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Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
By Brian Emerson (narrator) and Thomas Sowell
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date October 1, 2006
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Una rev ex
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786168798
ISBN-10 078616879X
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.50 by 5.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details audio
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Summary
Outlines the principles behind each major type of economy including capitalist, socialist, and feudal, in terms of the incentives each creates.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From one of America's best-known economists, the one book anyone who wants to understand the economy needs to read.

At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy, written by an economist who uses plain English. No jargon, no graphs, no equations. Yet this is a comprehensive survey, covering everything from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments.

The purpose of Basic Economics is to enable people without any economic training to understand the way the economy functions-not only the American economy, but other economies around the world.

Some of the clearest demonstrations of the role of prices, for example, come from economies in which prices are not allowed to function-with consequences which show just what those functions are and what happens when they are lacking.

In the end, this is not a book from which to cram facts, but one from which to gain an understanding of the economy that will enable you to form your own conclusions on the basis of tested principles, rather than on the basis of emotion or rhetoric. That is the goal of the journey, but you should also enjoy the trip along the way.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465081387 Book cover for 9780465081455
 
from Perseus Books Group (January 1, 2004); titled "Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide to the Economy"
9789990080100 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Rev exp edition from Basic Books (December 24, 2003); titled "Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide to the Economy"
9780465081455 | details & prices | 496 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $35.00
About: An accessible, jargon-free resource outlines the principles behind each major type of economy including capitalist, socialist, and feudal, in terms of the incentives each creates.
from Basic Books (December 21, 2000)
9780465081387 | details & prices | 366 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $30.00
About: At last there is a citizen's guide to the economy, written by an economist who uses plain English.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786168798
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Brian Emerson (other contributor) | Una rev ex edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 1, 2006)
9780786168798 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.75 × 1.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Outlines the principles behind each major type of economy including capitalist, socialist, and feudal, in terms of the incentives each creates.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786146222
 
With Brian Emerson (other contributor) | Rev exp edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 1, 2006)
9780786146222 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.25 × 2.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $29.95
About: From one of America's best-known economists, the one book anyone who wants to understand the economy needs to read.

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