In an interview with John Stossel on Dennis Miller’s radio show, Dennis Miller said that he’s reading Thomas Sowell’s book Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy.
That’s an excellent place to start. That’s the first work of Sowell’s that I read and I highly recommend it. All of it is great, but I particularly remember to the part on the role prices play in our economy being particularly eye opening for me.
If anyone wants to borrow it, I have a copy to lend, though I think newer versions have been released since I bought mine. Your library should have the latest copies.
You can buy the latest edition, Basic Edition 3rd Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy at Amazon.com.