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Too much jargon used for explanation
on February 14, 2012
This book uses an excellent format of seven chapters consisting of macro/microeconomic concepts. These are further divided into 101 numbered timely topics such as "Deflation" and "Derivatives". The author starts with chapter one by defining terms variously scattered throughout the book. I think he should have instead placed the terms in a sidebar box in context to where they're applicable. My chief criticism of the book is that it's not really easy to understand, and most people looking for a book like this probably expect the author to assume no prior understanding of anything on the part of the reader. He starts each topic with a simple interesting starter commentary but quickly launches into jargon which is furthered explained by more jargon or terms not adequately explained previously. This book wouldn't be suitable for someone not already having a background in economics.