Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

  • by Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 23 hrs and 46 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.
Basic Economics,which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.

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Excellent Book on Basic Economics

Not really a "story" but it does tell the history and continuing effect of economics on our lives.

Thomas Sowell presents Economics in a very easy to understand and well illustrated way. This is the 5th edition so is up to date with current examples. There is a lot of information and a plethora of quotable quotes, so probably warrants additional listens to absorb it all.

Tom Weiner is perfect for this type of a book as he reads as one would expect an "expert" in this field might read.

A great book that I will definitely listen to again.
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- DWR

Thought changing & factual ideals !

Many new facts that change my ideas of our gov & market, some show where our gov is headed in the wrong direction
Some show where we've been.
Also a great history of America & other countries. Definitely a book I'll read again!!
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- Norman D. Harrison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.