I happily drifted through high school without a clear understanding of how the economy actually worked. My basic understanding was that it was an economy, which was a word that meant “money,” and that it worked, which meant, “someday you will have the money.”
Try not to roll your eyes so much that they roll right out of your head. I have always been an English major at heart. I’m not great with numbers. Eventually I learned how to do my taxes and what a 401(k) was. Beyond that, things like learning how the economy functioned were not necessary for my life goals (and were probably best left in someone else’s hands anyway). Obviously I was going to be fine.
Then the economy died. And obviously I was doomed.
Enter The Capitalist’s Bible. This book has saved my sanity.
It seems like common sense, but in easier times, we tend to overlook the idea that we all need to be informed of how the economy, and capitalism, works. Where do we each fit into the system? And why does it matter to me?
The Capitalist’s Bible answers these questions. It explains the basic concepts of the system that underwrites the American economy.
Personally, I wish I’d had to read this in school. I was, in fact, required to take an Economics class there, it just happened to be one where we did no reading and a lot of math. This book is an invaluable tool in learning and teaching the most fundamental concepts you need to understand if you have any hope of understanding capitalism and the economy as a whole.
I didn’t have an interest in the economy until it up and died, but I do now. Gretchen Morgenson’s The Capitalist’s Bible is essential reading that has (shockingly) made me curious to learn more.
The Capitalist's Bible will publish in September. However, I have a galley to giveaway to the first three people who email me!