The Econosphere: What Makes the Economy Really Work, How to Protect it, and Maximize Your Opportunity for Financial Prosperity

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“For an engaging, insightful, and somewhat quirky take on how our economy works, The Econosphere is a must read. Craig Thomas does a masterful job of explaining basic economic fundamentals so that anyone can understand them and profit as a result.”

–Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Economy.com

 

“Classic Craig! Born with an ability to write informatively, Craig has delivered the layperson’s guide to everything economic! Clear, informative, and entertaining prose on the inner workings of the economy. A must read for anyone who wants to understand how the world works.”

–Raymond G. Torto, PhD, Global Chief Economist, CB Richard Ellis

 

“An engaging read. Craig’s view of what he calls ‘the Econosphere’ is really fascinating and is simply, yet eloquently, focused on what we can achieve as individuals and, at the same time, contribute to the betterment of mankind. This book encourages each of us to become stewards of the resources we use to sustain ourselves. It is a thoughtful, purposeful, and inspiring read.”

–Steve Felix, Head of Real Estate Client Relations—North America, Aviva Investors, and author of Simplicate Your Life: Volume 1

 

“The Econosphere is a quick and enjoyable read with a powerful message. This fresh perspective on the workings of the economy is provided through surprising but logical comparisons to the environment and the green movement, combined with many witty anecdotes. I feel I have a new understanding of the economy’s nature. We should all be ‘green’ economists!”

–Robert M. White, Jr., Founder and President, Real Capital Analytics

  

How the World Really Works–and How to Make It Start Working Again!

 

·   Discover the immutable laws of nature that govern all your financial decisions–and put them to work for you

·   Ten ways to maximize wealth and happiness for everyone

·   How not to fix a broken economy: stupid policy tricks and why they just make things worse

 

We all live inside the Econosphere: a living, breathing, global organism that choreographs billions of performers with breathtaking precision and can make life better for everyone. But the Econosphere works best if we understand what nurtures it–and what poisons it. In The Econosphere, leading economist Craig Thomas reveals the amazing economic organism we’re all part of, explains how it really works, and shows how to make it start working again–for everyone. Thomas illuminates the laws that govern every economic decision you make–and shows how to use that information to make better decisions, achieve greater success, and maximize your happiness.

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About the Author:

Craig Thomas is a veteran private-sector economist, working today as Senior Economist at one of the largest financial services firms in the United States. Among his previous posts, he served as Director of Research for Citi Property Investors, Citigroup’s private equity real estate arm, developing information that drives billions of dollars of investment decisions. Specializing in regional, macro, and real estate economics, he has modeled and analyzed myriad markets and asset classes, presenting his findings worldwide. Unlike most serious economists, he is also a gifted communicator. His economics columns quickly gathered an avid readership of more than 30,000 economists and noneconomists who appreciate his unique ability to explain complex theory in a simple and entertaining way.

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