"It is only by argument, by conflict if you like, that economics makes progress."
English economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)
READ THIS CHAPTER IF YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT:
What is economics about? What do economists do? Is economics a science? Most people have only the faintest idea of what economics is as a discipline, and many of their impressions are mistaken. Economics can't tell you how to get rich. And it doesn't provide a formula for attaining social justice. But it can help you understand how your own livelihood is connected to the larger economic world, and introduce you to the ongoing conversation - among economists, government officials, business leaders, and ordinary citizens - about how to make the world more fair and rich and prosperous for all.