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Cocktail Party Economics

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A little Economics training can go a long way in helping you understand the real world you live in. Assistant Professor of Economics Evie Adomait, along with her writing partner Richard Maranta, write simply about what can appear to be a complicated subject while never dumbing down the intellectual ideas which make Economic thought so important in this day and age. From th ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 25th 2011 by Pearson Education Canada
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Jackson
Sep 30, 2014 Jackson rated it did not like it
A mandatory reading for class.

I found this book a horrible read. The author's poor attempt at incorporating anecdotes and stories infuriates me. She many times goes off on tangents that are impertinent to the study of economics. The book seems to lack organization at certain levels and has seem to use some sort of tomfoolery to pass a much needed and refined editing. The entirety of the book can probably be condensed under 100 pages with much more fun than the book has. The textbook it is a comp
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Mary-Jane
Mar 25, 2011 Mary-Jane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This is the kind of book that is written for a person like me with no formal background in economics. The book is very entertaining, relevant, and informative. I would suggest it as a good reference book for the shelf.
Chandra Witts
Jan 24, 2012 Chandra Witts rated it it was amazing
Cocktail Party Economics was required reading for my Introductory Microeconomics class. I'm glad it was required because not only did it give me an understanding of the basics for class discussions, it was also a fun read. My boyfriend has called this book economics for girls.
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