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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of pop-economics, 28 Feb 2009
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This review is from: The Best Book on the Market: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Economy (Hardcover)
Even if, like me, you dont agree with the core perspective of this author's book I think that having read it you would have to agree that there is no better example of pop economic writing on sale today.

Butler presents a to the point and condensced nuts and bolts analysis of market forces, price mechanisms, specialisation, competition and even market failures or limitations. In doing so he has done a great service to all those who hold free marketeer perspectives. This is as good as a library comprising every book from early economists like Adam Smith to neo-classical economists like Hayek, Mise and Friedmann.

The style and pace of writing are good, the contents and layout of the book are equally accessible and make for an easy entertaining read. Consequently it is pretty persuasive, as a result I would sound a note of caution to the impressionable student or general reader alike as this is without a doubt a partisan read.
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Initial post: 25 May 2010 15:01:14 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
Ironic recommendation in hindsight - world recession!! Will it make me feel better about the new Conservative/Lib Dem coalition?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2010 00:13:20 BDT
Lark says:
It's a good pro-free market economics book, although its important to keep in mind that that's only one view, there are other keynesian and institutional economics accounts that take a different position. Plus comparative economics demonstrate how conservative governments or societies, such as Japan or some countries in Europe, have used social spending in a way that this book would suggest spells doom.

Its well written though, there can be good politics or economics books which you dont have to agree with but you can admire or respect for making a clear, readable account. Its a good read, if you like economics.
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