Friday, March 19, 2010

See The Invisible Hand

Summary: Marginal Revolution authors new book resources.

Authors Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen write Marginal Revolution for serious economics enthusiasts. Their new text book, Modern Principles pioneers macroeconomic principles introductory textbooks omit. For example, their chapter on growth is brought down to a level of understanding that high school students can understand. This topic is always presented in intermediate classes. Also, their chapter on business fluctuations and dynamic AD/AS model is superior and forward thinking.

If you are looking for resources such as videos and PowerPoint slides on introductory topics for AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics, visit their companion website for their book. The site is See The Invisible Hand. One of my favorite quotes is, "Only in economics can a ceiling be below a floor."

About the Author: Mike Fladlien is an AP Economics teacher from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, IA. He is an author, and also publishes the Mikeroeconomics and iMacroeconomics VB blogs.


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