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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

I'm looking to improve my understanding about economic issues.

Any suggestions for books and/or magazines that would be helpful?

Thanks!

Tim

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Reply I'm looking to improve my understanding about economic issues. (Original post)
Pendrench Apr 2012 OP
OccupyTheIRS Apr 2012 #1
Pendrench Apr 2012 #2
elleng Apr 2012 #3
Pendrench Apr 2012 #4
applegrove Apr 2012 #5
Pendrench Apr 2012 #6
Taitertots Apr 2012 #7
Pendrench Apr 2012 #8
Cronkite Apr 2012 #9
Pendrench Apr 2012 #11
Shagman Apr 2012 #10
Pendrench Apr 2012 #12

Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. "Freakonomics" is fantastic. n/t

 

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Response to OccupyTheIRS (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

2. Thank you for the suggestion!

That's a book that I've seen many times and was tempted to pick up....I'll be sure to do so now.

Thanks again -

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:54 PM

3. Best of luck.

This may be of interest.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/111610597

Its called the Dismal Science, so be aware!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dismal_science

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:37 PM

4. Thank you for the links!

I actually took a few ECON courses back in college - so it's been awhile (1987!) since I did any serious reading on the subject.

I have a few books at home (including The Wordly Philosophers, several J.K Galbraith, Reich,and Krugman books) but since I never took a Statistics course, I'm not that well versed in the details of Micro/Macro.

But I'm hoping that I can find material that will help me self-study.

Thanks again for your response.

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:32 PM

5. The Economist Magazine is out of England and so has a very realist take on economics. Comes every

week. I used to read it but have not for the last few years. I'm kinda off economics right now... taking a break.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:09 PM

6. Thanks for the suggestion!

It's funny that you should mention the Economist, I actually received an offer in the mail the other day for a subscription (51 weeks for $51)...I wasn't sure if I was going to take advantage of it or not, but now I'm thinking that it might be a good idea.

Thanks again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:28 AM

7. Read Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal Blog

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Response to Taitertots (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:19 AM

8. Thanks for the suggestion.

From time to time I've read his blog, but since I'm trying to improve my ECON IQ, I think I should make this part of my everyday reading.

Thanks again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:29 PM

9. Khan academy has some great macro/micro economic lessons.

 

http://www.khanacademy.org/

A basic understanding first and then you could delve into the opinions....

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Response to Cronkite (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 09:47 PM

11. Thank you for the suggestion.

I'm not familiar with the Khan Academy, but I'll be sure to check it out.

Thanks again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 03:13 PM

10. try economicpopulist.org

They link to a lot of interesting sites, including Krugman's blog.

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Response to Shagman (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 09:48 PM

12. Thank you for the information...

I'll be sure to check it out.

Thanks again!

Tim

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