Like all the texts for dummies, this one on economics explains principles clearly in accessible, friendly language without being condescending or patronising. You don't need to be a mathematical genius. I wanted to mug up on the basics of economics in order to understand better the current world financial recession and to have a foundation for assessing the claims of politicians wanting me to believe in their offered solutions. The structured approach to the explanations is very helpful and I am now several steps wiser. The book is informative and readable. I recommend it thoroughly.