A friend keeps saying the finest popular book in Jewish observant circles to grant a basic understanding of non-socialist economics is “Go My Son”. I agree.
The author masterfully illustrates the contrast between various economic regimes, shows how the division of labor works and breaks down, notes the illogical nature of communism and its tragic effects, and more, all this only in passing, and in stoic prose.
The true story of a yeshiva student’s adventure-filled odyssey through both war-torn Europe and Asiatic Russia. The author describes his many dramatic, and sometimes humorous encounters, as he flees from the Nazis, in a vivid and engrossing personal memoir.
Here it is on Amazon.