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Reasonably Simple Economics: Why the World Works the Way It Does by Evan Osborne

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Preface

This is a book originally written for students in the general-education course on economics at Wright State University, but my editor at Apress, Jeff Olson, told me that it might be helpful for those in the general public who wanted to understand economics better. It is not designed for the person who plans to major in economics in college, although I would be gratified if such students, and readers generally, also found it of use. It is also not written as a standard textbook, with a lot of text boxes, mathematicized problem sets, and fancy graphics (although there are some simple graphs for discussing supply and demand, because I use them in class). It is rather designed to emphasize the fundamentals that, I have noticed over the years, ...

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