The book explains the basic ideas of economics along with their historical context. It includes the events and traditions of the era of mentors—Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Walras, Keynes—with the economics they developed and controversies  around them.

chapter 1|22 pages


chapter 2|30 pages

Markets, Efficiency, and Adam Smith

chapter 4|26 pages

Markets Often Fail and So Do Governments

chapter 5|32 pages

Unemployment and J.M. Keynes

chapter 6|27 pages

After Keynes

chapter 7|42 pages

Money, Banks, and Finance

chapter 8|45 pages

Trade, Foreign Investment and Migration

chapter 9|54 pages

Economic Growth and Development

chapter 10|7 pages