eCONcomics: Taking the CON Out of Economics Kindle Edition from #SteveKeen, #MiguelGuerra & #SuzyDias
eCONcomics is now available on Amazon Kindle!
Written by economist Steve Keen, with art by Miguel Guerra and lettering and graphic storytelling by Suzy Dias, eCONcomics is a series of three satires explaining why the science (and we use that term lightly) of economics has gone so terribly wrong. Economist Steve Keen is one of the few professional economists to have correctly anticipated the global financial crisis of 2008.
In these savagely erudite satires, Keen highlights the lameness of the excuses offered by economists for their failure to predict anything from the financial crisis to the recent stock market highs. From “secular stagnation” to the “non-accelerating inflation rate of employment” and the “full employment real interest rate”, Keen expertly mocks both the myths and the incompetence of his professional colleagues.
After reading eCONomics, you will understand why no economist ever seems to be able to explain what is going on today, or tell you what will happen tomorrow.
The Art of eCONomics
When Steve Keen asked Miguel and I to illustrate his satirical articles, we knew Miguel could handle the art, but could we think of the right visual gags to enhance Steve’s already funny prose? Luckily, Steve’s up for anything, so I got to work reading and trying to imagine the text as an illustrated joke. Once I had the scenes written out, the big test was – would Miguel laugh immediately? That’s my test. If he hesitates or if the joke needs an explanation, it’s no good. Once we agree when something is funny, Miguel was off to the races providing all of the hilarious art. Once I add the titles, text and effects, it’s ready for print.