Friday, November 10, 2006

E Con

As Ezra says, this article (.pdf) by Chris Hayes, which I read awhile back but it got lost in the election shuffle, about the Econ 101 experience is quite good.

Deliberate or not, Econ 101 classes generally are highly ideological indoctrination classes which make numerous college freshman believe lots of wacky stuff every year. When I taught I really tried to make sure to emphasize some thing to counteract this, but even courses taught by this crazy liberal probably turned a bunch of people into free market fundamentalists.

A little economic knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing.