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Teaching Economics

Couts Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 3:57 PM
Gary, Demand and Supply are opposite sides of the same coin. You'd be surprised at how much you'd learn by reading just Part I of Thomas Sowell's "Basic Economics." An earnest reading of the introduction and "The Role of Prices" would do you a whole lot of good because it would make you realize just how wrong you are and how little you really understand. Do us all a favor and go read it.
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...