Economic and Civic Literacy
We have a mission of getting two books into the hands of as many interested people as possible, both adults and students. They are Common Sense Economics by Gwartney, Stroup and Lee; and The Law, by Frederic Bastiat. Please contact us for a free copy of each book, and for free multiple copies for any classroom or seminar use.
Economic and Civic Literacy education is provided by the Woodford Foundation (www.woodfordfoundation.org), the Bill of Rights Institute (www.BillofRightsInstitute.org), the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual (www.uccs.edu/~csgi), and the Colorado Council for Economic Education (www.CCEE.net).
The most graphic demonstration of the importance of economic freedom can be found on a map produced by the Fraser Institute. This map is based on the work of James Gwartney and Robert Lawson, Economic Freedom of the World, the most recent edition published in 2008. Copies of the map are available for $20 from the Fraser Institute, or at no charge from PFF by calling Joe Woodford at 579-9909.
We also highly recommend reading a Mackinac Center publication, "Great Myths of the Great Depression", found at www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=4013. Amity Shlaes' book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, is another very important publication for an understanding of both the Great Depression and the current financial and economic "crisis." Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is also timely.
The Mises Institute publishes a very good (and short) daily article on various aspects of economics. Subscribe at www.mises.org/content/elist.asp.
The information found on our Downsizing and Test Yourself tabs is also helpful for an understanding of economics, government and politics.
See also this Christian Science Monitor article: www.csmonitor.com/2009/0209/p09s01-coop.html.
A very good presentation on forms of government can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=DioQooFIcgE&eurl=http://www.ignatius-piazz.