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Stunningly Obvious & Unrelentingly Dull
on 16 August 2014
I got this because I have no background in economics and the cover made it look like an accessible and stimulating intro to economics that would make it relevant for the layperson. Well, if questions like "Why are houses in the UK smaller than in the states and Australia?" stump you, then go ahead. If however you've already worked out the answer before he's finished asking the question then this will drive you as mad as it did me. Even content that could have been potentially a good basis for interesting discussion (like the fact that New York cabbies knock off early on rainy days) was dealt with in the same turgid and dry manner. I never even got half through I was so bored. Intellectual riches may lie in the second half but I couldn't bear to plough on.