What are the best economics books?

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    #1Basic 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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    Jose Howell
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is definitely a great solution. I have suffered through many textbooks that just do not reach out to me at all...this is completely the opposite! This book has me engaged, and has enabled me to further myself with regard to economics! I would probably rate this as the most successful book in this topic, that I have come by to date."
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    #2The Wealth of Nations

    The Wealth of Nations

    The Wealth of Nations is a classical economical financial book about political thought written by Adam Smith. First published in 1776, this book is published in 2003 by Bantam Classics. This has over 1,000 pages.

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    Dennis Schneider
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a very long book detailing over 1000 pages. It goes through how the financial system was created and the creation of wealth was developed."
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    #3The Art of Startup Fundraising

    The Art of Startup Fundraising
    The Art of Startup Fundraising is a book by Alejandro Cremades that teaches readers how to start raising money from your salary and how to make it grow. This book will help people who wants to save their money in the wisest way.
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    Joe Tucker
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This a great book on taking your money and making it work for you. It has good investment strategies to help secure your future. It also is about how to begin a business and find the funding you need to make it grow."
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    #4Freakonomics

    Freakonomics

    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is a nonfiction economics business book written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This is also the name of the website featuring economics radio shows.

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    Andrea Perkins
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book puts on a new spin for economics, but in a very enthralling, informative and interesting twist. While it is unconventional from what one would expect to learn from reading an economic book, it's actually quite refreshing and a great book! The author poses questions that many would not think falls into the category of economics, but he will explain why it does and may blow your mind a bit with this knowledge. I think it's a wonderful, new twist to what could be a bland read!"
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    #5The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York is a non-fiction novel originally published in 2010. This book explores the current environmental issues that humanity is facing.

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    Abhinav Pillai
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I found the book to be a bit too over the top in terms of the threats it was describing towards humanity. I feel like there's a culture of books like this that profits off of other's fears about the environment. I can't say I'd recommend this as this is another book on that heap of climate change fear mongering. "
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    #6Capital in the Twenty First Century

    Capital in the Twenty First Century

    Written by French economist Thomas Piketty, this book focuses in the wealth and income inequality in both the United States and Europe, revolving on the thesis that progressive wealth taxes are needed in order to achieve more equality and avoiding that a tiny minority controls the vast majority of wealth. 

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    #7Economics 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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    Jeffrey Parker
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Just started a business. I need to know about how money works,so I picked up a good one to help me start called Economics For Dummies. It shows me the basics to start."
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    #8The Communist Manifesto

    The Communist Manifesto
    The Communist Manifesto is an influential political document written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels originally published in 1848. This work summarises the authors' theories about the nature of society and politics, considered as a continuous class struggle.
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    Robert Stone
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Very good and it can tell about the economics in the society"
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    #9Man, 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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    Austin Watson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Economics is one of my favorite things to read about and learn about. This book, Man, Economy, and State is really good if you are looking into learning about it. I have read a few in my day and this is the best for sure. I would start with this one if you are trying to learn about economics. "
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    #10Capital: 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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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Capitalism, for all its faults, is the main economic driver across the globe. Understanding it means learning its faults and criticisms, which this book handles well. "
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    #11New 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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    Helen Johnson
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Couldn't bring myself to read the whole thing. I thought it was boring."
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    #12Stone 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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    Raquel Aguilar
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I am usually not very interested in educational texts as they aren't written with much style. This is a classic from 1974 and is easy to understand and a good look into Economics. It has an anthropology based approach which is really neat. It takes a very zen approach to not working more than you need to fulfill your demands. I very much recommend it."
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    #13Spin-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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    Mary Morgan
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "While I don't think there is such a thing as "spin free" anything, I like the concept. Whenever anyone speaks or writes, that is a spin. This is solid information that anyone would benefit from. Whether you are a day trader, small business owner, or student, there's something valuable in this for you."
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    #14Macroeconomics

    Macroeconomics

    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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    Jacob Daniels
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "I remember a time when I struggled to really even explain how basic economics worked. I decided to change that and bought the book Macroeconomics. This book is a really good source for anybody looking to learn more. "
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    #15Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future is a non-fiction book by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel, a renowned entrepreneur. It includes insights into how startup companies become successful.

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    Catherine Ford
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Thiel and Masters have a take on how to motivate and provide optimism. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It starts from the most important skill that every leader must master, learning to think for yourself."
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    #16Rational Investing in Irrational Times

    Rational Investing in Irrational Times

    Rational Investing in Irrational Times is a nonfiction book about finance written by Larry E. Swedroe. This nonfiction book about finance was published on June 17, 2002 by Truman Talley Books.

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    Marcy Tang
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a great book because not only does it touch on modern technology like cryptocurrencies, but it also uses tried and true methods of investing that are applicable today just as they were 70 years ago. He gives advice on some of the best investment strategies and also strategies to avoid. It's very much relevant to the present as it is to the past and future."
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    #17The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

    The Economics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
    The Economics Book by Niall Kishtainy is a nonfiction biographical novel originally published in 2012. This book belongs to the Big Ideas Simply Explained series by the Dorling Kindersley Publishing.
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    #18Auctions (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Auctions (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Auctions (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) is an economics reference book written by Timothy P.Hubbard and Harry J. Paarsch. It was published January 6, 2016 by The MIT Press.

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    Peter Perez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Auctions (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) is the best economic book. I read this and used its teachings and it's wording to improve my own understand how economics works and I loved the experience."

Summary

Best What are the best economics books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Basic Economics A Citizen's Guide to the EconomyBooks 49 Paid
2The Wealth of NationsBooks 46 Paid
3The Art of Startup FundraisingBooks 45 Paid
4FreakonomicsWebsites 35 Free
5The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the EarthBooks 32 Paid
6Capital in the Twenty First CenturyBooks 28 Paid
7Economics For DummiesBooks 13 Paid
8The Communist ManifestoBooks 11 Paid
9Man, Economy, and StateBooks 9 Paid
10Capital: A Critique of Political EconomyBooks 8 Paid
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