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Economics - fourth edition

Advantages: An excellant introduction to basic principles
Disadvantages: Lacks some of the detail and maths required for degree level

I bought the fourth edition of this book while studying A-level economics, 4 years later and in the final year of my undergraduate degree it still comes in useful. It forms a great introduction to the basic principles of economics, written in a clear and ...

benjones35 11.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Economics (A Student's Guide) - John Beardshaw, David Brewster

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Economical with the freakiness

Advantages: Accessible, intriguing, thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Over-hyped, sometimes simplistic

What's in a name? How does it affect your chances in life if your parents call you by a name like Winner, for example, or Loser? Or even Shithead? These are just a few of the questions that this intriguing book attempts to answer. What's in a nam ...

torr 27.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Freakonomics - Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

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To put an Ass before U and Me

Advantages: Informative and thought provoking
Disadvantages: Bit light weight at times with the analysis

If the thought of the local chavs dressing up this Halloween and demanding sweets with menaces does not fill you with dread then maybe the thought of reading a book based on the application of Economic statistical analysis just might, however in reality y ...

atticusuk 28.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Freakonomics - Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

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Freakonomics

Advantages: It's funny, insightful, genuinely thought provoking and a fairly easy read
Disadvantages: It sometimes feels like the writer is trying too hard to be seen to be an innovative thinker

This fantastic book serves two functions. If you're a bit of a cynic then you will find this book highly amusing. If, deep down, you believe that almost everyone, no matter how upstanding a pillar of the community, is running some kind of scam in some ...

LightyN1 17.08.2006 · Read full review
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Freakonomics

Advantages: Amusing, interesting, good value for money, readable by anyone
Disadvantages: Lots of figures

When i tell people to read this book usually the first response is along the lines of "economics? i would i waste my time reading a book about business? It has nothing to do with me". The fact is, as this book will show you, economics is not just about bu ...

sjwright 09.11.2007 · Read full review
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