Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:50 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Quick question
Dear Walter, Hope you don’t mind a quick question, without “pre-clearance.” Regarding the “Principles of Microeconomics” and “Principles of Macroeconomics” courses at this website:
Do you think it is a good use of my self-education time to view these courses, taking into account opportunity costs (time I could have spent with other resources), if my ultimate goal is to deepen my understanding of free-market economics? Each course is about 10 or 12 hours long. I welcome your “sense” of this. Best, BA
Dear BA: If you want mainstream economic material, those courses are as good as any, and better than some. But, mainstream economics in my view is fallacious. If you want some good electronic courses on what I regard as correct (Austrian) economics, then I HIGHLY recommend what the Mises Institute offers. Go to their web and poke around. Best regards, Walter.