How does race fit into intro econ courses?

Jun 25, 2020
Gary Hoover of the University of Oklahoma said talking about race in Econ 101 would help increase diversity in the field.
"What we expect in economics is that everyone will be ... rational," says economist Gary Hoover. Above, students at a university in Germany.
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Want to be fair? Try ignorance.

Feb 20, 2020
Ignorance can be used for fair and just decision making.
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A lesson in game theory brought to you by daytime TV

Although it can seem like a daunting concept, we've all used game theory in everyday life.
"Golden Balls," hosted by Jasper Carrott, aired during the day on Britain's ITV between 2007 and 2009.
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The three C's of historical economic growth

The economic boom of the 19th century cannot be attributed to capitalism alone, according to professor Homa Zarghamee.
A Newcastle coal wagon of 1773 on a railway line from "A Picture History of Railways" by C. Hamilton Ellis.
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An econ textbook for the real world

This new free, open source economics textbook was developed by polling students from 25 universities about what economics should teach, explains Professor Homa Zarghamee of Barnard College.
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Together, let’s get some "Econ Extra Credit"

Jan 28, 2020
Let’s read an Econ 101 textbook together, just 12 pretty slim chapters. It will be like a virtual book club.
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Want to succeed? Take an Econ 101 course

Jan 28, 2020
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof thinks understanding the basics of the economy will help you get far in life.
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