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Go read a basic micro 101 book, discard everything else. Especially scientism gobbledegook written by physical science wannabes.

That's not terrible advice from the perspective of forming an academic foundation, but otherwise falls pretty short. If economics was as trivial as an introductory freshman course there wouldn't be a contested field attempting to build models.

Relevant comic and all that jazz: http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3117

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