Essential Economics

Political effectiveness requires some understanding of economics (as much as many people might not like to hear this!) On our site, we plan to present some simple yet essential principles about money and politics.

http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg    A seven-page primer on economics  (plus a whole list of issues below.)

http://www.investopedia.com/university/economics/default.asp   An eight-lesson free course.

Two lists of terms relating to economics:

http://www.faireconomy.org/news/glossary_of_economic_terms

http://www.visionofearth.org/news/economics-key-terms-and-definitions/

The following are excellent background articles, usually about two pages long, about various economic topics. These are from AMOSweb whose principle author is Orley M. Amos, an economics professor from the University of Oklahoma. You can probably ignore the leading paragraphs in blue, since they are his lighthearted fictional introductions.

About economic growth
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=16

“The Economics of Dueling Political Views”
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=36

About the Federal Deficit
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=21

About economic forecasting
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=15

About ten commonly-used economic indicators
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=17

About Social Security
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=43

About inflation
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=28

About foreign investment
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=pdg&c=dsp&k=23

For some current US economic statistics:
http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=awb&c=stp


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