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Learning Economics: a Virtual Book Tour

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Purpose of Learning Economics

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The Political Dimension and the Economic Dimension

Economic KnowledgePolitical Leaning
Decentleft-leaning economistsright-leaning economists
Noviceleft-leaning novicesright-leaning novices

Every good story needs a villain

Paul Krugman

"The focus on mathematical training in these programs is so intense that they tend to produce a sort of idiot-savant, competent only to publish in academic journals. It pains me to see economists for whom expounding economic principles and speaking in plain English are mutually exclusive activities."

Top Five Policy Issues


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