July 14, 2015 Print

In order to make informed economic decisions, everybody needs a basic grounding in fundamental economic concepts. That’s why Atlas Network partner the Thailand Future Foundation (TFF) has translated the book Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity, by James Gwartney, Richard Stroup, and Dwight Lee. The organization printed 1,300 copies of its Thai edition of the book in May, and is distributing it to high school and university libraries throughout Thailand.

Common Sense Economics is a highly readable book,” the authors’ website explains. “It is written for those individuals wanting to understand how the economy works, what can be done to generate wealth, and how to make sound economic choices and financial decisions. This book covers the basic concepts of economics and applies them to both political and personal decision-making. It is divided into four parts: (1) Twelve Key Elements of Economics, (2) Seven Major Sources of Economic Progress, (3) Economic Progress and the Role of Government, and (4) Twelve Key Elements of Practical Personal Finance.”

This widespread distribution of the Thai edition of Common Sense Economics to Thailand’s educational institutions will help improve public understanding of economic concepts, fulfilling one of TFF’s primary objective as an organization: “To inform and raise the level of policy debate.”

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