Lessons for the Young Economist

LESSONS FOR THE YOUNG ECONOMIST – Textbook & Teacher’s Guide

Wonder of wonders, this great textbook by Robert P. Murphy, is neither excruciatingly boring nor patronizing to young students. Instead, it is a fascinating and informative text for junior high & up students (we love the chapter on Robinson Crusoe economics), covering both pure economic theory and also how markets work. If you want your students to understand honest-to-goodness conservative, Austrian theory economics, this is the resource you need. Highly recommended!

Mises Institute has both the complete textbook AND the teacher’s guide available in digital format for free (they also have a hard copy book version for sale).

The textbook (in online html format, or .epub format) is available HERE.

The teacher’s guide (in PDF format) is available HERE.

Economics, History

This History of Money: From Its Origins to Our Time

This concise, 12,000 word “Junior Histoire” by economist James Robertson (originally published in French but here translated to English) explains how money began, how it has evolved to the present day, what it has enabled humans to achieve, why so many people in the world today suffer from the way it works, how it may develop further, and how young people today might want it to develop. It’s a fascinating story and great “living history”!

A great and short (22 pages) introduction to the history of money and how it has developed over the centuries.

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

Also, here’s a link to Mr. Robertson’s main site if you want to do further study.