The hardcover is here! Order yours today. Here are two plugs from my current students:
I was reading ahead in the text to some of the stuff that isn’t on the syllabus, and the chapter on the stock market (I think 14) is fantastic. I sat it on a graduate level investments class for a semester, and I don’t think the professor (though he was good) explained the difference between stocks and bonds (and especially pros and cons) as eloquently and succinctly as you did in 8 pages or whatever.The positives of stock speculation was especially helpful.
…I’m currently taking your Econ 101 Course at the Mises Academy. I just wanted to extend my compliments towards you for your textbook — it is very well written, easy to understand, organized, and in short… just plain fantastic. I’m really enjoying reading it to fill in my economic knowledge gaps, and I truly hope that your book becomes available in elementary schools and high-schools everywhere (depending upon the reading level of the students). I truly wish that I’d encountered this book during my formative years… your clear exposition certainly would have helped me in the International Baccalaureate Program I participated in during highschool! Economics is almost always left out of history classes, like money simply doesn’t matter… when indeed the principles you outline are a driving force behind every social movement throughout history. I can easily see your textbook being worked into both math and history classes.
In particular, I admire your clear and easy to understand prose. Economics is a subject that has largely been made esoteric and difficult for people to understand, and quite frankly this is the best primer I’ve read on the topic.
Now, I feel I should give two disclaimers. The first note was from my brother, and the second note was from a guy who was buttering me up, in order to complain about something in the class.
But the textbook is solid.