Five books your high school graduate should read includes Economics in One Lesson. It is a powerful thing to enter the adult world having a basic understanding of economics, because no statist politician or college professor can put one over on you. This short book gives you that gift in easy to understand story form and arms the youngster in your life intellectually against much of the flawed thinking in our confused and complicated world.
"Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today. * * * His work has reshaped social psychology, cognitive science, the study of reason and of happiness, and behavioral economics, a field that he and his collaborator Amos Tversky helped to launch. The appearance of Thinking, Fast and Slow is a major event. " (Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology)