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Teaching Economics

Torr Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 5:17 PM
...Considering the bestowing of said prize on Obama, prior to even his first Marxist accomplishment as President, also shows that the Nobel Committee is even willing to preemptively love Marxists.
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...