Tyler Cowen, a highly regarded economics professor (whose specialty is economics of the arts — but whose interests are wide and varied) has a series of posts over at the Volokh Conspiracy outlining the basic ideas of economics in a short, accessible way that non-specialists can understand. So far he has posted:
- Money and Monetary Policy
- Money and Monetary Policy: Responses to Questions from Readers
- Business Cycles
- Fiscal Policy
More parts are apparently coming this week. Much worth reading.