Want to be fair? Try ignorance.

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Feb 20, 2020
Ignorance can be used for fair and just decision making.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

A lesson in game theory brought to you by daytime TV

by David Brancaccio and Candace Manriquez Wrenn Feb 14, 2020
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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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

The three C's of historical economic growth

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn and David Brancaccio Feb 6, 2020
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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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

An econ textbook for the real world

by David Brancaccio, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, and Daniel Shin Jan 28, 2020
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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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Together, let’s get some "Econ Extra Credit"

by David Brancaccio 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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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Want to succeed? Take an Econ 101 course

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin 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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