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Basic Economics

A Citizen's Guide to the Economy: Revised and Expanded Edition
Written by: Thomas Sowell
Narrated by: Brian Emerson
Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
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Thomas Sowell has a different idea about how economics should be taught. With this groundbreaking introduction to economics, Sowell has thrown out the graphs, statistics, and jargon. Learning economics, he believes, should be relaxing - and even enjoyable.

Sowell reveals the general principles behind any kind of economy - capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In understandable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first audiobook for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.

In this edition, Basic Economics has been revised and expanded to address the new concerns of the 21st century. It's focus has become more international, including the range of economic problems faced by foreign countries around the world. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures. In his straightforward style, Sowell demonstrates that the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders.

©2000 Thomas Sowell (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Mikael
  • 2019-08-09

Required reading

This book is a masterpice. Easy to understan and filled with facts and references, leaving emotional and moral grandstanding in the dirt. I have already told several friends and acquaintances about the book and I hope the authors other titles hold the same standard, I have already added many of the authors books to my wishlist. I cant think of anything substantial missing in the preformance, I would have liked a pdf though. But ”there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it.” : )

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  • Chad S.
  • 2019-06-12

A mind opening consideration of Economics.

Fantastic book, one that gets one thinking in a different way about economics than is generally promoted by society today. Good narration, the only reason I held off on 5 stars is that on occasion, some very minor background noise could be heard, but wasn't overly distracting.

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