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best economics books

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” 

Groucho Marx 

Today, I’m dropping my top economics books… I know there will be many missing! Red highlights are my top choices (I haven’t gotten around to reading the entire list 🙂

  • The Great Divide
  • The Wealth of Nations
  • Debunking Utopia: Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism
  • Economics for the Common Good 
  • Other People’s Money 
  • Naked Economics
  • Naked Money
  • Naked Statistics 
  • Misbehaving
  • 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy
  • Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Economics 
  • The New Class: An Analysis of the Communist System
  • The Red Executive 
  • Money and Power
  • Crude Nation
  • Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse
  • Hugo Chavez and Political Economy of Revolution
  • Narconomics
  • Paper Tigers and Minotaurs
  • Competition Policy, Deregulation, and Modernization
  • General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money 
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • Principles of Economics 
  • Theory of Political Economy
  • Built to Last
  • Great by choice
  • How the Mighty Fall
  • Good to Great
  • Freakonomics
  • Superfreakonomics
  • How to Rob a Bank.
  • How an Economy Grows 
  • Thinking Fast and Slow
  • Naked Capitalist
  • House of Cards
  • 30-Second Economics 
  • Road to Serfdom
  • Principles of Economics 
  • Animal Spirits
  • 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism 
  • Goldilocks and the Three Central Bankers
  • Manias, Panics and Crashes
  • End the Fed
  • Economics Through Everyday Life
  • Basic Economics
  • Economic Facts and Fallacies
  • FEE: Essential Leonard Reed, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, FA Hayek, Frederic Bastiat [Free on FEEs website)
  • Capital in the 21st Century
  • Pocket Piketty 
  • 13 Bankers
  • Free to Choose
  • Capitalism and Freedom
  • Economic History of the USA
  • Predictably Irrational
  • Irrational Exuberance 
  • The Euro
  • Tax Myths Debunked 
  • The End of Prosperity 
  • Progressive Keynesian Myths Debunked 
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Money Changes Everything
  • The Myth of the Rational Market
  • Economics in One Lesson
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years
  • The Capitalist Manifesto
  • The New Capitalists

Add your top economics books in the comments below! Check out my other RECOMMENDATIONS!

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