Anyone Want to Join Me in a Chapter-by-Chapter Review of “Basic Economics?”

April 25, 2011

I have been wanting to do a community book review for a while now. Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics 4th Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, would be a great book to start with. It’s a long book but it’s easy to understand and I think readers would get something out of it.

Here’s the way I see this happening:

• Bloggers could pick the chapter(s) they’d like to cover. Read and write a review of their chapters and post it on their blog.

• AFM readers who don’t blog but would still like to be involved in the project could write a review and submit it to me and I could post it for them.

The cool thing about different people writing reviews is that we can hear different opinions.

If you’re interested, leave a comment below. If you haven’t purchased the book, you can pick on up at Amazon* or pretty much any book retailer. Be sure and get the one that looks like the picture above (the 4th edition). It’s a thick book but don’t let that scare you away. Thomas Sowell is a talented writer and has a way of writing about economics that is both interesting and easy to understand. There are NO CHARTS OR GRAPHS in this book.

My target date to start this project is May 30th. That will give us plenty of time to get the books, read, choose the chapters we want to cover, and write the reviews.

Questions? Leave a comment below.

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3 responses to Anyone Want to Join Me in a Chapter-by-Chapter Review of “Basic Economics?”

  1. I read the 3rd edition. It is a great read. I would be honored to write a review of one of the chapters of the 4th.

  2. “The Austrian School was/is correct… The Keynesian School was/is incorrect.”
    (see how much time I just saved everyone?)

  3. I haven’t picked up an economics book since I finished up school with my Eco degree…I am 100% down!