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What did you love best about The Undercover Economist Strikes Back?
Tim Harford is the Great Explainer of economics, and no one could have de-mystified the subject of macroeconomics as well as Tim. But still, no one really knows how the macroeconomy works, and "teaching the controversy" is a tall order even for the greatest of explainers.
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Tim's first book, The Undercover Economist, is on more solid theoretical and empirical ground, simply because microeconomic phenomena (buying and selling things) are so much better understood than macroeconomic phenomena (recessions, booms, growth and inflation).
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Interesting and understandable, though I imagine it is more enjoyable to listen to than to read.
The main issue I have is with what it doesn't say. Harford seems to try to be balanced between Keynesian and Classical economists, but fails to account for Austrian School solutions or perspectives, in favour of Keynes.
That aside, it doesn't stray too far into the weeds to be boring or incomprehensible.