Economics: A Free Market Reader is a collection of thirteen articles by noted economists selected to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of the subject of free market economics.
These selected articles originally appeared in The Foundation for Economic Education's monthly study journal, The Freeman. The articles were compiled by Bettina Bien Greaves and were subsequently reprinted in Free Market Economics: A Reader.
The articles in Bluestocking Press’ Economics: A Free Market Readerwere selected to accompany Richard J. Maybury's book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and its corresponding student study guide: A Bluestocking Guide: Economics.
For each article, Economics: A Free Market Reader also includes two types of study questions (original to Bluestocking Press' publication of the book): "What Do You Think?" questions, and "Thought Questions".
Prior to each article the "What Do You Think?" questions should be answered based on the reader's current knowledge and/or opinion of the topic. These answers should then be revisited after reading the article to see if the perspective/knowledge base of the student has changed.
Following each article are "Thought Questions" designed to facilitate student-teacher discussion, and to enhance the student's understanding and appreciation of the subject matter.
Paperback. 128 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
Reading level: Ages 14 through Adult
Course Uses: Can be used as a supplement to economic courses.
Series Information: Economics: A Free Market Reader is not part of a series, though Bluestocking Press highly recommends reading it in conjunction with Richard J. Maybury's book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and its corresponding student study guide: A Bluestocking Guide: Economics.
Or, consider our Economics Course for High School Students
Table of Contents for Economics: A Free Market Reader
1. Publisher's Note
2. How to Use This Book
3. A King of Long Ago
4. Not Yours to Give
5. How Much Money?
6. Eternal Love
7. Back to Gold?
8. Not Worth a Continental
9. The Gold Problem
10. Jobs for All
11. Competition, Monopoly, the Role of Government
12. The Broken Window
13. Food from Thought
14. Million Dollar Dream
15. The Candlemakers' Petition
Answers to Thought Questions