Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Great News for High School Students

Bob Murphy has just announced at his blog site that the Mises Institute has officially given him the green light to start working on an economics course geared toward high school students.

"The main audience will be homeschoolers, but the course materials will be 'official' enough that any high school teacher with a friendly administration could adopt the course," writes Murphy.

This is great news. Many, many students I run into tell me that the texts they use in school are so far out of touch with reality that they become disillusioned with the study of economics, itself. Murphy's reality-based understanding of how the economy works and his clear writing style means that help is on the way for parents who want to give their children a proper grounding in this very important subject.

The course will be called, Lessons for the Young Economist, a High School Economics Course.

1 comment:

  1. Wenzel,

    Hanging around high school playgrounds hoping to rob the cradle a little, eh?

    Definitely good news. I remember an econ textbook from highschool that I had high hopes for at the time because it was put out through a combined effort of the "free market" WSJ along with either McGraw-Hill or Houghton-Mifflin (forget which tb publisher it was).

    My hopes were instantly dashed when I opened to the 'market failure' section and learned about how reluctant farmers can be overcome by govts to build hydroelectric dams that maximize everyone's utility!