Over the holiday, I had opportunity to read The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford. It was a great read and worth picking up, if you've not already done so. I know some people are doing the compare/contrast with Freakonomics but I can't, not having read the latter.
I can say that Harford's book does an excellent job clarifying a number of issues and can easily be used in the classroom, either as a source of information for you, or as an auxiliary text. Financial markets, price theory, health care, trade, and economic development are all explained in simple language.
I'd be interested in the comments of others who have read the book.
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