2014 May 23 • Friday
Something about the medium of comics, perhaps how well it can show several things at once—speech, thought, action, narration, annotation—makes it ideal for history, biography and other nonfiction works. Michael Goodwin and Dan Burr's Economix is one of the best examples.
It's a thrilling read, something that probably isn't often said about economics texts. I'm inspired to read Adam Smith now!
While it serves as an excellent primer on the history of economics, it's especially good on the recent decades. The authors warn up front that it's a political book and won't avoid controversy.
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