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Wednesday, 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Government & Economics  
Teacher:  Alex Binz
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Students should be able to read and write at a basic high school level.
Cost:  $240 tuition per year, paid in four $60 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per year, paid in one $40 payment
Cost Details:  Includes a 'Government & Economics Reader'
Text:  1) Richard Maybury, Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?, ISBN: 0942617541
2) Frederic Bastiat, The Law, ISBN: 1614270570
3) Machiavelli, The Prince, ISBN: 0486272745
4) Richard Maybury, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, ISBN: 0942617649
5) Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson, ISBN: 0517548232
Description: This class serves as two semester-long high school classes in civics and economics, fulfilling the state graduation requirement for social studies.  For the first half of the year, the class will cover a broad array of political topics, emphasizing the classical liberal ideals that inspired the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, as well as the thinkers that challenged those ideals in ancient and modern times.  For the second half of the year, students will learn the basic principles of economics -- such as supply and demand, incentive, opportunity cost, money and inflation -- and how to apply those principles in public policy and in their own lives (such as voting and tax-paying).  Over the course of the year, students will read notable texts, collaborate on creative projects, and develop their own thoughts through essay writing and in-class debates.  Students should expect 3 hours of homework each week.
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