FME2 cover

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The cover of the second edition. I’d forgotten about the first of the cover endorsements. It was provided by a reviewer at Choice which is the magazine subscribed to by libraries to help them choose which books to buy.

Free Market Economics is virtually a must read for serious economists…. Highly recommended.

The second edition should be available in about a month.

UPDATE:

maybury mill

Catallaxy is such a fund of insight and knowledge. That is very likely the mill from which the plaque has been modelled. I wished to have a cover that showed a water mill made of clay because the two most important influences on me have been John Stuart Mill and the English economist, Henry Clay. My wife, bless her, found just such a combination on the net as the plaque was being sold just then. I therefore bought it, photographed it and now the clay representation of a mill is on the cover. I also like it because it is both nineteenth century and part of the productive apparatus of an economy. And it fits in with my understanding of Jean-Baptiste Say whose factory producing textiles was driven by a water mill. Finally, I just think it’s beautiful. I could not think of a better cover. My profound thanks to Ant for conjuring the origins up.

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19 Responses to FME2 cover

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    Congrats, Steve. Picketty will be unhappy.

    A 16″ shell to the guts of Marxist socialist economics.

  2. Infidel Tiger

    Any danger of sending Abbott a copy?

    You better tell him it’s non-fiction too.

  3. H B Bear

    I’m guessing updating examples of the failure of Keynesian stimulus spending didn’t take too long this time around?

  4. JohnA

    A Kindle/ e-book edition in the works, too?

  5. Ant

    Congratulations, Steve.

    Can I ask if you know much about the image on the cover? Is it Mabry Mill along the Blueridge Parkway in Virginia?

  6. .

    Yes, please shine some light on my ignorance. Why that cover?

  7. Roger

    Free Market Economics is virtually a must read for serious economists…. Highly recommended.

    And there I was assuming economists got their intro to the free market in their bachelor’s degree…evidently not, or perhaps only as a foil to Keynesianism? This lacuna would explain most of the economics pundits who appear on the tube.
    Send a copy to Joe Hockey too, Steve…seriously.

  8. Steve, if you do send one to Joe Hockey, you might wish to consider to following inscription:

    Proverbs 6:9-11

    How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

  9. Tintarella di Luna

    Steve, if you do send one to Joe Hockey, you might wish to consider to following inscription:

    Proverbs 6:9-11

    How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

    Well done Mr P

  10. Yohan

    Any danger of sending Abbott a copy?

    lol, unfortunately

  11. dianeh

    Is it a must read for us non economists who only did a couple of economics subjects at uni ? And even then was suspicious of

    AD = C + I + G + (X-M)

  12. siltstone

    can’t wait to buy a copy (or three…. Christmas approaches)

  13. Georg Thomas

    Great news! I cannot wait to extend to the second edition my happy habit of returning to this marvellous book over and over again.

    Since I read it for the first time in 2011, I have not come across any book that would make me revise my assessment: Steven Kates’ is the best among all introductions to economics.

  14. OldOzzie

    Steve,

    where can I buy it (Preferably online – Book Depository etc) to keep my ageing mind up to date

    Thanks

    Old Ozzie

  15. stackja

    I saw someone in the bus reading:

    Macroeconomics, 8/E
    Andrew B. Abel, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    Ben Bernanke
    Dean Croushore
    - See more at: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Macroeconomics-8E/9780132992282.page#sthash.ezfokntc.dpuf

    I am curious. What is your opinion of this book, Steve?

  16. sdfc

    Is it a must read for us non economists who only did a couple of economics subjects at uni ? And even then was suspicious of

    AD = C + I + G + (X-M)

    Why the suspicion? It’s a tautology.

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