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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:16 am 
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Does anyone have recommendations for economics readings for this (NCFCA) year's topic?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Thomas Sowell's "A Conflict of Visions" is highly, highly recommended.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:21 pm 
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A great read is Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. Easy to understand, cogently pithy, and a good conversation inciter. Also Superwealth by Max Borders. I haven't read all of it, but from what I've read of it so far it's a good economics book.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:24 am 
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Evan wrote:
A great read is Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. Easy to understand, cogently pithy, and a good conversation inciter.

I was just about to say this. Even though it reads like a contemporary text, it was actually written as a response to the New Deal and Keynes.

For a more episodic look at economics that is excellent for practical applications of economic principles, I recommend The Myth of the Robber Barons by Dr. Burt Folsom. There are also several lectures from Hillsdale professors available on Youtube that are basically half-hour summations of entry-level and upper-level classes. They are very good for getting economic foundations. I've taken classes from several of those professors, and they are almost word-for-word recreations of their lectures.

For a more philosophical approach to econ and the role of government, I recommend The Law by Fredric Bastiat for the conservative/libertarian perspective. It is available free online.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:25 am 
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Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (Richard J. Maybury) is an easy to read book that gives the basics of economics. I really like it.

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Human Action, by Von Mises. Free online.

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Money, Greed, and God by Jay W. Richards. Simple. Deep. Understable. And really applicable to this Rez.

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