The purpose of this work is to allow the reader who is interested in some difficult economic topics to grasp them and the free market viewpoint with very little effort. Having experienced the frustration of attempting to counter some of the statist viewpoints common in economic texts, news stories and other works and in discussions without such a reference guide, I decided to produce just such a work. The reader will find the topics to be some of the most common ones about which anti-free market writers find fault along with analysis of some technical items normally addressed in a modern economics course with which this author finds fault. It is hoped that in the space of one or two pages the reader will see the plausibility of the free market perspective and the fallacy of the opposite view. Here, in a short space the essence of the views will be presented with a reference listing for material which the reader can consult if interested in further pursuing the topic. This reference book provides an easy alternative source of information for those unfamiliar with all of the works and arguments advanced in regard to economic theory and the virtues of the free market.
David Bergland, author of Libertarianism in One Lesson:
"... a valuable addition to the growing libertarian-Austrian economics library."
Dawn Baker, Wall Street Journal Award, DeKalb College:
"This handy, quick reference guide save searching through hundreds of pages for an answer. I wish I'd had this book when I first began my study of Economics."
Jim Cox is an Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at the Gwinnett Campus of Georgia Perimeter College in Lawrenceville, Georgia and has taught the principles of Economics courses since 1979. Great Ideas for Teaching Economics includes nine of his submissions. As a Fellow of the Institute for Humane Studies his commentaries were published in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Wichita Journal, The Orange County Register, The San Diego Business Journal, and The Justice Times as well as other newspapers. His articles have also been published in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Margin Magazine, Creative Loafing, The LP News, The Gwinnett Daily Post, The Georgia Libertarian, The Gwinnett Daily News, and APC News. Cox is a former member of the Academic Board of Advisors for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and President of the Georgia Association of Economics and Finance (2001-2002).