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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A good introduction to some basic economic concepts. - Goodreads
Sowell is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
An excellent introduction to sound economics. - Goodreads
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In this book Thomas Sowell explains economic principles found throughout businesses and history. It might be better to look for a book on economics that is written from an entirely academic perspective, because this one reads like a debate. Read full review

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Basic economics does exactly what it claims to do. It lays down an entire introductory macroeconomics course into a few hundred pages of anecdotal information. This books in mainly targeted toward ... 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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