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. Recommended by former U.S. Treasury Secretary William Simon. It is also on many recommended reading lists.
Can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and Ancient Rome. To improve the student’s learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” titled “A Bluestocking Guide: Economics” also available through Amazon.com.
Table of Contents for Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
1. Money: Coins and Paper
2. Tanstaafl, The Romans, and Us
4. Dollars, Money, and Legal Tender
5. Revolutions, Elections, and Printing Presses
6. Wages, Prices, Spirals, and Controls
7. Wallpaper, Wheelbarrows, and Recessions
Boom and Bust Cycle Since the Civil War
8. Fast Money
9. Getting Rich Quick
10. The Boom and Bust Cycle
11. How Much is a Trillion?
The Roaring 90s
Federal Debt Chart
12. What’s So Bad About the Federal Debt?
An Interesting Exercise
One Reason Governments Spend So Much
14. Where Do We Go From Here?
15. Natural Law and Economic Prosperity
Nations and Legal Systems