My Adam Smith Institute colleague has written a new book on how (free) markets work – called, modestly, The Best Book on the Market.
It covers all the basics about choice, competition and entrepreneurship, and prices. But it's short, fun, anecdotal and accessible. So hopefully it will serve to spread the the understanding among the public, students – even politicians – that markets are actually a good thing. Indeed, the book's sub-title is How to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Economy.
John Blundell of the Institute of Economic Affairs says it vividly and simply explains competition, entrepreneurship and prices. Václav Klaus, President of Czech Republic, says that it presents solid arguments against government attempts to 'perfect' markets by obstructing competition and private ownership. And former Chancellor Lord Lawson says Anything which educates the public and politicians on how the free economy actually works is always welcome. Dr Butler does this in style. And the book has received many more plaudits from round the world.
It's being published internationally by Capstone (Wiley's business/popular imprint) on 18 April, but you can pre-order it here. Go on – you know you want to!