Author(s): Ross Gittins
This is the ultimate guide for everyone who's never really understood economics, but was too embarrassed to admit it! It covers dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign targeted economics related media and organisations.For everyone who knows economics is important but doesn't really know why, this is an indispensable, plain-speaking, entertaining, and highly relevant guide to the economics of everyday life.While the word 'economics' strikes fear into the hearts of many, it affects virtually every aspect of our daily lives - from the work we do to how we spend our leisure time, from saving for a rainy day to paying taxes, and everything in between. Gittinomics aims to provide readers with an understanding of just how the economy around us works, and how to take control of our lives, do less of what we don't like and more of what we do.Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this volume is a must-have for anyone who wants a better understanding of economics and how the role it plays in our lives.
Ross Gittins is economics editor at the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1993 he won the Citibank Pan Asia award for excellence in financial journalism. He has been a Nuffield press-fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge and journalist-in-residence at Dept. Economics, University of Melbourne
Home economics: An introductionPart One: Family Finances1. The changing workforce2. Women at work3. The cost of kids4. The value of higher education5. The Great Australian Home6. Saving, debt and guiltPart Two: The Outside World7. Paying for health care8. Taxes-love 'em or hate 'em9. Crime and drugs10. Our ageing populationPart Three: Everyday Life11. Housework has a value12. The pleasures of consumerism13. The shortage of time14. The attack on leisure15. HappinessLast word: My take-home messageBibliography