Book Description: â€śExplains our global economy in a way that is (gasp!) actually entertaining.â€ťâ€”Book MagazineFinally! A book about economics that wonâ€™t put you to sleep. In fact, you wonâ€™t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, itâ€™s a necessary investmentâ€”with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives readers the tools they need to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science. This revised and updated edition adds commentary on hot topics, including the current economic crisis, globalization, the economics of information, the intersection of economics and politics, and the historyâ€”and futureâ€”of the Federal Reserve.