Economics Online Tutor
From Textbook to the Real World:
Essays, Opinions, Quotes &

These are the links to my essays on economics:

Fallacies of Logic Commonly Used in Today's Political Arguments

Examples of Modern Partisan Arguments and the Fallacies of Logic that Make the Arguments Irrational

Trickle-Down Economics Does Not Work!

Inequality and Taxes

Use This Approach to Fix the Economy

Are You a Conservative or a Liberal?  Take This Test

This Is My Idea for a Workable Economic Plan

Taxing the 'Job Creators': What Is the Truth?

Think you know the basics of economics and how the economy works?  Try this short quiz

Oil and Gasoline Prices in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Implications

U.S. Economic History from 1913: Performance and Policies in One Simplified  Table

List of Recessions in United States History

How Big Is Government in the United States?

Which Policies Are Likely to "Fix" the Economy?

Collective bargaining and Free Market Economics

Debate on the U.S. Economy - 2011 Year in Review

52% of the U.S. Congress Engaged in Un-American Activities

Why a School System Should Not Be Run Like a Business

Infrastructure and Economic Recovery

Job Creators, Taxes, and Inequality

Just the Facts

Obama's Economic Record (Video)

The 2009 Economic Stimulus Worked!

What is a Chained-CPI Index?

The Real World Is Like a Game of Monopoly with No Winners

You Heard it Here First: The U.S. Government Does Not Run a Budget Deficit, Ever

Here is something that we can all agree on: The economy sucks!

Free Market Pricing (Basic Economics Explained on One Page in Everyday Language)

Fallacies of Republican Party and Trickle Down Economic Policies

The Invisible Hand

Simple Economics: One Reason the Media Focus Is on the Wrong Talking Points in the Debate over Health Care

Social Structure, Government, and Economics

Discussions about economics, especially in the United States, often involve a discussion of the Founding Fathers,
the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.  As a convenience for these
discussions, I have included the full texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution and its
amendments, including the Bill of Rights.  For many, it would be convenient to bookmark these pages:

The Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution - Full Text

The Bill of Rights and Other Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Discussions of the Founding Fathers also often center around religion, and its role in the system of government
that was created with the ratification of the Constitution.  These discussions play an important role in today's
political dialogue, as well as proposed laws from politicians and candidates.  As an effort to clear up some of the
many misconceptions, I have added a page of quotes on the subject from the Founding Fathers:

Quotes from the Founding Fathers on Religion and Church and State
This page is a menu of my opinion pieces relating to economics.  I
also have a menu for articles relating to education, and a separate
economics section for advocates of Occupy Wall Street.  For
those menus, click on these links:

Making Education Work

Occupy: Voices of a Movement

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the opinions and personal writings of the site’s creator (that would be me, Jerry Wyant);
this section is entitled “From Textbook to the Real World”. The main section of the website
can be accessed through the
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economics concepts.

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