The Dismal Rhetoric of Economics; Teaching Math With Pineapples

So confounding have economic-policy debates become in recent years that ordinary wage and salary earners find it difficult to protect their economic interests or even to fully comprehend where those interests lie. In the United States today, people are told that economic growth cannot proceed unless Americans save more, but that the world economy depends on the free-spending American consumer. They are told that any cutback in consumer borrowing will plunge the economy into recession, but