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I'm reading Keynes's General Theory of Employment Interest and Money and am finding the jargon quite hard going.

Is there a book people could recommend that takes you through the terms and explains them in a more verbose way? I'd like to read that before tackling it again. Normally I'd use pen and paper but I can only read snatches on the train so I need something a bit slower.

I came by it via Harrison's 2010 book. The section he referenced on explaining the length of the recessionary cycle is quite lucid, but he keeps talking about the marginal disutility of labour (iirc), and I'm not entirely clear what this means.

So a ladybird version might be handy.

Failing that, a general introduction to macroeconomics?

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I'm reading Keynes's General Theory of Employment Interest and Money and am finding the jargon quite hard going.

Is there a book people could recommend that takes you through the terms and explains them in a more verbose way? I'd like to read that before tackling it again. Normally I'd use pen and paper but I can only read snatches on the train so I need something a bit slower.

I came by it via Harrison's 2010 book. The section he referenced on explaining the length of the recessionary cycle is quite lucid, but he keeps talking about the marginal disutility of labour (iirc), and I'm not entirely clear what this means.

So a ladybird version might be handy.

Failing that, a general introduction to macroeconomics?

Economics in one Lesson Henry Hazlitt and The Theory of Money and Credit Ludwig von Mises (not as simplified versions of Keynes of course but Austrian School introductions to Macroecon which are IMO clear, simple, and logical)

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I was expecting a thread on a new town development :huh:

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Economics in one Lesson Henry Hazlitt and The Theory of Money and Credit Ludwig von Mises (not as simplified versions of Keynes of course but Austrian School introductions to Macroecon which are IMO clear, simple, and logical)

Thanks for that. Am trying to read Mises and still feel like a div. It's clear and logical, but following the arguments at times makes my head hurt. Interesting tho, I'll try and persist.

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Thanks for that. Am trying to read Mises and still feel like a div. It's clear and logical, but following the arguments at times makes my head hurt. Interesting tho, I'll try and persist.

Have not read this one myself, but from what I've heard its probably what you are looking for.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keynes-Return-Master-Robert-Skidelsky/dp/184614258X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259748447&sr=1-2

If there's a 2-for-1 deal at amazon , look for something on post-keynsian economcis, which is where it's really at.

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