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Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Studying economics provides a way to look at the world objectively.

Microeconomics – a branch of economics that studies the behavior of how the individual modern household and firms make decisions to allocate limited resources.

Macroeconomics – a branch of economics dealing with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of the entire economy. This includes a national, regional, or global economy.

Last update: Oct. 5th, 2011

Interesting Economic Related Reads Elsewhere

“Too Big to Fail”

Great Thinkers in Economics

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Adam Smith – Author of The Wealth of Nations

Recommended Books

The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod – explains how game theory works.

The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbron – series of profiles of history’s most influential economists

Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism

Economics Related Documentaries & Video Links

Steven Levitt analyzes crack economics – presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage

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