Topic | Lessons for the Young Economist and other Economics choices

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  • my3boys
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    I’m planning my son’s Economics course and have read many of the threads already posted. My question is, is Lessons for the Young Economist still a good choice? I can add in books/videos but I’m thinking of the main course. He has read several of the Uncle Eric books already so any others would be helpful. Videos, too 🙂

    I have listed in my notes the Russell Roberts books and Economics in One Lesson (not sure what that is, I’ll look it up).

    Thanks in advance.

    Rachel White
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    This was given to me by or co-op’s economics teacher:

    MJMFoodie Econmics Modules

    Micro and Macro

    https://www.youtube.com/user/mjmfoodie

    my3boys
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    Thanks!

    my3boys
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    Wings2fly
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    What age/grade is this for?  Bookworm suggested those books.  The text is a free ebook on their website or $2.99 kindle.  The Russell Roberts books seemed more for college to me, or maybe Sr. High advanced.

    my3boys
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    @wings2fly,

    He’ll be in grade 12. I did download the text and TG of Lessons..from the website.  I may be able to add in an UE book and some videos, as well.  I don’t know about the Roberts books…maybe A Free Market Reader instead. We’ll see.

    Thanks for your reply!

    Wings2fly
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    I have taken some business courses, but am no economics expert.  These books are all on the Austrian school of economics, which is what bookworm supports .  I do plan to use these books, but it bothers me that it seems unbalanced without a comparison to other theories.  I think it is also important for the student to be more involved personally to gain more interest in the subject and to study current events too.  I am sure you and your son will have many great discussions together while studying this.  Please post if you find any other resources to use.

    Rachel White
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    Doesn’t the fact that we’re living Keynesian Economics count? 🙁

    Here’s some:

    https://mises.org/library/failure-new-economics-0

    http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Keynes.html

    Maybe check Ambleside, too. Maybe Liberty Books.

    This looks interesting:

    http://www.amazon.com/Keynes-Hayek-Defined-Modern-Economics/dp/0393343634

    my3boys
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    Thank you. I have some reading to do?

    Rachel White
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    Here’s the Hillsdale College’s free Economics 101 course, which I’m sure would be valuable:

    http://online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=2671

    Lesson 7 goes into Keynesian and Macroeconomics, specifically.

    my3boys
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    I’ve been watching both the Constitution 101 and the Economics 101 videos and have tried to read some of the recommended reading.  I think my son would like both of these. I *think* there would still be time to read a book or two and watch some other videos that have been suggested. He needs  5 credits of each and I’d like him to have a few things going or to pull from that gives him a well-rounded course. So thank you for all of the suggestions! Very much appreciated 🙂

    Hickmac1
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    Thank you for the link. I forgot all about Hillsdale!

     

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