The Economy Explained

On the one hand…economics is not easily explained .

On the other hand…there are some great books illuminating the dismal science!

All of these books are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.

Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robin. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. 2012. (330 A).

Adler, Moshe. Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal. 2010. (330 A).

Akerlof, George A. and Rachel E. Kranton. Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being. 2010. (306.3 A).

Altman, Daniel. Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends that Will Reshape the Global Economy. 2011. (330.9 A).
     Also available: CD

Ariely, Dan. Predictably Irrational: the Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions.
2008. (330.019 A).
     Also available: CD

Barnett, William A. Getting It Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy.
2012. (332.401 B).

Beattie, Alan. False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World.
2009. (330.9 B).

Bloom, Howard K. The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-vision of Capitalism.
2010. (330.122 B).

Buchanan, Mark. Forecast: What Extreme Weather Can Teach Us About Economics.
2013. (330 B).

Coyle, Diane. The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters.
2010. (330 C).

The Economics Book. 2012. (330 E).

Edlin, Aaron S. et. al. The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial crisis, Health Care Reform, and More. 2012. (330.973 E).

Ferguson, Niall. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. 2008.
(330.09 F).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Fox, Justin. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street. 2009. (332.64 F).

Frank, Robert H. The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times. 2009. (330 F).

Frank, Robert H. and Ben S. Bernanke. Principles of Macroeconomics. 2011. (339 F).

Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.
2006. (303.4833 F).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Galbraith, John Kenneth. The Affluent Society. 1998. (330.973 G).

Gilder, George F. Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-first Century. 2012. (330.122 G).

Gorman, Tom. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Economics. 2011. (330 G).

Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics. 2011. (330.015195 G).

Gwartney, James D. Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity. 2010. (330 C).

Harford, Tim. The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World.
2009. (339 H).

Lasn, Kalle. Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics : A Real World Economics Textbook. 2012. (330.019 L).

Levitt, Steven D. and Stephen J. Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. 2005. (330 L).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Omae, Ken’ichi. The Invisible Continent: Four Strategic Imperatives of the New Economy. 2000. (382.71 O).

Ormerod, Paul. Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction and Economics. 2005.
(330.1 O).
     Also available: eBook

Overtveldt, Johan Van. The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business. 2007. (330.1553 O).

Porter, Eduardo. The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do. 2011. (338.521 P).

Sandel, Michael J. What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. 2012. (174 S).

Schlefer, Jonathan. The Assumptions Economists Make. 2012. (330 S).

Schumacher, E.F. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered: 25 Years Later ... with Commentaries. 1973. (330 S).

Skousen, Mark. EconoPower: How a New Generation of Economists Is Transforming the World. 2008. (330 S).
     Also available: CD

Sowell, Thomas. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy.
2011. (330 S).

Szuchman, Paula. Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes. 2011. (646.78 S).

Taylor, Timothy. The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know about How the Economy Works. 2012. (330 T).

Tapscott, Don and Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. 2006. (658.046 T).
     Also available: CD

Weaver, Frederick Stirton. Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with an Attitude.
2011. (330 W).

Wheelan, Charles. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science. 2010. (330 W).