The Economics of Macro Issues: 7th Edition offers an excellent introduction to macroeconomics. The book does not have a textbook-like feel to it, as it is written in an informal style, and provides a lot of case studies. The examples presented are from a wide variety of different countries and include things like the Great Depression, the Asian Financial Crisis, and the Great Recession.
Throughout this book, the authors are very clear about what they're doing. They give examples of economic situations and how macroeconomic factors like interest rates and the size of the national economy impact those circumstances. Many of the examples that are given are ones which can be applied to current economic problems. This makes it easy for readers to grasp concepts like supply and demand, financial institutions, and the theory of the business cycle. The authors even provide references to explain more in depth.
However, because it is the seventh edition of the Economics of Macro Issues, there are a few changes. Most notably, some of the case studies that were included in the first two editions have been removed. Also, a new chapter on monetary policy has been added. This one discusses why there are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to how the government regulates the money supply.
Despite these minor changes, the core of the book remains the same, and the economics of macro issues remains useful for anyone who has ever studied macroeconomics. The authors also include a bibliography of additional resources that readers may want to read as well. This list contains books, articles, and other materials that will help readers better understand their topics.
This book is written at a fairly easy-going pace. In addition, the book is very accessible. It is a little more academic than other books that are similar in topic but still provides enough information to get a non-economics student interested. The authors know that most people who purchase books don't want to sit in a classroom for several hours learning about micro and macro economics. That's why they provide good enough information to get through any introductory course that someone might take.
Overall, The Economics of Macro Issues is a great book. It will make anyone who is interested in the theory behind macroeconomics excited about the idea of having to study the entire economy.