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If you liked Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt

Levitt provides an engaging and witty view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.

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The Armchair Economist : Economics and Everyday Life (1993)

by Steven E Landsburg

This book provides an economist's view of everyday human behavior and examines surprising situations from everyday life, such as why is movie theater popcorn so expensive and why do seat belts cause more accidents.

Bad Paper : Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld (2014)

by Jake Halpern

New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar.

Economix : How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures (2012)

by Michael Goodwin

This guide to the economy in graphic novel format traces the history of Western economic thought from its beginnings to the world economy in the 21st century.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back : How to Run-- or Ruin-- an Economy (2014)

by Tim Harford

Harford demystifies macroeconomics, stripping away the spin, the hype and the jargon to reveal the truth about how the world’s economy actually works.

What's the Economy For, Anyway? : Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness (2011)

by John De Graaf

A thought-provoking, funny and readable book based on the cult hit film of the same name. Scholars John de Graaf and David Batker tackle 13 touchstone economic issues and challenge readers to consider just what the point of our economy is.