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The Concise Guide to Economics
by Jim Cox
To understand economics is to understand the practical case for freedom. The Concise Guide To Economics is a handy, quick reference guide for those already familiar with basic economics, and a brief, compelling primer for everyone else. Jim Cox introduces topics ranging from entrepreneurship, money, and inflation to the consequences of price controls (which are bad) to pri ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 126 pages
Published June 28th 2007 by Ludwig von Mises Institute
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Mar 12, 2010 Jari Metsälä rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: kaikille taloudesta kiinnostuneille
Kuten nimi kertoo, niin kirja on ytimekäs opas talouteen ja siten hyvä hakuteos. Lisäksi kirja sisältää kunnioitettavan kokoelman hyviä viitteitä tiedonnälkää täydentämään.
Jim Cox's Concise Guide to Economics is a collection of essays on...you guessed it...economics. I really enjoyed the topics that at first seemed counter-intuitive, like speculation and price gouging in times of emergency. Speculators make informed bets on the price of goods based on expected future conditions. If they're poor, speculators bet on an increase in prices, and an increase in prices gives people the incentive to conserve. The same goes with price gouging. When prices rise because of a ...more
A great primer on Austrian economics. The author also compares and contrasts Austrian economics with other major schools of economic thought. The chapters are VERY concise and should serve to pique the reader's interest in investigating the ideas the authors puts forth. The author provides excellent references for further study.