Skip to comments.New Hillsdale free online course: "Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics"
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 email@example.com
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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
I’m thinking of registering a few FReepers.
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.
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.
Previous online courses archived at:
“History 102: American HeritageFrom Colonial Settlement to the Reagan Revolution
History 101: Western HeritageFrom the Book of Genesis to John Locke
Constitution 201The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism
Constitution 101The Meaning and History of the Constitution”
bookmark. Maybe we can get Jack Lew signed up.
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.’
Thx for the post. Help me understand-what is SOE’s? I’m trying to understand your post.
SOE - State-owned-enterprises.
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.
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.
You think Russia was a disaster because Austrian principles were put into action? Wow!
Who did a better job of fixing the Russian economy: Yeltsin or Putin?
Completely ignorant here. And signed up.
Does anyone know if kids can get high school credit for taking these courses?
Probably only in Russia....
I would doubt it as it is all self graded.
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?