Econ 101 videos
May 29, 2006 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Econ 101. A collection of links to videos about economics for those who want to learn more about the dismal science.
posted by srboisvert (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Also, The Daily Show on why it's called the Dismal science.
posted by revgeorge at 10:31 AM on May 29, 2006

Economist jokes
posted by horsemuth at 10:54 AM on May 29, 2006

Before I click, which Schools of Economic Thought are these instructional videos based on? It'd be nice to see somebody finding a balance between Milton Friedman and John Kenneth Galbraith, but most Economic Education going back to my college days in the '70s seems to carry tons of ideological baggage - and in most cases I've seen, it's ideological baggage that Professional Hypocrite David Horowitz would approve of.
posted by wendell at 12:34 PM on May 29, 2006

I'd love to see a link to "Chickenomics," the economics video starring the San Diego Chicken that we watched in jr. high.
posted by Frank Grimes at 3:06 PM on May 29, 2006

Surely nothing can possibly compare to this one.
posted by matthewr at 3:14 PM on May 29, 2006

srboisvert, Thanks for the post. You brainiacs may well call economics a dismal science because you can understand it! I would love to have a real Economics101 lesson and wrap my synaptically challenged capacity around the subject. I really look forward to studying that site.
posted by nickyskye at 5:06 PM on May 29, 2006

From the link: "Who is that girl? She's hot!" "Oh, that's the queen of Jordan."
posted by bingo at 9:19 PM on May 29, 2006

Being an old student in economy I feel compelled to throw even more shit and some light on our group

An "economist" is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Nope, that's an accountant. Here's an easy example: you have a glassful of drinkable water , how valuable is it in the desert, on much in the north of south poles ?

a) more in desert
b) less in the poles
c) the poles are a kind of a desert, so more or less the same
d) something is valuable only if there's somebody doing the evaluation
e) d) + therefore the value of something is relative to the evaluator and the context

If you answered e) you are almost an economist. That doesn't iimply anybody will give a shit and give you a job.
posted by elpapacito at 2:10 AM on May 30, 2006 [1 favorite]

Thanks elpapacito!
posted by nickyskye at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2006

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