|Given a desert of good economic ideas, my bother Andrew and I wrote How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes, an illustrated economic fable that takes the mystery out of economics and provides people of all ages with the capacity to see through the left wing drivel that has come to so dominate the discussion. Although the book takes on serious issues, it has been widely recognized as a comic romp that engages readers of all ages, even those who never had patience with more formal treatments of the subject.
By setting the story on a primitive island with no functioning economy, we look to break down some very basic concepts, including savings, investment, capital formation, productivity, trade, employment, credit, inflation, debt, and banking. Along the way we point out the hazards of government interference and trace the origins of the current economic slump. The book is notable for hundreds of colorful, humorous illustrations, great storytelling, and lots of jokes (some better than others).
I recently purchased a number of the “Collectors” edition from the publisher and I am making a special offer to my fans for the Holidays. For a cost of just $34 dollars, you will receive a new copy of the book signed by me. This is less than the cover price of the book. New versions of the book are selling online for more than $40 and they aren’t signed!