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A great introduction to the scope of economics,
This review is from: The Undercover Economist (Paperback)I thought that this was a great book. A little simplistic to start but it really does get going with each succeeding scenario. The author makes a pretty convincing case for the power of absolutely free markets right up until the globalisation chapter where I got the impression he was beginning to miss out (or at least brush over) some of the counter arguments.
Contrary to one of the other reviewers, I really had the impression the author was all for unrestricted markets and introduced the concept of fairness as a consideration because he felt society (readers) would demand it. I certainly didn't feel the author believes fairness should be achieved in any other way but through the use of the market.