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on 13 February 2009
It is at times like these when the world is facing a period of recession when one needs to sit down and read a "thing" or two about economics. Being an eager economist, I was truly impressed with the fields covered by David Smith.

The great thing about this book is the writing style. Smith does not complicate things, in a way that someone who studied economics before may find it a bit too amateur. But the purpose of this book is to provide basic knowledge on the 5-10 main areas that one needs to touch in order to continue with, or simply learn about economics.

In my opinion the writing on the Credit Crunch crisis of 2008 seems a bit rushed but this is not something to overshadow the main idea of the book, as the effects of the crisis are yet to be fully revealed and no author seems and will seem updated enough to illustrate the economic crisis on paper, unless the economy recovers. This is a tool for someone who has had little -if any- economic knowledge and seeks to broaden it.

One shall not expect difficult diagrams or complicated and advanced vocabulary, as Smith definitely puts out an excellent and easy-going "dinner party" for someone to enjoy.
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