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Old 07-19-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Ric Edelman
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Clark Howard
I think Ric does a very good job explaining concepts in simple to understand ways with good examples. I had all of my kids read The Truth About Money.

I listen to Clark's free podcasts while in the car. Some of his stuff is understandably repetitive, but I really like his attitude and wanting to help others. He is financially independent and does not have to do the show. Clark Stinks is a great segment - something you never see/hear on any other show.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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I've stumbled across John Tammy who writes articles for Forbes and have found his economic thoughts to my liking.

I also like the stuff written by contributors at Cato Institute.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Might as well just ask the Koch brothers directly.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:33 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Adam Smith. Karl Marx too, but Adam Smith.

Actually, I'm not sure what validity there is in Karl Marx. But hey, much of the world followed him. So, there's got to be something there.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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He hasn't been the same since the death of Atys.
True, but he had quite the epiphany, just as he was about to go up in flames. A salubrious lesson for us all.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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True, but he had quite the epiphany, just as he was about to go up in flames. A salubrious lesson for us all.
Personally, I tend to take more lessons from Aesop than from others among the ancients.
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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so few economists!

Milton Freidman
FA Hayek
Paul Krugman (pre-NY Times)
Robert Lucas
Robert Barro
Maury Obstfeld
Ken Rogoff
Barry Eichengreen
Avinash Dixit
Joe Stiglitz
Niall Ferguson (not an economist per se, but always a great read)
Jordi Gali
Adrian Pagan
Jim Stock
...to name a few...
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: NY/LA
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so few economists!

Milton Freidman
FA Hayek
Paul Krugman (pre-NY Times)
Robert Lucas
Robert Barro
Maury Obstfeld
Ken Rogoff
Barry Eichengreen
Avinash Dixit
Joe Stiglitz
Niall Ferguson (not an economist per se, but always a great read)
Jordi Gali
Adrian Pagan
Jim Stock
...to name a few...
I'm not familiar with several of these, although your list does remind me that somewhere, I have a copy of Lawlessness and Economics lying around that I've been meaning to read for 10 years.

From this list, who would be your top 3 recommendations to read? And why?

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Old 07-24-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Uncle Miltie was a nice man and a good conversationalist. But his having had to rely on helicopters and fireplaces to illustrate his thoughts on monetary policy pretty much established him as having been in over his head as an economist. The failures of his "Chicago boys" in post-Allende Chile did little to bring credit to his thinking either.
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Some people should read Stiglitz simply for his "you didn't build that" forays into Georgist notions of what people can actually claim to be the product of their own efforts.
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Uncle Miltie again? Why not "The Pet Goat" instead?
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Pretty much, yes. And thus are their failures ever more widely revealed.


Much like heroin. But let's face it -- libertarianim today is mostly just where all the neocons who couldn't face the music after the GWB debacle ran off to so as to be able to claim cover.
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You might want to try Al Franken. He is just as smart as, but a lot funnier than, Thomas Sowell.
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He hasn't been the same since the death of Atys.
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Might as well just ask the Koch brothers directly.
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Personally, I tend to take more lessons from Aesop than from others among the ancients.
Prey tell, who's your economic North Star?
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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LOL! If I had one, I'd have introduced him or her by now. Some of us just don't have that sort of need. I did find your scrapbook of interesting posts on the topic refreshing though.
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