Má to cenu? Lekce z ekonomie

Published: 2019
Pages: 125
Format: 15 × 18,5 cm
Binding: paperback
Subject: Economy. economics and management
ISBN: 978-80-210-9250-1

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Is it worth it? Lesson in economy

Hana Lipovská

In the third volume of the popular science "Munice" series the readers are invited to explore the very roots of the economic system of our society. The author dusts down one of the key topics in the field which has been somewhat neglected in the past century: the relationship between price and value. The book answers questions such as: Why do we express the price in money? Should a hand-sewn shirt cost several times more than a machine-made one? How did Bata price his shoes? Is the price of coffee related to the price of a guitar? Why are diamonds more expensive than water? How high or low must be a price so that to be unfair? Is the market immoral? What kind of information can be fairly converted into money? Why don't excellent teachers earn as much money as top footballers? Are economists cynical?

The author, Hana Lipovská, is a prominent representative of the emerging generation of Czech economists. She works at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University.

Munice [“ammunition”] is a new popular science series of Masaryk University Press. It brings current topics from natural, social, and human sciences in an accessible form and fresh graphic design. Munice is our contribution to your lifelong learning. Great for high-school graduates planning to go to university and for professionals looking beyond the horizons of their specialisation. Munice is knowledge packed so carefully and densely that you will easily finish each volume in one go on a train from Brno to Prague. Or on a plane to Barcelona. Munice gives space to erudite and charismatic personalities who will engage you with the most current topics. Munice is a window into the knowledge produced at our university.