If that's the case, I highly recommend two books to you:
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
Whatever Happened to Justice?
both by Richard J. Maybury.
These books are short, (Penny Candy is 150 pages and Justice in 250 pages), fun to read, and extremely easy to understand. You will never feel that the information goes over your head; instead, you will walk away from these books feeling like you completely understand the basics of economics and government.
These books are especially important for today's economy! After reading these books, you will understand why the economy is where it is today, and you will know how to face the future; you will know how to prepare, if and when things get worse. For this reason, I strongly believe that everyone in America should read these books... even if only to understand the economic troubles we are experiencing right now; and to know what steps we, as a nation, should take next.
These books work great as supplements for school economics/government courses, or just as fun, leisure reading.
Now, I will say that the author is sometimes opinionated in these books, and I don't agree with everything he says. I think that sometimes he just misses the truth because he doesn't have a Christian worldview, but he does come close. But, for the most part, I agree wholeheartedly with his books; and even if you don't agree with his opinions, you will benefit from understanding the concepts he teaches.
If you want to view these books on Amazon, here are the links:
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy
Whatever Happened to Justice
I want to conclude with this quote from Whatever Happened to Justice:
"Always beware of anyone who tells you a topic is above you or better left to experts. This person may, for some reason, be trying to shut you out. You can understand almost anything. If you know you are giving it your best effort and you are still finding an explanation difficult to grasp, it may be because the expert has poor communication skills. It could also be that the expert doesn't want you to grasp it. Many people are twice as smart as they think are, but they've been intimidated into believing some topics are above them." (Page 20)
This applies to both economics and government! You can understand!
Blessings, and keep pursuing the truth!