Economics for Real People


In an email, occasional Reason contributor Gene Callahan--he and Greg Kaza have an excellent piece about the unfairly vilified financial instruments known as derivatives in the February issue of Reason (speaking of which, Why haven't you subscribed yet? If you did, you'd have read that story by now!)--has pointed out that his 2002 tome Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School is currently ranked higher on Amazon than any of the books highlighted on Reason Online's "Show Now and Save" section.

That list is set automatically, reflecting recent purchases made by visitors from our home page to Amazon. But in the interests of Gene--and you, our humble readers, who likely have an interest in this topic--let me recommend that you check out his book, which has been called "a remarkably well-written exposition for the layman of the highlights of Austrian Economics."