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Old 04-21-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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Do any of you guys have any particular economics books you'd recommend? Any other in general to recommend?
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Old 04-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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The Worldly Philosophers : The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=books&n=507846

I read this in my AP economics class, and if you want a good, brief overview of some of the major economic theories and the evolution of economics, this book will do the job.
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Old 04-21-2004, 03:28 PM   #3
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The Coming Generational Storm

My Macro professor has been promoting his newly released book for the past few weeks. Basically, he talks about the fiscal gap the US will be dealing with for the next few decades, specifically caused by our government leaders' lack of financial planning (SS, Medicare, etc...).

Ironically, Kotlikoff is the worst teaching professor I have ever encountered... However, from what I've heard about his book reviews, his insight on this particular subject is very deep and intriguing. I'm going to pick up the book for myself and for my grandfather.


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Free to Choose, by Milton Friedman
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Old 04-21-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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Wow thanks for the quick responses guys, they all look very good.
Greedo, would you recommend that above Friedman's over books? I was also looking at Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History and Capitalism and Freedom. Have any of you read Sowell's stuff or The Road to Serfdom? Thanks again!
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Conq, I'd recommend ANY of Friedman's books. He's great. Free to Choose was his most basic book on his ideas and great to get a good overall picture of economics. My dad gave me that book in High School... I've been meaning to read Capitalism and Freedom.
I've read parts of Sowell's book, but never sat and read the whole thing. I did like what I read, but got sidetracked by "Clash of Civilizations" (not economics).
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Old 04-21-2004, 07:28 PM   #7
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Free to Choose, by Milton Friedman
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Adam Smith "the father of modern economics", I'm not sure if he's a mandatory read in american economic courses, but I think he is here. I've only read one of his books; Wealth of Nations, but his analysis is just as relevant now as it was back then. He's a bit of a pain in the ass to read though...

you should read that book and the book; YEAR 501, both give good explinations of how and why our system of economics has evolved the way it has in the last couple hundred years. I'd read both of them.

http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN.html

http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/year/
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