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Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Not models of abstract individuals, where inconvenient results can be tossed into the catch-all “human nature” or “imperfection” in the models. What is neither obvious nor proximate – the elusive bird we would all wish to catch for Desta – is for communities in her world to discover how to shape new avenues to do business with one another so as to increase their inclusive wealths. The author tells us in his introduction that he wants to convey how economists think and how they approach problems and this is achieved to a degree.

For librarians and administrators, your personal account also provides access to institutional account management. I don't necessarily agree or disagree with her viewpoints, but books that are supposed to be references to technical subjects like economics shouldn't have the facts clouded with opinion and rhetoric. Overall it's an awful, awful book and a very poor reflection on the Very Short Introductions series.The former activity involves finding explanations, while the latter tries to identify policy prescriptions.

These pro-capitalist economists consolidated around a new framework (of classless selfish individuals and harmonious equilibriums, a utopia more fanciful than communism) which they labelled as "Neoclassical" economics, today's "mainstream economics".About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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