Economix – Cartoon Book Makes Economics Relatable

Economix: How Our Economy Works (And Doesn't Work) In Words and Pictures

If you read only one non-fiction book this decade, you must read Economix: How Our Economy Works (And Doesn’t Work) In Words and Pictures. This graphic non-fiction book reads like a graphic novel except it is true) and recounts the history of economics during eight different time periods. After reading this exceptionally smart and easily understandable book, you will understand economics better than you ever thought you would.

Economix is not a study guide for students, although reading it will give them a big heads up in class, but a book written for adults. When I read the last chapter, “The World Today 2001 Onward”, In 15 minutes I had a better understanding of how the war on terror, the mortgage crises, and President’s Bush and Obama’s ¬†economic policies affected our economy than I did living through it.

A page from the book Economix
A page from Economix

Read Economix. You won’t be sorry. It is fun, educational, accessible and important. Reading Economix will help you understand our economy which will then help you make better decisions at the voting booth come election time. This is a book that the whole family, from high school on up, can share and discuss.


  1. A picture version is probably the only way I’ll ever understand Economics! Who’s the author?

  2. The author is Michael Goodwin and it is illustrated by Dan E. Burr.

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