Yes, You CAN Teach an Interesting Economics Course!

George Leef

In today's Pope Center piece, Jane Shaw writes about an event we sponsored last Friday, bringing together several econ profs to share their ideas on how to make the subject interesting to students. The crucial thing -- steer away from the mathematized approach that has become so commonplace and focus instead on the logic of decision-making in a world of scarcity and trade-offs. Not only will the students find the course more understandable and appealing, but they'll also be apt to learn lessons that will make them leery of the interventionist nostrums that politicians usually peddle.

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