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New Hillsdale free online course: "Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics"
Hillsdale College ^ | 9/19/2013 | Larry Arnn

Posted on 09/19/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by iowamark

"Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics"

This is a free, ten-week, not-for-credit online course offered by Hillsdale College. With introductory and concluding lectures by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the eight lectures at its core--by Gary Wolfram, the William E. Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College--will focus on the foundational principles of the free market.

Topics will include the relationship of supply and demand, the “information problem” behind the failure of central planning, the rise of macroeconomics under the influence of John Maynard Keynes, and the 2008 financial crisis.

Lectures will be released weekly and archived to view on-demand, and the lecturers will participate in weekly Q&A sessions on the lecture topics. Registered participants will also have access to readings and quizzes, a study guide, and discussion boards.

Questions about the course may be submitted to onlinecourses@hillsdale.edu

(Excerpt) Read more at online.hillsdale.edu ...


TOPICS: Announcements
KEYWORDS: hillsdale
Course Schedule:

Approximately 40 minutes in length, lectures will be released each Monday according to the schedule below. Once available, each week's materials can be viewed at your convenience.

Free Market Economics and the American Founding Larry P. Arnn Available September 23

How Markets Work Gary Wolfram Available September 30

Understanding Demand Gary Wolfram Available October 7

Supply and Equilibrium Gary Wolfram Available October 14

The Role of Profit Gary Wolfram Available October 21

Incentive and the "Information Problem" Gary Wolfram Available October 28

Keynesianism and Macroeconomics Gary Wolfram Available November 4

Monetary Theory Gary Wolfram Available November 11

Case Study: The Great Recession Gary Wolfram Available November 18

Restoring Economic Liberty Larry P. Arnn Available November 25

1 posted on 09/19/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

I’m thinking of registering a few FReepers.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 6:56:40 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: iowamark

Is there some way to make this mandatory viewing by the entire White House staff including you-know-who?

Come to think of it, there’s a bunch of RINOS in Congress that could use this also.

Yes, I’m talkin at you, linda Graham.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 6:58:09 AM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for posting. I get Hillsdale’s email announcements, but missed this one.

I wish they’d make audio recordings available as well as video. That way I could listen to them in my car. It’s a pain in the neck to convert video to audio-only.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 6:59:40 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Previous online courses archived at:

https://online.hillsdale.edu/home/register

“History 102: American Heritage—From Colonial Settlement to the Reagan Revolution

History 101: Western Heritage—From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

Constitution 201—The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism

Constitution 101—The Meaning and History of the Constitution”


5 posted on 09/19/2013 7:00:46 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

ping


6 posted on 09/19/2013 7:01:57 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: iowamark

bookmark. Maybe we can get Jack Lew signed up.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 7:04:52 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: iowamark

I attended Hillsdale for 1 year. I recall a few professors saying they were working with Russian President Boris Yeltsin to initiate free market reforms. I asked them about the Russian SOEs’ that were privatized in an apparent oligarchic grab scheme, the drastic drop of its currency, and the inherent chaos of its economy. They just shrugged my questions and returned to touting their hero, ‘Ludwig Von Mises,’ an Austrian economist. I considered them ideologues who did not concern themselves with the disastrous consequences of putting their principles into action. They failed to realize that ‘ideas do have consequences.’


8 posted on 09/19/2013 7:06:36 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: iowamark

bttt


9 posted on 09/19/2013 7:33:49 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: TexGrill

Hey Texgrill,
Thx for the post. Help me understand-what is SOE’s? I’m trying to understand your post.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 7:42:41 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: murrie

SOE - State-owned-enterprises.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 7:47:42 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: upchuck
Is there some way to make this mandatory viewing by the entire White House staff including you-know-who?

Sorry, but that crowd is not interested in truth; its only interested in narrative and ideology. Any and all truth slides off their ideological teflon.

12 posted on 09/19/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: TexGrill

Ideas do have consequences. Your dismissal of the Hillsdale economists ignores that those consequences must be compared against the consequences of other ideas.

The soviets sucked on a massive scale. Corruption in government officials who exploited their position to steal large parts of the economy—even as widespread as it is in Russia today—sucks on a minor scale.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 8:21:42 AM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: TexGrill
I considered them ideologues who did not concern themselves with the disastrous consequences of putting their principles into action.

You think Russia was a disaster because Austrian principles were put into action? Wow!

14 posted on 09/19/2013 8:47:36 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Marxist.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 8:47:47 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Who did a better job of fixing the Russian economy: Yeltsin or Putin?


16 posted on 09/19/2013 4:47:58 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Anoreth

Ping.


17 posted on 09/20/2013 9:55:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: iowamark

Completely ignorant here. And signed up.


18 posted on 09/20/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: iowamark

Does anyone know if kids can get high school credit for taking these courses?


19 posted on 09/26/2013 4:54:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Does anyone know if kids can get high school credit for taking these courses?

Probably only in Russia....

20 posted on 09/26/2013 4:56:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Yaelle

I would doubt it as it is all self graded.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 4:28:17 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: TexGrill

I asked them about the Russian SOEs’ that were privatized...And why is that bad, pray tell? How about private businesses being taken over by the state? Do you approve of GM and Chrysler?


22 posted on 10/12/2013 9:31:50 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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