the beginning of Western ecomic thought to markets, free or otherwise, to ecomic failures, successes and amalies, to how our modern ecomy is grappling with war, climate change and resource limitations. The book's graphic format means complex ideas can be comprehensive and accessible.
Michael Goodwin, a freelance writer and editor, has a degree in Chinese studies and lived for several years in both China and India, which broadened his view of the economy. Dan Burr illustrated the classic graphic novel, Kings in Disguise. He is also a noted children's book author and illustrator whose titles include Pirates and God Bless Your Way: a Christmas Journey.