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    economics

    Has anybody here taken macroeconomics? This is the first time I have taken any economics class and I have a 8 page paper due in it. Would anybody have any ideas on topics to write about?? I am at a complete loss right now!, The paper is not due to the end of the term so I have ahwhile. I would like to start early so I do not have to worry about it at the last minute.

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    Milton Freidman
    Godfather of Free market economies. Get his book "Free to Choose", It may change your entire politcal/ and economical ideology.
    Good luck bro

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    adam smith and the "wealth of nations"...did a paper on it last year for a poly sci class...he belived in a free market economy also

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    oh yeah...wealth of nations is a book...you can probly buy it some where also like jdawgs book

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    Adam smith is even better than Friedman. nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdawg50
    Adam smith is even better than Friedman. nice work
    I knew that class would come in handy some day...too bad it didnt help me

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    but friedman is quite relevant today - ever heard his statement on slums? something to the effect of "white people dont drive up and unload a bunch of trash to make these poor all black neighborhoods look like a third world country, it is entirely the doing of the residents"

    Smith of course is critical to understanding the division of labor and specialization - something that Ford was truly the real pioneer in with the assembly line

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    http://www.bus.miami.edu/~probins/511ef-042.pdf ..... Go to page 5 and 6...List of topics, all labor oriented, its the class Im in now....

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    Some topics I find interesting:

    1) indurty specific subsidies ( farm, lumber, etc )
    2) inflation and economic growth/decline
    3) inflation and unemployment
    4) federal monetary policy
    5) tariffs and their effects on trade in a given market segment
    6) examine the free rider system in a large scale context
    7) the irrationality of rationality in an economic context
    8) effects of deregulation on an industry ( electric, natural gas, airline etc )

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    I use to be an economics major but changed to political science. Of course, I agree with the previous responders in doing research on Milton Freidman and Adam Smith. You could do something regarding how government subsidies affect the free market (in agriculture particularly) and the laws of supply and demand. If you're interested in fiscal policy, you can do a paper on the flat tax or the implementation of a national sales tax. If your still stumped, I recommend going to the following website (http://www.mises.org). Hope this helps.

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    thank guys, I am going to start looking at a few of those recommended books

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    i had macoeconomics last year. too bad i dont remember anything from the class. sorry bud. i pulled a B in the class so i'm sure you'll be fine as long as you know how to bullsh*t

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstrack
    Has anybody here taken macroeconomics? This is the first time I have taken any economics class and I have a 8 page paper due in it. Would anybody have any ideas on topics to write about?? I am at a complete loss right now!, The paper is not due to the end of the term so I have ahwhile. I would like to start early so I do not have to worry about it at the last minute.

    thanks

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    i took macro and micro.......i did a big report on credit cards and the counsmer debt....but id ont remember which class it was for.....

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