If you want one 'fun' book, suitable as a good intro, try:
How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes by Peter Schiff...
podcast about it with Lew Rockwell here:
based on these older tales by his dad Irwin Schiff:
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Tim Condon <tim@...> wrote:
> I had a discussion earlier today with a doctor; he saw my Free State
> Project T-shirt (it pays to advertise, everyone), and asked what the FSP
> was. I asked him what he was politically. He said "I took a test once, on a
> chart, and it said I was a libertarian." I explained to him all about the
> Free State Project, and how to find out about it on the Internet.
> And then I told him about free market economics, and Hayek and Friedman and
> Mises. He said "that sounds like some pretty heavy reading in economics (it
> is), is there any book I could read that would actually explain it to me
> that would be *fun* to read?"
> I'm thinking either *The Spirit of Enterprise* or *Wealth and Poverty* by
> George Gilder. Even relatively popular books for public consumer---such as
> Hazlitt's *Economics in One Lesson* or Friedman's *Free to Choose, *are
> relatively tough reads to get through.
> So I'm asking for recommendations! What is the best "easy-to-read" and
> "enjoyable-to-read" book that explains free market economics, i.e. what we
> all believe in? Email me back! Let me know so I can pass it on to my nascent
> libertarian friend(s).
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