You CAN Understand Economics!

So much of what we “know” about the world is really what “specialists” tell us: men have walked on the moon… nothing can travel faster than light… government debt is killing us… society must always trade between inflation and unemployment…

We can’t confirm any of those things from our own experience, so we accept the “expert” opinion. What choice do we have?

It might be fun to know about sciences such as physics or biology. But economic principles affect every single one of us, every day of our lives. Economics asks the questions we all ask, such as:

  • Why is there poverty, when productivity keeps increasing?
  • Why are willing, able workers unemployed?
  • Why are there boom – bust cycles?
  • Why does government always need more money?
  • Is “economic growth” killing our planet?

We won’t ask you to accept anything unless you can clearly see the proof. In our courses you’ll look at social problems in the context of everyday situations. The secret of understanding economics is seeing what you already know.

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Lots of Options

You can engage with our courses on many levels. Each of the three parts of our Principles of Political Economy series has an enrollment fee of $25 — which entitles you to lesson-by-lesson feedback from an HGI instructor! (But! If you pay the $200 in advance, we won’t charge you the three enrollment fees, and you’ll save $75!) Finally, you can take advantage of the self-paced version of our first course, Understanding Economics, absolutely free.

For Example: What’s It Worth?

$50K? Or $1 million?

We go out to look at houses, and find that houses in certain school districts are worth more; houses near Interstate highways are worth more; houses with a view of the ocean are worth more.

But how does that work? Are the boards and mortar, nails and shingles worth more because they’re near the ocean? Is the labor twenty times as expensive in that neighborhood? What accounts for the difference in price? It would have to be the land under the house, would it not?

This course will change
the way you think
and feel about society.

Enroll today!