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Economics 101

Many people end up taking a basic class in micro or macro economics at some point in their lives. It's an important subject that affects all of our lives. At LearnOutLoud we have some great resources including lectures by noted economists Jeffrey Sachs, Thomas Friedman and Ludwig von Mises. Here are some of the best resources we've found for learning more about Economics.

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APM's Marketplace Podcast
APM's Marketplace Podcast
by American Public Media

Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics.
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Ecomomy
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Ecomomy
by Thomas Sowell

Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
by John C. Bogle

There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual fund group.
Beyond Freakonomics
 
Beyond Freakonomics
by Steven D. Levitt

Steven Levitt, co-author of "Freakonomics" and professor in economics at the University of Chicago, discusses his latest research.
The Big Short
The Big Short
by Michael Lewis

Featuring an Exclusive Audio Interview with Michael Lewis

When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news.

The Big Three in Economics: John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Adam Smith
The Big Three in Economics: John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Adam Smith
by Mark Skousen

This is the fascinating story of opposing views that play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics, the ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes.
The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class
 
The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class
by Elizabeth Warren

Distinguished law scholar Elizabeth Warren teaches contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law at Harvard Law School.
Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse
Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse
by Peter Schiff

The economic and monetary disaster, which seasoned Wall Street prognosticator Peter Schiff warned of in the best-selling first edition of Crash Proof, is no longer hypothetical - it is here today. And while most people believe that the economic collapse is over, the reality is that it has only just begun.
Crashes, Booms, Panics and Government Regulation
Crashes, Booms, Panics and Government Regulation
by Robert Sobel

Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches.
Creating a World Without Poverty
Creating a World Without Poverty
by Muhammad Yunus

While free markets have swept the globe and brought positive change, nevertheless traditional capitalism cannot solve problems of inequality and poverty because of its view of people as one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit.
Deal Makers, Brokers, and Bankers
Deal Makers, Brokers, and Bankers
by Austin Lynas

The institutions and big players of Wall Street shape your financial world in a profound way; many act on behalf of millions of people as they invest pension funds, retirement plans, or other group assets.
Economics
Economics
by Timothy Taylor

We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, and invest.

End the Fed
End the Fed
by Ron Paul

Over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican Party candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant rose from the crowd, "End the Fed! End the Fed!"
Ending Global Poverty
 
Ending Global Poverty
by Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs, renowned expert on the economic and social devastation of AIDS in developing countries...
Freakonomics: Revised and Expanded Edition
Freakonomics: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Steven D. Levitt

This newly revised edition of the "New York Times" bestseller offers a view of how the world really works, from two of today's most original thinkers.
Free to Choose
Free to Choose
by Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, teamed up to write this most convincing and readable guide, which illustrates the crucial link between Adam Smith's capitalism and the free society.
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
 
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
by Ludwig von Mises

In the foreword to Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, Mises explains complex market phenomena as "the outcomes of countless conscious, purposive actions, choices, and preferences of individuals, each of whom was trying as best as he or she could under the circumstances to attain various wants and ends and to avoid undesired consequences.
Introduction to Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
by Peter Navarro

In this lecture Professor Navarro talks about the basics of macroeconomics and microeconomics. He provides numerous real life examples about how both macroeconomics and microeconomics affect our personal and professional lives.
Lords of Finance
Lords of Finance
by Liaquat Ahamed

It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control.
Marx's Das Kapital
Marx's Das Kapital
by Francis Wheen

In this brilliant book, Francis Wheen, the author of the most successful biography of Karl Marx, tells the story of Das Kapital and Marx’s twenty-year struggle to complete his unfinished masterpiece.
On the Wealth of Nations
On the Wealth of Nations
by P.J. O'Rourke

As one of the first titles in Atlantic Monthly Press' "Books That Changed the World" series, America's most provocative satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, reads Adam Smith's revolutionary "The Wealth of Nations" so you don't have to.
A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold
A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold
by Peter L. Bernstein

One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management.
Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Everyday Life
Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Everyday Life
by Peter Navarro

This course introduces both macro economics and micro economics.
Robert B. Reich: The Next Economy and America's Future
 
Robert B. Reich: The Next Economy and America's Future
by Robert Reich

Public policy expert and former US Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich takes us into the aftermath of the economic crisis with his book Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future.
Waking Dragon: The Emerging Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the World
Waking Dragon: The Emerging Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the World
by Peter Navarro

In this eye-opening series of lectures, business professor and best-selling author Peter Navarro dissects the coming China wars and their implications for all mankind.
The Wealth of Nations, Book 1
The Wealth of Nations, Book 1
by Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment.
The World Is Flat, Release 3.0
The World Is Flat, Release 3.0
by Thomas L. Friedman

When scholars write the history of the world 20 years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004", what will they say was the most crucial development?

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