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ec·o·nom·ics by Kersten L. Kelly
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Jul 22, 2012

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Well if there’s one thing this book taught me it’s that I already know a lot about economics- I just never refered to it that way. It certainly achieved it’s objective of showing how simple economics can be but I didn’t feel I really learnt anything from it to be honest. Part of this is probably that there was quite a lot of consumer psychology information contained in the book, but most of it was basic and all of it I already knew- I’m not sure how far that would be true of someone with no academic knowledge of psychology.

The other problem I found was that it was very American focused. I could still relate to the real-world applications but sometimes I knew other things to be true in the UK, which means it isn’t perfectly placed for a market outside the US.

Still it is easy to understand, which makes it a good introduction to economics. Sometimes it is a little repetative which did get a little boring but certainly made sure that the theory was clearly underlined.

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