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Bidonet

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Economics Explained (Canadian version)
« on: October 15, 2013, 01:18:41 PM »
Hi,

I was looking forward, as recommended by MMM himself, to read Economics Explained by Robert Heilbroner and Lester Thurow http://www.amazon.ca/Economics-Explained-Everything-About-Economy/dp/0684846411/. However, since I am a Canadian, I was wondering if this book would really be helpful or is it targeted mainly for a US audience?

Would you have any suggestion for Economics as a Canadian? I am a beginner so nothing too complicated would be nice. I also saw a this book at the book store that caught my attention: "The Economics Book, big ideas simply explained" http://www.amazon.ca/Economics-Book-Dorling-Kindersley/dp/0756698278/. Is it any good?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Economics Explained (Canadian version)
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 05:40:26 PM »
I haven't read these books, but the principles of economics (as opposed to personal finance) should be non-specific to countries.  If you were looking for something on investment or personal finance you should hold out for something specific to Canada, but I suspect these could be interesting to anyone.

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Re: Economics Explained (Canadian version)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 11:36:27 AM »
Would you have any suggestion for Economics as a Canadian? I am a beginner so nothing too complicated would be nice. I also saw a this book at the book store that caught my attention: "The Economics Book, big ideas simply explained" http://www.amazon.ca/Economics-Book-Dorling-Kindersley/dp/0756698278/. Is it any good?
No, that's probably a terrible choice. DK writes a bunch of picture books about things like Legos. Click on the author's link to see. You could do much better.

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Re: Economics Explained (Canadian version)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 01:42:59 PM »
The Wealthy Barber is personal finance, not sure if that is what you're looking for (it's Canadian).

Not sure quite what it is you're trying to learn. Perhaps a first year university book...?