1. Opportunity CostsFree financial advice -- Sensible advice, covering opportunity costs, the time value of money, and much more.
Good overview on opportunity costs by Wikipedia, the Internet's free encyclopedia.
Resources for Economists on the Internet -- The most comprehensive source for economics students. Bookmark this one!
Baseball Players and Opportunity Costs -- applying some sensible econ to a nonsensical situaion.
2. Factors of ProductionSome folks say there are Four factors of production.
Others assert that there are only three .
Why the controversy? An annotated look between the lines.
3. Self-interest and CompetitionA Most Sensible Man -- a tribute to Adam Smith from a free-market enthusiast.
Frequently Asked Questions on capitalism, with unabashedly individualist answers.
What is a Market Economy? from the US State Department.
Here is Henry Georgeís case for there being a human motivator even stronger than self-interest.
4. Economic Systems: How Societies Adapt to ProblemsAn educatorís flashy anthology on economic systems, with much on the changing nations of Eastern Europe.
A humorous look at World Economic Systems.
A look at the embattled traditional economy of the Pygmies of the Congo.
The fundamentals of Socialist Political Economy.
How different economc systems divide wealth between individuals and the community.
5. Class Struggle: Is Capitalism Doomed?World Socialist Web Site -- international Socialist news and commentary.
Some key concepts in Marxist thought.
Essentials of Marx in outline form.
A fascinating, fictional Dialogue on Political Economy, featuring Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John M. Keynes, Henry George, Robert Heilbroner, Arthur Laffer, and more!
6. Microeconomic Concepts I: The Widget MarketA mercifully brief Overview of the concept of elasticity.
Cigarettes, Taxes and Elasticities -- activities and references on this apt example.
Graphical noties on elasticity and equilibrium.
7. Microeconomic Concepts II: All About MarginsWikipediaís well-organized page on Marginalism.
A walk through the classic "diamonds and water" example.
Ever hear of the Margin of Production?
A Primer on Marginal Utility.
8. Microeconomic Concepts III: (Perfect) CompetitionDetailed analysis of how perfectly competitive markets work.
A collection of news articles illustrating issues surrounding perfect competition.
The Flawed Idea of Perfect Competition.
Overview of the effects of globalization on the labor market.
9. The Labor MarketLots and lots of numbers from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The AFL-CIO provides a great deal of information on unions and labor issues.
The International Workers of the World, or "Wobblies" -- another kind of union, with a long, proud history.
Activist-oriented clearinghouse on welfare reform and the search for jobs.
10. The Business Cycle I: UnemploymentSkeptical analysis of unemployment statistics, with many references.
Interactive discussion on the NAIRU (the non-accelerating-inflation rate of unemployment).
Dense, but worth a read: Technology, Unemployment, and Relative Wages in a Global Economy.
Yet another recession: The PBS NewsHour provides an in-depth look at the conventional wisdom.
The Business Cycle II: Inflation
The White House on Jobs and Economic Growth -- decoding this page's spin could make for an enlightening research project.
Picturing the Boom/bust cycle -- illustrated elucidation of the inflation/unemployment roller-coaster.
A good introduction to the basic Theories of Inflation.
The flipside: should be now be worrying about Deflation?
Overview, with pictures, of Germany's hyperinflationof 1921-23
12. The Business Cycle III: Why?Overview of the Business Cycle by a surprisingly readable economist.
Does techonology throw people out of work? Excellent fuel for debates at a page called "Technology making it Worse".
If anyone is interested: a good basic overview of The Bursting of the Tech-Stock Bubble.
Could the Business Cycle be caused by Land Speculation?
13.Economic Growth I: The Population QuestionLots of scary numbers from advocates of Negative Population Growth.
On the other hand, perhaps Poverty Causes Overpopulation -- not the other way around.
Profusely-documented discussion of World Population and other global issues.
Henry George's celebrated Refutation of the Malthusian Theory.
From the horse's mouth: Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population.
14. Economic Growth II: Stuff vs. SatisfactionGood graphics and sources on the Demographic Transition Model.
Basic explanation of the Gross Domestic Product.
The Genuine Progress Indicator: why we need a better measure.
Huge piles of economic statistics from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Primer on Full-Cost Accounting from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
15. Taxation I: Whatís the Deal?Citizens for Tax Justice offers lots of detail on what's wrong with our tax system.
How complex is the tax code? Check out this menu of Tax Policy Readings.
Is the Federal income tax legal? Here's a guide to the Constitutional questions.
Budget Explorer -- an interactive guide to the US Federal budget.
Been following the California story? Here is some background on The Aftermath of Prop. 13.
16. Taxation II: A Single Tax?The Single Tax is not The Flat Tax.
Henry George's Remedy -- an introduction to the application and effects of the Single Tax.
A Most Harmonious Disagreement. Do modern economists approve of the Single Tax?
Envisioning the Good Society -- what might happen if society followed Henry George's advice?
17. International Trade I: Protected or Free?Who profits from international trade?
Some pithy quotes from Henry George's Protection or Free Trade.
Friends of the Earth's WTO Scorecard on Trade and the Envorinment.
Free Trade FAQs from the Cato Institute.
18. International Trade II: Coerced or Free?Trade, Development and Sustainability in the global economy.
One of international debt's most bizarre consequences: Bushmeat: Real Food for Real People.
Nigeria sells hundreds of $billions worth of oil, yet gets poorer and poorer: why? The World Bank ponders that question.
Development and debt: the view from Africa.
Are poor nations against free trade? "No!" says UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
19. Economics of Developing CountriesCIA World Factbook -- all the statistics, on all the world's nations.
Fact-filled overview of the various Theories of (Under) Development.
Interesting unit on the Geography of East Asia with a fucus on development issues.
Thought-provoking overview of the Causes of global poverty.
A compendium of Internet Resources on Developing Countries.
20. Trade-offs: Real and FakeWatersheds and Wars.
The Urban Dilemma.
Conventional views on The Problem of Scarcity (note that four factors of production are shown: here's a critique on that).
Henry George on The Rightful Basis of Property.
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