Popular Economics

  • by John Tamny
  • Narrated by Daniel Penz
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forbes editor John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to demonstrate the basic principles of economics. The Rolling Stones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton become examples of good and bad tax policy. The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and The Sopranos reveal the downside of antitrust regulation while the Michigan Wolverines' 2007 loss to Appalachian State explains why regulations often fail to achieve their intended purposes. NBA star LeBron James' exploits on the basketball court illustrate free trade and comparative advantage while the cooking of chicken wings makes the case for a stable dollar.
Popular Economics is an everyman's guide to how money really works - a lesson politicians try (and fail) to grasp every day.

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amazing modern book on economics

Every millennial should read this book. ...entertaining, informative, revolutionary...a masterpiece at educating while trekking great stories.
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- Branden Beasley

Bravo

Concise, informative, accurate, and influential. A book I definitely recommend and a book I definitely will read again. He can change your opinion about trade deficits, inflation, gold, and how government impedes peace and prosperity by manipulating economics through monetary policy. Get ready to unlearn a lot of what you thought you knew if you happened to have been educated in a government school and have not been otherwise influenced by liberty minded thinkers. Well done.
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- Richard Kirkham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2015
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing