4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Simple, but Biased,
This review is from: Microeconomics: Principles and Applications (Paperback)
(Note: A unbiased review is below. Skip this part if you just want to know how the textbook works.)Perhaps it is just because it is Microeconomics, or because I come from California, but this text leans towards the conservative side. They obviously portray the government's role in the economy in a negative light, by suggesting examples that would only make the government look bad, such as increases in taxes, or putting in price floors/ceilings in wrong spots. Also, it promotes more conservative ideas, such as subsidies, but of course, it would not say where that money would come from. If you are on the fence politically, it would most likely drift you towards the Republican spectrum.
(Start from here if you want an unbiased review.)
This text is pretty good for those starting out, wanting to learn the basics. If you have already taken Macroeconomics, sorry, because it's gonna feel like review for the first couple of chapters. The main thing that makes this textbook good is that the layout feels like this: Definition --> Examples (lots of them) and some more stuff. It's not boring at all, since the main emphasis is on the scenarios proposed. All in all, it is quite understandable.