Here’s an entertaining introduction to economics that is guaranteed to keep your children interested! Written as a series of letters from “Uncle Eric,” this book presents easy-to-understand basics of our free enterprise system. Learn such tidbits as why coins are ribbed on the edge (so you can’t slice off a wee piece to make gold and silver coins weigh less, which was a common deceit), why the gold standard is a thing of the past, how federal debt works, and why we can never catch up. Also covers topics such as the origin and history of money, the history of our dollar, the economic behavior of the government, the business cycle, inflation, recession, depression, foreign currency, how and why the government impacts the value of money, and the wisdom and pitfalls of investing. That description may sound boring, but the book is definitely not! Grades 5–adult. Paperback, 125 pages.