Lessons for the Young Economist
by Robert P. Murphy
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute 2010
Number of pages: 412
This is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader because it covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work (the domain of most introductory books). Robert Murphy has the right frame of mind and mastery of the subject matter to provide the best possible pedagogy.
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