Everybody needs to read this to understand how prosperity prevails. The writer gives excellent examples that are easy to understand pertaining to different economic practices. Read this and you will understand who is right and who is wrong in America. FREE MARKETS OR SLAVERY! DECIDE NOW!
Very easy to understand the economics factors. If you want to know the principles of the economy this is your first option
I loved the audio but did not ever read it...
I like his way of delivering the message like you have not heard it before.. In some cases this is really what happened.. Great job.
I got this listen to see just how much economics is misunderstood and how to get it to the very most basic levels... This was a win for me so far..
I found this a little hard going. The analogies seem a little outdated. Some of the simple concepts are there but sometimes devolves into simple concepts to explain concept world and cultural issues (very US centric). Not my cup of tea but if discounted or cheap, maybe worth it.
Wide spread analysis
I have several books I'm listening to at this time. Economics is a throw back to
my college years. The more advanced the class was the easier the course.
There really isn't much beyond supply and demand economics 101.
This book explains clearly the consequences of so many things we take for granted; i.e. regulations, taxes, price fixing, tariffs, and the like.This book reads like it was written today, and only the dates and actual figures reveal that it was written long ago. It shows that priciple stays the same, despite the fad of the day.
I loved explaination of the pros and cons brought about by union labor without any politcal spin! It's strictly numbers...
If I would try to read this book on my own, I would have fallen asleep, but Jeff gave dry material a personality that I enjoyes listening to.
This book crunched numbers without any political motivation. As certian policies were explained, I had quite a few "Ah-Haaa" moments.
Its to the point and the examples are clear.
Most of it... Just listen to it, it makes sense.
This book provided an easy-to-understand introduction to all aspects of an economy and applied it to common misconceptions about economic theory and public policy. It also discusses what we ought to do in order to achieve sustainable prosperity.
In his "30 years later" chapter, Hazlitt reflected on how modern day economists and policymakers (in the 1950s) perpetuate the problems they intend to solve, and I liked that the reader properly demonstrated his shock of the U.S. running deficits of $50 billion a year -- those were the days!
This is not so much an educational text as it is an argument for Mr Hazlitt's position. Some of his insight was valuable although it is not what I thought I was getting.
It just isnt a clear book on general economic rules, it is political and opionated