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DO NOT buy the Kindle version
on 2 January 2016
Steve Keen is a virtuoso economist who takes the Keynsian / Austrian economics debacle and resets it into a real world functionality based in actual observations, not crass economic theory. It is 'Theory' (currently the apalling Keynsian) that has made us all guinea pigs in this gigantic economic experiment for the last 80 years ... and is probably the reason you are buying his book in the first place ...
So ... the book is unmatched in it's contemporary interpretation of real economics, and Keen may be seen as the new Guru of economics in the coming Bankster storms.
However ... DON'T buy the Kindle version ... It comes with NO diagrams, charts or graphs! ... and Keen has the unadulterated gall to suggest that the deliberate elimination of these in the Kindle addition is a BENEFIT !! ... Trying to read text explanations in an un-illustrated format is like driving blindfold, and detracts massively from the reading experience.
It baffles me that other reviewers don't comment - perhaps they are predominantly into paper versions ... which Keen then suggests I purchase "if I want the Charts and Diagrams". The idea I need to buy two copies of a work just to have a complete copy seems trite ... and also appears to add significantly to the author's revenues perhaps ? ... In fairness he also says I can download the Charts free as a pdf ... but I sooo love having to swap between two Apps continuously just to complete my reading delectation !
Note: the charts in the pdf are un-numbered and nearly impossible to relate to the text ... perhaps it's becuase I'm not as intelligent as an Economist to be able to do this ... or indeed ... to even read a book without being so flummoxed and distracted by those liney-graphiccy things on the same page .. that I suffer spontaneous dyslexia and lose all rationale ...
Boy ... I hope Keen reads this review and then personally apologises by shouting down to me from the window in his Ivory Tower ...
DON'T BUY THE KINDLE VERSION !