I bought this book because the title caught my attention while browsing books at Barnes & Noble. I wanted it because I am on the path of pursuing getting an M.B.A. from a top-tier school and I need to know as much as possible regarding economics. I would actually give this book a 10/10 not only on content but on how it is laid out. It has pictures, quotes, biographies and it is short and concise and it wastes very little of your time.
Here is a summary from Barnes & Noble:
“Keynesian Economics, Free Market Capitalism, Monetarism, Game Theory, and The Invisible Hand? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these economic theories to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
30-Second Economics takes the top 50 economic theories, and explains them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture. Economics will suddenly seem a lot more fun than the economy, and make a lot more sense, and along the way we’ll meet the founding fathers of modern economics such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Alfred Marshall. From Monetarism to Marxism, plus everything in between, this is the ultimate “crash” course in economic theory.”