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
- Branden Beasley "Branden C Beasley"
infers conclusions from hand picked examples...
Never ever from John Tamny, can I please have my money back.
Well narrated by Daniel Penz
I was looking for a book that might challenge believes about economics that I am holding. I will actually look for a different book in the same genre despite John Tamny
John Tamny concludes a bunch of bullshit without any statistical evidence or apparent logic from telling hand-picked stories. The stories aren't great or exciting either and he gets it all so backwards. It becomes very clear that he is somewhat challenged intellectually. Beware of this book it is an insult to intelligence independent of what your prior thoughts are on related topics. I should have researched the book more but I needed a new read and audible recommended it... Don't buy this please!