Keep It Real

Until recently, much classroom reading instruction has focused on fiction and narrative textbooks. The goal of this page is to go beyond textbooks, to reinforce a positive lifetime reading habit in students by engaging them to keep up-to-date with current news and events by regularly reading periodicals such as The Economist, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal. The information provided there serves a very special purpose, it keeps students informed so they can understand the concepts and evaluate them.

A2 – Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
November 2, 2011, Harvard Political Revieew,An Open Letter to Greg Mankiw 
May 13th 2010, The Economist, An old idea refashioned, How to create a higher-education supermarket
B-History of Economic Thought (B1-B3)
July, 20th 2012, The Economist, Economic History, Muddled models.
B-Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches (B4-B5)                                                                                
Dec 31st 2011 , The Economist, Heterodox economics, Marginal revolutionaries, The crisis and the blogosphere have opened mainstream economics up to new attack
D03 – Behavioral Economics; D87 – Neuroeconomics                          
Mar 24th 2012, The Economist, Nudge nudge, think think, The use of behavioural economics in public policy shows promise
Jul 24th 2008, The Economist, Neuroeconomics, Do economists need brains?, A new school of economists is controversially turning to neuroscience to improve the dismal science
D5–General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
21 July, 2012, Lars P. Syll’s Blog, Why general equilibrium economics is a dead end
E0 – General; E01 – Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts E02 – Institutions and the Macroeconomy                     
Feb 9th 2006, The Economist, Measuring economies, Grossly distorted picture, It’s high time that economists looked at more than just GDP
Oct 14th 2004, Measure for measure, The Economist, The tangled tale of GDP and GNP
Jun 17th 2004, The Economist, In the shadows, The informal economy is neither small nor benign
Jun 3rd 2004, The Economist, Costs of living, Official inflation rates suit nobody perfectly
May 27th 2004, The Economist, Measuring economies, Garbage in, garbage out, Commonly used, but flawed, measures of economic output can lead to bad decision-making
Feb 6th 2003, The Economist, Chasing the leader, Are Europeans really so much worse off than Americans?
E3 – Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
G2 – Financial Institutions and Services
H2 – Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
H6 – National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
I3 – Welfare and Poverty        

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