Economics In Plain English
by Steven Barr
Simon & Schuster
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Author: Leonard Silk
Further, it must be said, much past writing on the history of economic ideas has been aggressively dull.
There are a significant number of learned men and women who hold that any successful effort to make
ideas lively, intelligible and interesting is a manifestation of deficient scholarship.
—John Kenneth Galbraith,
Economics in Perspective
Leonard Silk, economist, business writer and columnist for The New York Times is the exception to the
Many traders use economic theory in their everyday trading. Fundamentalists analyze crop reports,
Federal Reserve Board action, and many other statistical series. Even market technicians are usually
aware of the influence of these factors on stock, commodity and debt securities.