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A mixed bag
on 9 April 2012
This book gives a good overview into the general principles of economics, and how markets can work to create wealth. In that, it does a reasonable job.
However, there are two issues I have with the book:
- The first is the desperate desire to "sell" free-market economics, based on anecdote, and with negative coverage of all forms of regulation or alternative economic models
- The second is the amount of time the author spends talking about how important economics is, how it is vital that people use it to solve the worlds problems (or rather, use it to realise that they can't). I'd much rather he talking about economic theories and models!