[Noisebridge-discuss] economics

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 17:23:04 PST 2011


Would enjoy discussion within personal time constraints

On 11/21/11, Olya K <krasnykh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Everyone, thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming along with any
> opinions/etc.
> I'm a biologist and economics (much like politics) has always scared me b/c
> of the "complicated" lingo
> I tried to take an Economics 101 class but was largely disappointed (not
> sure why, now that I think about it.. should have been clear from the get
> go that i'll learn nothing truthful/useful in a 101 class taught at your
> "average" school) with the supply-demand model and the free-market economy
> as the optimal model <-- made very little sense to me
>
> Needless to say, Im happy to know that the reason much of what I've heard
> on the topic of oureconomy never made much sense for a good reason. Because
> it DOESNT make sense. So that's why I'm reaching out for sources. So I can
> understand where exactly we are at the present and what kinds of ideas are
> floating around in terms of what should be the long-term sustainable
> solution.
>
> If anyone is interested in getting together to talk about these things on a
> world-wide level, I'd love that. Maybe after Turkey weekend?
>
> Olya
>
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Anthony C. Roberts <
> anthony.c.roberts at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Along these same lines, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston publishes some
>> terrific educational materials.  I would suggest perhaps starting with
>> http://www.bos.frb.org/education/pubs/wishes.pdf
>>
>> Warmest regards,
>> Tony
>>
>>
>> On Nov 21, 2011, at 3:48 PM, Joseph Brenner wrote:
>>
>> Olya K <krasnykh at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone know of a good online course in economics/macroeconomics?
>>
>>
>> Over at Paul Krugman's blog:
>>
>>  http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/
>>
>> He has a box on the right labeled:
>>
>>  "Some links to stuff I’ve written bearing on macroeconomic policy. "
>>
>> I'd suggest starting there.
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