Essentials of Economics: A Brief Survey of Principles and Policies
by Faustino Ballve
Publisher: Van Nostrand 1963
Number of pages: 126
Clear, authoritative, and simple elementary introduction to economic science. It is not designed for specialists, but for the average educated person who seeks enlightenment in regard to the economic questions underlying the great issues of our day.
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by Robert P. Murphy - Ludwig von Mises Institute
This is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader because it covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work. Murphy has the right frame of mind and mastery of the subject matter to provide the best possible pedagogy.
by Gene Callahan - Ludwig von Mises Institute
Fascinating guide to the main ideas of economics, written for the non-economist. Callahan shows that good economics isn't about government planning or statistical models. It's about human beings and the choices they make in the real world.
by Friedrich A. Hayek - Ludwig von Mises Institute
If you are looking to acquaint yourself with F.A. Hayek's perspective on economic theory, this is the best source. It contains his most profound work on the liberal economic order, and his most penetrating reflections on economic phenomena.
by Arnold Kling
A textbook for a new high school course in economics. In addition to the traditional topics of microeconomics and macroeconomics, this textbook covers three increasingly important subject areas: growth theory, finance, and information economics.