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Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal

Moshe Adler’s Economics for the Rest of Us is a strong introduction to the core conceits and theories of modern economics. The book takes readers on a well written tour of leading thoughts on key topics of perennial concern. Employment, equality, efficiency, wages are thrown around moving minds and legislation. As we struggle with high unemployment, stagnant wages and international competition, these issues must be understood. I would recommend this work as a intellectually curious guide to thinking about vital issues and the discipline of economics. It is valuable to have a fast, smooth run through of these topics. The interplay between the field of economics and the economy is a long ignored and vital discussion.

As an economist, it was a pleasure to read through Economics for the Rest of Us and see the material presented in a user friendly format that encourages debate and social analysis.