The book no child should be without

If you are looking for Christmas ideas, you might consider Economics for Infants, the only book of its kind.

A perfect book to read to your children and grandchildren! How do you explain the complexities of the economic order to a child? This retro-inspired illustrated book attempts this task in storybook form. A basic primer on economics for the youngest of readers.

For myself, what I like best about the book are its pictures which illustrate the points with an astonishing clarity. There is no children’s book anywhere, past or present, that has illustrated Say’s Law so incredibly well along with so much more. In a recent pee’er reviewed study, 97% chose Economics for Infants as their favourite book (astonishingly, the same as the proportion of climate scientists who believe global warming is caused by humans!). The above photo was taken during that study and is conclusive proof that if your child is to succeed in getting into the best kindergartens and play groups, this is the book you will need to ensure they have read and its contents absorbed. You can see how the other books were ignored while Economics for Infants held the attention of this particularly bright child not entirely chosen at random.

And let me also say this. There may be parents of young children whom you may feel need a refresher course in the economics of the market. Give a copy to their children and contemplate the pleasure it will give in reading about how the capitalist system works for the betterment of all, that is, the pleasure it will give you contemplating their parents vetting the book while deciding whether to pass it along.

Here’s where you may order the book and have it still arrive in time for Christmas.

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18 Responses to The book no child should be without

  1. Leo G

    Spit the Keynesian dummy, read the book.

  2. entropy

    My god. How about something a little more fundamental. Something that considers the balance between how much individual action and choice should be forsaken in the cause of collective safety.
    For tweens, I recommend The Giver. Once they have read it they can watch the movie.

    They can worry about economic principles once they have the societal structure right.

  3. “Capitalism is all about trading for mutual benefit sweetheart. I give you this yummy mummy mashed pears in peach juice, and you give me your smelly runny $hitty nappies. Winning.”

  4. Jannie

    No infants to educate, does it work for adults?

  5. Neo Bauhaus

    My partner and I are marrying soon, I’ll have one of both thanks. We may need another child next year, are advance orders taken?

  6. Up The Workers!

    Sounds to me like too much detailed programmatic specificity for the toddlers.

    Maybe they should start off with something more in keeping with their age and experience level, such as a detailed Problem Analysis of Wayne Swan’s 6 consecutive massive A.L.P. Budget “Surpluses”?

    They could certainly apply their combined wisdom to teach him a thing or two about the intricacies of ‘adding up’.

  7. Combine Dave

    What age group is it targeted at?

  8. entropy

    An illustrated book of the Little Red Hen?
    You can’t beat that story for teaching a deep level understanding of the moral virtues of capitalism.

  9. Empire GTHO Phase III

    All I want for Christmas.

    Teacher: Yes [progeny of Empire].

    [progeny of Empire]: Excuse me Miss, I have to tell you something.

    Teacher: Yes, go ahead.

    [pogeny of Empire]: The automatic stabilisers meme and the claimed benefit of so called Keynesian stimulus spending of other people’s money by the State, is toro merda.

    You’ve been peddling the myth that the government drives the economy, like a machine, for the welfare of the people. That’s wrongology. Let’s talk about Adam Smith.

    Teacher: Who?

  10. Neville

    Oh Steve! “pee’er” reveiwed? Go to the back of the class!

  11. Dave in Marybrook

    Incidentally, be careful not to take Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls down off that shelf behind. We were given a copy by a well-meaning friend, but it’s a woeful read- racism, sexism, plucky gels all of a sudden deciding to stand up to The Man and reach for their dreams…. lowlights include faint praise for Thatcher, Serena Williams saying she’s “sexy”, no inclusion of the power of Dynasty for Hatshepsut, Suu Kyi, Ghandi, Megawati, no mention of sheer hard work for Chanel and Simone, no inclusion of positive discrimination for Michelle Obama’s US$800k p.a. uni career… and a cross-dressing dysphoric kid called Coy who is, of course, a hero and a he as well as a her.
    I’d tolerate it- bios are barely a page long, and the girls want more brain food that the fairytale mush so it gives me a good chance to disrupt the orthodoxy- but Williams saying she’s sexy is unforgivable and beyond a G rating.
    So sign me up for a copy of E for Infants! Do you autograph every damn copy a la Steyn?

  12. Anita

    I’m looking for a Xmas present. This book is suitable for what age group?

  13. Chris M

    This book is suitable for what age group?

    Indeed it would be helpful to know a little more about the book. At this stage it has saved me money by not buying it as I don’t have enough information to make a purchase decision.

  14. Chris M

    Also seems cheaper at Book Depository if you factor in postage.

  15. .

    [A well-spoken, slightly older, CatallaxyFiles trained and well-read progeny of Empire]:
    Miss, you have flat learning curves.

  16. Jim


    Have the students that pay your wage stopped listening?

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