When the gentlemen who owns the liquor store down the road here in NJ asked how I "know so much about economics", I recommended he check out Richard D. Wolff. I warned in advance that it's a Marxist perspective on things, and he replied "You know what? Good! Maybe capitalism sucks and there's a better way to do this." He then slammed a pen and paper on the counter and asked me to write it down. Wow.