Lessons for the Young Economist
by Robert P. Murphy
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute 2010
Number of pages: 412
This is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader because it covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work (the domain of most introductory books). Robert Murphy has the right frame of mind and mastery of the subject matter to provide the best possible pedagogy.
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by Adolfo Figueroa - Centrum, Catholic University of Peru
This book is about the science of economics. The scope of economics is to explain the production of goods and its distribution between the social groups of particular human societies. The most important human society of our times is capitalism...
by F.W. Taussig - The MacMillan Company
The author states the principles of economics in such form that they shall be comprehensible to an educated and intelligent person who has not before made any systematic study of the subject. The book does not gloss over difficulties, though.
by Bettina Bien Greaves - Foundation for Economic Education
The book should help teachers of high school economics explain economic principles in the classroom. It contains many suggestions for explaining economics to younger students, as well as material to challenge older students and even adult readers.
by Faustino Ballve - Van Nostrand
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.