- Hardcover: 174 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books (October 22, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1498509002
- ISBN-13: 978-1498509008
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,661,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Common Sense behind Basic Economics: A Guide for Budding Economists, Students, and Voters
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It’s been a joy working with Justin over the past few years on Op-eds and political roundtables. Justin has a remarkable understanding of economics and explaining his viewpoints for my Millennial generation. An economic and political book for Millennials, by a Millennial. (Jeb Bush Jr.)
Vélez-Hagan promises common sense in this primer on economics and delivers with a clear, conversational writing style. Those new to the study of economics will appreciate the author’s translation of economics jargon into plain English. And for those previously turned off by the ‘dismal science’ Vélez-Hagan provides a refreshing and demystifying take on the economic policy issues that capture the attention of both traditional and social media. (Ryan R. Brady, United States Naval Academy)
The Common Sense behind Basic Economics attempts to take a very dry subject—economics—and fuse it with an energy and spirit. The text literally jumps off the page allowing the reader to comprehend complex issues using a bit of humor. This combination integrated with real-life examples brings a clarity and focus to the economic principals the author is presenting. A must read for the individual beginning their quest for knowledge and understanding of the economic principals driving business today. (George T. Solomon, George Washington University)
In an economy full of changes and challenges, this book provides a guide and the framework for students to understand clearly and simply how the economy works. (Gustavo Vélez, Inteligencia Económica)
Mr. Velez-Hagan offers the perfect blend of core foundational principles for understanding how markets and governments should work, relevant discussions of essential 'Economics 101' subject matter that students and the citizenry at large ought to be thinking about, and pragmatic real-world examples to make his points. (Charles Davidson, New York Law School)
In the world of academia, it's hard to find an introductory economics text that explains what has been called 'the dismal science' in accessible language that truly entertains, while also informing. . . .[This book] aims to fill this void and educate the public on the importance of understanding the basics of economics before participating in upcoming elections. . . .Adding in a dash of humor and politics, the book can be a fun supplement to the typical basic econ textbook, or can be used as a standalone introduction, with additional end-of-chapter discussions on today’s relevant policy discussions. (PRWeb)
About the Author
Justin Vélez-Hagan is an economic policy researcher at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
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In my years as a student and professional in the field of economics, I had not enjoyed reading an economics book like this book. It mixes the arduous of the economic constraints with a fresh air of humor and practical sense. Excellent and peculiar work. Highly recommended.