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Some of these are for specific assignments, others for your own perusal.  Please be aware that some sites contain forums for comment that display offensive messages.  Exercise discernment.

 

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Online collection of articles on current topics.  Limited access without subscription, but sufficient to form a general picture of national and international situations.

This 2003 miniseries chronicles the development of the global economy, and traces the debate between free markets and government regulation as the organizing principle of national policy.

In this manuscript, Berkeley professor J. Bradford de Long examines the unique character of the 20th Century—why it produced social upheaval, egregious dictatorships, and unprecedented economic growth.  Featured text in second semester Economics.

Online version of the 1850 classic produced to counter the socialist movement.  Is the author’s impassioned cry for government to “protect property and punish plunder” still applicable in our mixed economy?  Featured text in second semester Economics.

Adam Smith reflects on the reasons for the choices we make in this selection from an essay published two decades before The Wealth of Nations.

The Law by Frederic Bastiat

Government/Economics Links

President Obama outlines his plans in this speech.  Subject of Economics Journal entry. 

Writing in 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus speculates on the relationship between people and scarce resources.  Featured text in second semester Economics. 

 

Online version of Henry Hazlitt’s defense of free markets, originally published in 1946, updated in 1978.  Featured text in second semester Economics.

Online chapter from William D. Rohlf’s text Introduction to Economic Reasoning.  Featured text in second semester Economics.

Archive of polling information on current issues in California, with accompanying analysis.

Archive of Supreme Court cases, including information on justices and audio recordings of proceedings.

For the debater who wants to name-call accurately.  Is that Classical opponent more of a Proto-Marginalist, or are they more New Classical but masquerading as a Neo-Ricardian?  In-depth history from The History of Economic Thought website.  Not to be used for name-calling.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on the inevitable collapse of capitalism, and what they proposed to replace it.  Featured text in second-semester Economics.

The results are in!  In this groundbreaking study, Drs. Chizmar, McCarney, Halinski, and Racich evaluate the contributions of the TV series “Give and Take” to all-around social studies success.  How astute did their viewing make them?  Cough up 40 bucks and they’ll tell you—now that’s economics!  Read abstract for free.  Also note who provided a grant for this research: does “The Joint Council on Economic Education” ring any bells?  A fitting tribute to an amazing cultural artifact.

BBC article on Earth’s newest independent state, detailing plans for cities shaped like animals; a national anthem proclaiming dependence upon God; and a Christian President who wears a cowboy hat.  South Sudan faces a variety of challenges, including working with international organizations to free an estimated 35,000 of its people, many of them Christian Nuba, still held as slaves by Muslim Arabs in Sudan.

Philadelphia’s mayor addresses his city’s youth in the wake of “flash mob” violence.  What is the role of the individual, the family, and the state in maintaining order?  Link to YouTube upload.

Brief historical and financial account of the subprime mortgage saga of the early 21st Century.  Analysis by Justin Pritchard of About.com.

Excerpt of Frederic Bastiat’s 1848 book  focuses on the ability of good economists to foresee the consequences of policy decisions.  Featured reading in second semester Economics.