Applied Economics

Applied Economics

Thinking Beyond Stage One

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c2009
Edition: Rev. and enl. ed
ISBN: 9780465003457
0465003451
Branch Call Number: 330 Sow
Characteristics: viii, 336 p. ; 25 cm

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JackS29
Jun 26, 2018

Its ok. If you have a formal background in economics then the book doesn't add much to your understanding. A layman would enjoy it.

Mee2 Mar 03, 2013

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chgarland
Aug 24, 2010

An outstanding and easily understood book on current economic issues. Dr. Sowell sets out the main concept of thinking past the immediate "stage one" effect of any chosen policy and demonstrates that the ultimate consequences of almost every government policy is unintentional and usually awful. The politicians don't care because they are usually gone by the time the awfulness comes about, or the time lag is enough for them to avoid blame. Only by thinking through the political solutions proposed by those looking for quick fixes can the citizenry avoid the endless "accidental" problems created by the politicians. This book is the quickest way for citizens to learn how to do this.

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