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Economic Theorists
#1
Wuzzup all. I wouldn't mind some recommendations of different economic theorists, from different political perspectives. Go wild!
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#2
Ok, here is my recommendation Mike.

If you are interested in real macro economics theory, you should start at Supply-Side University. Jude (as in "U-dee") Wanniski goes out of his way to help people understand Classical Economics, which is production sided. He offers a free course for anyone who wishes, and when you sign up right here, he will have a class sent to you via e-mail every Friday to study over the weekend. It is free! You can't beat that.

And note that the old Keynesian school is falling by the wayside, with Classical economics making a real comeback. The course is currently in the middle of the course, but you can still sign up and start out at the beginning by going here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see the beginning lesson, Introducing Economics. It's a great place to start.

Also, here are some great economists who I recommend. The best supply-sider to me is Larry Kudlow, and you can find his articles in several places, but try National Review, where he has a brand new article today on the China Currency issue. If you go to the article and look for his "author archive", you can find all his articles there. he also writes for the Real Clear Politics site, where you can find articles that are not on National Review.

Also, I absolutely recommend my hero, Dr. Walter E. Williams. What is so wonderful about him is that while he has been a department head, and is a genius at economics and liberty, he can write articles that even an adolescent can easily understand. And that is a rare trait that makes for the most effective teacher. His home site is located right here,, where you can access ALL of his articles.

By the way, he is a most handsome fellow and all the women idolize him. At least that is what he always tell us. Wink1

Dr. Williams is syndicated on many sites, but for a more rounded education, you can find him here at WorldNetDaily every Wednesday.

Also, try here at The Foundation For Economic Education. It is a good resourses site. And on the front page, sign up for the daily news letter. I do and it has a lot of interesting related economic issues explained in context to todays political economy.

And last, try The CATO Institute. Like the FFEE, it is also a Libertarian/Classic Progressive site that caters to the cause of Individual Liberty. It is highly recommended.

I don't want to swamp you with too much to pick up all at once. YOu can become easily swamped. But your first order of business is to start at Supply-Side university before you go anywhere else.

I'm sure that WmLambert and SNK will want to provide more to my list, but you can't go wrong with any of them. But make SSU your first stop.
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#3
I'll check that out. I can't promise I'll sign up for a course though. It's just me, but I've never trusted things that I sign up for on the Internet.


I'm big on books I guess you could say. I'll check out the articles for sure.
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StereoMike Wrote:I'll check that out. I can't promise I'll sign up for a course though. It's just me, but I've never trusted things that I sign up for on the Internet.


I'm big on books I guess you could say. I'll check out the articles for sure.

Mike, I signed up for it years ago when he first started doing it in 1996. he does not give your e-mail address out, and he is nonintrusive. It is worth getting it on Friday, in case you forget. I would not steer you wrong here.
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#5
I'll check it out when I get home. There's probably no problem but I'm just a little paranoid about the mystical intarwebs. Wink1
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#6
This is probably the right thread to respond to John's post and not derail the other thread. :lol:

The recommendations by John are great, those authors and institutions are almost always right. Let me add some info and add some links.

Talking about Adam Smith, the website with the best and most useful resources is probably the Adam Smith Institute. It contains loads of information, here is a quick link to his two works: The Theory of the Moral Sentiments (Econlib mirror), and the better known The Wealth of Nations (Econlib mirror). The latter deals more with economics, whereas the former talks about human nature. There are dozens of authors from those days, but the great thing about Smith is that he covers many issues and does so in a good way.

A site that I mentioned here a couple of weeks ago:

SNK Wrote:[..]Econlib: http://www.econlib.org/

The site contains many good articles (archive), covers many economic topics and has more information available like biographies, good links, complete works and other interesting stuff.[..]

Econlib's library is probably all you need to get acquainted with economics and related subjects. The authors and institutions mentioned by John, together with the WSJ/Economist/others, will keep you perfectly up-to-date.

There are billions of other pretty good sites online, the problem is that economics is so entangled with other issues.
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#7
OK,for fairness,someone ought to post a site where other options are available,such as socialism,mixed economy like the Asians do it.

The Karitsu model was all the rage around 1978,then Japan has fallen into a permanent(it sure appears) stagnation it seems. I recall daily commentary about the Nipponese "industrial policy" that maybe we should emulate that,etc. Sure don't hear that anymore.

As JL knows,it's simple fascist economics like the Nazis as opposed to strict government ownership as in pure socialism. The government just chooses the corporations they want to prosper and give your money to them,without your permission!

Anyway,it's becoming too clear that those who have the most private enterprise create the most wealth,the other options just fail repeatedly to create wealth except in temporary settings. Look at all the examples compared to those who don't do it. Compare Chile to Brasil,compare Mexico to Canada,Taiwan to the mainland before the mainland started practicing capitalism,etc.
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#8
Good Idea! Since you thought If it first, I hereby delegate the authority to you. If you have problems, let me know, and when I return tuesday afternoon, I will help out. I am going to be leaving here in about an hour to visit the parents.
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