My TechCentralStation friends let me write a pitch for my book.

I believe that economists have a right to feel that we have superior knowledge on issues of public policy. However, the implication of this is not that we should be given deference and power. Instead, I believe that economists have an obligation to explain our thinking to novices, and novices have an obligation to attempt to understand economics.

Learning Economics shuns diagrams and other mathematical apparatus. I am trying to teach economics without the math barrier.

…my goal is to raise the level of debate, so that those who disagree with me are able to address the economic arguments, rather than evade them.

For Discussion. Which economic concept is hardest to explain without using diagrams?