Нови книги в Икономическата библиотека (10-14 януари 2011)
За всички, които искат да разберат икономиката без да бъдат „бомбардирани” с неимоверно много графики, цифри и таблици, са трите книги на всепризнатия Том Соуел.
Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
Basic Books, 2007
Voters by the millions want to know basic economics, not for passing tests but for grading politicians, and for understanding how the world works. They do not need the equations, graphs, and jargon of textbooks, but the guts of the basic issues. They have waited a long time for this book, by one of the nation's best and most trenchant minds. -- Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute
Economic Facts and Fallacies
Basic Books, 2008
Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians: fallacies about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, academia, race, and Third World countries. While all of these fallacies have a certain plausibility that gives them their staying power, this makes it even more important to carefully examine their flaws. Sowell holds these beliefs under the microscope and draws conclusions that are sure to inspire rigorous debate.
Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One
Basic Books, 2009
Applied Economics is full of...good sense and serves as an excellent defense against the counterproductive promises of political candidates. --Wall Street Journal
Сред новите попълнения н справочната ни литература е великолепният речник, съставен от Джефри Мирон – икономист в института „Хувър”.
Libertarianism, from A to Z
Jeffrey A. Miron
Basic Books, 2010
Libertarian principles seem basic enough—keep government out of boardrooms, bedrooms, and wallets, and let markets work the way they should. But what reasoning justifies these stances, and how can they be elucidated clearly and applied consistently? In Libertarianism, from A to Z, acclaimed Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron sets the record straight with a dictionary that takes the reader beyond the mere surface of libertarian thought.
Tackling subjects as diverse as prostitution and drugs, financial crises and government bailouts, the legality of abortion, and the War on Terror, Miron takes the reader on a tour of how libertarians think. Miron’s libertarianism draws on consequentialist principles that balance the costs and benefits of government intervention, emphasizing personal liberty and free markets. Miron never flinches from following those principles to their logical and sometimes controversial end, teaching the reader how to think like a libertarian along the way.
Principled, surprising, and thought provoking, Libertarianism, from A to Z, has everything a bourgeoning libertarian—or responsible citizen—needs to know.