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Economics and Nature (PB)

Essays in Balance, Complementarity and Harmony by: Navin Doshi

ßEconomics and Natureû is a versatile attempt at analysing the present-day global economic scenario in the backdrop of time-tested economic theories and ancient thought. While focusing on issues that have resulted in economic quagmire, the book attempts to provide veritable solutions.



ISBN: 9788124606247
Year Of Publication: 2012
Edition: 1st
Pages : xviii, 307 p
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 550


The book, adopting a fresh approach, addresses the economic travails in the contemporary global scenario and presents a search for solutions to the economic quagmire based on arguments relying on common sense and understanding of human nature. It analyses the views of thinkers and economists including Kautilya of the ancient India, ideas of John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, and other highly acclaimed economic theories to discuss ideal economic concepts. Looking at the past for economic wisdom and taking clue from the laws of nature which ensures that imbalances do not persist for long, the articles in the volume deal with matters of deep concern in the present-day global economic scenario and ways to address them. The volume, informative, interesting and insightful, is bound to be useful to economists as well as general readers.


— Professor Ravi Batra
— Navin Doshi
Part I
Economics and Nature
1. Good Economy: An Introduction
2. Chills in a Seemingly Healthy Economy
3. Ideal Economy Concepts Since the Ancient Times
4. The Wage Gap: A Unified Theory of Macroeconomics
5. Clustering, Balance, Harmony, and Complementarities
6. Reviving The American Dream
Appendix A: Economic Aphorisms
Appendix B: Market Psychology and the Laws of Nature
Appendix C: Free Market Quotes
Part II
Essays in Contemporary Economics
In Gold We Trust
Anthropocene: The Age of Man
Anekantavada: The Truth in Matters of Economy, Markets, and Money
Versatile Silver, a Poor Man’s Gold
Silver, Opium, and Paper Dollars
Broken Records of 2010 and Trends of 2011
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Silver, India’s Rupyak
Fault Lines; Saving Capitalism from Capitalists
Economic Smor-Gas-Bord
Revisiting Gold: Heads, I Win. Tails Too, I Win
Derivatives: Lethal Financial Instruments of Mass Destruction
Gazing Into the Crystal Ball for 2010
Mutually Assured Financial Destruction
The Butterfly Effect: Seeds of the Meltdown
All the Emperors with No Clothes
Economics 101 and the State of the World Economy
Weakening Dollar in a Civilisation Shift
Dollar: Past, Present and Future
Irrational Optimism
Die-Hard Illusions
A Tale of Two Metals: Gold and Silver
The Banyan Tree: Asia’s Mascot
Deepening Depression
Inflation or Deflation?

Meet the Author
Navin Doshi is an aerospace engineer, trader in financial asset management and philosophical thinker. In 1958 Doshi came to the United States and pursued postgraduate studies in engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at UCLA. During his career as an aerospace engineer, he was the recipient of several NASA awards and US patents. In 1999, Navin and his wife, Pratima, endowed the Doshi Chair of Indian Studies in the Department of History at UCLA. The Doshis have also endowed a professorship at the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, which administers the annual Doshi Bridge Builder Award. In 2008, Doshi founded Nalanda International, a non-profit organisation for promoting excellence and research in Indic Studies. Recipient of numerous honours in India and USA, Doshi is the author of the book Transcendence: Saving Us from Ourselves (Ithaca Press, 2009). Doshi's numerous articles on investment, economics, and philosophy have been published in various periodicals and are posted at www.nalandainternational.org.
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