Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

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Basic Books, 2004 - Business & Economics - 438 pages
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This is the revised and enlarged edition of a new kind of introduction to economics for the general public-without graphs, statistics, or jargon. In addition to being updated, Basic Economics has also become more internationalized by including economic problems from more countries around the world, because the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders. While most chapter titles remain the same, their contents have changed considerably, reflecting the experiences of many different peoples and cultures.

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User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

If everyone read this book, the Democratic Party would be out of business, and for good reason. There are certain economic laws; there is economic history; there are economic limits., Liberals ignore this and proceed on good supposedly good intentions. Reality be damned. Read full review

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User Review  - Drtaxsacto - Goodreads

Sowell makes a strong case for free market economics in a number of areas. But I found two problems with the book - first, his discussion of scarcity (which most economists begin the discussion of ... Read full review

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Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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