Teaching Tools for Economics with John Stossel (High School Edition) (2-part series - Enhanced DVD)
Well-known journalist and libertarian John Stossel explains microeconomics and macroeconomics directly and simply enough for anyone to understand. He is passionate about the subject, once telling The Oregonian in 1994, "I have come to believe that markets are magical and the best protectors of the consumer. It is my job to explain the beauties of the free market." Using example after example, Stossel illustrates how economics work. The first of the two-part series covers macroeconomics, while the second explains microeconomics. Using understandable stories, Stossel discusses free market values. For example, he traces a steak from cattle-owner to restaurant, showing what it takes to complete the process from start to finish. He illustrates how business people are driven by self-interest to work together to put steak on our tables. In addition, he discusses private vs. public land, farm subsidies, rent control, school vouchers and why prescriptions cost so much. These examples paired with Stossel’s "matter-of-fact" style makes this program excellent for anyone wishing to expand their economic understanding.
Enhanced DVD ISBN: 978-1-62290-498-3 Run Time: 142 Minutes Copyright Date: 2006 CC