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    Default Are you a teacher? Do you know one?

    I'm going to pass along a good educational foundation.  It's called the Foundation for Teaching Economics.  www.fte.org

    The programs offered through this site are FREE!  You don't have to teach economics to attend most of the programs.  I've attended the Gilette Economics for Leaders Program and the Environment and the Economy program. I've also completed an online course. 

    The nice thing about this organization is that you can earn graduate credit for a nominal fee.  Also, the conferences offer practical simulations you can use in your classroom.  For those of us that struggled through macro and micro economics in school, this makes learning economics much easier.

    The lodging is free!  Also, for most of the conferences meals and snacks are provided for free.

    If you can't attend one of the conferences, there are online resources available.

    Check it out, you'll be glad you did.

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    that looks REALLY good. Hayek is a great economist.

    When I was homeschooling I enjoyed teaching my two economics (macro) from a set of books written by Richard Maybury starting with Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

    http://www.webcom.com/beacon/eric.html

    He wrote this series for young people, about junior high age to teach free market economics, and the foundations of British Common Law on which most North American law is founded, with the exception of the Napoleonic code that undergirds Quebec.

    Another one I really enjoyed was Economics in one easy lesson by Henry Hazlitt which is a classic. Hayek, Sowell and others refer to him. More for the teacher. But a wonderful read none the less.

    Looks to me like this link of yours is doing a GREAT job in making economics interesting and accessible to the kids which is a wonderful gift to tomorrow's leaders.

    WTG!

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    wooo hoo found Hazlitt for free here: http://www.economicsinonelesson.com/

    if you enjoyed fte.org I think you'd enjoy Hazlitt.

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