6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Clearly explained but read between the lines,
This review is from: Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Hardcover)
For people like me who previously had little knowledge of how economics work, it is a very useful book as many real life examples are given to illustrate topics that might otherwise be difficult to understand. It is very comprehensive but towards the end of the book, you have to be skeptical.
Wheelan is obviously very defensive of the capitalist system, even though he often points out taking care of the environment, etc. In the chapter about the Asian sweatshops he carefully justifies some issues in a way that is covering up the whole problems put forward by anti-globalizationists. There are ways that this situation could be improved for the good of the world but he carefully goes around the issues to defend the capitalist pigs, so make sure you analyze what is on the page, there is more to it than he tries to get you to believe.
Otherwise, a recommended book for any economics-novice.