I've recently finished reading “The Undercover Economist” by Tim Harford which Chris kindly lent to me. If, like me, you've got a dormant interest in economics then I highly recommend you read this book. It helps to introduce the economic jargon and theories you'd expect to come across in an economics degree in a well written easily digestible format. Just what I wanted, and now I'm free to pontificate about free trade, tax policies and the Chinese economy with the best of them! Watch out, there is an economics based conversation coming your way soon ;o)