I teach economics in high school and enjoyed this book but for the average person this would not be an interesting read. It would be beneficial and worthwhile but not interesting.
My mistake was not listening to a sample of the narration before purchasing. The dryness that the material is delivered overshadows the quality of the content. Please encourage the publisher to perform a do-over.
I know very little about the fundamentals of economics, so I downloaded this title to learn. What I found was a full length op ed piece disguised as a book. According to the author, all unions are bad, strikes are only good if there is no picketing, minimum wages are bad for everyone and economic growth can only occur if the free market system has no restrictions. While there are interesting points presented, I can't help but feel that it's being presented by the same folks who brought us child labor, sweat shops and slavery.
There is a reason that slavery and serfdom occured in earlier times. This author would do well to study the economics of Ancient Rome and Medievil Europe before presenting his dogma as facts. Definitely not for the serious student looking to learn from a good teacher.
It just isnt a clear book on general economic rules, it is political and opionated
This is not a book on "basic economics" by any means, rather it is a 6 hour rant on "free market trade" and "trickle down economics" from a right wing/libertarian perspective!!!
When I read that the book explains basic "truths" about economics and clears up common "fallacies" I was expecting a broad overview of economic theory -- not a 6 hour rant against Keynesian economics using extremely loaded language.
It is not my aim to say whether I agree or disagree with the author, but a book on basic economics should not be a 6 hour attack on another economic school, rather a description of different economic schools and the argument for or against.
Very disappointed about the misleading content description. Had it been accurately described, I would not have gotten it, because my goal was to get a partisan free broad overview of basic economics... not a lecture on why conservatives know what's best for the economy and how liberals are messing it up.
Upset, not at the author, but editor of selection description.
This is an interesting book and it recommends that you think further out to what you "Can't see". examples like people being put out of work in the US gives money to people in the UK who then buy US goods giving jobs back in the US. What this books forgets to take into account the costs of poverty (crime) or the environmental costs. Once those costs are worked out it would be interesting to see the results. Also the theory that private enterprise will take less risk then government is interesting since it has been proven completely wrong with the current financial crisis. Maybe time for an updated version?