Sorry, we did use the book in class, but I didn't read much of it. What I read was well written and fairly interesting. Most of it was not difficult to understand. I think Economics is hard especially when you don't read the book. I only paid about $10.00 for this book (USED), and I used it for Micro and Macro, it has both.My instructor suggested we get the older edition to save money. It is enough like the newer version that I was able to follow along in class with this book.
This beat the $153.00 price in the college book store any day and there was barely any wear on it other than a few writings. First lesson in economics.....don't spend all your money on an economics textbook when there are other options on Amazon! Very happy with this purchase.
Be cautious because the author is opinionated about certain controversial issues, and he puts them forth as fact. I even question the way he uses some graphs and analyses; some of them are so in depth, that I really don't have the time to break them down and expose what I think are fallacies - I dont' have the luxury of that kind of time! With that said, however, I have definitely learned a lot from this book. I am very impressed with the authors ability to explain some pretty complicated areas of economics in a manner that should be easy to understand by all. He is even at times funny, which is nice. You will learn a lot from this book - just be sure to read critically and don't take everything he says as fact!
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I purchased this textbook for the sole purpose of a graduate course I was taking. It was a required textbook for the class. I received the textbook on time especially since I waited at the last minute to order the book just for an assignment.