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From the Publisher"A guide to understanding 'the dismal science' and how economic concepts and institutions affect our daily lives" (The Economist, December 2010)
"...a must read in economic literacy." (USA Today, November 29, 2010)
"Finally, an economics book that is neither dull nor inscrutable and that won't put you to sleep. Greg Ip gives us a lucid and entertaining understanding of 'the dismal science' and reveals how economic concepts and institutions affect our daily lives. This little gem can turn all of us into sophisticated and educated citizens."
—Burton G. Malkiel, Professor of Economics, Princeton University; author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and The Elements of Investing
"Greg Ip is one of the world's best economic journalists. The Little Book of Economics will teach you much more than a little about the forces that shape all of our lives."
—N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; author of Principles of Economics
"Here's the perfect way to understand the economy without breaking a sweat. Clearly written and easy to understand, The Little Book of Economics guides you through what you need to know. Ip's bright light illuminates places previously darkened by insider jargon and arcane formulae."
—Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; former U.S. Secretary of Labor
"The book is an excellent introduction to basic economic concepts and ideas explained in clear and thoughtful ways. A must read in economic literacy." "
—Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics, New York University; Co-founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics
"Greg Ip has the rare talent of making even the toughest topics easy to understand. In The Little of Book of Economics, he tells you what you need to know with superb clarity and memorable examples. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a clear explanation of how the forces of economics shape the world."
—Michael J. Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management; Author of Think Twice