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Posted by: Michael Mandel on August 12

…deep on the Jersey shore, putting fixes onto the final pages of my textbook (“Economics:The Basics” — very very soon to appear from McGraw-Hill). For a break, I walk along the beach once a day, and read about the John Edwards sex scandal. Back on Monday!

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Joe Cushing

August 13, 2008 09:58 AM

Based on the title of the book, I'm guessing that it covers 2 classes worth of material. Is that right? Those books always have more value to the buyer.


August 15, 2008 12:16 AM

I almost fell off my chair when MIT announced open courseware. I was disappointed to find that their post-graduate econ program skips Master's and aims directly at PhD, with the focus primarily on the thesis. In other words, there wasn't much material of interest. Then I did some web research and discovered that, globally, economic theory has become so slanted toward one view that students have protested to try to get alternate theories into their universities' programs. Then I gave up. I'm a great proponent of textbooks for insight into current thinking. I can hope that the effort to produce a new textbook would be inspired by the desire to contribute what has been lacking. I expect to take a look. What I'm wondering is whether I should send it to my Congressman when I'm finished.


August 18, 2008 01:05 AM

Come on, it's not a sex scandal. At best an illicit affair.

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