Friday, November 5, 2010

For the Upperclassmen 11/5 -- posted by Momma

Here is the Fear the Boom and Bust video I told you about. It is 7mins 33secs and you may watch it now if you don't have time to watch the video below it which is The Making of the Keynes-Hayek Rap: Economic Theory Meets Popular Culture.

Fear the Boom and Bust is in the "making of" video so I would suggest you just go ahead and invest 46mins 53secs in the second video. If you absolutely do not have time today, at least watch the first one so you know what we are talking about. I really don't want you to lose what Daddy was telling you this morning, so make it a priority.

It's been a long time since we put together Will's economics course (Sarah didn't take it), but we had a bundle of books which included Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt. Y'all need to look around for these books (I can't find them), but I bet they're all together. I wish I could remember all the titles, but I can't. I just talked to Dad and he is going to give it some thought and put together another course if we can't find them. It's my guess he'll have Hayek's The Road to Serfdom and something by Thomas Sowell. He stated that he didn't want to overwhelm y'all, so fear not little flock. Besides, Spence doesn't have enough time for an over-the-top college level course.

Anyway, here are the videos. The first one if you're short on time, but you are required to watch the second one before the weekend is out.

I went over to and I found some lectures for high school students so I'll pass it on to your father. Economics for High School Students

I was surprised to find so many lectures by Thomas J. DiLorenzo. Do you remember meeting him in Abbeville when he gave a lecture on his book, The Real Lincoln, and we had some signed for Christmas presents? Thomas J. DiLorenzo Author Archives

Here are the last of your short stories. Answer all the questions and vocabulary, etc., in the student companion, but you don't have to write out the answers to those stupid "thinking" questions, although you should be able to discuss them if we can find one worthy for discussion.

To Build a Fire -- Jack London

The Gift of the Magi -- O Henry

The Carriage-Lamps -- Stephen Crane

God Sees The Truth But Waits -- Leo Tolstoy

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow -- Washington Irving

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