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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Economics, 2nd Edition by Tom Gorman

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On an economic level, human labor is just one more factor of production. However, unlike land, materials, and machinery, people think and talk back. They form unions, engage in collective bargaining, move jobs to other nations, differentiate themselves by their skills, practice discrimination, and generally behave in ways that skew the forces of the free market.
Labor economics is among the most fascinating areas of economics. In no other part of the economy have buyers and sellers come to such deep, lasting, and violent conflict. There are few areas where the stakes are as high. The best path forward for workers and employers lies in understanding the role of human capital and how to enhance it and put it to the best use for the ...

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