Hi everyone, I am set to start an Economics course at University in the coming months, and was wondering if anyone could recommend me some literature (ideally a book) with an up to date theme, or I guess fresh take-in light of current events-on the topic.
The reason for my quest is that lately when reading Economic and Science articles on various issues related to the economy and recent global crisis, a common theme I keep seeing is that many of the models in Economics are out of date or imperfect, and need to be updated with the latest scientific ideas regarding psychology, communication, etc. An example with my limited understanding of the topic is the premise that each individual is perfectly rationale, etc.
What I want from this book is a general understanding of the modern thoughts on Economics, which I can 'keep in the back of my mind' when learning the subject at University, to possibly shape or prevent old ideas becoming 'ingrained' into my economic though processes. If this sounds like wishful thinking, at the very least I hope to be better prepared when study time does come around!