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Posts Tagged ‘lessons’

Economics In Many Lessons – Welfare

Another of my favorite economists, Thomas Sowell, schools a liberal on welfare. It is interesting how the arguments never change. You should watch the post on “do gooders” after this.

By the way for you Glenn Beck fans out there the liberal is Francis Fox Piven who Glenn regularly talks about.

Economics In Many Lessons – The Pencil

Milton Friedman is one of my favorite economics.  He is brilliant, but most importantly he has a way of explaining things in a very simple way.  Why his lectures, widely available on YouTube, are not shown in every school is a mystery to me.  Here he discussed the magic of the pencil

This video was a take on the famous book(let) by Leonard Read titled I, Pencil.

What Ever Happened to Penny Candy?

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? is a rather simple guide to economics written as a series of letters from “Uncle Eric.”  I have read numerous economics books big and small and few offer the fun and engaging lessons in economics.  Perhaps the best thing that I can say about this book is that I learned a lot…a whole lot as evidenced by the number of post-it tabs flagging my volume.  Author Richard J. Maybury spends a great deal of the book on inflation and this excerpt hits home;