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The Undercover Economist

If you are looking for a book which does a good job of explaining economics, look no further than The Undercover Economist, by Tim Harford.

Starting with an excellent explanation of the cost of a cup of coffee and how it relates to farming in the 19th Century, Harford goes on to explain how supermarkets get more affluent customers to pay more, and why poor countries stay poor. It’s all written in very clear language, easy to understand but not shying away from the more interesting details of the topic.

If you’d like to learn more about how economics affects not only the finances of the world, but also the cost of your next latte then click on the link to the right to buy this book from Amazon. You’ll be helping to support this website and your eyes will be opened to a whole new world.

You may even learn how to save a few pounds on your weekly shop!

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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 Economy 3 Comments

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