I like reading, but I've never read books on politics or economics. Thus I feel really bad when people start talking about those things, because they're important, and I understand nothing of it. I think it's time I jump right in
Can anyone recommend books that explain the basics of those two topics, and important well-know books dealing with those, to a person who doesn't know what the economy is, what is the marketplace, knows nothing about politics, etc.
I guess I have to read a lot of history books too, right?
There is one book in my house, "The time of uncertainty" (title translated from portuguese, may not be the original one) by Kenneth Gailbraith. Does anyone recommend that?