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eBook Basic Economics (2nd Edition ): A Citizen's Guide to the Economy (Library Edition) ePub

by Brian Emerson,Thomas Sowell

  • ISBN: 0786167351
  • Category: Business and Finance
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Brian Emerson,Thomas Sowell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.; Unabridged edition (June 15, 2006)
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  • Rating: 4.7
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At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy. This book should be in every family's library

At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy. This book should be in every family's library.

Thomas Sowell (Author), Brian Emerson (Narrator), Inc . Sowell does the best job I've ever seen of explaining the basics in a lucid, engaging style. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. We're talking basics of supply and demand, why subsidies cause oversupply, while taxes and controls cause undersupply.

Basic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics-for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations.

This book is a reality check for those who do not get economics - . Most of our politicians. It is too bad it is not required reading for every high school or college student. Download (pdf, . 1 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

Published December 2nd 2014 by Basic Books. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy (Hardcover). Author(s): Thomas Sowell, Brian Emerson (Narrator). ISBN: 078616879X (ISBN13: 9780786168798). Author(s): Thomas Sowell. Published December 28th 2010 by Basic Books.

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Basic Economics - A Citizens Guide to the Economy.

Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.

This is the revised and expanded edition of a new kind of introduction to economics for the general public—without graphs, statistics, or jargon. However, the enlargement of this edition is not just more of the same. In addition to being updated, Basic Economics has also become more international, with the inclusion of economic problems from more countries around the world because the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures.


Tat Tat
Anybody interested in any of the social sciences needs a basic understanding of economics and this book is a great way to get it. Most of the civil unrest we deal with in the world today is likely due to intellectuals postulating about society without regard for the dramatic effect the economic backdrop of a country has on the social experience.
When I am benevolent dictator of the world, a minor in economics will be required for entry into even the most basic of social science and social work courses.
Faell Faell
A great book, one that every educated person should read and understand. In only 350 pages Thomas Sowell provides the reader a very clear understanding of economics, money and banking, international trade and many other related subjects. He does this remarkable feat without using any math or charts. This book should be in every family's library. You can provide any high school kid a solid base for future learning and their personal prosperity by having them read this book and then discuss it with you.
The title is boring but the book is a real gift to all of us fortunate enough to read it and have it available as a reference. It is just amazing how much knowledge is available for $. I have taken many expensive courses in economics and finance both as an undergraduate and in a graduate economics program. This book covers most of the courses and then goes further.
I am recommending this book to everyone who wishes to better understand our society. It well deserves five stars and more. Thank you Thomas Sowell for a very fine book.
Economics, like other fields of inquiry, has its basics and its advanced concepts. However, writers on the subject seem to have a lot of trouble making that distinction.

A physicist knows that first you explain the basics - the law of gravity, laws of motion, concepts of weight and mass, and so forth. Then, for those who really need to know, you go on to optics, relativity, quantum mechanics, etc.

Unfortunately, most economics texts insist on delving right into the equivalent of quantum mechanics. The result is both soporific and deceptive. It gives the reader the idea that this stuff is really too hard to understand except for "professionals". (I sometimes wonder if they're poor writers, or if they are just trying to set themselves above the masses.)

Sowell does the best job I've ever seen of explaining the basics in a lucid, engaging style. We're talking basics of supply and demand, why subsidies cause oversupply, while taxes and controls cause undersupply. Comparitive advantage and why free trade between nations helps both sides overall (though individuals may suffer).

I've seen reviews that blast this presentation as "biased". I think such criticism is misplaced. Economics is about what happens under various conditions, and doesn't pretend to make political or moral judgements about the outcome.

For example, economics says clearly that having a forced "high-risk" pool for automobile insurance causes distortion in the price of automobile insurance policies - some drivers end up subsidizing those with bad records. That's a simple prediction, akin to saying that if you drop a hammer, it will fall downwards, not hover or rise. It does *not* indicate whether or not such a pool is a good or bad idea. It just lets you know something about the costs of the law, and allows some cost-benefit analysis to see whether it's worth it (perhaps society comes off better because there are fewer uninsured drivers, for example).

Where Sowell does become impatient is when advocates of governmental intervention (read: liberals) fail to acknowledge the realities of economics. Many politicians and activists would really rather not look at the economic results of a policy, because it might turn out not to be such a stellar idea after all. Take rent control. By holding prices below market level, basic economics says it will cause supply to run under demand, thereby causing a housing shortage. That's not a moral judgment on rent control - it's just the way the market behaves. It's not being biased to point out that policies have economic costs. It's just reality.

If you are ready to gain a decent understanding of the basics, this is the place to get it. If you have an ideological ax to grind concerning how you think the economic world *ought* to work, instead of the way it does work, then you probably won't care much for this book.
Molace Molace
The basic principles of economics must be among the least understood principles to the average person today. Dr. Thomas Sowell does a great service by putting those principles into an exceedingly easy to understand book. He boils down the definition of economics as this: "the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternative uses." While on the surface a book on basic economics may seem dry, the author does a commendable job of making it easy to read. As others have said, this should be required reading for every citizen. (although some politicians may want you to remain ignorant of these principles) Understanding economics will help us to ensure this country remains free. Three cheers for Dr. Sowell and this book.
Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
If you want to learn the basics of economics, then read some of the real textbooks, which passed thorough peer-review and which present balanced and reliable information. You can read summaries of chapters and sections of real academic textbooks, as they are written in lay language and will give you all the basics in under an hour. This book is mostly a libertarian manifesto and presents subjective views of the author. On the positve side, Dr. Sowell is an excellent writer and can explain complicated concepts in an easy and accessible language, without resorting to arcane academic terms.
Mora Mora
This is one of Thomas Sowell's more cogent works, and it should form the basis for course on economics for every high school Senior. Sowell works very hard to explain technical matters without the use of graphs and formulas, sometimes to ill effect, but on the whole with clarity. His expose of popular fallacies is excellent, but falls far short of its potential. Many economists share Sowell's view of economic reality, and this book could use some of this outside support to keep those PC readers from dismissing this as the work of an out-of-step radical. Moreover, more hard statistical support is needed to illustrate the relative srengths of the various economic and political structures found throughout the world.
My major complaint, however, is with the fairly large number of obvious typographical errors found throughout the book.