Subject: Re: Recommendations for Basic Economics Guide.
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 00:30:43 +0900

>>>>> "Jerry" == Jerry Dwyer <> writes:

    Jerry> I don't think that this is a fair characterization of
    Jerry> Friedman. He won't mis-state things.  He is too serious a
    Jerry> guy for that.  He is a debater,

Exactly.  Don't expect to see a fair presentation from him.

    Jerry> "Capitalism and Freedom" is not intended to explain
    Jerry> economics. It is a presentation of a political point of
    Jerry> view [...].  A similar book from the left-wing point of
    Jerry> view is "The Zero-sum Society" by Lester Thurow. I think
    Jerry> that they are good counter-points if one wants to think
    Jerry> about policies informed by economic reasoning.

Hm.  I may have to go back and reread Thurow.  But at the time I
thought it was an awfully shallow tract.  The central metaphor was
pretty poorly chosen, at best.

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