Comments: Book Bleg

How about "The Best Book on the Market: How to stop worrying and love the free economy" by Eamonn Butler. If only for the title.

Posted by Paul Walker at July 14, 2008 03:29 PM

Pick something written by von Mises.

Posted by Ryan at July 14, 2008 04:14 PM

"The Road to Serfdom" by Hayek. What was true last century is still valid today--if not more so!

Posted by Chris Mason at July 14, 2008 05:06 PM

I would go with a book that uses case studies to outline which institutions lead to economic growth and development.


No, not Powell's book. O'Rourke's.

http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Rich-P-J-ORourke/dp/B000B85BFK/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Posted by William Luther at July 14, 2008 05:56 PM

Why not the print edition of the latest Economic Freedom of the World Index (or is that too obvious?!)

Here's the less obvious, yet best choice: Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments.

Posted by Ironman at July 14, 2008 07:05 PM

You cannot go wrong with Economics In One Lesson. A great introduction to economics and something students will be able to read and understand.

Posted by Dan at July 15, 2008 03:15 PM

Two Words: Thomas Sowell

Posted by Josh at July 15, 2008 04:34 PM

Should it be a book the library won't likely have already? How about The Mystery of Capital? Or Economic Sophisms?

Posted by David Rossie at July 15, 2008 11:12 PM