Principles of Economics, 7th Edition (Mankiw's Principles of Economics)

Category: Business & Finance
Author: N. Mankiw


by yodsanklai   2020-04-17
For general principles, I recommend

I started with vulgarisation but it didn't lead me very far. This is a reference textbook used by economics students around the world. It's surprisingly entertaining and teaches you the basic concepts of macro and micro economics.

by JumpCrisscross   2017-10-02
> yours may have had unorthodox views

We read Greg Mankiw's Principles of Economics [1]. It's the Harvard undergraduate text--orthodox as they come.

Saying barter plays a limited role in virtually all economies, modern and historic, is different from saying it was money's progenitor, as Adam Smith wrongly speculated. The former is true. The latter is not.

TL; DR Money and banking isn't always taught in introductory economics. The "bartering noble savage" myth is not something economists cling to.