Visible Hand: A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market (Hardcover)
"Matthew Hennessey's Visible Hand is a wise reminder that free markets are essential to human flourishing." --Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal Columnist"Econ 101 should always be this much fun." --Larry Kudlow, former director of the National Economic Council
To most people, the word "economics" sounds like homework. In Visible Hand, Wall Street Journal op-ed editor Matthew Hennessey brings basic economic principles vividly to life in plain English, without resort to numbers, graphs, or jargon. This isn't Fed policy or the stock market. This is the essential stuff: supply and demand, incentives and tradeoffs, scarcity and innovation, work and leisure. A teenager should be able to discuss these things intelligently. Sadly, too few of us can explain them even in adulthood. Visible Hand equips readers with the essential vocabulary necessary to understand and explain how we make the choices we do. In Hennessey's hands, economics is far from the dismal science. It's the sparkling art of decision making. No homework necessary.
Matthew Hennessey is the Wall Street Journal's deputy op-ed editor.