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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Economics: The User's Guide, A Pelican Book, by Ha-Joon Chang, read by Jonathan Keeble. 

What is economics? 

How does the global economy work? 

What do different economic theories tell us about the world? 

In Economics: The User's Guide, best-selling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces listeners to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. By ignoring the received wisdom and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial fate, Chang provides the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand - and address - our current economic woes.

©2019 Ha-Joon Chang (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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High quality introduction to economics

A very well structured book with some interesting observations. It's a great introduction to economics because each chapter could be a book in itself (and indeed the references at the end of each chapter show that they are). The regular use of facts and figures and the challenging of agreed norms demonstrates how well thought out the information and arguements are.

My only criticism is the sound has a lot of hiss on the narrator's S's. Turning the treble to minimum makes it usable.

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brilliant

fantastic narration coupled with engaging content. you really have to concentrate at points as there are parts where a lot of numbers are thrown at you but overall a really good introduction to economics from a non biased perspective, each theory is represented fairly and comes with a great message, "the economy is too important to be left to professional economists"

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loved it

it is well written, well read, easy to understand and thought provoking. would easily recommend.

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Entertaining, engaging and very thought provoking.

Highly recommended. A really enjoyable listen. Clear, easy to understand guide written in an entertaining way.

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Just about acceptable

Pros:
- Gives a very basic introduction into Econmics
- Categorised into easily understood chapters
- Well read

Cons:
- More opinionated/bias than it should be.
- Uninteresting and badly presented in many sections.
- Attempts to casualise the subjects more than it should. Economics is not easy and never has or will be.

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  • 20-02-20

Socialist poin of view

Very left point of view. I must have had thought about it, considering that professor is teaching at Standard.