Students Still Need Econ 101 Classes

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

A great piece from the James G. Martin Center on why, more than ever, college students need economics 101 courses:

In an article published recently in the Atlantic, “The Curse of Econ 101,” University of Connecticut law professor James Kwak argues against what he assumes to be the content, thrust, and effect of the basic principles course, Economics 101.

He thinks it’s too simplistic. And he’s sure that in its simplicity, it masks the complexities that must be accounted for when passing judgment on economic reality and especially on government policies.