Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics

Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics

by David Smith (Author)


The economy has never been so relevant to so many people as it is now, and it's vital that we understand how it affects our lives. 'There's no such thing as a free lunch' is the one phrase everyone has heard from economics - not even for bankers. But why not? What does economics tell us about the price of lunch - and everything else? Free Lunch makes the economics pages of the newspaper intelligible and addresses the concerns that worry us all. Set out like a good lunch-time conversation, the book will guide you through the mysteries of the economy. Your guides will be some of the greatest names in the field, including Smith, Marx and Keynes. This clever and witty introduction costs less than even the cheapest meal. It is essential reading in these times of economic uncertainty, and is far more satisfying than even the most gourmet banquet.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: Main
Publisher: Profile Books
Published: 06 Nov 2008

ISBN 10: 1846682630
ISBN 13: 9781846682636
Book Overview: Updated with a filling course on the credit crunch, this digestible guide to economics, organised like a convivial meal with friends, will lead you through many of the mysteries of the economy.

Media Reviews
Once again David Smith has demonstrated his talent for opening up the world of economics and finance to a general audience -- Gordon Brown
David Smith skilfully cuts through the mind-numbing waffle that surrounds much of modern economics, delivering a highly accessible guide to a subject that many claim to understand but very few do. -- Jeff Randall, BBC Business Editor
Author Bio
David Smith is Economics Editor of the Sunday Times and the author of a number of books including The Dragon and the Elephant.