Welcome. I started this blog for my economics students, but any other fans of economics (and science or history) are welcome. My goal for this blog is to provide background on current events. Hopefully, the links to interesting newspaper articles, videos, data, books, web sites, and research will convince you this stuff really is fascinating and relevant.
For the last post of the semester, I invite my students to watch and comment on two opposing views on quantitative easing. The term quantitative easing is used to describe the Fed's policy of buying assets to pump money into the economy, thereby stimulating demand and reducing unemployment.
Opposed: over 4 million views, and lots of errors (jokes?) (7 minutes):
Pro: less than 6 thousand hits, but no errors (3 minutes):