Seriously, you already know all about it. All the books being recommended will simply help you realize how brilliant you already are on the subject.
At its most basic, economics is controlled by human nature, and human nature is something infants study from birth, and beyond.
I had two textbooks in my Econ class in college, and there was no question that the "wishful thinking" school (the one where you "manage" the economy) hadn't a clue. The other text was written by Milton Friedman, and I remember it, today, 40 years later, because it just made sense.
Yes, you can get into math and statistics, and into distortions caused by government, and learn lots of specialized vocabulary, but really, all it takes is a little reasoning to reach the same conclusions they teach.
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