Basic Economics

  • by Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by Brian Emerson
  • 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.This is the revised and expanded edition of a new kind of introduction to economics for the general public, without graphs, statistics, or jargon. However, the enlargement of this edition is not just more of the same. In addition to being updated, Basic Economics has also become more international, with the inclusion of economic problems from more countries around the world, because the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures.


What the Critics Say

"Clear and concise....Among economists of the past 30 years, [Sowell] stands very proud indeed." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Basic Economics is not only valuable for a general lay-person audience, it would also benefit lawyers, politicians, and, yes, economists, as well." (Washington Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

could have been shorter

Though the things the book discusses are interesting, I feel the contents of the book could have been covered in 1/3 of the time. The authors keeps saying the same thing in several different ways... Probably an abridged version might have been better... but I still dont regret listening to it as it made the fundamentals of economics -- atleast the free market economics clear.
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- Anand

Not Really what I Expected

I was hoping for an unbiased book that would just go into the basics of economics. This does cover economic concepts but only as it relates to how great unregulated capitalism is for everyone. While this may be true, and I am not arguing one way or another, I was more interested in learning about economics without a slant (liberal or conservative) so I could form my own opinions.

Overall, this is not a bad book. Just wasn't what I was looking for or expecting.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.