“Epic. I read an earlier edition. Now, this one is expanded.
One of the best books I have read in a couple of years. Far from a polemic, Sowell fairly and evenhandedly covers a lot of ground.
You can tell it was a revision because there is a lot of info based on the Soviet Union. While relevant for a contrast and historically accurate, nobody today would spend as much time discussing the USSR.
Really whetted my appetite for more in-depth economic study.”
“Must read for anyone. ”adc wrote this review Friday, January 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Perfect text for basic understanding of economic principles on a layman level. Sowell is brilliant.”Brian G wrote this review Thursday, October 7, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I find economics fascinating. I thought I had a pretty good handle on the basics having taken a few classes. Even with my background, this book really opened my eyes and has me seeing the world completely differently.”Tim G wrote this review Thursday, July 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Helps to understand and grasp the importance of economics and a capitalist system.
“Simple, & informative. Every school child should be required to read such a book. Or, alternatively, anyone who votes for a governmental office.
The author explains the most basic economic theories; and then gives poignant examples of these theories going into affect after a government makes a law in that country. Be it beneficial to a selective group, or harmful.
I found that the author did tend to ramble a little. But it does ensure everyone will get the point he's trying to make.”
“Just excellent and prescient analysis of real world market driven economics. There are points of disagreement, because there are phenomena that cannot be explained or solved by the free market alone, but historical evidence supports this far better than any other non free market bluster.”Will F wrote this review Friday, January 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A must read!!!”Neil R wrote this review Saturday, October 10, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Thomas Sowell speaks clearly on economics and many of the social issues of our times.”Stan wrote this review Wednesday, July 15, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No