What are the best books in understanding the Economy?

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    #1The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis is a non-fiction book that deals with economics and finance. The uniqueness of this book tackles the conflict between the lower and middle-class Americans.


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    Joshua Rios
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine a book on amazon. People who like doomsday books may like this item."
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    #2Lords of Finance

    Lords of Finance

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World is a historical and political non-fiction book written by Liaquat Ahamed. This economics book was first published in 2009 by Penguin Press. 


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    Frank Rice
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was looking for a good book about understanding the Economy and I found Lords of Finance. This is a story discussing the great depression and the economics surrounding it. Its a really helpful insight and I loved the style and writing. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in economics. "
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    #3Basic Economics A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

    Basic Economics A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

    Sowell is a well-known member of the conservative political community. In "Basics economy" presents an introductory course in the economy with special attention to the public policy. He explains what is economics without complicated graphics.


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    Janice Wong
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Basic Economics A Citizen's Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell does the best job I've seen in explaining the basics of economics in easy to understand language. The book has an engaging and lucid style that makes it a pleasure to read. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of economics. "
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    #4Stone Age Economics

    Stone Age Economics
    Stone Age Economics is a book by Marshall Sahlins that examines the connection between culture and economics through age. It elaborates how economics grew throughout the years and what factors affected it.

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    Arjun Rathore
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I did not particularly enjoy this book because of the fact that it had such a strong focus on anthropology. Although it is considered a classic study, those who do not have a solid understanding of basic anthropological concepts will struggle to read through it. "
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    #5Capital: A Critique of Political Economy

    Capital: A Critique of Political Economy

    Capital: A Critique of Political Economy is a book by Karl Marx criticizing the harsh effects of capitalism, particularly its role in widening the divide between the rich and the poor. It became the core of the socialist movement.


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    Timothy Burton
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Capital: A Critique of Political Economy is a book that is sure to turn some heads and shift a few perspectives. From the world-renowned Karl Marx, comes an in-depth look into a communist/socialist perspective from the man himself."
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    #6Economics For Dummies

    Economics For Dummies
    This is the 3rd edition of the complete guide by the series 'For Dummies' dedicated to the secrets of the economics. You'll be able to learn the consumer behaviour, the model of supply and demand, recognize the cause of recessions or identify the factors of inflation. 

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    Robert Jensen
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is an economy book from the popular Dummies series. This is a long running book series that is definitely trustworthy. I'm sure there are far better and more in depth books on this subject, but this is likely a good starting point."
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    Macroeconomics is a book by Paul Anthony Samuelson. This book is all about the different economic theories combined and explained in one book. It offers a step-by-step explanation that will make the topics clear. 


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    Stephanie Holmes
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Macroeconomics is a straight-forward text that clearly explains tricky economic topics. I bought this book as a supplement to my business studies and found it extremely helpful with understanding concepts I was struggling with. The many graphs and charts were also useful."
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    #8Man, Economy, and State

    Man, Economy, and State

    Man, Economy, and State is a book by Murray N. Rothbard examining welfare economics, antitrust, labor, taxation, public goods, and social insurance schemes in the view of an Austrian. It comes with insights on statistics and money supply.


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    William Gordon
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It isn't an easy read but if you wish to learn capitalist economics you would be hard pressed to find a better source of information. In my opinion, it should be required reading for any economics major."
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    #9New Ideas from Dead Economists

    New Ideas from Dead Economists

    New Ideas from Dead Economists is a book by Todd Buchholz. It compiles all the economic studies of the economists who already passed away. It proves how their knowledge can still help future economists. 


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    Elizabeth Silva
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I found this a meh book. It is a nice basic relatively short introduction to the topic. I detect a conservative bias, but it is possible to compensate for that."
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    #10Spin-Free Economics

    Spin-Free Economics

    Spin-Free Economics is a book by Nariman Behravesh that gives a non-biased explanation about the different economic approaches there is. He gives evidences that will prove his statements in order to inform the readers fairly. 


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    Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a decent read about economics. Not as dense as a textbook, but not fluffy enough to be useless either. I really enjoyed the case studies, and found the examples he gave of seemingly simple decisions that turned into big issues later something I could very much relate to. It made a lot of sense the way the author laid things out, even though some of the big concepts he talks about can get pretty dense. All in all, a solid read that helped me learn something."
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    #11Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding

    Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding

    Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop is a guidebook on how to avoid hoarding written by Jerome Bubrick, Fugen Neziroglu, Jose Yaryura-Tobias and Patricia Perkins.


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    Andrew Bryant
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding is the best books in understanding the Economy it has interesting topics"


Best What are the best books in understanding the Economy
1The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineBooks 39 Paid
2Lords of FinanceBooks 18 Paid
3Basic Economics A Citizen's Guide to the EconomyBooks 11 Paid
4Stone Age EconomicsBooks 11 Paid
5Capital: A Critique of Political EconomyBooks 9 Paid
6Economics For DummiesBooks 6 Paid
7MacroeconomicsBooks 5 Paid
8Man, Economy, and StateBooks 4 Paid
9New Ideas from Dead EconomistsBooks 1 Paid
10Spin-Free EconomicsBooks 1 Paid

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