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BigThink Likes Economix!

Behold Bob Duggan’s review.

Some choice quotes:

Economix eliminates stupidity in the face of economics-speak.”

“Goodwin writes in a clear, vibrant style. He gives you not just the basics, but also the forgotten or misremembered bits of economic history that muddle it for so many of us.”

“Burr’s illustrations make what Thomas Carlyle called “the dismal science” after Malthus’ grim economic prognosis not just as visually clear as Goodwin’s prose, but also good fun.”

“You’ll come away from Economix with a slew of newly understood concepts, from mixed economy to stagflation, but the most important thing you’ll come away with is a newfound confidence in your ability to understand how the economic world works for and often against us.”

“Just when the world seems to have fallen apart thanks to the economy, Goodwin and Burr’s Economix comes along to give us some understanding of the immense, yet still “delicate machine” that controls our world so that we can be the rulers with our votes and not the uninformed (or disinformed) ruled.”

It was hard to select just a few quotes. You should read the whole thing.

And I think “Economix Eliminates Stupidity” needs to be an ad campaign.

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