Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Economic Comics by Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve's constituent banks have produced an excellent set of comics that explain economics. Eight comics are available that cover a variety of topics. They even offer free print copies! Of course, the PDF of comics are available for free download.

The first illustrated book in the series is "Great Minds Think - A Kid's Guide to Money". It's the only one that is not styled in comic genre but is rather an illustrated book. Several basic economic concepts like scarcity, opportunity cost, earning, income, needs and wants. It includes a lesson on income and expenses to be listed in a budget worksheet. Further, the concepts of a bank and saving for a goal are explained. A few puzzles at the end wind-up this guide to money.

Other titles in this series are in classic comic style. Intended audience seems to be anyone of any age. Some titles in this series are named as "Story of ...". These stories include banks and foreign trade and exchange. There are few more titles that cover other economic concepts. 


Link: https://www.newyorkfed.org/publications/result.cfm?comics=1
Note: All images are reduced size references from the cover page images provided on the above links. Copyright acknowledged.

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