Book Review: Basic Economics

Edge Induced Cohesion

Basic Economics:  A Citizen’s Guide To The Economy, by Thomas Sowell

Economics is one of those subjects that does not always strike readers as a very fascinating one, but this book manages to do a good job at keeping history entertaining.  One of the odd factors that made this book particularly entertaining to read was the way that a previous reader had made some comments that indicated he did not understand what Sowell was about.  To be sure, a book like this is part of a conversation, as is generally true in economics as well, as Sowell focuses on questions of practicality and results while also promoting a particular view of restraint on the part of government because of what works and what doesn’t.  Not all of the time does this become a literal conversation, though, as a reader thinks it fit to write in the margins and in the…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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