"'David Smith skilfully cuts through the mind-numbing waffle that surrounds much of modern economics, delivering a highly accessible guide to a subject that many claim to understand but very few do.' (Jeff Randall, BBC Business Editor) 'Smith... is an amiable and talented dining companion' (Martin Hemming, Observer) 'Free of jargon, obfuscation and interminable subordinate clauses, his prose is just the job' (Ross Leckie, The Times)"
Revised edition of this classic accessible guide - fully updated to explore how the global crisis of 2008 has affected the economy
About the Author
David Smith is Economics Editor of the Sunday Times
and the author of a number of books including The Dragon and the Elephant
 and The Age of Instability