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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Ip Narrator: Lloyd James, Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Little Books, Big Profits Series Release Date:
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The Little Book of Economics is a unique and engaging look at how the economy works in all its wonderful and treacherous ways. Economic journalist and U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist Greg Ip covers real world economics in The Little Book of Economics.

The audio book is a must hear for anyone who wants to skip the technical jargon and get a better grasp on the economy. From inflation to the Federal Reserve, Ip gives you intelligent and indispensible insight into the economy.

The audio book provides an insider's guide to the people and institutions who run (or think they run) our economy. Something as big and complex as the American economy can't be controlled, but presidents sure like to try. Ip also looks at the roots of economic crisis, but his approach will focus on human nature and show that our vulnerability to crisis is the price we pay for dynamism and risk-taking that over time makes us richer. The audio book is an effort to help us understand, and avoid, another economic cataclysm.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Finally, an economics book that is neither dull nor inscrutable and that won't put you to sleep.”

    Burton G. Malkiel, Professor of Economics, Princeton University; author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and The Elements of Investing

  • The Little Book of Economics will teach you much more than a little about the forces that shape all of our lives.”

    N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; author of Principles of Economics

  • “A guide to understanding 'the dismal science' and how economic concepts and institutions affect our daily lives.” 

    The Economist

  • “Here's the perfect way to understand the economy without breaking a sweat. Clearly written and easy to understand, The Little Book of Economics guides you through what you need to know.”

    Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; former U.S. Secretary of Labor 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elisabeth | 2/18/2014

    " I listened to this, and it was a quick, easy read with some interesting examples. Funny how his mother, an economist, had their allowance pegged to inflation! I'd read another book by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica Green | 1/21/2014

    " Dull, dull, dull and I got an A in each of the three econ classes I took as an undergraduate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 1/20/2014

    " Good overview of economics and finance sprinkled in with examples of current events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Monique | 12/24/2013

    " It was a pretty good introduction to economics, but some of the author's biases detracted from the book. At some point,I will read a different book that provides the basics of economics. "

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About the Author

Greg Ip is the US economics editor for the Economist magazine. His career spans two decades of financial and economic journalism, including eleven years at the Wall Street Journal. He appears frequently on television and radio, including National Public Radio, PBS, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC. He has won or shared in several prizes for reporting and was part of the Wall Street Journal team that received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for breaking news reporting. Ip graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with a degree in economics and journalism and currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.