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Teaching Economics

bhan999 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 2:14 PM
Roe v. Wade wasn't "passed". It was an illegal, unconstitutional decision by the Supreme Court to find "rights" in the Constitution that were never enumerated by the words therein. Abortion was a state concern and should be returned to the states for whatever regulation they deem fit. In His sense of humor, I believe that God has given us all of those illegal aliens to replace those murdered in the nation's abortuaries.
Having taught economics at a number of colleges for a number of years, I especially welcomed a feature article in the June 22nd issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, on how economics courses with the same name can be very different at different colleges. It can also be very different when the course is taught by professors in the same department who have different approaches.

The usefulness of the three approaches described in the article depends on what the introductory course is trying to accomplish.

One professor taught the subject through a steady diet of mathematical models. If the introductory economics course...