The good news: I’ve been approached by a publisher about a book.
More good news: The publisher wants the book to be a series of short economic principles worth knowing in order to not suck at life. Okay, those were my words, not theirs. Their words were something more along the lines of economic principles in order to be able to read The Economist without getting a migraine. (Sidenote: the publisher is awesome- she’s British and asked if we had a magazine called The Economist in the US. She acted as though it was very mainstream or average in the UK, and I told her that if the average person in the UK reads The Economist then I am moving tomorrow.)
The bad news: In order for each of the principles to be short, there need to be 125 of them. I’m at 38 as I write this. (No, wait, 39. But still.)
In order to help ensure that my book is, well, relevant, I would love to get input from you guys- what have you learned about economics that is particularly vital to your ability to read the newspaper, follow politics, or be a wise consumer or investor? I’ve made my notes on the subject public via a Google document here, and I’d love your input, either as comments on the document or comments here.