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A clear and simple description of Economy, 3 Mar 2011
By using a simple story, the book provides a clear understanding of the coplex mechanisms of the world economy and finance. It provides an effective metaphore by which it explains the recent (the last 20 years, roughly) economic events. It considers the analysis from the point of view of the US and significant developing countries such as China, by providing an exaustive explanation of the role and the importance of the latter for American economy.
Moreover, I found it very stimulating the message of not trusting unconditionally the economists as they always seem to have to make up an explanation even when they don't have any, in order to please the ruling class of politicians that embarked into wrong economic measures.
I strongly recommend this book to all of those that are not into the typical technical language of economy professionals.