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on 15 March 2015
Like many reference books, “50 Economics Ideas…” meant to familiarise the reader with a selection of "must-know" concepts of economics. I found the ideas ranged from pretty simple ones (e.g. supply and demand rule) to quite complex (e.g. government deficits), which simply could not be covered in a 2-page length essay.
The book does not give any dazzling insights. I doubt you will be able to be a part of dinner conversation that revolves around Keynesianism after having read the book. Chapters offer very short introduction to subjects on which tomes and tomes of studies were written. By all means, you can start with "50 economics ideas…" but don’t stop with it, if you are interested in economics.
I also noticed a few mistakes (grammatical as well as factual)!