The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity

Your assignment is to watch the Video Series Everyday Economics from Marginal Revolution University (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You will then follow the standard discussion assignment and create a main post with your own analysis comparing and contrasting the 2 view points. Make sure to write in the 3rd person view and refrain from giving opinions. There are a number of videos. Please get a pad and paper ready to take notes and make observations as you go along to help you write your post.

After you watch the assigned material, you will create a Main post that consists of your own individual Economic Analysis of the material. This should be written in the third person (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. view and must include in-text citations for any claims, assertions, or facts that you include in your post. Your first post should be a critical economic analysis of the material for the week. Use the economics you have learned in the class to complete a first main post. Your first main post should be about 3-500 words.

Be sure to watch all the videos. Total run time is about 30-40 minutes.

Course Outline:

Don Boudreaux on Trade and Prosperity

  • The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity
  • Division of Labor: Burgers and Ships
  • How the Division of Knowledge Saved My Son’s Life
  • Comparative Advantage and the Tragedy of Tasmania
  • An Orgy of Innovation
  • Are We Better Off If We Buy Local?
  • Fair Trade: Does It Help Poor Workers?

Tyler Cowen on…

  • The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Economy

Various Topics

  • Economist’s Christmas

Tyler Cowen on American Culture and Innovation

  • The Complacent Class
  • The New Era of Segregation
  • American Stasis
  • The Missing Men
  • The Great Reset

Watch the video series and write a 500 word discussion post. Please refer to he information above.