Author Richard F. Muth’s Book ‘Heretical Economics’ Has Participated in the 2013 BookExpo America

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This informative book encourages readers to explore the current economic problems and discover the answers to few of the many significant questions related to economics.

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Heretical Economics: An Unconventional Look at Current Economic Problems by author Richard F. Muth has joined the 2013 BookExpo America in New York City last May 30-June 1, 2013. This book examines important economic questions of the day such as the effect of government spending and deficits, fluctuations in the construction of housing, the economic effects of immigration, and a variety of others.

The book explains why many common beliefs - for example, those federal deficits burden future generations, the crisis of 2008 resulted from the greed of Wall Street, and residential segregation results from the action of unscrupulous landlords - are mistaken. It shows why urban growth is concentrated in outlying areas, commuters cling to their automobiles and college football coaches are paid more than their university’s president. Furthermore, it attempts to clarify economic issues in non-technical, conversational language. It is directed to intelligent lay persons who are interested in but are not conversant with economic thinking.

Do budget deficits matter? Can America compete with India and China? Why did housing prosperity abate? What should we do about health care? Readers should delve deeper into the current economic problems and discover the answers to few of the many significant questions in Heretical Economics: An Unconventional Look at Current Economic Problems.

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About the Author
Richard F. Muth became an economist quite unexpectedly when a former professor offered him a job as a teaching assistant. After serving as a deck officer in the US Coast Guard, he studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and received his degree in 1958. He taught at a variety of universities, among them the University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford and most recently Emory. Among his former students are John Elway, Hall of Fame quarterback, and John Lipsky, former First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. His other books include Cities and Housing, Urban Economic Problems, and Public Housing. Besides his family and economics his interests include the Hebrew bible, Italian opera of the 19th century and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Heretical Economics * by Richard F. Muth
An Unconventional Look at Current Economic Problems
Publication Date: December 14, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 111 pages; 978-1-4797-5283-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 111 pages; 978-1-4797-5284-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5285-0

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