'"Nothing," Tamny demonstrates, "is easier to understand than economics. It is everywhere you look." Readers of
his book will subsequently look at things differently.'
— George F. Will, The Washington Post
"...uses exciting stories from the world around us to show the reader that nothing is easier than economic growth..." — Arthur Laffer, creator of the "Laffer Curve"
"Rare is a book so contrary, so pithy, and so true."
— George Gilder, author of Knowledge & Power
Forbes editor John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to demonstrate the basic principles of economics.
The Rolling Stones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton become examples of good and bad tax policy. The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and The Sopranos reveal the downside of antitrust regulation, while the Michigan Wolverines’ 2007 loss to Appalachian State explains why regulations often fail to achieve their intended purpose.
NBA star LeBron James’ exploits on the basketball court illustrate free trade and comparative advantage, while the cooking of chicken wings makes the case for a stable dollar.