Summary – Good Economics for Hard Times

Chapter 1 sets the context for the book. The authors are looking towards economics for answers to everyday questions shaping our ideas about politics, finance and just about everything.

The best line from this chapter is ” A better conversation must start by

1. Acknowledging the deep human desire for dignity and human contact, and

2. To treat it not as a distraction but as a better way to understand each other

3. And to set ourselves free from what appears to be intractable oppositions