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Elaine Schwartz
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Elaine Schwartz has spent her career sharing the interesting side of economics. At the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, she has been honored through an Endowed Chair in Economics and the History Department chairmanship. At the same time, she developed curricula and wrote several books including Understanding Our Economy (originally published by Addison Wesley as Economics Our American Economy) and Econ 101 ½  (Avon Books/Harper Collins). Elaine has also written in the Encyclopedia of New Jersey (Rutgers University Press) and was a featured teacher in the Annenberg/CPB video project “The Economics Classroom.” Beyond the classroom, she has presented Econ 101 ½ talks and led workshops for the Foundation for Teaching Economics, the National Council on Economic Education and for the Concord Coalition.

Is the Market Ethical?

Some people believe that government should control areas that we consider most valuable while others say precisely the opposite. The “war” between government believers and market believers…

A Rule to Remember?

Resembling the disagreement between Paul Krugman and Greg Mankiw on healthcare reform, the debate surrounding the Taylor rule has become somewhat spirited. Yesterday, Ben Bernanke even focused on it d…

Econ Humor

From Dave Barry in the Washington Post: “It was a year of Hope — at first in the sense of ‘I feel hopeful!’ and later in the sense of ‘I hope this year ends soon!’&…