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[oldfinal] Economics 101, A Novel -- Table of Contents

Economics 101, A Novel

written by Joel Matthew Rees
Copyright 2016, Joel Matthew Rees
All rights reserved.

[JMR20160909: This was a blind alley. I am currently working in the initial/rough draft. ]

[JMR201607251724: I'm re-thinking the rewrite, and putting it on hold: (http://joel-rees-economics.blogspot.com/2016/08/economics-101-novel-whats-happening.html). 

You can read what I have here, or you can read the rough draft,

http://joel-rees-economics.blogspot.com/2016/04/economics-101-novel-index.html(woops)

Here:
http://joel-rees-economics.blogspot.com/2016/04/economics-101-novel-rough-draft-index.html

which I am continuing to work on.] 

[JMR201608011226:


This is the first of a series of novels intended to construct a simplified model of economics, to aid concrete discussion and analysis in a field where the best current theories seem to produce bank failures, recessions, famines, and other economic dysfunctionalities.

Author's Forward


This will be the first (hopefully) of a series of novels intended to construct a simplified model of economics. I intend it to aid concrete discussion and analysis in a field where the best current theories seem to produce too many bank failures, recessions, famines, and other dysfunctional artifacts of human economy.

It turns out that economics touches pretty much everything we do as human beings, so it's no surprise that this novel looks something like a cheap romance in place and picks up religion in others.

I was at first surprised that the framing story for the model keeps getting mushy every time I turn around. But economics touches pretty much everything we do as human beings, so why not? If you find the occasional tendency to look like a cheap paperback romance novel disappointing, well, I apologize in advance.

Touching on religion? Well, yes, religion is another thing that adds to, or subtracts from, at least the perceived value of life. There will be quite a bit of that, as well. I am nominally Mormon, so there will be a bit of Mormon color to things. Again, mea culpa.

In order to examine the model carefully, I will at times address topics some will not find pleasant or agreeable. I will try to warn you in advance, so you can skip ahead. In some cases, I may provide an alternative, less unpalatable chapter.
In order to keep the model realistic, I will at times address topics some will not find pleasant or agreeable. I will try to warn you in advance, so you can prepare yourself emotionally, or skip ahead.

But a realistic model has to deal with the non-ideal, so I can't really leave it out. I can only apologize in advance for it.

Leaving out the unpleasant realities is a large part of the reason that (for example) raves have become so popular. Nothing but sweetness and light makes for an upset and hungry stomach by the end of the day.

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Table of Contents


The table of contents for the [JMR201608191005: incomplete ] rough draft can be found here: http://joel-rees-economics.blogspot.com/2016/04/economics-101-novel-index.html.

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