Basic Economics

Basic Economics

A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

eBook - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Thomas Sowell explains the principles of economics in plain jargon for the general public, answering questions like: Why are homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks of New York in the winter, when the abandoned apartment buildings have four times as many dwelling units as there are homeless people in the city? Why did Russians have to import food to feed people in Moscow, when Russia itself had vast amounts of some of the richest farmland in Europe?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, 2011
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780465022311
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 689 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 22, 2016

Highly recommend--I found this book very informative and thought provoking. I only rated it 4 stars because I think the title is misleading. This is a book about a pro-capitalist, pro-business, anti-government, and anti-media world view that uses economics to further its points. The view of economics painted by the author is extremely biased.

Aug 04, 2015

This is a very nice book to get your feet wet for Economics. Examples are explained in details in common language that anyone can understand.

Nov 21, 2012

Excellent book

Nov 08, 2012

After reading this book, I undoubtedly think this will be one of the most important books I read in my lifetime. I now know as much about economics as I can reasonably expect to know without taking a course on economics.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top