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Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy

by Sowell, Thomas, 1930-

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A presentation of economics in plain, straightforward language, without the jargon, graphs, or equations that dominate most other economic writings. This book is aimed at people with no previous study of the subject, namely the general public and beginning students in economics. Basic Economics illu... Full description

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Summary: A presentation of economics in plain, straightforward language, without the jargon, graphs, or equations that dominate most other economic writings. This book is aimed at people with no previous study of the subject, namely the general public and beginning students in economics. Basic Economics illustrates economic principles with vivid examples from countries around the world, to make those principles memorable in a way that technical jargon or mathematical presentations may not. The fifth edition includes a new chapter on the reasons for large differences of income and wealth between nations. It also examines some popular explanations of these differences that will not stand up under scrutiny. This chapter, and the chapter on the history of economics itself, give the beginning student a larger context for understanding the role of economics.--Publisher information.
Physical Description: ix, 689 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780465060733
0465060730
Author Notes: Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, and Amherst. Author of Intellectuals and Society and the classic Basic Economics, among others, Sowell lives in Stanford, California.
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