Economics in One Lesson
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Books with a high signal to noise ratio?
timtas: I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a foundational understanding of economics. "One Lesson" is meant as a claim that the book is pure "signal." And it is.
Ask HN: What are the must-read books about economics/finance?
geff82: ...is a classic worth reading and thinking about. While you don't necessary have to follow the libertarian way of thinking it guides you to, it still shapes your critical thinking about economic policies a lot.
frankyo: ...changed my life. If you want to read one book only, read this one. It's sort, easy to understand and ruthlessly logical.
Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?
quantazelle: Explains classical economics in a way where I now can understand what politicians are talking about.
Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?
cocktailpeanuts: The title doesn't do it justice because it sounds so cliche, but once you read it, you'll actually agree that this DOES cover everything you need to know about economics (although heavily biased towards austrian economics than keynesian) Also an important side effect: You'll realize how economics is not just some boring, esoteric, and impractical stuff that you'll never need to deal with in your life, but actually essential in designing complex systems.
Ask HN: What's one book that changed your life?
filleokus: It's old but many of the lessons he teaches are still relevant today. It opened my eyes to the danger of only thinking about the things that are easily observable, and ignoring the "unseen" things.
Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?
lpolovets: After this book, I now think much more carefully about proposed policies/rules/business strategies/etc. "Subsidized child care" or "charge businesses per seat" can sound great on the surface, but specific proposals often have so many unintended or negative consequences that are not discussed, and it's important to weigh those consequences against the benefits.