A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

A review by Chase Harris

This is probably one of the most unconventional books I’ve ever read. But that is ok, because I’m an unconventional type of guy. What I like most about this book is that it breaks economics down to its core. The core being “my” economics is really getting what I want. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

This book has some wild subjects. It explores the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. However, there are many lessons to be learned from this book. This is definitely a great read and a book to keep in your collection.


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Unconventional? Yes. Must-read? Yes. Understanding the core of how economics are developed and give you further insight on how to control your personal finances. After all, that is one thing you truly want control over.