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Diane Coyle delivers a surprisingly entertaining collection of concepts in applied economics and why the (not-quite-so) 'dismal science' matters to the great unwashed, whether they like it or not.
Coyle covers much of the same ground that Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science and Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything do - namely, how to get laypeople interested in economic theory without shoving a bunch of math at them.What was really fascinating to me, though, is that Coyle is an English author. While the book still centers on the States quite a bit, I loved getting a slightly more global perspective. It's a relatively light read, worth picking u...
I read this book for one of my Economics of Information class as a Library Science Student. It gives really basic economic terms in descriptions that anyone can understand. However, the content is not that interesting. I think that this book was great as a textbook for class. However if you want to know more indepth information about the economics around you then I would suggest something else but it was a good beginners guide.
If I could give a book six stars, I would do so for this book. It's economics, so it's no page-turner, but it does a simple, comprehensive discussion and analysis of many critical issues facing people, governments, and society. Anyone even vaguely interested in public policy as it relates to the economy, politics, motivation, and the psychology of decision-making should read this book.
The book is quite basic and is not as I expected it to be (it should be called Ecomics for Dummies) however the book deserves some credit as it explores some unconventional lines in showing the interconnectedness between the world at large and Economics to an extent but warning can be a bit of a bore.
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Well written. This book presents the topics of economics in a fashion that can be understood by the less business-minded.
Another serviceable look at real-world applications of economic theory. Nothing all that unique here.
Interesting idea.Liked the use of bold type to show defining ideas.Thought-provoking.