This blog will capture my thoughts and observations about the U.S. economy. My particular emphasis is the operation of free markets, which Adam Smith identified as the most efficient means of employing capital and satisfying consumer needs back in 1776. Government intervention in markets lessens that efficiency and lowers our potential standard of living. My goal is to add a voice to those who advocate free markets.
Today is an auspicious day for me, since it marks the self-publication of my first book on economics. (Actually, it is available in some eBook channels and will be available in print by December 10.) The book is called Barbecue Economics: Be Your Neighborhood Expert on Demand, Supply and the Free Market and is geared to the general reader with limited exposure to economic theory. Being written by a simple person, not an economist, it is hopefully a simple guide to basic economic thought and principles. It is being offered for the ridiculously low price of $4.99 as an eBook. The printed version will be priced at $12.95, but deeply discounted by Amazon. If you are interested in the eBook, you can read the first 15-20% (depending on which service you use) for free. To get an even easier glimpse into my writing style, you can read some earlier blog posts at www.kingscoolaid.wordpress.com.
With work on the book completed, I hope to post frequent (weekly?) thoughts on current issues. I welcome your comments.