A reasonable intro to economics with one major problem. It is clearly little more than the American edition with a few British references thrown in (and this is supposed to be the 'UK Edition' as it says on the spine).
The two authors write in very different ways and it shows. Sean Masaki Flynn, the American author is very 'MTV' and tries far too hard to be conversational and informal with the result that he is rather annoying. His bits talk about the joys of peanut butter cookies and Ben and Jerry's fudge sundaes in ways that are unlikely to appeal to Brits.
In contrast, Peter Antonioni's sections are authoritative, evenly written and don't try to constantly be your 'buddy'. Every time the text switches between the two authors it is rather jarring. Indeed, readin the acknowledgements at the beginning it is clear that they have very different styles, ages, temperaments and opinions of themselves. Masaki Flynn is simply annoying. Maybe it's suitable for a US audience - but this should not be marketed as a British edition just because Antonioni gets to make a fw asides about Arsenal (or was it Spurs?).
In retrospect I wish I had bought one of the older single-author editions of Economics for Dummies which I imagine blows less hot and cold.
On a more positive note, I took the option of buying Investing for Dummies at the same time, and this is a far superior book. In fact it's rather better at explaining the essentials of economic theory than Economics for Dummies is, even though it only does it in passing.