Re: [OPE] Question about books that are sound introductions to economics

Date: Mon Sep 06 2010 - 10:59:01 EDT

For a general impression of what economics is about, I am inclined to think that your guy from Venezuela could do a lot worse than go back to basics in the form of some of the key passages of the Wealth of Nations. That introduction could usefully be complemented by A K Das Gupta's little volume Epochs of Economic Theory.
Roy Grieve

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From: Paul Cockshott <>
Subject: [OPE] Question about books that are sound introductions to economics
To: "'Outline on Political Economy mailing list'" <>
Date: Monday, 6 September, 2010, 12:38

I am collaborating with a guy in Venezuela who is working on a project to introduce labour value accounting into the food supply chain there and he keeps asking me economics questions which I do my best to answer, but he has floored me with this one:
"By the way, talking about economics. What books do you suggest I can read to deepen this topic (contemporary economy)? I was reading Samuelson and Nordhaus book."

How would list members respond. The guy is not trained in economics.

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