NPR Chamber Congratulates Founder on Release of Book on Economics for Voters

Washington, D.C. [CapitalWirePR] October 30, 2015 – The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (NPR Chamber) would like to extend a congratulations to its founder & Executive Director Justin Vélez-Hagan on the hardback release of his new book, The Common Sense behind Basic Economics: A guide for budding economists, students, and voters.

The book aims to educate voters on the importance of understanding basic economics and related policies currently being debated in Washington and how they impact the entire country, with a humorous tone catered towards younger voters, especially within the Millennial generation.

Chapter topics include explanations of the national debt, common economic myths, Federal Reserve policy, the importance of entrepreneurship, the reasons why the U.S. is a global economic leader, among others, along with a number of policy discussions related to current events such as the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico.

“Economics doesn’t have to be boring, or all about complicated math equations.  It can be fun and something we want to be a part of.  It’s especially important with upcoming elections to have a basic understanding of the proposals of those seeking our vote,” said Vélez-Hagan.

“Hispanics are disproportionately uninvolved in economics and young people are especially turned off when our leaders don’t explain policies in common sense and easy-to-understand language.  I hope to even the playing field with this book.  No more letting things slide because we don’t understand what’s going on. It’s time we do.”

“Justin has a remarkable understanding of economics and explaining his viewpoints for my Millennial generation. An economic and political book for Millennials, by a Millennial,” said Jeb Bush, Jr. in his endorsement for the book.

Although available at national retailers online, Vélez-Hagan is donating signed copies of his book to all new NPRChamber member/donors.  More info available here:  http://nprchamber.org/membership-services/

 

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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