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The Literary Book of Economics

The Literary Book of Economics
by Michael Watts, ed.
Hardcover: Intercollegiate Studies Inst. (2003); 450 pages

About This Book
This book is an amalgam of 78 excerpts from both classic and modern literature that touch on 21 important economic topics. Those topics include supply and demand, unemployment, income inequality, cost-benefit analysis, and scarcity, to name a few. The spectrum of authors cited is well-chosen and broad: choices range from the likes of Shakespeare and Milton to Arthur Miller and Amy Tan; from Fitzgerald and Hugo to Jon Krakauer and Kurt Vonnegut.

Most selections illustrate a certain economic principle in operation, though some show how the said principle drives the characters or plot. Each section and selection is its own whole and can be read independently, so the book is, in function and usability, a practical reference book. The book is, essentially, an innovative and palatable introduction to the infamous science of economics.

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