Archive for September, 2017

Economics, and without that cash outlay

2017-09-13

Never too late to learn. And gain insights into matters that affect one’s daily life, and be better equipped to make more prudent decisions. Economics is one such discipline.

A recent post, A new paradigm for the introductory course in economics, at Vox has Profs Samuel Bowles and Wendy Carlin introducing a new interactive approach to studying, understanding and applying economics.

The course in economics, CORE Econ, is conducted through registration and an e-book, The Economy.

John Cassidy of the New Yorker did explore the e-book and did give his seal of approval. One observation in his post, A New Way to Learn Economics,

But the CORE material isn’t just for incoming students. It will also reward the attention of general readers and people who think they are already reasonably conversant with economics…

Of note is that the CORE Econ programme is a collaborative effort of a team of economists. The cost of the course? Zero. And the rewards? Judge for yourself.

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