Thursday, June 13, 2013
One resource to help students understand the different perspectives of economists is Paul Krugman's NYtimes blog. It can be used along with other blogs to get point-counterpoints to assist students with understanding how economics can be used to support a wide range of points of views and perspectives. Students should be encouraged to analyze different ideas and make a determination for themselves which argument they agree with most.
The Freakonomics website, run by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, like the book and movie of the same name, is a fantastic resource featuring a blog, a podcast, videos, and lectures. Examples of posts that can be incorporated into a classroom include an analysis of why there are cronut scalpers, what incentives work best to get blood donations, and the impact NBA coaches have on wins.