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Intro to Economics and Argument for Globalisation
on 6 July 2017
The Undercover Economist is a clearly-written and thorough introduction to economics using practical examples such as coffee shops and grocery store pricing, auctions, congestion charges and health care systems. There is a second dimension to the book, however, in that the author, while demonstrating the economic concepts, makes and argues a case in support of free trade, laissez-faire economic policy and globalisation. He generally makes a strong case, but the analysis is patchy at times. For example, in making his argument for why globalisation is a good thing, he mentions the foreign exchange market as a key point but he never adequately explains it. Overall, this is an accessible and fairly light read, which is recommended for anyone looking to improve his/her understanding of economics.