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on December 11, 2014
What it is: a non-technical, low math introduction to both micro and macroeconomics in one volume. It is meant to serve as textbook for a single semester "survey" class in micro and macro, IE NOT for econ/business majors. I have taught engineers and other non-econ-majors using this book for years. Good lay introduction. Easy read, low jargon quotient. Thought provoking questions.
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on June 19, 2015
When people say the word economics, listeners usually begin horror stories or knit their eyebrows in sympathy. Heyne, Boettke, and Prychitko's book, The Economic Way of Thinking, makes the subject not only accessible but enjoyable.
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on December 6, 2013
The book is pretty good, but it's not as strong as it used to be for the simple reason that Paul Heyne died over a decade ago (two other authors have taken over). The other problem is that the book is WAY overpriced for a paperback that is rather light on the technical aspects of economics which are necessary for any kind of serious academic study of economics.
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on January 15, 2016
Some economic principles are difficult to understand, but this book makes a lot of them relatable and helps you understand difficult economic topics.
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on March 1, 2016
Definitely an interesting perspective on economics. It is a great intro book but I feel it could have a bit more detail. Overall good for the price
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on February 23, 2016
Excellent book, even for non economists.
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on July 9, 2015
I have no problem with the book itself - It's a rudimentary, entry-level college economics textbook. There's absolutely no reason it needs to cost $200. Clearly, the only reason Pearson gets away with this is because of their collusion with colleges to extort poor college students. It's ironic that a "Economics" textbook that purports to teach the concept of supply and demand is sold under a monopolistic pricing model.

The professors that require this book should be ashamed of themselves. I would have preferred to keep a copy of the book as reference, but instead, at this price, opted to "rent" the digital version for a term @ $85.00.
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on August 22, 2015
This book was purchased for my daughter who is enrolled in an Econ class at college. The book arrived in great shape.
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on February 5, 2015
Average textbook... Boring to read but easy to follow
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on March 1, 2015
Long definitions for things that can be explained in one sentence. All of the definitons of key concepts are expressed in a very "political answer" type of way.
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