Essentials of Economics: A Brief Survey of Principles and Policies
by Faustino Ballve
Publisher: Van Nostrand 1963
Number of pages: 126
Clear, authoritative, and simple elementary introduction to economic science. It is not designed for specialists, but for the average educated person who seeks enlightenment in regard to the economic questions underlying the great issues of our day.
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by David Gordon - Ludwig Von Mises Institute
This high-school text teaches the intelligent young reader how to think about economic problems. Its chapters on action, preference, demand and supply, value theory, money, and price controls emphasize deductive logic and the market process.
by Robert P. Murphy - Ludwig von Mises Institute
This is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader because it covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work. Murphy has the right frame of mind and mastery of the subject matter to provide the best possible pedagogy.
by Gene Callahan - Ludwig von Mises Institute
Fascinating guide to the main ideas of economics, written for the non-economist. Callahan shows that good economics isn't about government planning or statistical models. It's about human beings and the choices they make in the real world.
This text is designed to provide you with a very comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to economics. This text will assume no background in economics. All you really need is an open mind and an interest in learning.