can you recommended any economics books that cater to the layman
i read more blogs/articles when it comes to economics than books. i dont know how broad you want the scope to be, a lot of the 'popular' economics books are going to be extremely focused on the particulars of the american economy, and the specific conditions it finds itself in at the given time of its being written. 'economics in one lesson' is worth reading because it's essentially the libertarian bible. otherwise i dont read a lot of pop-econ, google searching and trying to find a list of best economics books from a reasonable publication would probably serve you better than me.
here is a long series of blog posts on modern monetary theory that was later organized into a full book which is very much worth reading: