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The Weekly Economist: 52 Quick Reads to Help You Think Like an Economist

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The Weekly Economist: 52 Quick Reads to Help You Think Like an Economist – Signed by the Author 

If you don’t have a degree in economics, how do you figure out what actually makes economic sense and what doesn’t? Ray Keating, a leading economist on small business and entrepreneurship, offers help with a new book titled The Weekly Economist: 52 Quick Reads to Help You Think Like an Economist.

Whether via CNBC, CNN, FOX, websites, or other outlets, many assertions regarding the economy and economic policy are presented that leave people wondering what’s accurate and what’s not. That’s especially the case when declarations by one talking head are conflicted by the next one. The Weekly Economist offers quick reads on topics essential to thinking clearly on economics, or applying sound economic principles to hot topics.


Ray Keating writes, “Yes, economics and thinking more like an economist matter. It is my hope that individuals, by taking just a few minutes for a quick read each week, can clarify their thinking on economics, and thereby, improve their own lives, and the lives of family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, as well as people across the nation and around the world."

Praise for The Weekly Economist...

“Reading Mr. Keating’s new book is worth more than a degree in economics from most universities. Sensible and accessible, The Weekly Economist is a veritable catechism of how to think economically.”  - Fr. Robert Sirico is author of  The Economics of the Parables and President Emeritus of the Acton Institute

“If you want a quick and accurate insight into the major topics in economics, and if you have little or no background in economics, Ray Keating’s The Weekly Economist is the book for you. Turn to any page and you’ll find tight clear reasoning that will help you understand the complicated economic reality around you.”  - David R. Henderson, editor, The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

“An accessible and comprehensive guide to concepts that regularly baffle the average person. This book runs the gamut when it comes to economic issues, and will invariably help readers think more critically about the financial machinery that runs the world. Keating makes a subject as potentially dry as economics into something dynamic and interesting. A natural storyteller, he carefully dissects an intimidating sphere of modern existence into a book that nearly anyone could learn from and enjoy.”  - Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★

“a lively primer”  - Gene Veith, "Cranach: The Blog of Veith," and author of God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

“For those who are curious about economics but who may not be interested in tackling a dry 300-page economics textbook, Ray Keating provides a brilliant alternative – a weekly breakdown of 52 economic concepts everyone should be familiar with. Although designed to give one easily digestible theme a week, many readers will undoubtedly want to binge-read to see which topics are their favorites. Great information for those new to economics or as a weekly refresher.”  - Bryan Riley, Director, National Taxpayers Union Free Trade Initiative

“What Ray Keating has accomplished with The Weekly Economist is creating the first volume of a catechism on economics. If our current economic challenges have you confused about supply chain, profits, greed, entrepreneurial motivation, the difference between Main Street and Wall Street, how advertising works, and why private charities are important, try having an open mind and learn from Keating. If only some of our elected and appointed officials and bureaucrats would heed what he has to say on socialism, health care economics, and the true impact of government spending. they would learn something! If you want to understand more about real economics…, buy and read The Weekly Economist.”  - Lutheran Book Review

Praise for Ray Keating’s work…

“Keating is at his best when tackling the issue that introduced him to the world of conservative thought: the benefits of the free market.”  - Kirkus Reviews

“Keating is no sour-puss conservative... Keating’s pro-growth agenda of dramatic supply-side tax and regulatory cuts, school choice, and much smaller government stands as New York’s only chance at rebirth.”  - Steve Forbes

Ray Keating's "take on the economy is unabashedly supply-side, offering a clear understanding that risk taking and entrepreneurship are the engines of economic growth.” - Jack Kemp

Ray Keating is a novelist, an economist, a nonfiction author, a podcaster, a columnist, and an entrepreneur. He is the author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, the Alliance of Saint Michael series, and assorted nonfiction books. For more information, go here.

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