Economy Books for the Layman
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
By G. Edward Griffin
Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? In many ways, this is the book that started it all for me. Herein you will find out how money is created from thin air and the anything-but-boring history of how the Federal Reserve came into being. Meticulously researched and well-written, this book should be right at the top of your list, if your goal is to peel back the layers and truly understand the nature of the system in which you live. This book changed the way I view the world, which places it in a very rare category.