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The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Greg's new book should be on a must read for all Undergrad or even high school students as a general education course!

    One factor which cannot be ruled out as to why the US is in financial decay is simply that our education system fails to teach the principles of finance, or our economy, and the dynamics of the interplay between world economies. That said, Greg's new book truly brings together the many facets of the financial system under one book and explains many of these principles in such elegant, yet so simple english for us readers to digest. And, there are such understated humorous moments as well! One walks away after finishing the book wondering why one didn't major in Economics in college! Maybe if undergraduate students are required to read this book as not just for Econo majors but as a general ed requirement, there would be more financially literate, and productive people in our world.
    Greg's Chapter 11 on the briefing overview on the months of how our Fed handled the financial chaos was insightful and really helped me as a reader to better grasp the situation.

    Cheers to you for writing this book Greg!
    Jeanny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    Good review of current situation

    There is no lack of "simple little books" designed to explain some complex situation but this book delivers on the promise. A timely update, it puts the economic tumult since 2008 in a readable format. IF our "leaders" could commuicate on this level it would go along way toward explaining what's happening and what may happen next. An easy read, I would recommend it for high school / undergraduate college students for a broad overview of the complexities of Economics. After reading this work I looked up additional works by its author, Greg Ip, and I enjoyed what I found. A contributor to the "Economist" magazine, he has the ability to examine the Economy without getting bogged down in superflous rhetoric and mind-numbing partisan politics.

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    Posted September 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    This book purports to be nonfiction on a technical subject but i

    This book purports to be nonfiction on a technical subject but it doesn't even have an index - that's an insult to any serious reader.

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