From reader FC:
I love reading your work, and the articles you link, but I need more education as there’s lots I don’t understand. So I am doing some reading in undergraduate economics, and trying to get my head around introductory monetary policy theory. Is there any chance you have a few good texts you could recommend for the basics? There a lot of jargon for which I can’t really find decent explanations.
For financial economics, Benoit Mandelbrot’s The (Mis)Behavior of Markets is very good and written for laypeople, and has the added advantage of explaining what is wrong about conventional theories. But what about macro and (ugh) micro? The problem is a book like Steve Keen’s Debunking Economics assumes the reader already has the basic foundations.
What FC may need is more like a primer or series of primers rather than a textbook. Any suggestions very much appreciated.