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Cowboy0108
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5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.
Diqiucun_Cunmin
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5/19/2015 8:48:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

The sciences aren't optional in the US? That's horrible!
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5/19/2015 8:52:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 8:48:26 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

The sciences aren't optional in the US? That's horrible!

It really sucks. At most, all they do is discourage kids from pursuing science in college. The thing is, science majors are rare but economics has far reaching effects that can make history much easier to understand. Plus, experimental economics still teaches the critical thinking skills from science classes.
Diqiucun_Cunmin
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5/19/2015 8:58:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 8:52:16 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 8:48:26 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

The sciences aren't optional in the US? That's horrible!

It really sucks. At most, all they do is discourage kids from pursuing science in college.
True. I only had phy, chem and bio for one year (it's compulsory in F3 - around 9th grade in the US - for all students) and I really couldn't stand physics and chemistry. I had to try not to fall asleep every time. I do NOT have this problem for any other subjects!
The thing is, science majors are rare but economics has far reaching effects that can make history much easier to understand.
I agree, econ has far reaching effects (though I don't know enough about history to comment on your second part)
Plus, experimental economics still teaches the critical thinking skills from science classes.
True.
The thing is, I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate everything else, excepting, maybe, fibreglass powerboats... What it overlooks, to put it briefly and crudely, is the fixed structure of human nature. - Jerry Fodor

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Cowboy0108
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5/20/2015 9:54:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 8:58:16 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 5/19/2015 8:52:16 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 8:48:26 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

The sciences aren't optional in the US? That's horrible!

It really sucks. At most, all they do is discourage kids from pursuing science in college.
True. I only had phy, chem and bio for one year (it's compulsory in F3 - around 9th grade in the US - for all students) and I really couldn't stand physics and chemistry. I had to try not to fall asleep every time. I do NOT have this problem for any other subjects!
The thing is, science majors are rare but economics has far reaching effects that can make history much easier to understand.
I agree, econ has far reaching effects (though I don't know enough about history to comment on your second part)
Plus, experimental economics still teaches the critical thinking skills from science classes.
True.
Glad to see the first person on this thread agrees with me.
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5/20/2015 10:19:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

I actually agree that it definately needs to be taught in High School.
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5/20/2015 10:35:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/20/2015 10:19:10 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

I actually agree that it definately needs to be taught in High School.
Now, it is only taught for one semester. I say it needs to be taught over the course of four years.
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5/20/2015 10:37:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/20/2015 10:35:43 AM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:19:10 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

I actually agree that it definately needs to be taught in High School.
Now, it is only taught for one semester. I say it needs to be taught over the course of four years.

I definately agree. I too the semester class and it was attrocious. Ie, I didn't learn anything new.
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Cowboy0108
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5/20/2015 10:45:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/20/2015 10:37:11 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:35:43 AM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:19:10 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

I actually agree that it definately needs to be taught in High School.
Now, it is only taught for one semester. I say it needs to be taught over the course of four years.

I definately agree. I too the semester class and it was attrocious. Ie, I didn't learn anything new.

Same here, I have invested hundreds of hours learning economics; therefore, when I took econ, I was catching errors in the course. By doing what I propose, people will be more educated when they vote, have a better handle on their personal finances which is a huge problem today, and will give them a better foundation for all of the other subjects.
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5/20/2015 10:47:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/20/2015 10:45:55 AM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:37:11 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:35:43 AM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:19:10 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

I actually agree that it definately needs to be taught in High School.
Now, it is only taught for one semester. I say it needs to be taught over the course of four years.

I definately agree. I too the semester class and it was attrocious. Ie, I didn't learn anything new.

Same here, I have invested hundreds of hours learning economics; therefore, when I took econ, I was catching errors in the course. By doing what I propose, people will be more educated when they vote, have a better handle on their personal finances which is a huge problem today, and will give them a better foundation for all of the other subjects.

Indeed, many people just accept what they are told economically like taking a daily dosage of medication. It's really sad.
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Cowboy0108
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5/20/2015 11:03:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Indeed, many people just accept what they are told economically like taking a daily dosage of medication. It's really sad.

Let us see, in my econ course they taught:
The Laffer Curve wrong
misdefined economics
incorrectly described shifts in D and S
tore up the description of the invisible hand
did not describe the fed well enough
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5/20/2015 6:50:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

Economic literacy teaches students to be against big government, and the schools are run via the government, so its not in their best interest to teach them economics.
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5/20/2015 9:20:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/20/2015 6:50:10 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

Economic literacy teaches students to be against big government, and the schools are run via the government, so its not in their best interest to teach them economics.

It teaches students how the market works and ways to make it run more and less efficiently. If that is against big government, maybe the government should take that into consideration.
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5/26/2015 7:43:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/20/2015 10:35:43 AM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
At 5/20/2015 10:19:10 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/19/2015 7:08:26 PM, Cowboy0108 wrote:
I believe that schools should be required to teach their students four years of economics.
Year 1. Macroeconomics
Year 2. Microeconomics
Year 3. History and Theory of economics
Year 4. Financial economics and econometrics

This should replace the sciences as they should be optional.

I actually agree that it definately needs to be taught in High School.
Now, it is only taught for one semester. I say it needs to be taught over the course of four years.

Only one semester? I'm glad I'm not from the US, lol.
The thing is, I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate everything else, excepting, maybe, fibreglass powerboats... What it overlooks, to put it briefly and crudely, is the fixed structure of human nature. - Jerry Fodor

Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
http://www.debate.org...

Topics I'd like to debate (not debating ATM): http://tinyurl.com...