I found this book at the new release section in the library. The title looked a little melodramatic to me, but I read the praise for it, and it came from all sorts of people--a Nobel laureate in economics, Noam Chomsky, a Financial Times editor & pro-globalization guy. So I decided to read it, and I'm glad I did.
I did pretty well in econ during school, but it wasn't really my strong suit. I was apprehensive that this book would be over my head. It is in fact very easy to understand, littered with examples, and pretty funny, in fact, for a book with its subject. There were only a couple of times in the whole book where I had to reread a paragraph to understand what he was talking about.
I learned a lot from this book--I left a post-it on almost every page because there was just THAT MUCH awesome information pouring out of it.
I'd give it 4.5 stars, and I rounded up 'cause it was just fun to read.