Basic Economics, Fifth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Thomas Sowell

Narrated By: Tom Weiner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2014

Duration: 23 hours 51 minutes


In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.

“Clear and concise…Among economists of the past thirty years, [Sowell] stands very proud indeed.”—Wall Street Journal


  • Oscar Meech

    Essential book for any responsible citizen of the civilised world. It might just change your world view, at least somewhat.

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