Principles of Macroeconomics aims to bring economics to life for the first time student. Mankiw accomplishes this by writing a brief text which explains economics by the rules rather than the exceptions, and by balancing application with theory. He reveals to students how economics has relevance in their everyday lives, and through a strong policy orientation, shows them "economics in action" in the broader social arena. His conversational writing style succeeds in presenting the politics and science of economic theories to tomorrow's decision-makers. The Canadian edition maintains the virtues of the author's landmark U.S. text, while revising the content to reflect the differences of our small open economy.