After some of the conversations that Editec, Paulitics, Glockmail and others regarding economics, I dusted off a book I've had for a long time. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt I've read this book several times and it is always relevant. I just want to give you a little bit of the very first page of Chapter One. Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. the inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant in, say, physics, mathematics, or medicine - the special pleadings of selfish interests. while every group has certain economic interests identical with those of all groups, every group has also, as we shall see, interests antagonistic to those of all other groups. While certain public policies would in the long run benefit everyone, other policies would benefit only one group at the expense of all other groups. The group that would benefit by such policies, having such a direct interest in them, will argue for then plausibly and persistently. it will hire the best buyable minds to devote their whole time to presenting its case. And it will finally either convince the general public that its case is sound, or so befuddle it that clear thinking on the subject becomes next to impossible. Wow. That so much relevant thought appears on the very first page of this little book still amazes me to this day, even after reading this book many times. And it seems to be especially relevant today no? Pardon me but I'm off to get another cup of coffee and I am going to sit outside and reread this book from cover to cover.