Guest Review – The Leading Indicators

The Leading Indicators book coverThe Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers that Rule Our World by Zachary Karabell
Reviewed by Jo Wilcox

The Leading Indicators is a thoroughly readable book about the Gross Domestic Product and I know how that sounds. The book gives a short history of the economic indicators we use to define and measure the economy. The author details what we measure, how it gets measured, why some things are included and others are not and the effect these measurements have on public policy. The writing style is clear and engaging and I really enjoyed reading this book. For reference, I fell asleep reading the introduction to Capital in the 21st Century. I recommend this book.

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