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Economics has been called “The Dismal Science.” But it's also called “the science of how people get a living.” Our daily lives are beset with economic questions! Why is it so hard to buy a home? Why does the cost of college rise so fast? Why are willing, able workers unable to find jobs? What about us, the voting citizens — is basic economic literacy out of our reach?

We are told, we need to ask the experts. But the experts tell us, “It’s more complicated than that!” Referring to obscure formulas and charts, they pitch their arguments at each other.

Here's a short video introduction, to give you a sense of how we approach the "mysterious" science of economics.

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at this site map and investigate the readings and lessons. Then, GET STARTED with the self-paced online version of our first course!

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You can sign up right now and take the self-paced, online version of our first course for free! Then, if you choose to go on, you can enroll in the second and third parts of our Principles of Political Economy series. For an additional fee, you can take advantage of our recommendation for college credit with the National College Credit Recommendation Service. Here's more on how this works.

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Printed versions of the text and readings for this course aren't required -- but they are available! We will send you the Progress and Poverty abridged text for $10.00, and the Understanding Economics study guide for $8.00 ($18 for both) Note: Outside the United States or Canada, the shopping cart will add postage charges for each printed item. If you don't want to order online, you may send your payment to:

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$10.00: Get a copy of the abridged edition of Henry George's classic Progress and Poverty.

$8.00: Get a print version of the Understanding Economics study guide.